Polyflor Sustainability Showcase
Polyflor floorcoverings are highly sustainable, environmentally and economically. As a company Polyflor is socially responsible, committing to all their stakeholders, whether they are employees, customers, suppliers or the wider community. Polyflor Ltd is an ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and Achilles certified company.
The life cycle of all Polyflor products bears minimal impact on the environment, proven by the numerous independent LCA assessments successfully achieved including EPD (EN 15804), BRE Global and Green Tag.
Polyflor flooring has high natural material content (up to 85%), is extremely energy efficient to manufacture, has up to 40% recycled content and is completely recyclable. They recycle post production waste and post consumer waste back into their new flooring. Recofloor vinyl take-back scheme, of which Polyflor are a co-founding and funding member, enables installation waste material to be efficiently returned and recycled.
Manufacturing healthy products is important and Polyflor products do not contain harmful substances such as heavy metals or formaldehyde. Indoor air quality is a key consideration when selecting building products, and Polyflor floorcoverings make a significant contribution to indoor environments with very low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions, passing independent international standards including AgBB, Swedish B.P.D (FLEC test), Finland M1 test, GBCA Compliant (GreenTag approval), Afsset, FloorScore® and Indoor Air Comfort Gold.
Along with its exceptional environmental credentials, sustainability is achieved through performance, aesthetic appeal and economic benefits. In terms of performance it demonstrates outstanding durability and abrasion resistance and has an estimated lifespan of 20-25 years. Many ranges have a non-directional design, available in sheet format, thus requiring fewer joins (important in hygiene critical areas) with much less waste created than other flooring products.
The low maintenance benefit of Polyflor flooring also offers great value to our customers particularly at a time of economic hardship. It is competitively priced, but will also significantly reduce maintenance costs by 48% over its lifetime.
Choosing Polyflor floorings means there is no compromise with style, functionality and the environment.