25 March 2019


Submitted by Monique Holtzhausen

Reduced downtime and less subfloor preparation with the adhesive-free, loose lay safety flooring for heavy traffic areas

The Polysafe QuickLay PUR Collection is the latest offering to be launched in South Africa by Polyflor SA, specialists in vinyl flooring and wall protection solutions.

Adhesive-free, easy to install and slip resistant

Polysafe QuickLay is a loose lay safety flooring designed for adhesive-free installation and is the perfect solution for busy commercial environments in need of a quick turnaround and where sustainable slip resistance is a priority.  According to Tandy Coleman, CEO of Polyflor SA, Polysafe QuickLay can be used as a temporary or permanent floor covering and achieves the same performance and durability as other Polysafe flooring collections, but with the added benefit of being adhesive-free.

“This is a very practical choice for contractors and specifiers alike and was developed by Polyflor in response to a growing need for loose lay flooring solutions that would save installation time, eliminate the need for adhesives and make future replacement easier, yet still offer sustainable slip resistance required from a safety floor,” she says.

Vinyl floors that can be installed on newly laid concrete floors

When installing QuickLay, subfloor preparation is considerably reduced as it can be laid directly over a variety of existing floor coverings, including new concrete substrates of up to 97% RH. The specially studded formulated Studded Emboss works as a barrier and allows moisture to escape from the subfloor.  The QuickLay system simply works by applying the specially designed QuickLay tape provided around the perimeter of the room, underneath seams and doorways, securing the flooring in place.  After thermal welding the installation is suitable for immediate traffic. (As an added value offer, Polyflor is supplying 2 rolls (25 linear metres each) of QuickLay Tape free of charge with each full roll of QuickLay purchased, ensuring there is enough tape supplied as standard, to fit almost all installations! If necessary, further tape can be purchased at an additional cost.)The adhesive-free installation also promotes excellent indoor air quality and low VOC emissions, which leaves a healthy environment that can be used straight away.

Dementia friendly

The Polysafe Quicklay PUR Collection is available in a tonal colour bank of 12 contemporary shades with a matt surface finish, making it suitable for dementia friendly environments.  The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) – a UK-based international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia - has accredited the full collection with its plain and tonal decoration.


Suitable for use in heavy commercial and residential environments in need of a quick turnaround and where sustainable slip resistance is a priority, the Polysafe QuickLay features the exclusive Polysafe PUR reinforcement for optimum appearance retention and superior cleaning benefits.  more 2/…quicklay two It can be used in commercial, residential and educational areas (front or back of house) and is ideal for circulation and heavy traffic areas where there are risks of water spillage and other contaminants, such as corridors, dining areas and cafes, classrooms, hospital wards, clinics, laundry and sluice rooms, nursing homes, washrooms, WCs, bar serveries, food preparation areas, kitchens and canteens. It conforms to EN 13845 and 50,000 cycles abrasion test and sustainable wet slip resistance is assured throughout the guaranteed life of the product. 

For more information, visit www.polyflor.co.za