Top marks for Gerflor at The Education Show 2016

The annual Education Show at Birmingham’s NEC is the recognised education and learning community platform providing a plethora of new ideas. It’s a three-day blend of innovative ideas and resources from a host of suppliers.

Showcasing a number of products at their inaugural visit to The Education Show is flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor.

With over 70 years’ experience Gerflor specialise in education by offering solutions combining technical and design characteristics for any room within the facility. The design of their products support studying in the best environment possible.

Ensuring our children stay safe in any school’s sports environment is key to Gerflor’s approach. David Carter, Contract Specification and Sports Specialist, Gerflor commented, “It’s essential that our children can participate in every school sports activity in a safe way.

Showcasing our products at this year’s Education Show provides us with a perfect opportunity to engage with education professionals and specifiers, enabling them to see the benefits of products like our sports safety flooring Taraflex™”.

Taraflex™ has been used in every summer Olympics since 1976 and is available in 17 colours and two wood-effect designs. The Sport M Evolution product offers a P1 category shock absorbency 25% to 35% and meets the EN 14904 Standard for indoor sports surfaces. The range offers greater than 45% force reduction, making it unrivalled in the marketplace in terms of offering comfort for users. Taraflex™ meets the EN Standard of 22196 for anti- bacterial activity (E. coli – S. aureus – MRSA) (3) returning >99% levels of growth inhibition.

The product is also treated with Protecsol®, which renders polish redundant and is triple action meaning no polish is ever required. Gerflor will also be taking the opportunity to feature their Tarasafe™ Ultra range which is a specialist slip-resistant vinyl safety flooring. A product that’s inlaid with mineral crystals particles, as opposed to industry standard carborundum giving a brighter appearance.

It also comes with a tough PVC wearlayer and complies with HSE guidelines. Tarasafe™ Ultra is reinforced with a glass fibre grid and is suitable for use in all areas of heavy traffic where slip-resistance, durability and hygienic conditions are required.

Benefiting from Sparclean® surface treatment for extreme resistance to soiling and staining it is also treated with an anti-bacterial and fungicidal treatment. Tarasafe™ Ultra comes with a 12-year warranty and is also 100% recyclable

Also attending the event from Gerflor will be Jaison Mosey, Sales, Distribution South, who said:

“We want to make certain that any vinyl flooring specified for a project within an educational establishment is fit for purpose. As a company we have the necessary expertise when it comes to ensuring schools get the floorcovering they require in terms of suitability and technical capability, and the service to go with it”.

Every school needs to be assured that their wet and dry areas have flooring that is fit for purpose, is safe, looks great and will withstand
the traffic volumes.

Taralay Impression Control and Wood from Gerflor is a multi-purpose floorcovering available in 2m sheet format with a Group T wear rating which makes it 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. Taralay Impression Control offers safety in numbers, HSE 36+ slip resistance, an R11 wet slip resistance rating and >20 Rtm/Rz surface roughness.

The A+ BRE rating also means it is robust and reliable, and is available as a stunning collection of modern and contemporary wood and all over designs. Exceptionally hardwearing and easy to clean and maintain, this range is ideal for hardworking and inspiring places. With the Protecsol® Control treatment it’s easy to clean with no wax needed and is 100% recyclable.

Jaison Mosey finally commented:

“Gerflor is a company that has an educational offering like no other, both in our strength and depth when it comes to our product portfolio and also in terms of our experience within the sector”.

Learn more about Gerflor solutions, ask for a free sample or contact us to speak to a specialist today by calling 01926 622 600, emailing contractuk(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign), or visiting for the latest innovations.

See Gerflor on Stand J60-K61 NEC, HALL 2,17th-19th March 2016.