Contractor raises the bar

by Darren
Polyflor Toys R Us project Jnl 3 16

New vinyl installation sees contractor win prestigious competition.

Pieter du Plessis from Flor Pro was selected as the winner in the Flooring Contractor category in Polyflor South Africa’s “In Search of Excellence” competition for his work on the new Toys R Us project in Wonderboom Pretoria.

This specific project required 848m² of Polyflor’s Polysafe Astral PUR – Feldspar & North Star. The building contractor was Amic Trading, who also filled the role of interior designers for this project. Amic Trading worked alongside designers from the store’s US Toys R Us Group seeing as the project required skilled and detail branding work. For example, the client requested that the floor be laid in a wave pattern with the appearance of detailed roads on the walkways as well as that the Toys R Us logo be embedded onto the floor.

Speaking on the influencing factors that led to the excellence in installation for this project, Pieter emphasises that there was constant communication between the whole team involved such as the consultant, the Polyflor agent and Polyflor Technical Team. “My team and I have attended training sessions at the Polyflor premises and due to the open communication and support from Polyflor, it has strengthened my team’s abilities and my eagerness to work with them,” he explains.

“They have always offered the best advice on the tools to use, and as such I have purchased the moisture meter which my team also uses. I understand the importance of having an excellent substrate for vinyl to be fitted on. For example, in this particular project, due to moisture challenges, we had to apply a good quality moisture barrier before commencing with the vinyl installation.”

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