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Building Products July 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | GENERAL PRODUCTS Scout hut gets honourable entrance hall JULY 2017 | 59 BUILDING PRODUCTS Classic luxury vinyl tile collection a hit with designers UK commercial vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor has announced the relaunch of two luxury vinyl tile collections within the Expona brand family – Expona Commercial PUR and Expona Simplay PUR. With a total of 75 exciting new designs added to these updated collections, the Expona Commercial luxury vinyl tile collection and the Expona Simplay range of loose lay luxury vinyl tiles are designed to bring style and robust performance to high traffic commercial interiors in the retail, leisure, office, education and healthcare sectors. The Expona Commercial range now features 80 wood, stone and abstract effect designs. With new parquet, painted, mosaic, rustic and metallic effects, Expona Commercial LVT can be used to create interior schemes featuring bold statement flooring designs which tap into the latest architectural trends. Flooring designs in more traditional reproductions of natural materials give balance to this varied collection of 2.5mm gauge luxury vinyl tiles. The Expona Commercial range now features more out-of-the-box design floor options, which are straightforward to install, including chevron and woodblock patterns. Larger format planks are also available in an 8” by 60” size. A A Stockton Scout Hut entrance hall has been refurbished using UltraFloor DPM IT, Prime IT Multisurface Primer and Level IT Two. The community project was completed free of charge due to generous labour and material donations from Florcraft Professional Contract Flooring and UltraFloor. An initial level of the substrate with Level IT Two was applied. This was followed by two component, epoxy resin system DPM IT, creating a damp proof membrane which would protect the floor from any moisture passing through. To enhance the bond between the DPM and the finish application of Level IT Two, Prime IT Multi-surface primer was used. The acrylic primer stabilises and consolidates the surface and reduces the absorbency enabling subsequent materials to flow, cure and bond successfully. Level IT Two was then applied by trowel to the prepared area to a depth of 3mm. The cured product has excellent surface strength and will tolerate foot traffic with minimal damage, making it ideal for both small and large surfaces. www.ultra-floor.co.uk Bathroom range whets the whistle for clients The Vero Air collection from Duravit retains the rectangular character of the Vero washbasins while introducing new technical distinctions. Through the recent additions of rimless toilets, a new range of bathtubs and various pieces of furniture using c-bonded technology, Vero Air has become a complete bathroom range. The use of patented c-bonded technology sees the washbasin and vanity unit being combined to form a minimalist product. Three widths are available: 800mm, 1000mm and 1200mm in a choice of wall-hung with large pull-out drawer, wall-hung with two drawers and a floor-standing version with two deeper drawers and four metal feet. Vanity units feature Tip-On technology with its gentle push to open and close action. Choose from 28 colour finishes including matt and lacquer paint colours and a wide range of wood including the new subtly textured Oak Cashmere real wood veneer. www.duravit.co.uk selection of Expona Commercial designs also feature an aligned surface emboss which marries up with the decorative layer for added realism. The Expona Simplay collection of loose lay vinyl tiles and planks now offers 40 wood, stone and textile effects presented in an adhesive-free, ready to lay product. Each plank or tile can be installed, lifted and reinstalled elsewhere without leaving any residue, with the product’s non-skid honeycomb backing layer and thicker 5mm gauge ensuring that the tiles stay in position. The 20 designs within the collection include on-trend concrete, marble and vintage wood effects alongside three larger format Mono designs. The whole collection now also features bevelled edges.Tom Rollo, marketing manager for Polyflor said: “We wanted to continue the evolution of our renowned Expona brand with the high-profile relaunches of Expona Commercial and Expona Simplay, adding fresh new and on trend designs that are unique to the market. The Expona luxury vinyl tile offer, which also includes the Expona Bevel Line, Expona Design and Expona Control ranges, now features an impressive total of 189 different LVT design options.” www.polyflor.com


Building Products July 2017
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