What is Safety Flooring?

Safety flooring is now the most popular type of flooring to have in various industries and this is mainly due to its easiness to clean and hygienic properties. With health and safety in the work place now being taken seriously, it is an employer’s responsibility to provide all of their employees and customers with a safe environment to be in.

Safety flooring is made up of high grade vinyl that is flexible and durable and is available in 4 different styles.

  • Resin flooring
  • Rubber flooring
  • Smooth flooring
  • Sports surfaces

There are various commercial sectors that benefit from using safety flooring including;

  • Healthcare including hospitals and nursing homes
  • Education facilities including schools
  • Leisure facilities including gyms and schools
  • Food and hospitality – including kitchens, cafes and schools
  • Retail environments

Unlike a standard vinyl floor, the technology used to create safety flooring is slightly different. In safety flooring the manufacturing process mixes the vinyl with silicone carbide, quartz and aluminium oxides. It is these added elements that give the floor its advanced technologies including its non-slip, impervious and sound resistant qualities which aren’t found in standard floors.

Safety flooring has an impervious surface making it ideal for the above sectors. Any spillages and germs will not be absorbed into the flooring which is what makes safety flooring so hygienic. With no joints or grout, safety flooring is ideally suited to hospitals where infection control is a key factor. Due to its unique surface, safety flooring is also easy to clean and maintain. With a fifteen year guarantee, it is simple and easy to clean away any spillages and because of its impervious surface you can be sure of cleanliness.

As well as being an incredibly hygienic flooring option, safety flooring is also ideal for its soft and cushioned feeling. It is safe and comfortable to walk on and meets all health and safety regulations as there is no risk of tripping or slipping. Safety flooring is designed with a non-slip surface even when wet making it great for areas that are open to the public.

Safety flooring is also available in a variety of styles and colours to suit your design or environment. It is advisable to have a professional safety flooring specialist install your safety flooring to ensure that it is completed to the highest standard. Safety flooring has enabled many commercial sectors to provide a far better quality of flooring as well as maintaining high levels of health and safety.