Plynyl floor tile
- story by MaterialDistrict
Plynyl floor tiles use specially developed additives which allow easy installation and increase sustainability ratings. In particular, the woven tiles can be easily installed with conventional low-VOC releasable adhesives.
These tiles can also be set into place with hook-and-loop fastenings for easy installation on raised access floors and other flooring surfaces where full-spread adhesives would not be desirable.
A sophisticated adhesive on the back of the tiles means that the Plynyl tile will not leave a residue when removed, so the installation can be picked up without a trace and can even be reused.
Importantly, petroleum-based plasticizers have been replaced with yarns specially developed by the manufacturer. These yarns are phthalate-free and made with renewable vegetable compounds. The new topping fabric has at least 25% renewable vegetable content.
Plasticizers have traditionally been made from petroleum-based compounds and are used to make PVC yarns, soft. Besides the new yarns, the tops of the tiles are woven, which also improves their soft feel.
The flooring tiles are available in a variety of sizes and colours. The range uses a new backing, and together the material contains at least 55% recycled content.