The Design Tile

For the past 16 years I’ve been working with flooring systems in the industrial and commercial flooring sectors. In that time I’ve worked with some of the largest flooring manufacturers on major construction projects all over the world.

These companies are often striving to develop new innovative flooring products, using the latest chemistry and configurations. However, during my time in the industry it has been rare to see a product that is not just innovative, but is a product that clients will embrace, because it solves their problems. Manufacturers  R-Tek have introduced me to the latest innovation in commercial flooring design – the Design Tile and it’s remarkable.

R-Tek's Design Tile


TRL Pendulum

Not only is the Design Tile quick and easy to install, it’s resilient, attractive and, most importantly, slip resistant. It has an R10 rating and more importantly when tested with a pendulum has a PTV > 36, both dry and wet: it’s ideal for commercial businesses with limited down time and it’s guaranteed to keep the Health  & Safety Executive happy and your insurance premiums low.



Because the product is loose-laid there’s no need for any special surface preparation before installation, plus its strong, hidden, dove-tail interlock ensures that the tiles are securely bound together with no hazardous, unsightly seams. The Design Tile is a best-of-both-worlds product; the strength and durability of a uPVC interlocking tile, but with all the features and performance values of a resilient floor surface.

A Design Tile Installation

I’m fascinated with this recent development in flooring technology, so stay tuned for more information soon – the Design Tile isn’t common knowledge as yet, but in my opinion it’s going to take the world of commercial flooring by storm, so watch this space.