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The Flooring Group and Gradus have had a long-term partnership.

Gradus was founded in 1966 and has evolved from a flooring accessories business, which still remains at the heart of its activities, into a fully fledged contract interior solutions provider.

With over 300 employees serving both the UK and International markets, Gradus offers solutions for floorcoverings, barrier matting, wall protection and lighting design, in addition to a comprehensive range of stair edging and floor trim profiles.

Our culture is built on problem solving, service and customer support, and the Gradus brand values of quality and expertise are implemented throughout all business activities to ensure peace of mind for all our customers.

The Gradus business goal is to provide Peace of Mind for all our customers, through quality, performance and service that you can rely on.

Whether it’s offering advice on product selection, guaranteeing product performance. or delivering the right product to the right place at the right time, we are committed to reducing risk for our customers.

In every aspect of our activities we take responsibility for the environment, and pledge to meet our present business needs without compromising our long term future environment.

Our reputation as market leader in contract interior solutions is achieved through having a highly skilled, motivated and loyal workforce. We encourage the development of our employees and provide a stimulating and enjoyable place in which they can fulfil their potential. Indeed, several of our senior managers & directors have progressed ‘through the ranks’ to their current roles.

Innovation is at the core of our business, we encourage our employees to develop new ideas and suggest improvements to our processes and products.

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Environmental Sustainability Pledge

” To meet our present business needs without compromising our long term future environment ”

At Gradus we recognise the importance of sustainable development within our business, and are dedicated to controlling and minimising the effects we have on 
the environment.

We have a firm set of environmental objectives providing a dedicated approach to sustainability in areas such as legislation, waste, training and recycling.

Fully accredited to ISO 14001:2004 we can demonstrate these processes and also evaluate any environmental impacts that may result from our activities, products and services.

At Gradus we will, therefore, continue to improve our environmental performance in line with our aspirations to be recognised as a world class company.

As one of the premium manufacturers of quality carpet tile, broadloom and impervious backed carpets, Gradus supplies floorcoverings that excel in terms of functionality, aesthetics and ease of maintenance.

Utilising a range of high performance nylon and polypropylene yarns Gradus’ extensive range of carpets is suitable for a wide variety of contract applications including commercial office, healthcare and education environments.

Our products carry comprehensive warranties covering wear, stain, static and fade resistance supported by independent test certificates as well as extensive in-house testing.

If you would like some help narrowing down your carpet requirements then try our advanced search – click here for details.

BRE’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)

Breeam logoGradus understands that all new-build government buildings and schools must now carry BREEAM labels, which means specifiers are looking for flooring with high BRE ratings that will contribute to a buildings overall environmental score. Gradus carpets now carry environmental performance ratings for installation in education, healthcare, retail, office or multi-residential domestic buildings, such as care homes and university accommodation. See individual ranges for full details.

Carpets
Gradus supplies carpets for contract use that excel in terms of functionality, aesthetics and ease of maintenance.

Gradus manufactures carpets in tile, broadloom and impervious backed options utilising a range of high performance nylon and polypropylene yarns, suitable for a wide variety of contract applications including commercial office, healthcare and education environments.

Carpet ranges are listed below and can be selected by application using the ‘Area of Application’ drop down menu. If you would like additional help narrowing down your carpet requirements then try our advanced search – click here for details.

BRE’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)

Breeam Logo

Gradus carpets now carry BRE environmental performance ratings for installation in education, healthcare, retail, office or multi-residential domestic buildings, such as care homes and university accommodation. See individual ranges for full details.

Lok-Lift is a dry adhesive mesh carpet installation system which is fully releasable and 100% recyclable. Lok-Lift is ideal for both broadloom and carpet tile installations and produces no odours or VOC problems, which are commonly associated with wet adhesives. Lok-Lift is quick, clean and easy to install and remove and can be installed over virtually any surface including carpet, concrete and vinyl.

View the Lok-Lift installation instructions click here

Specification:

Roll Size: 1m x 25m, 1m x 46m

Material: Dry Adhesive Mesh

Gradus Accessories is the market leader in contract flooring accessories and offers the widest choice in product solutions for stairs and floors. All products are designed to meet the safety, performance and aesthetic requirements of architects, specifiers and contractors across world markets.Gradus Accessories offers over 40 years experience in the innovation and design of market leading products suitable for use in a wide range of applications covering all sectors including commercial, retail, leisure, healthcare and education.

Transition strips reduce the risk of accidents for pedestrian traffic by providing a safe link between floorcoverings. A transition strip can also provide a safe joint where wheeled traffic is expected and ensures that trolleys can move freely between different types and heights of floorcovering, reducing the risk of trolleys tipping over.

Available in a wide choice of shapes and colours, transition strips can be selected to either blend in with the surrounding floorcoverings or act as a highlight to help determine walkways and other circulation areas.

Gradus offers a comprehensive range of transition strips, which include Clip-Top, Clip-Top fx, MTS, Euro-Clip, PPS, Trans-Edge, Cable Ducts and Specialist Floor Trims

Skirtings, cove formers and capping strips are used to provide a clean, neat solution for junctions where the floor meets the wall. Solutions are available to suit most applications in terms of safety, performance and aesthetics. Gradus Stratum skirting is a cost effective pvc alternative to wood skirting, providing a low maintenance hygienic solution to wall base finishing.

Capping Seals, Carpet Caps and Tile Caps can be used with Cove Formers as an alternative to a full skirting.

Providing the most extensive range in the UK, Gradus stair edgings (stair nosings) can help to reduce accidents on stairs as well as helping to provide an ‘inclusive’ environment giving access to all building users.

Stair edgings are used to define the edges of steps in line with guidelines in Approved Document M (ADM) of The Building Regulations 2010 and BS8300:2009+A1:2010. They also protect the edges of floorcoverings from becoming worn or damaged, prolong the life of the floorcoverings and prevent trip hazards from occuring.

Create Safe Stairs with our new micro website. Your 3 step guide to selecting the correct stair edgings.
Click here to visit www.createsafestairs.uk

Watch our Create Safe Stairs with XT video which showcases the features & benefits of the Gradus XT range of stair edgings and contains best practice guidelines.

Gradus stair edgings are offered in a choice of materials and four profile designs to accommodate most step shapes. A choice of gauges is offered to suit most floorcoverings, whilst single, double or multiple channel options are available dependent on traffic levels and conditions.

All our stair edgings are listed below, however, if you would like some help narrowing down your requirements then try our advanced search – click here for details.

Stairtile is a rubber composite material designed to provide a hard-wearing, slip-resistant finish for stairs and floors. It can be installed in a wide range of applications such as shopping centres, car parks and other high usage circulation areas. It can be used as a complete stair covering or as an insert set into terrazzo, wood and concrete. Stairtile is suitable for use in both internal and external applications and is available in a choice of 4 colours.

When used on step edges, in order to ensure that the guidance in Building Regulations Part M is followed, Gradus recommends a minimum width (front to back) of 50mm to ensure a sufficient degree of colour contrast is achieved. Stairtile must be set as close to the leading edge of the step as possible. When Stairtile discs are used to define a step edge, they should have a diameter of 50mm and be set as close together as possible.

Tread Alert is a rubber tile with raised ribs that acts as a tactile warning surface for the visually impaired to recognise a change in level. Tread Alert has been designed to meet the criteria for tactile surfaces as stipulated in the DTLR publication ‘Guidance on the use of tactile paving surfaces’.

When used correctly Tread Alert helps to ensure the provision of an inclusive environment as recommended in BS8300:2009+A1:2010 and the Joint Committee on Mobility of Blind and Partially Sighted People.

Tread Alert should be used at the approach (top and bottom) to a flight of internal stairs and installed according to the ‘Guidance on the use of tactile paving surfaces’.

A range of heavy-duty aluminium slip-resistant stair edgings (stair nosings) incorporating extremely durable slip-resistant insert materials suitable for internal and external use.

The ideal choice for specification in areas such as railway stations, car parks, airports and heavy industry.

An effective barrier matting system, when correctly specified, will help to minimise the risk of slip accidents caused by wet flooring, reduce maintenance costs and improve the appearance of internal floorcoverings by significantly reducing the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into a building. Click here for more information on why matting should be used.

Gradus barrier matting cannot only be used at a building’s entrance and access points but also in other areas that are subject to increased risk of soiling and heavy wear. In many cases the optimum performance is achieved by combining different types of barrier matting. Download our illustrative guide that shows where matting can be used.

In line with The Building Regulations and British Standards, barrier matting is required to help provide safe access for all users of buildings, including wheelchair users, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Watch our Matting demonstration video to see how Gradus matting systems are ideal for use at entrances, access points and other heavily trafficked circulation areas such as foyers & receptions, lift lobbies, staircases, corridors and walkways, vending & canteen areas and service points.

Gradus offers a full supply and fit service for primary barrier matting – click here for details.