As many of you will know, Polyflor is the UK’s market leading vinyl flooring manufacturer, producing not just domestic flooring in our Polyflor at Home collections but also specialist Polysafe safety flooring for all kinds of commercial and housing environments.
Although our Camaro, Camaro Loc, Colonia, Secura and Designatex ranges provide perfectly practical flooring solutions for home interiors, we’re seeing more customers looking to our safety flooring collections for their own home renovations and adaptations.
Flooring with added slip resistance is often a wish list item for elderly homeowners or people who have a disability. Safety flooring can help reduce the risk of slips or falls whilst providing a homely, fresh feel which is comforting and can reduce anxiety levels for someone who may be struggling to move around or may be living with dementia.
Safety vinyl has come on leaps and bounds since early ranges were launched in the 1980s. Whilst traditional safety flooring features dark and visible safety aggregates to provide sustainable wet slip resistance, modern alternatives use virtually invisible safety particles, making them look much more appealing and high clarity in design. Safety flooring is now a combination of both style and substance, with warmer, brighter and more contemporary wood, stone and abstract effects now available.
Our Polysafe Hydro and Polysafe Hydro Evolve ranges are also popular choices for creating wet rooms and disabled use bathrooms on home adaptation projects. These products feature a subtle pimple emboss and safety aggregates in the vinyl to ensure added grip and protection for residents and their carers, offering sustainable slip resistance where users are both barefoot or are wearing footwear.
Here’s a comment from Andy in Dorset who used safety flooring in bathrooms at his parents’ home…
“With parents well into their nineties, we needed their two 40 year old conventional bathrooms renovating to provide easier access: one as a wet room with ability-aids and underfloor heating and the other as an easy-access shower room. The flooring needed to be bright, attractive, waterproof, slip resistant and with an understated pattern – we could not countenance slips or falls. Polysafe Hydro Evolve’s ‘Indus’ colour met our requirements fully and gained compliments both from our parents and from the local occupational health visitor.”
You can read more about choosing the right safety flooring to be installed in the home in our Adaptations article.
Find out more about our Polysafe safety flooring collections and order your free samples on the Polyflor website. If you need help deciding which vinyl flooring option you need for your space then please contact Polyflor’s customer service team on 0161 767 1912.