A new range of glue-down luxury vinyl flooring was recently launched in SA and aims to redefine the standards of quality, design and service.

Presented at a lavish function in Sandton, Aspecta, considered a global leader in glue-down luxury vinyl flooring, had its official SA launch recently. Under the auspices of the Pretoria Institute of Architects, this was a “sold out” affair. Besides Traviata Flooring staff and media representatives, there were some eighty architects in attendance.

The official presentation was preceded by a walk-about in the Sandton precinct where Paragon Architects gave delegates an insight into the design features of a number of buildings they have been involved with over the years.

At the lunch function, Donald Nase of Vertex International, the manufacturers of Aspecta, gave an introduction to his company. With innovation as its foundation and backed by over one hundred years of industry expertise, Vertex, which boasts almost 20% of global vinyl flooring sales, has launched its flagship flooring – Aspecta 5. Already launched in the USA and Europe, this new name in world flooring aims to redefine the standards for quality, design and service.

Aspecta is a dry-back LVT range where the difference is in the detail. This 3,2mm thick vinyl boasts a superior 0,7mm ceramic-bead-coated wear layer and super-matt Urethane finish. The real excitement, however, comes from its diversified assortment, unique sustainability credentials, excellent marketing support and supreme guarantees.

This flooring range offers 33 stone and masonry tile patterns that fit seamlessly between contemporary and digital design. There are 52 wood grains in a wider range of embossing and textures and larger plank and print width for unparalleled realism. In addition, there is the real ground breaking collection of 24 abstracts. This bold alternative to wood and stone offers unlimited combinations and opportunities with sizes and finishes that will bring any project to life.

“Aspecta is manufactured from 100% virgin vinyl (which is 100% recyclable) and non-phthalate plasticisers. This, together with our social, economic and environmental responsibility programs, has seen the product gain accreditation by the US Green Building Council and Floor Score accreditation for indoor air quality. It is also the only flooring in the world to be granted the NSF/ANSI 332 (sustainability assessment standard for resilient flooring) Platinum certificate for sustainability,” concludes Donald.

“This new dimension in flooring is perfectly suited to the education, healthcare, hospitality, retail and corporate segments, carries a 25-year full commercial warranty and is available in Southern Africa through Traviata Flooring Systems.”