Polyflor News and Insights

The NEW R-Range

Polyflor launches a brand new, locally manufactured, recycled rubber wall protector, the first product in the innovative new R-RANGE.

Inspired Design

7 Tips on Biophilic Design

Biophilic design incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views, nature colours and other experiences of the natural world...

Rolling Regulars

Rolling Regulars

Rolling Regulars was borne out of the necessity to service our local industry. We have an obligation to our country and its people to be pragmatic.

Functional Design & Trends

2022. New Spaces.  New Look.

2022 has kicked off with a distinct feeling of positivity and energy in the air.  Looking for inspiration? See our interpretation of the design...

2021

2021. The year that was.

As we prepare for our annual shutdown, we take stock of the year that was.

Technical know-how

Debunking the Bitumen Myth

One of the most pertinent challenges has been correcting the misinformation about bitumen. In this article we look at the most frequently asked...

Flooring

Welding Right

Welding requires skill and expertise and too often, when done poorly, results in installation failures. Make sure it's done right.

why wall protection

Why Wall Protection?

Motivate why to specify or install wall protection. Wall protection meets a long list of high performance criteria and guaranteed to exceed demands...

why vinyl

Why Vinyl?

Motivate why to specify or install vinyl. Vinyl meets a long list of high performance criteria and guaranteed to exceed demands and expectations.

Flooring

Vinyl vs Linoleum

Understand why vinyl performs better than linoleum.

Ask Denver

How to mitigate flooring installation risks

Flooring installation methods can have extremely specific demands. The best way to mitigate these risks is to partner with a specialist. Find out how...

Functional Design & Trends

Trend or “feels right”? [Revisited]

Browsing through trend predictions for 2021, I found myself reflecting on the year that was & how it has prepared us for the uncertainty of what lies...

Specialists

Specialists make all the difference [UPDATE]

Vinyl flooring has very specific demands and you need to get it right.  Choose a team that "gets you" and can essentially become an extension of your...

polyflor staff

Meet the Polyflor Team

Meet the Polyflor team who provides you with an end-to-end specialised consultative service that accompanies every quality product purchase.

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Creating clean spaces: Vinyl vs Carpet

With the onset of COVID-19 and talk of future pandemics, we are all having to adopt new ways of thinking, working and living. Factors such as hygiene...

Ask Denver

DISINFECTING VINYL FLOORS DURING COVID-19

Denver Coleman, Chairman of Polyflor SA, provides guidelines on how Polyflor vinyl flooring can be disinfected during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure...

Flooring

Why you should consider vinyl sheeting [VIDEO]

Vinyl sheeting has been mainly used in healthcare spaces where hygiene is paramount, but due to the pandemic that we’re in, considering hygiene even...

News

When passion meets purpose

Tandy Coleman, Polyflor CEO, recently spoke at the Online Flooring Expo, hosted by Flooring Africa, and discussed not only why vinyl flooring plays a...

Ask Denver

Polyflor’s 6-Step Life Cycle Assessment

When it comes to looking at a product’s environmental performance, an LCA provides us with the measured and scientific approach which places all...

Ask Denver

VINYL: AN ECO-CONSCIOUS CHOICE?

Currently, social media is abuzz with posts speaking on the earth healing itself. Let's join in making new choices to help heal the earth.  Vinyl is...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Vinyl flooring vs ceramic tiles [VIDEO]

Having to decide between vinyl and ceramics? Make an informed decision by exploring the fundamental differences between the two

Flooring

[VIDEO] Designing for Our Feet

Healthy feet are vital for mobility and in a lifetime. Healthcare professionals have recognised the importance of keeping our feet in good working...

Ask Denver

Understanding your flooring options and risks

The flooring industry has its challenges such as complex buying channels, many complications and technicalities in the specifying, installation and...

Flooring

Doing the right thing!

In today’s frenetic world, we believe ethics play a critical role in good, sustainable and mutually beneficial business practice.  Doing the right...

Inspired Design

Innovative dementia design.

Success stories like that of Hogeweyk Village in the Netherlands, use innovative design that cares and has helped pioneer a sensitive new form of...

Inspired Design

Colour and the elderly

As we get older we experience multiple hurdles and can get confused easily, but using colours correctly can create clarity for the elderly and assist...

Inspired Design

Colour Feels

Colour can have an effect on long term patients and it is important to think about the setting and circumstances of your patients. Research shows...

Flooring

Vinyl, ceramics & carpets?

Vinyl, carpet or ceramics? These 3 flooring solutions all have pros and cons and they are often compared as options for flooring projects. When...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

A perspective on shiny floors

Shiny floors vs matte floors. A real perspective on why matte floors are easier on retail consumers than shiny ones.

Functional Design & Trends

Trend or “feels right”?

2019 trend posts are still working their way into my newsfeed and sifting through them, I was struck by how we live in an era where anything goes....

Ask Denver

Why opt for vinyl?

Whether you’re an architect, designer, a contractor or the end client, you’re being entrusted with the responsibility of finding the right flooring...

Industry sector specific flooring

What vinyl to use where Part #4 Commercial

It can be a daunting task to get your specification right, given the massive range of products all with their own attributes, features and benefits....

Industry sector specific flooring

What vinyl to use where Part #3 Retail

It can be a daunting task to get your specification right, given the massive range of products all with their own attributes, features and benefits....

Industry sector specific flooring

What vinyl to use where Part #2 Education

It can be a daunting task to get your specification right, given the massive range of products all with their own attributes, features and benefits....

Industry sector specific flooring

What vinyl to use where Part #1 Healthcare

It can be a daunting task to get your specification right, given the massive range of products all with their own attributes, features and benefits....

Ask Denver

6 Steps to creating a good strong weld

With more than 50 years’ experience in the local and international flooring industry, Denver Coleman, Chairman of Polyflor SA, answers questions...

Inspired Design

Inspiring design spaces with Palettone

Colour in nature was the defining inspiration for Palettone, our new homogeneous vinyl flooring collection. Available in an astounding range of 50...

Industry sector specific flooring

Concepts to consider when designing for dementia

Selecting the most appropriate vinyl flooring is key to help patients suffering from dementia. Find out the important design factors to consider when...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Is your building making you sick?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a medical condition where people in a building suffer from symptoms of illness or feel unwell for no apparent reason....

Sustainability

How much do you know about vinyl flooring?

Bombarded with daunting terms like phalates, VOC emissions, dioxins, CO 2 emissions, formaldehyde and lead and expected to know how this relates to...

The story behind Palettone

Colour was the defining inspiration for Palettone. For over 4 years Polyflor has been delving into the psychology, philosophy and trends of colour in...

Ask Denver

Finishing Profiles for Vinyl Installations

Our vinyl flooring expert highlights the finishing profiles needed for vinyl installations, and how they would affect hygiene and maintenance of the...

Industry sector specific flooring

What teachers want from a floor [Infographic]

Floors have a major impact on the overall feel and functioning of a space. Teachers are not often afforded the opportunity to be part of the decision...

Sustainability

Water-wise floor cleaning: The new must do

With water scarcity officially now at crisis levels in South Africa, reducing our use of water in a commercial setting is a necessity. Follow our...

Sustainability

Follow our journey in sustainability

At Polyflor, we strive to provide world-class, environmentally sound, sustainable solutions to South Africa’s flooring industry. As the Triple Bottom...

Ask Denver

9 Vinyl Flooring ins and outs [VIDEO]

Vinyl flooring installations require a very specific preparation and installation technique. Here are seven recommendations for screed preparation...

Ask Denver

Electro Static Dissipative flooring

Denver Coleman discusses the role of Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) flooring in specialised environments such as x-ray departments and how to go...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Vinyl flooring jargon 401

Don't miss the final installment to our series. Our 4-part vinyl flooring jargon series aims to help you understand the jargon in the vinyl flooring...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Vinyl flooring jargon 301

The vinyl flooring industry is filled with confusing jargon. This 4-part series aims to make it easier to understand and work with vinyl flooring...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Vinyl flooring jargon 201

The vinyl flooring industry is filled with confusing jargon. This 4-part series aims to make it easier to understand and work with vinyl flooring...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Vinyl flooring jargon 101

The vinyl flooring industry has developed a range of (sometimes confusing) terminology over the last 50 years. This 4-part series aims to categorise...

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Specialists make all the difference

You have too much on your plate to leave anything to chance. Entrust your vinyl flooring and wall protection to the specialists. Partnering with us...

Ask Denver

Removing Bitumen from Floors

Denver Coleman discusses the challenges and methods behind removing bitumen from floors.

Vinyl Flooring ins and outs

Versatile Vinyl

Vinyl flooring has many different applications such as design, noise reduction and non-slip. This means that you can get many different uses out of...

Industry sector specific flooring

9 ways vinyl flooring revolutionises schools

21st century learning is about the provision of inspirational education facilities. Check out the 9 ways vinyl flooring could revolutionise schools

Technical know-how

Moisture Testing like a Pro!

The key to installing vinyl correctly is to become a pro at moisture testing. Make sure that a proper moisture barrier is used to prevent...

Inspired Design

Inspired Design

Here are some great mood boards to spark creativity and inspirational design on your next flooring project. Let Polyflor inspire your next project.

Technical know-how

The total cost of floor ownership [eBook]

This eBook from Polyflor shows that lifetime costs of floor ownership may make a big difference to the real cost of floor ownership.

News

Up-Skilling Vinyl Fitters

Charles Davids, the Technical and Training Manager of Polyflor South Africa, is certainly a legend in the vinyl flooring industry.....

News

Denver's 70th Birthday

Denver Louis Coleman is widely considered to be one of the stalwarts of the South African flooring industry. October last year saw Denver not only...

Industry sector specific flooring

Livingstone Hospital Renovation

Following a master plan for Livingstone Hospital drawn up in 2008 as part of the proposal to rationalise medical services in the Nelson Mandela...

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