Case Studies


Flooring within Retail establishments is one of the hardest working elements of interior design when it comes to creating inspirational spaces.

High design, high performance and value for money are key to providing products suitable for both front and back of house areas.

Fit-for-purpose retail flooring solutions from Polyflor.

Vodafone Retail Stores
Multiple Locations, UK

PRODUCTS USED: Expona Simplay Wood PUR

Vodafone have come a long way since making the first ever-mobile call in the UK on 1 January 1985. Today, more than 400 million customers around the world choose Vodafone to look after their communications needs.

In 30 years, a small mobile operator in Newbury, England, has grown into a global business and one of the most valuable brands in the world. Vodafone now operates in around 30 countries and partner with networks in over 50 more.

‘We’re a brand that loves change – if it’s not happening naturally then we’re creating it ourselves. It’s in our DNA to push forward, to create a better future, to never rest and find new ways that help people communicate. That’s the lifeblood that runs throughout Vodafone. We are driven to empower people’.

Vodafone chose to use Polyflor’s Expona SimpLay range of loose lay luxury vinyl flooring planks and tiles. Expona Simplay featuring eight authentic wood planks, six natural stone tiles and two weave pattern tiles, is the perfect choice where quick and easy installation is required.

Expona SimpLay is a collection of loose lay tiles replicating the natural beauty of wood, designed to reduce installation time and provide easy access to under floor utilities. Expona SimpLay is mainly focused at the retail and office sectors but is also ideal for across the board commercial interiors.

A great solution for retail stores, in both the front and back of the store, main walkways, promotional sales areas and presentation points are also ideal areas for use.

Featuring a 5mm gauge and 0.7 wear layer, the range meets the demands of the toughest commercial spaces while offering the flexibility to highlight specific floor areas and easily change the floor design if required – eliminating prolonged disruption.

Another benefit of Expona SimpLay is that the individual floor tiles can easily be replaced, relocated and reused, allowing temporary sales areas to be successfully highlighted and refreshed. As Expona SimpLay can be installed over many different types of existing floorcoverings, subfloor preparation is significantly reduced. It is a practical choice for many heavy commercial applications, including office and retail sector.

Expona SimpLay also features a PUR surface treatment to assist ongoing maintenance and reduce life cycle cleaning costs. Expona SimpLay allows access to under floor heating and cabling while the product gauge facilitates a 9dB sound impact reduction, an added benefit for offices and multi-level commercial buildings.

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