Next-generation safety flooring for barefoot and shod areas
Polyflor has just announced the launch of its new Polysafe Quattro collection.
This innovative safety flooring range offers barefoot and shod sustainable wet slip resistance with a stud-free finish for enhanced comfort underfoot.
Polysafe Quattro has been specifically designed to provide a high degree of slip resistance in frequently or continually-wet areas within the healthcare sector.
This includes areas such as walk-in showers, wet rooms, adapted bathrooms and hospital wards where there are baths or birthing pools.
As the potential for slips is higher in wet environments, it is important to choose a HSE-compliant safety flooring such as Polysafe Quattro, which offers sustainable slip resistance, assured throughout the product’s guaranteed life.
Polysafe Quattro has been engineered to offer enhanced slip resistance for bare feet and footwear, achieving 50+ on the Pendulum Test (Slider 96) plus Class B to DIN 51097 for barefoot use and also conforming to the EN 13845 European safety flooring standard, with successful completion of the 50,000-cycle abrasion test.
Polysafe Quattro is available as a 2mm-gauge flexible sheet which allows it to be thermally welded, coved up walls and easily installed around drains and awkward corners for a hygienic and watertight wall to floor finish.
Polysafe Quattro is available in a carefully-developed colour palette of 12 shades, including warm neutrals, fresh blues and soothing greys that will complement any interior design scheme in a commercial or residential setting.
Six shades feature a subtle tonal chip design, while the other six are a solid colour with colour complementary aggregate.
Ideal for creating a calming ambience, these designs have been specifically developed for use in dementia-friendly environments, generating a harmonious feel in healthcare environments or residential care settings.
Tom Rollo, Polyflor’s marketing manager, said: “Polysafe Quattro has been designed to enhance both commercial and residential interiors and encourage a sense of wellbeing.
“This range is an exciting addition to our safety flooring portfolio offering an aesthetically-pleasing-yet-practical solution for areas where there is a high slip risk, so users can feel comfortable and safe.”
Manufactured in the UK, Polysafe Quattro is 100% recyclable through the Recofloor vinyl takeback scheme and contains recycled material.
The collection has also achieved a generic BRE A+ rating (ENP 415) in major use areas, helping to contribute points within a BREEAM Assessment for a building.
Polyflor is the first floor covering manufacturer to be awarded BES 6001 certification for Responsible Sourcing, notably achieving an ‘Excellent’ rating.
The Polysafe safety flooring brand includes two other specialist collections which offer sustainable slip resistance in continually wet areas – Polysafe Hydro and Polysafe Hydro Evolve.