THE specifiers, Ward Robinson and Johnson Wright Flooring created a beautiful space at the True Potential offices in Newcastle. Expona Simplay was installed looselay across the project- 707.42sq m of Grey Ash and 1242sq m of Light Grey Concrete which delivered what’s described as a contemporary aesthetic.
Says Polyflor, which supplied the Expona Simplay: ‘Quicker installation could be achieved owing to the adhesive-free and looselay nature of the product. The wood and stone variations of the Expona Simplay were installed side-by-side to create striking zones and ease wayfinding.
‘The product is also equal thickness to carpet tile allowing a seamless transition from LVT to carpet in areas that required it. The office promoted flexible working perfectly with an abundance of areas to work independently or collaboratively with peers. The flooring provided beautifully neutral foundation for the rest of the striking fitout which benefitted from biophilic design in the form of living walls and pops of colour throughout.’
The looselay nature of Expona Simplay means it’s adhesive-free and can be uplifted and moved or individual tiles can be replaced without the need to replace the entire floor reducing waste and extending the life of the flooring, says the company, adding that it achieves a BRE A+ rating and achieved Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold.
‘This shows it emits exceptionally low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is compliant with the most demanding voluntary indoor air quality standards. It also features recycled content and is 100% recyclable at end-of-life through the Recofloor scheme, supporting the circular economy. These properties mean Polyflor products can contribute towards the projects BREEAM Score and prove functionality, design, and sustainability can all be achieved with Polyflor products.’
No adhesive was required in the installation and the product can be uplifted and reused in another space or recycled at end-of-life via the Recofloor Scheme.