POLYFLOR has announced the launch of a product format, the Expona EnCore Rigid Loc collection. This new hybrid product has what Polyflor describes as an expertly engineered premium rigid SPC (stone polymer composite) construction with ‘exceptional stability’ making it suitable for installation over existing subfloors. Expona EnCore’s technically sophisticated specification combines a premium rigid SPC core; 0.55mm heavy commercial wearlayer; high clarity decoration layer; 1mm IXPE acoustic backing layer; and 5G-i locking technology.
Whether designing a largescale commercial installation or a warm and inviting home interior scheme, aesthetics are as important as practicality, especially when considering a floorcovering. Expona EnCore Rigid Loc ‘offers a solution that caters for commercial and residential interiors’.
Polyflor says, ‘The rigid construction gives the floor exceptional stability and it’s acoustic foam layer reduces impact sound by 19dB, exceeding UK building regulations while also providing comfort and warmth underfoot.
‘The use of 5Gi click-locking technology gives superior performance in a quick-to-install floorcovering and the loose-lay format means no adhesive is required, reducing installation time and cost.’
The company adds: ‘The collection features 12 faithfully replicated wood designs that have been expertly selected bringing together the natural beauty of timber and its authentic surface textures. The Expona EnCore Rigid Loc collection encompasses a wide spectrum of wood species to suit commercial or residential interior with each design featuring fine grain and knot detailing and micro bevelled edges for a timeless appearance typical of real wooden floorcoverings.’
Polyflor says its ‘unique polyurethane reinforcement creates a scratch and stain resistant finish that makes it ideal for modern households with families and pets, as well as heavy commercial interiors with high foot traffic. Expona EnCore Rigid Loc is also 100% waterproof and an ideal alternative to hardwood flooring, offering all the beauty of real wood with the resilience of vinyl’.
Tom Rollo, Polyflor’s UK and international marketing director comments, ‘Perfectly suited to residential and commercial interiors, the Expona EnCore collection offers a new SPC product construction to the market with a unique set of performance benefits.
‘Contemporary wood designs combined with a quick and easy installation method will ensure this exciting new product is a popular choice with flooring contractors and specifiers alike.’
Sampling can be ordered free on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor samples direct Hotline on 0161 7672551. ‘Expona EnCore’s environmental credentials are impressive, achieving a generic BRE A+ rating in major use areas and Indoor Air Comfort Gold, assuring VOC emissions are below any globally determined levels,’ says Polyflor. ‘It’s also 100% recyclable via the Recofloor recycling scheme and contains an average of 15% recycled content.’