THE Malmo Freedom stickdown luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring range has reportedly undergone a major technical update, with an aluminium oxide coating now applied as standard across all décors to offer the slip resistance required for use in any commercial or domestic setting.
Applied across the entire collection of 25 Malmo Freedom Stickdown designs, the aluminium oxide surface coating increases the flooring’s slip resistance to +36 PTV, low risk in wet areas.
Says the company: ‘The 0.55mm wearlayer assures a safe and stylish floorcovering suitable for use in care homes, retirement homes, holiday lets, hotel bathrooms, and more. The coating, which doesn’t compromise the visual quality of the flooring, also provides an additional protective layer against potential scratches compared with a standard urethane layer alone.
‘The Malmo Freedom stickdown LVT flooring range combines high-end looks with high performance specification and offers a variety of designs to suit all tastes. Decors span on-trend large format square tiles, Moroccan tile effects, elegant woodgrains ranging from warmer tones to cooler, neutral shades, and chic herringbone designs.
‘The flooring can be seamlessly installed across large areas without the need for expansion gaps, eliminating the trip hazards that trims can create – perfect for environments used by small children, or people with reduced mobility. It also benefits from being exceptionally sound absorbent and warm underfoot.’
Gail Alcock, flooring director for Malmo says: ‘The aluminium oxide coating applied to the Malmo Freedom Stickdown LVT range is usually reserved for safety flooring where design choice can be quite limited. We recognised an opportunity to offer a design-led flooring that is suitable for use in any environment, including those where the prevention of slip accidents is vital such as the care and hospitality sectors.
‘We see it as part of our care in the community to offer the aluminium oxide coating as a standard feature rather than an add on sale, providing additional peace of mind to our customers.’
Says the company: ‘The Malmo Freedom stickdown LVT range is compatible with water-piped underfloor heating systems and is supported by a 25-year domestic wear warranty, with 10 years for commercial applications. The complete Malmo collection offers a total 57 designs; 25 Freedom stickdown and 32 rigid, including the Senses range – ensuring a stylish flooring solution for a host of applications.’
Concludes the company: ‘The Malmo LVT range is distributed by International Decorative Surfaces and is available ex-stock from all its nationwide branches for 24-48 hour delivery.’