History of Polyflor

Quality commercial flooring built on a foundation of 100 years of experience

Originally a textile company, James Halstead PLC—the parent company of Polyflor Canada Inc.—was founded in 1915 near Manchester, England. It was here they pioneered the development of homogeneous vinyl floor coverings that Polyflor produces today. 

One hundred years later, we are still manufacturing in Manchester, and Polyflor operates as a major manufacturer of commercial floorcoverings with dominant market share in the UK, Germany, and Australia.

Innovations in commercial flooring, then and now

Polyflor is constantly striving to improve processes and products to reflect the changing demands of the commercial flooring marketplace. In recent years alone we have invested £34 million in developing new manufacturing plants and equipment, enhancing and expanding our product portfolio to provide added value for our customers.

From our early origins to our current position as a leading global manufacturer of commercial & residential floorcoverings, our success story continues in the practical and beautiful solutions we provide to our customers. Learn more about our commitment to quality, our exceptional customer support, and the sustainability of our products.

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