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 Safety flooring has been marketed towards all healthcare, education and retail sector businesses, but what exactly is it? Safety flooring is popular due to its hygienic material and nature, it’s installed in environments where safety needs to be a top priority. If you are an employer looking for a flooring that will be problem-free in your business, discover safety flooring in our store in Poole. Find out more by calling our experts.



Created for safety in mind - Unlike other flooring types safety flooring was specifically designed and tested to be safe for multiple environments. It’s different from normal vinyl flooring as its made with vinyl, silicon carbide, quartz and aluminium oxides to give it a non-slip finish. With your new flooring is for an education or healthcare environment, you will have guaranteed peace of mind for your visitors' well being

More hygienic than other floors - As safety flooring is non-porous it’s easier to keep clean from any food or drink spillages. Environments where hygiene is a must such as hospitals, gyms, and care homes, would benefit from safety flooring greatly. Choose safety flooring for a safe and reliable flooring option for your business. 

It’s hard wearing - Safety flooring is always recommended for businesses that experience high traffic. Safety flooring material is very durable, and unlike other flooring options that would chip or crack under pressure, vinyl can withstand frequent use. You also don’t have to choose safety over fashion, we have a variety of different styles and colours that will suit your brand. 


Important factors to consider when choosing a contractor for to fit safety floors

  1. Use a professional firm that have experience at fitting hospital and healthcare flooring.
  2. If you are unsure about the firms experience then it may also be wise to ask for recommendations or show examples of previous floors they have fitted.
  3. Ask any potential floor fitters to provide samples of the flooring material they are quoting for.
  4. Make sure that both the company and any staff or subcontractors are CSCS certified.
  5. Ask the floor fitters if and what guarantees they offer with their work and materials.

Why sheet vinyl is the ideal hospital floor covering

Sheet vinyl is the ideal choice for most hygiene floors for a number of reasons:

  1. It is non porous so does no harbour dirt or germs
  2. When fitted correctly it has no cracks or seems to catch dirt or germs.
  3. Edges are easily fitted with cover formed corners, again avoiding nucks and crannies for bacteria.
  4. Easily cleaned using and number of heavy duty sanitising chemicals.

Safety flooring in hospitals

Safety floors are important when it comes to commercial flooring regardless of the industry. They provide assurance that there are not going to be any unnecessary injuries when they are cared for properly, and vinyl floors are designed to withstand a huge amount of traffic. Therefore there is no wearing down of the floors in the most frequented places. When they are used in these kinds of industries, whether it is in a hospital, commercial kitchens or schools, they are often referred to as safety flooring because of the safety that it provides on a daily basis. Safety flooring gives managers and supervisors peace of mind when it comes to their employees and patients, who often have a high risk of injury regardless of the kind of flooring that you use. This makes it even more important to use a floor covering that provides the most safety options.

Why sheet vinyl is the ideal hospital floor covering

Sheet vinyl is the ideal choice for most hygiene floors for a number of reasons:

  1. It is non porous so does no harbour dirt or germs
  2. When fitted correctly it has no cracks or seems to catch dirt or germs.
  3. Edges are easily fitted with cover formed corners, again avoiding nucks and crannies for bacteria.
  4. Easily cleaned using and number of heavy duty sanitising chemicals.

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If your commercial floors are routinely subjected to oil, grease, and other substances that make them slick, you can benefit greatly from slip resistant safety vinyl flooring installation.

Check out just a few of the benefits you will get to enjoy when you have slip-resistant floors installed in your business.


This is probably the most obvious benefit of all. But you can’t talk about slip resistant flooring without mentioning how it will stop people from slipping, sliding, and falling all over the place inside of a home or business.

When flooring gets wet, it can present a huge hazard for home and business owners. Your loved one might slip and fall in your home and get injured on your watch. At the same time, your employees and clients might slip and fall on the job and get hurt badly.

Both of these scenarios can be prevented when slip-resistant flooring is installed inside of a home or business.

You will still need to maintain your flooring and keep it clear so that there isn’t anything on it that might cause people to trip and fall. But in general, your home or business will be a lot safer when you have antislip floor coatings placed over existing flooring.


Let’s say you have an employee in your business who slips and falls in a warehouse and sustains a concussion that keeps them out of work for months.

Even though you didn’t physically cause someone to hurt themselves, you could still be considered responsible for the injury that took place. And it could end up costing you a lot of money in the long run.

The employee in your business could very easily turn around and file a lawsuit against you. That lawsuit could end up costing you thousands of dollars in legal bills before everything is all said and done. It could even put you in jeopardy of losing your business.

If you would have simply installed slip resistant flooring, this all could have been avoided. The guest in your home may not have fallen in the first place, or the employee in your business might not have a leg to stand on in court since you took the proper precautions to try and protect them.

Applying non-slip concrete coatings or other antislip coatings could have prevented you from dealing with a huge headache.


There are many businesses that are forced to install certain kinds of flooring inside of their buildings to protect employees.

You should check the local rules and regulations to see what kind of flooring you need to have installed. You could very well be required to place slip resistant floors in some areas for the good of your employees.

If you don’t have it, you could face fines or other penalties. Check to see what type of flooring you need to have before putting any down.


One of the best parts about installing slip resistant flooring is that you can literally install it anywhere you want.

Some people are under the impression that it can only be used in garages, warehouses, and other places like that. But you can easily use non-slip floor coatings in:

  • Foyers
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Offices
  • And more!

You can also use slip-resistant floors outside. You will often find it on walking paths, at the top and bottom of stairs, and even inside of swimming pools. If there is a surface that could potentially prove to be slippery, you can reduce the chances of people falling by adding antislip floor coatings.


When you take the time to install slip resistant flooring, you will get a certain peace of mind that you wouldn’t otherwise have. You will rest assured knowing you’ve done everything possible to make your floors safe.

In the event that someone does slip and fall on a floor, you won’t regret not installing antislip floor coatings sooner. You also might be able to get out of a legal jam simply by proving that you took the right steps to make your business safer.


If you’re on a mission to make your home or business safer, there are all kinds of slip resistant flooring options for you.

Take the time to learn more about safety flooring and then consider if it would be the right choice for you. You could get the chance to start enjoying all the benefits listed here right away when you have safer floors installed in your home or business.

contact us for more information on installing safety flooring in Bristol and surrounding today.

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Here at CFB we are specialists at fitting safety flooring and will not be beaten on price our experienced and efficient team will ensure you get the best possible service and price.

we work with many major manufactures to offer you the best designs products and prices We specialise in Cap and Cove and flat lay safety flooring, the perfect flooring application where hygiene and ease of maintenance is essential.

Cap and Cove is a sheet vinyl safety flooring system where the flooring is taken up the wall. The capping strip runs along the top to ensure a neat finish and a sealed, easy to maintain surface.

The hygiene benefits of the Cove and Cap system make it the ideal solution for:

  • restaurants
  • hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • bars
  • dental offices
  • environmental health issues


Cap and coved, or cove formed skirting is another feature of vinyl sheet flooring that make it so ideal for use as hygiene flooring. Rather than having seems and area’s for bacteria to hide and breed the flooring is often fitter up the wall. It can be extended anywhere from 3 inches to 3 foot but the most important point if that dirt and germs on the floor will not be swept towards corners and seems that are difficult and even impossible to get completely clean.

Hospital vinyl flooring also provides easy care and avoids accidents happening. Hospitals are a place where there are spills and even bodily fluids are more likely to end up where they shouldn’t be. Hygiene flooring is something that has to be considered when they the floor layout is designed. Hygiene floors provide easy cleaning abilities so that there is no waiting, other than the time that it takes for them to air dry, and there is no need to worry about unsightly stains from unexpected spills. Installing vinyl floors allows the use of proper chemicals for cleaning to make the floors more sterile, unlike many other flooring types that are easily damaged by cleaning liquids. Although there is no need to eat off of the floors, hospital floors carry germs than can cause infection if they are not cleaned properly, and the risk of infections and the spreading of diseases increases without flooring that is easily sterilized for the next patient that comes in.

Vinyl flooring can be used in any situation, whether it is for a domestic kitchen or a commercial building, and it can be installed using large sheets or smaller tiles of vinyl. Depending on which of these forms you choose the overall look that you achieve will be different. Healthcare flooring is often laid as a solid sheet so that there is no need to worry about loose tiles causing accidents, but square tiles may be used in areas of the hospital that do not see as much foot traffic for a change of the overall look. Regardless of how you wish the vinyl flooring to be installed, the benefits of hospital vinyl flooring are sure to last for the life of the vinyl itself.

Installation of full sheets of vinyl often requires heat weld at the joins in order to provide more resilience and durability. This can also provide additional safety so that there is no worry about the corners coming up and causing falls. Hospital flooring is one of the most obvious areas where we come into contact with safety floors, in addition to schools and other commercial buildings, which is why vinyl is often referred to as safety flooring. Special consideration is also given to the installation process so that there is no need to worry about the unexpected happening, and cleaning any mess is a breeze.

Features and benefits:

  • Flexible, durable internal and external corners.
  • Prevents vinyl collapse in corners.
  • Reduces bacteria build-up.
  • Eliminates creases and kinks while promoting uniformity.
  • Reduced fitting times and improved finish.


We are constantly working on many projects and therefore can obtain some fantastic deals on certain product which we will always offer to our customers 

we always look to pass the saving on to you so get you the best possible deal resulting in better quality products than you were expecting.

 For a free flooring quote or advice on what options there are please get in touch with one of the team at Alliance Flooring. We don’t employ pushy sales people and are only too happy to offer advice without any obligation. 

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