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Polyflor – The Leading UK Flooring Manufacturer

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Liam Cleverdon
Managing Director
Last Updated: 14 March 2024
Total read time: 2 min
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The incorporation of James Halstead Limited: 1915

It all began back in 1915, founded by James Halstead as a weaving operation. James started his own company whilst he was still working for another company as a Weaving Shed Manager in Manchester. Starting with a product line of his own making woven cotton textiles which were both dead and waterproofed.  Eventually, James turned to rubberised fabric used in the manufacture of mackintoshes.

Later, in 1934 James Halstead brought in a machine to friction calendar (or roll) rubber onto a teased fabric – thus being James’s first flooring product he’d ever created.

In 1948 Belstaff joined ‘THE JAMES HALSTEAD GROUP’ of companies as they became a public company on the Stock Exchange on 30th April 1948, issuing 10,000 ordinary shares at just ten shillings each.

Polyflor Style A was created with Bernat Klein which was specific to the Property Services Agency’s interior furnishing scheme.

2006 – The Queen’s Award was presented to James Halstead Flooring for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.

Today Polyflor is a leading international manufacturer of commercial vinyl flooring all over the world which you will find in Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Care homes and Shopping Centres and you are more than likely to stand on one of their creations every single day.

Polyflor EnCore Rigid LOC SPC range

Polyflor does not only create floor coverings for commercial buildings and public places but for our homes as well!

Here at Flooring King, we supply both commercial and domestic flooring by Polyflor – Just click on one of the links below to take a look!

If you need any more information regarding any flooring products from our website then contact us


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Liam Cleverdon - Managing Director

Liam Cleverdon, one of 2 directors is the driving force behind Flooring King's sales team. With vast experience and knowledge in the industry, Liam transforms customers homes with incredible advice and expert opinion that raises industry standards.

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