The Interior Edit: Products September 2019
This September, we’re sharing the latest innovations from sustainable bathroom products and modern tap technology, to luxury cellaring options and commercial surface solutions. Polyflor prove that materials matter as their latest vinyl tile collection champions the balance of aesthetics with durability to offer design-led and easy to maintain flooring for commercial environments, while Bette puts sustainability at the forefront as they invest in energy-efficient manufacturing and 100% recyclable materials.
Polyflor, the UK‘s commercial vinyl flooring specialist has announced the relaunch of Expona Design, their premium heavy commercial Luxury Vinyl Tile collection. The new collection now features 30 stand out shades, including 24 brand new designs that incorporate the latest trends in industrial materials, salvaged timbers and rustic metals. Blurring the boundaries between wood and stone with harmonious colour tones across designs, shades can be mixed and matched to zone, transition and make statement in a variety of heavy commercial interiors, across multiple sectors, including retail, leisure and office spaces.
The introduction of four outstanding reclaimed timber designs balance the range by beautifully capturing the natural extremes in colour variation of authentic salvaged wood. It is clear to see this playful, stand out collection delivers individuality alongside practicality and longevity. All Expona products are enhanced with Polyflor PUR, Polyflor’s exclusive and robust polyurethane reinforcement which is cross linked, and UV cured to provide superior cleaning benefits and a cost-effective maintenance regime.
Housebuilder CALA Homes turned to Zip Water for a recent development in South Lanarkshire, knowing that having a HydroTap would be a key selling point. Eileen Kesson, interior designer at Envision for CALA Homes comments: “Because of its exclusive nature, it was imperative that all the homes on this development included the most up-to-date product on the market. After Zip was recommended to us by our kitchen supplier Creative Designs, we had no hesitation in including it as standard.”
The product chosen was the Zip HydroTap Celsius Cube in matt black, providing filtered boiling water alongside unfiltered hot and cold. This WRAS-approved 3-in-1 tap ensures the homeowner can not only keep their stunning kitchen worktops free from drink-making clutter, but can enjoy the time-saving benefits of having filtered boiling water in an instant.
With 35 years of knowledge and expertise under their belts, Spiral Cellars have created more than 4,000 luxury wine cellars in the UK alone and numerous others across the globe. Their portfolio of cellaring options is unrivalled, including bespoke walk-in wine rooms, state of the art wine walls, elegant wine cabinets and of course, their eponymous underground Spiral Cellars. Each and every Spiral Cellar wine room, cabinet or cellar offers the perfect cellaring conditions for both bottle aging and ready-to-drink wines.
Glazed titanium-steel bath, shower tray and washbasin manufacturer, Bette, has had the sustainability of its products confirmed by a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The EPD, which is based on the ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards, covers the entire life-cycle of Bette’s products, and their functional and technical qualities. It provides quantitative information on the environmental performance of Bette products, and independent verification of their sustainability.
Bette ensures that sustainability and product durability are central to its manufacturing. Its baths, shower trays and washbasins are made from glazed titanium-steel, which uses only natural materials in its production, and they are so durable that they come with a 30 year warranty. When Bette products do, eventually, reach the end of their life, they are 100% recyclable. Bette has invested in energy-efficient manufacturing and creates 2/3 of its own energy requirements with electricity that it produces itself from renewable sources.