IOBAC Limited has introduced a modular flooring product, Ezy-Install, in partnership with InstaGroup Limited.
Ezy-Install flooring promises to makes the process of installing a floor easier, cleaner and quicker, and can be used for both commercial and residential applications. Designs using carpet and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) can be achieved thanks to the simplicity of the system and tiles can be interchanged, meaning design changes and repairs can be carried out with no specialist skills required.
The system includes a high performance underlay, which is simply dry-laid on to a prepared base and cut to shape. Carpet, wood or luxury vinyl tiles are then held securely in place using Ezy-Install’s double-grip properties of high grab adhesive tack and magnetic attraction.
Developed in collaboration with InstaFloor, Ezy-Install provides a conformable, compression-resistant base, for which minimal subfloor preparation is required. It also benefits from being a moisture-tolerant system, and offers excellent acoustic properties.
Combining the resin tack adhesion with the magnetic attraction creates a dual grip between the underlay and floor tile, maximising resilience to high foot traffic. Yet for repair, maintenance or when the time comes for a design change, the tile can be removed undamaged in a matter of seconds, without the need for external contractors.
Shaun Smith, business director at InstaFloor, said: “Sustainability was also a critical factor within the development process for Ezy-Install. The underlay itself is made from recycled rubber crumb, and the VOC-free, non-toxic resin is plant-based, manufactured mostly from renewable castor oil. The product is waterproof, naturally antimicrobial and easily cleanable enabling multiple usages, and is fully recyclable at the end of its life. As no wet-adhesives are used in the process, used surface tiles are uncontaminated and can also be re-used or recycled, rather than going to landfill.”