Making the right choice
It’s an uncomfortable truth but we’re still highly dependent on oil in the UK. This isn’t only evident in the way we travel but also in what we put on our floors. Around 80% of the flooring installed in UK commercial projects is petroleum-based in one form or another - including bitumen-backed carpets with man-made fibres, vinyl tiles or sheet and synthetic rubber floors.
We’ve committed ourselves at Floorsauce to providing viable, more sustainable alternatives to all of these products. Biopolymer is the sustainable direct alternative to vinyl sheet and tile (LVT). It’s made from plant oils such as canola or castor oil and naturally-occurring minerals such as chalk.
Our key test of sustainability is the world-renowned Living Future’s Red List of potentially harmful chemicals. If a flooring material wants to call itself ‘green’ this is the minimum standard that it should reach. Biopolymer is Red List Free and, most importantly, has around 50% lower carbon impact than PVC flooring, like LVT.
Biopolymer took many years of research and German ingenuity to develop. It sets a new standard in sustainability but there’s no compromise when it comes to performance. It delivers the highest levels of durability and resistance to staining and damage. This minimises maintenance requirements and reduces lifecycle costs by up to 30% on alternative flooring products.
It’s the smart choice for the most demanding commercial environments - retail, hospitality, health and care, education and public spaces. And, there are specialised versions for marine and transport.
Don’t take our word for it. Biopolymer has been independently tested, assessed and judged by experts and has achieved multiple environmental accreditations including Cradle to Cradle certification which is the most rigorous evaluation of product and company sustainability.
Have it your way
Biopolymer offers lots of design flexibility. There are multiple palettes in the collection - wood and stone designs, vibrant plain colours and a clever range of complementary greys - and formats include tiles, planks and sheet. And, if that’s not enough, custom designs can be created to your specification.
Historically, the flexible flooring category has been dominated by high carbon, oil-based products like vinyl and industrial rubber. There’s a growing demand for sustainable alternatives that don’t compromise on product performance or design options. So, Biopolymer Flooring could be the right product at the right time.
Simply fill in the form and one of our experts will be in touch to discuss your project requirements and to help you make your design vision a reality.