Vinyl flooring that lasts longer than steel

Independent testing has found Gerflor’s vinyl retail flooring is harder-wearing than steel covered floors.

The Creation Clic System, designed for supermarkets, convenience stores and high street retailers, was analysed at Ceram, the independent materials testing and development specialists in Staffordshire.

In a laboratory evaluation designed for testing the raised access steel surface flooring used in shops and offices, a load equivalent to 141 stones was wheeled 20,000 times across the vinyl non-stop for four days.

Richard Hackett, Gerflor UK’s Head of Retail, said:

“We’re delighted with the results. Apparently the wheels running on the same route 20,000 times obliterate a line where the steel is: it destroys the steel layers completely.

“But Creation Clic was extremely resilient. There was no structural damage and it will never suffer wear like this from people walking around a shop.”

The antistatic product, available in 12 sophisticated designs, can be laid quickly without adhesive, over existing flooring and without requiring a store to close its doors.

With a wear group T rating, and an overall thickness of 6mm, Creation Clic System is a series of interlocking ‘planks’ with bevelled edges. With its vertical clipping method and ease of cutting and handling, flooring can be laid swiftly into corners and against edges, while planks can be replaced individually if necessary.

Mr Hackett added:

“The Creation Clic system can be laid quickly without the premises closing its doors for refurbishment. Think how much money that saves; there’s no loss of turnover and minimal disruption.”

As well as being incredibly robust, the polyurethane treatment PUR+ provides excellent resistance to scratching and chemicals and it can be cleaned quickly and hygienically.

Learn more about how Gerflor can save you time and money for your refurbishment projects by contacting us on 01926 622 600 or email contractuk(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gerflor.com, or visit Gerflor.co.uk for the latest innovations.