Nature just got tougher

In a tough world we sometimes need tough solutions. And we all know that no aspect of safety should be overlooked when it comes to providing a slip resistant flooring solution that not only looks naturally stunning, but also gets the job done.

International vinyl flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor has refreshed its popular Taralay Impression range with two brand new ranges that provides a tough, slip resistant sheet flooring solution for a host of applications.

Taralay Impression Control and Wood are both multi-purpose floorcoverings available in 2m sheet format with a Group T wear rating which makes them ideal for tough, heavy traffic environments.

The Group T wear rating EN 649 – EN 651, provides low-maintenance, low-overall lifetime costs and as a bonus is 100 per cent recyclable. The A+ BRE rating also means they are robust and reliable. They are available as a stunning collection of modern and contemporary wood designs suitable for applications in both the contract and housing markets.

These high-end performance floorcoverings are also ideally suited for heavy traffic areas in healthcare, education, retail and other markets that have significant footfall. Very often it’s all about providing the answer to the problem and both Taralay Impression Control and Wood deliver a tough, no-nonsense solution that addresses the safety requirements, is durable and looks fantastic.

The design of both products is a perfect option for designers who are seeking to create a natural look whilst retaining the all so important safety and durability factors that may need to be provided for the client.

Nav Dhillon, Marketing Manager, Gerflor, said:

“This new tough, slip resistant sheet flooring range is absolutely ideal for heavy traffic areas that have to endure constant, significant footfall. When it comes to designers needing a more natural wood look then this is the perfect match to their requirements. The range also comes with our new Protecsol® Control surface treatment.”

Protecsol® Control is a major step forward in surface treatment as it improves the slip resistance flooring performance. It’s the ideal solution for those environments where slip resistance is a must. Taralay Impression Control has demonstrated a low potential for slip under wet test conditions, when tested to BS 7976-2:2002. The slip resistance- pendulum test (wet) BS 7976-2 PTV > 36 and slip resistance (1) DIN 51 130 meeting the R10 level which is deemed as also low potential for slip risk.

Taralay Impression Control has been tested with the following stringent criteria all indicating a low potential for slip risk:

  • Under wet test conditions to BS 7976-2:2002 Slip resistance- pendulum test (wet) BS 7976-2 PTV > 36
  • Slip resistance (1) DIN 51 130 meeting the R10 level

Protecsol® also makes acrylic polishes completely redundant, enabling this flooring to be cleaned extremely easily. Both Taralay Impression Control and Wood inhibit growth of bacteria (MRSA ISO 22196) for maximum hygiene and they are also both backed by a 10 year warranty. Taralay Impression Control and Wood do not contain any heavy metals, are 100 per cent compliant with REACH with emission levels at only < 70 μg/m³.

Available in eight stunning colours, Taralay Impression Control and Taralay Impression Wood are the natural choice for specifiers and a designer’s delight.