2000

LAUNCH OF SUPRATEC BRAND
The Polysafe Astral & Design ranges launched in this year, setting the standard for easy to maintain safety floor coverings. The collection featured Supratec, the exclusively developed polymer system, providing significant and sustainable maintenance benefits and cost savings over traditional untreated products.

2001
CONTINUING EXPANSION OF LUXURY VINYL TILES
This year saw the launch of the updated Expona Art & Design collection, made up of 12 design themes and an extensive choice of colour and texture. With our JHT subsidiary fully integrated into Polyflor Ltd, a dedicated sales team was formed, reflecting the continuing expansion of the luxury tile market and its importance to Polyflor.

2002
XL PU - JUST BRILLIANT!
Twenty-four bright contemporary shades were launched to the market in 2002 in the form of the XL PU range, an attractive new addition to our marbleised offer. The range featured the added protection of a polyurethane surface treatment.

2003
VOYAGER SETS SAIL!
Polyflor Voyager, a new collection of hardwearing sheet vinyl floorcoverings specifically developed for the transport industry, was launched in this year. The launch signaled Polyflor’s commitment to increasing our penetration of this important sector.
Available in a choice of smooth and slip resistant finishes, Polyflor Voyager provides the ideal flooring solution for a wide range of applications in the transport sector.

2004
SAARFLOOR COLLECTION IMPROVES CHOICE
At Domotex 2004, the new Saarfloor rubber collection was launched, offering an extensive choice of hardwearing commercial rubber floorcoverings in a variety of surface finishes, colours and decorations.

FOREST FX – INSPIRED BY NATURE
In this year, Polyflor took further steps to expand our portfolio with the launch of our first heterogeneous vinyl sheet flooring, Polyflor Forest FX. The range features sophisticated and highly realistic wood designs such as maple, cherry, beech and oak.

2005
THE FUTURE OF SAFETY FLOORING
In March 2005, Polyflor launched 3 exciting new Polysafe floorcoverings, underlining our commitment to developing a comprehensive safety flooring portfolio.

Polysafe Corona features a multi-chip decoration and a modern palette of shades which coordinate with our smooth floorcoverings. Corona incorporates Supratec+, the second generation of our unique soil releasing polymer system, for unrivalled soil release and low maintenance performance.

Polysafe Hydro, featuring a ‘pimple’ emboss, has been designed to reduce the risk of slipping in continually wet barefoot areas.

Polysafe Ultima has been developed with increased slip resistance for demanding areas such as commercial kitchens and food processing areas.

Polyflor Voyager launches new safety flooring range with a fresh balanced colour palette and new formulation for even easier fitting and maintenance.

2006
LAUNCH OF VOYAGER MARITIME
Polyflor Voyager launches Voyager Maritime an innovatively exciting and durable collection of luxury vinyl and rubber floor tiles specially developed for the marine sector.

THE QUEEN'S AWARD
James Halstead Flooring was presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.

NEW SAFETY FLOORING RANGE
Bright and vibrant colours plus all the proven performance benefits of Polysafe Standard are the hallmarks of new Polysafe Strata - the latest innovation in sheet vinyl safety floors from Polyflor. Polysafe Strata is available in 9 exciting shades, featuring a multi-coloured flake decoration.

NEW BEVEL LINE PROJECT COLLECTION
Specifically developed for major commercial projects, the new Bevel Line Project Collection of luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor features bevel edged planks in 8 top selling standard wood effects.

2007
THE QUEEN'S AWARD - NUMBER 2!
Polysafe sheet vinyl safety flooring has been presented with the 2007 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category for continuous product innovation and development.

2008
NEW POLYSAFE – LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!
Launch of two excitingly different new decorative ranges – Polysafe Wood FX and Polysafe Mosaic – both ideal for front of house and traditional safety flooring applications.

2009
NEW EXPONA DESIGNED TO BE A STYLISH WINNER!
Inspired by a rich variety of visual media, ranging from exotic fruit trees and reclaimed timber to modern architectural surfaces and engineered metals, the new Expona Design collection of luxury vinyl tiles is a unique and unrivalled combination of exceptionally creative design and strong commercial appeal.

LAUNCH OF VOYAGER MARINESAFE
Specially developed for the marine sector and available in a choice of four attractive colourways, new heavy duty MarineSafe is seen as ideal for use in areas which are normally dry but where occasional liquid spillage can threaten underfoot safety – including stairway enclosures, control stations, staff quarters, en-suites, back of house corridors, circulation areas, service areas, washrooms and toilets, bar serveries, food preparation areas, kitchens and canteens.

2010
POLYSAFE MOSAIC PUR RAISES THE BAR IN SAFETY FLOORING MAINTENANCE
Following a multi-million pound investment in state-of-the-art equipment, Polysafe Mosaic PUR now incorporates PolysafeTM PUR, a specially engineered polyurethane reinforcement (PUR).

2010
GROUNDBREAKING POLYSAFE SUPRATEC PUR APPLIED TO FLAGSHIP SAFETY RANGES
Polyflor has raised the bar in decorative heavy-duty safety flooring to a new level by developing its class leading PUR maintenance technology on safety flooring and adding it to their flagship Polysafe Astral and Polysafe Corona ranges, so that both ranges now incorporate third generation Supratec PUR.

2010
POLYFLOR LVTS SCORE BRE A+ FIRST
Polyflor continues to lead the way in environmental progress after all five of its Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) ranges received a positive assessment from the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
These latest BRE results are testament to Polyflor’s commitment to offer the most eco-friendly products possible and reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing vinyl flooring. Polyflor has a further 20 product ranges within its homogeneous, heterogeneous and safety product portfolio that boast individually assessed BRE A+ ratings.

2011
PEARLAZZO PUR - A WORLD OF COLOUR AT YOUR FEET
Distinctive Pearlazzo PUR is the latest homogeneous product to be launched by leading commercial vinyl floorcoverings manufacturer Polyflor.
Beneath the bold colours and modern design, hardwearing Pearlazzo PUR achieves the highest wear rating - Group T - and features Polyflor’s unique polyurethane reinforcement which is cross-linked and UV cured for optimum strength.

2011
QUEEN’S AWARD FOR POLYFLOR PARENT COMPANY
James Halstead, the Manchester-based parent company of Polyflor, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade.
James Halstead last won the Queen’s Award in 2007, for Innovation, and the International Trade Award in 2006 - since then international sales have increased by 55 million, a growth of 90%.