Based in Manchester, England, Polyflor is a leading manufacturer of commercial and domestic vinyl floorcoverings, distributing to over 120 countries worldwide. The company is constantly striving to improve processes and products to reflect the changing demands of the marketplace, investing heavily over the years to enhance and expand its product portfolio and provide added value for its customers.

The foundation of Polyflor’s success is our customer focus, and we work closely with contractors, specifiers and end users to understand their requirements and provide the ideal flooring solution for any installation. Polyflor have dedicated personnel within its salesforce, technical department and design team to provide comprehensive customer support. The company has developed an extensive network of agents, distributors and wholly-owned subsidiaries throughout all markets, to ensure excellent product and sample availability.

As a responsible manufacturer, sustainability and minimising environmental impact is critical to our business ethos. Polyflor holds environmental management system, ISO 14001 certification and is the first flooring manufacturer to achieve a ‘Very Good’ rating for Responsible Sourcing certification, BES 6001. In accordance to BES 6001, we have a clear vision of our challenging objectives and target dates in which to accomplish them. These objectives for continual improvement permeate throughout the whole of Polyflor’s products’ life cycle. Polyflor now manufactures a wide range of BRE A+ rated commercial vinyl flooring: safety flooring; homogeneous vinyl floors; sports flooring; acoustic flooring; heterogeneous floors; luxury vinyl tiles; semi-flexible tiles and electrostatic discharge (ESD) flooring. All of which can be recycled in the UK via the market leading recycling scheme, Recofloor. Rubber sheet and tiles as well as wall cladding are also available.

Polyflor, the UK's leading commercial vinyl flooring manufacturer has an established training school delivering courses throughout 2017. With a purpose built facility, it's now even easier to access high quality training.

Whether you wish to brush up on your existing floor laying knowledge or learn more about the installation of luxury vinyl tiles, our two or three day practical courses give you a comprehensive insight into laying that perfect floor, covering everything from preparing sub-floors, conditioning, using the correct adhesives to setting out and fitting.

Early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. For further information and prices contact the Polyflor Training School on 0161 767 1111 or

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To order free product samples either visit and add products to your sample basket, or call our Samples Direct Hotline on +44 (0)161 767 2551.

For Customer Technical Services telephone 0161 767 1912 or email

The Technical section of our website features information such as product specifications, cleaning guides, our approved adhesive list and much more.

Polyflor, the UK's leading commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, has become the only flooring manufacturer to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating for BES 6001 certification, a standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products as certified by the BRE.

After being the first flooring manufacturer to obtain BES 6001 certification in 2015 with a ‘Very Good’ rating, Polyflor has further improved responsible sourcing procedures at their Whitefield and Riverside manufacturing facilities to successfully achieve the highest possible ‘Excellent’ rating. Polyflor remains the only floorcovering manufacturer to obtain the BES 6001 standard.

Polyflor’s Whitefield site, which has been manufacturing for over 100 years, was awarded a fantastic score of 51 out of a maximum 52 points by BRE auditors. This score is a great achievement as it is the highest ever score awarded by the BRE for the BES 6001 standard, with over 60 companies being assessed around the world.

This third party audited certification gives independent assurance that Polyflor’s products are manufactured conforming to the highest responsible sourcing standards. Now in its 3rd issue, the BES 6001 Framework standard for Responsible Sourcing sets out requirements under three main headings:  Organisational Management; Supply Chain Management and Environmental and Social Responsibility Management.

Improving their BES 6001 rating has been a massive undertaking for Polyflor, as gaining an ‘Excellent’ rating for this rigorous standard has taken input from all areas of the business over the past two years, with changes made to the supplier base they use, the way things are recorded and the way environmental performance is reported in Polyflor’s Sustainability Report.  The hard work and challenges set out by the BES 6001 framework has driven Polyflor to scrutinize their own supply chain more than ever before with even more commitment to using trusted, local suppliers who are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.

The BES 6001 standard helps customers make better informed decisions when selecting a supplier with sound environmental credentials and also benefits those looking to achieve a high BREEAM score on their sustainable building projects where every point counts. The use of Polyflor products with ‘Excellent’ BES 6001 certification on a project can gain an additional 3.5 points to the Materials section MAT 03 (Responsible Sourcing for Materials) of a BREEAM Assessment. 

Steve Mulholland, Manufacturing Director, comments: “We’re incredibly proud to have improved our BES 6001 rating to ‘Excellent’ this year, and to be leading the way in our industry as the first flooring manufacturer to achieve this important responsible sourcing standard. It has taken dedication and hard work from the Polyflor team to ensure that the economic, social and environmental impacts of our business are handled in the most ethical way. This standard is far ranging, encompassing many facets and departments of the business. We’re delighted to have reached this milestone in our commitment to sustainable development and we will continue to look for ways to make further progress.”

BES 6001 certification is one of Polyflor’s many sustainability and corporate social responsibility credentials, sitting alongside ISO 14001, individual BRE A+ ratings, EN 15804 EPDs, Indoor Air Comfort Gold, FloorScore and Recofloor.

BES 6001 and BRE certificates are available to view and download at or

Polyflor's Whitefield factory


Polyflor, the UK's commercial vinyl flooring specialist, is delighted to announce the relaunch of two high design luxury vinyl tile collections within the renowned 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 inspiring wood, stone and abstract effect designs, 55 of which are brand new additions to the collection. With new parquet, painted, mosaic, rustic and metallic effects, Expona Commercial LVT can be used to create adventurous interior schemes featuring bold statement flooring designs which tap into the latest architectural trends. Stunning yet subtle flooring designs in more traditional reproductions of natural materials give balance to this varied collection of 2.5mm gauge luxury vinyl tiles.

Making it easier to create a striking design floor, the Expona Commercial range now features more out-of-the-box design floor options which are straightforward to install, including beautiful chevron and woodblock patterns. Larger format planks are also available in an 8” by 60” size that is unique to the LVT market. A 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 authentic wood, stone and textile effects presented in an adhesive-free, ready to lay product designed to reduce installation time. Each plank or tile can be installed, lifted and reinstalled elsewhere without leaving any residue, with the product’s unique, non-skid honeycomb backing layer and thicker 5mm gauge ensuring that the tiles stay in position. The 20 new 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, Polyflor’s Marketing Manager commented, “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”.

All Expona products areenhanced with Polyflor PUR, Polyflor’s exclusive and robust polyurethane reinforcement which is cross linked and UV cured to provide superior cleaning benefits and a cost effective maintenance regime.

The complete Expona Commercial and Expona Simplay collections are showcased within brochures, presenters and shadecards. Sampling from all Expona ranges can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551. Expona Commercial and Expona Simplay luxury vinyl tiles contain recycled material and are 100% recyclable via the Recofloor vinyl take back scheme.

Further details of Polyflor’s extensive range of resilient vinyl flooring are available from Polyflor Ltd, Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7NR. Tel: 0161 767 1111. Fax: 0161 767 1128.

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Expona Commercial in Golden Chevron Parquet

Vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor has added new wood effect designs to their relaunched Forest fx PUR flooring collection, incorporating the latest commercial interior trends into one of their most popular sheet vinyl ranges.

The expanded 18 design heterogeneous collection features 9 exciting new shades, including two parquet effect designs for creating dramatic statement floors as well as a selection of contemporary grey-toned oaks and rustic wood designs which add variety to the collection. These on-trend authentic wood effects have been created by Polyflor’s design development team who incorporate intricate grain detail and natural tones into each floorcovering.

The Forest fx range is available in a practical and resilient 2.0mm gauge vinyl sheet format with a 0.7mm wear layer, making it ideal for high traffic, heavy commercial environments in the education, healthcare, leisure, retail, housing and office sectors. The product’s cross-linked and UV cured polyurethane reinforcement (PUR) offers a low cost, polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of the flooring. Unique floor designs can also easily be achieved by incorporating inlaid features and logos, managed by Polyflor’s in house Design Service team who use waterjet cutting technology.

Tom Rollo, Polyflor’s Marketing Manager comments, “The introduction of new and contemporary designs along with an increase in the size of our UK manufactured Forest fx collection means there is now even more choice for our customers in this popular product category.”

The new Forest fx collection is showcased within a 28-page brochure and shadecard. Sampling can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551.

Forest fx contains recycled material and is 100% recyclable via the Recofloor scheme. The Forest fx flooring collection also achieves individually certified BRE Global A+ ratings for major use areas which can contribute to BREEAM credits, as can the product’s BES 6001 certification which demonstrates compliance with a recognised responsible sourcing scheme as certified by the BRE.

Further details of Polyflor’s extensive range of resilient vinyl flooring are available from Polyflor Ltd, Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7NR. Tel: 0161 767 1111. Fax: 0161 767 1128.

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Forest fx in Oslo Oak and Alloyed Timber