Polyflor has unveiled its groundbreaking new flooring concept. Expona Control combines the design benefits of an LVT with the performance of a HSE-compliant safety floor, offering sustainable, wet slip resistance.
The first product of its type, Expona Control is the result of Polyflor’s expertise and creativity in the manufacturing of LVT and safety flooring. The design-led 14 colour collection features authentic wood and stone designs, and achieves the required slip resistance through the inclusion of aggregate throughout the wear layer.
Expona Control has been developed for use in public areas, where there is a risk of spillage or temporary surface water that could make the floor unsafe. Designed for use in heavy commercial locations, typical applications of Expona Control include bar and restaurant areas, supermarkets, department stores, schools and universities.
Expona Control is fully HSE compliant, offering the same slip-resistance specification as Polyflor’s market-leading Polysafe ranges. Achieving 36+ in the pendulum wet test and 20 microns of surface roughness, the slip resistance is sustainable for the life of the product. The enhanced wear layer creates a rough, solid friction surface to bite into the sole of footwear, to create the necessary durability and underfoot safety.
According to Polyflor, once Expona Control is installed and maintained correctly, the slip resistance will tend to improve with time. The incorporation of Polyflor’s PUR technology provides an easy regime for maintenance staff and a reduced need for energy, power, water and chemical consumption.
Unlike traditional safety floors, Expona Control is complemented with a range of inlay strips, allowing for a range of design possibilities. Tiles and planks from the wood and stone collections can also be installed side by side to delineate rooms and create zonal areas. The possible combinations and floor design options promote Expona
Control as a creative concept – allowing truly bespoke floors to be created, while retaining the safety aspect at all times.