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Gerflor Evercare surface treatment

IT seems building certifications are becoming increasingly strict. Contractors and clients really need to be aware of the building’s lifecycle analysis.

The measuring of the environmental impact of any building is now becoming increasingly mandatory by clients and specifiers.

With the planet warming up and the ever-present threat of non-sustainable products placing pressure on our right to survive, Gerflor says it’s one of the global manufacturers producing ranges with the lowest volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions.

Gerflor products are regularly assessed in accordance with ISO 16000 standards. Air quality inside buildings isn’t undermined because there are also no formaldehyde or carcinogenic emissions from the products.

By combining the Mipolam range with its patented Evercare surface treatment, Gerflor claims it’s delivered a product that offers unparalleled stain resistance to blood and chemicals (including iodine), outstanding slip resistance in its field, astonishingly low maintenance and unique environmental credentials.

Gerflor’s Evercare surface treatment reportedly ensures no wax for life and bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties ensure increased levels of hygiene. It’s also said to be 100% recyclable.

The slip resistance performance with use of Evercare surface treatment across the range has established that the flooring performed to more than ≥36 (wet) on the pendulum test, giving low potential for slips. Lower usage of water and detergents are apparently required to keep the flooring looking pristine and immaculate.

Mipolam can be specified in public areas, schools, offices, computer suites, indoor leisure centres, factory floors and storage areas, together with hospital wards, corridors and cleanrooms requiring an aseptic environment. Mipolam is claimed to provide a versatile solution for refurbishments and newbuild projects.

The new Abertillery Primary School north of Newport, Wales has been built on the existing school site and serves pupils from the existing Abertillery and the Blaentillery school catchment areas.
It would be a project where they would demand the highest standards of sustainable flooring throughout the school, providing an opportunity for specialist Gerflor to showcase its high quality, outstanding sustainable flooring solutions.

The main contractors, Wilmott Dixon Construction specified Gerflor’s Mipolam Symbioz homogenous flooring which is said to be a 100% bio-based plasticiser.

Made of corn and wheat it’s said to be an environmentally friendly natural solution and has a T Group, best abrasion resistance rating. Mipolam Symbioz also comes with a palette of 26 natural colours enabling freedom of design. It also delivers TVOC after 28 days < 10µg/m3 => indoor air quality.

A local family-run business won the flooring contract making this newbuild a reality. Anthony Mynett, director, Carpet Services (Cardiff) said: ‘We’ve used Gerflor products successfully on several projects and found them to be high quality and easy to fit and work with’.

Anthony Mynett concluded: ‘We’d certainly use Gerflor products again without hesitation.’
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