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Polyflor Hydro Evolve - a clear step forward


Polyflor has once again raised the bar in heavy-duty safety vinyl flooring by launching Polysafe Hydro Evolve, a highly decorative, raised emboss floorcovering designed to combat slip risk in continually wet and barefoot areas.

Eight attractive, multi-colour chip decorations define this new range and feature a subtle blend of slip resistant aggregates that co-ordinate to the base colour for a much cleaner and clearer decoration.

“Our customers can be assured they are getting all the tried and tested slip resistance, maintenance and durability benefits inherent to our existing Polysafe Hydro range - but in a much more aesthetically striking package,” explains Simon James, Polyflor’s marketing manager.

“The eight new aqueous colours are a step forward from the traditional use of carborundum to create a more visually appealing, yet equally slip resistant surface.”

With its special textured “pimple” emboss, Polysafe Hydro Evolve is ideal for continually wet/barefoot areas within commercial and recreational settings such as walk-in showers, indoor pool surrounds, changing rooms, wet rooms and hydrotherapy areas. Suitability is also extended to bathroom areas in social housing new builds and refurbishments.

Hydro Evolve meets HSE and UK Slip Group Guidelines to deliver sustained slip resistance throughout the guaranteed life of the product, achieving 36+ on the RRL Pendulum wet test with a surface roughness of 20 microns and above. It also adheres to EN 13845 – the European standard for safety flooring.

The product is highly flexible for easy fitting, welding and site-formed coving while all eight shades have been referenced using NCS, a valuable tool for architects and designers that can make the overall colour specification for a project easier and more accurate.

The collection is 100% recyclable, contains recycled content and achieves a generic BRE A+ environmental rating for safety flooring. The range can also be recycled through the Recofloor Vinyl Take-Back Scheme.