PVC-free flooring: the vinyl alternative

PVC-free flooring: the vinyl alternative

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, which we know in flooring terms as vinyl. We found out about a safe, PVC-free alternative...

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Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, which we know in flooring terms as vinyl. Vinyl is made with various harmful chemicals including plasticisers. We found out about a safe, PVC-free alternative from Haro Flooring.

As the world’s third-most widely produced plastic polymer, there are many benefits to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), especially in terms of its rigidity which has led to the huge popularity of the product for flooring - which we know as vinyl. However, the process of manufacturing PVC has its drawbacks including the use of a host of toxins including plasticisers, Haro Flooring’s Franceso Fabbri says. 

 

In 2018, Haro Flooring decided to challenge the status quo and introduce a new product to the New Zealand market as an alternative to PVC vinyl flooring. That product is known as Disano, a flooring product rivalling vinyl in terms of stability and strength and offering a new world of design possibilities due to its waterproof nature - allowing it to be used throughout the house, including in wet areas. “Disano flooring is 100 per cent chemical free, has no PVC in it and no plasticisers,” Franceso says. “The high density fibre board is made of natural materials and the backing is cork, a completely natural product.” 

Cork allows for traditional underlays to become obsolete, as well as providing excellent noise reduction and insulating qualities. Disano can be laid over the top of existing flooring, and on all typical substrates.

“Disano is also a waterproof product, which sets it apart from vinyl that can’t typically be used in wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries. It is soft, quiet underfoot, chemical free and suitable for every room in the home.

 

“Compared to vinyl, Disano is stable and will not discolour or fade with UV exposure, and heavy furniture that will dent vinyl will not impact Disano due to its pressure resistance.

Because there are no plasticisers, dents reshape again after a short time. Even light unevenness in the subfloor will quickly smooth out.”

 

Made in Germany, Disano flooring comes with a 25-year warranty and is warranted for installation over underfloor heating systems up to 29 degrees Celsius. Disano flooring has a Blue Angel certification, the world’s oldest eco label, which is run by the German government and covers some 10,000 products in 80 categories globally.

Available exclusively from Haro Flooring in New Zealand, the Disano flooring range incorporates 65 colours. “Like vinyl and laminate flooring, the top layer is a photo precisely matched with texture so where there is a grain or knot, you feel that underfoot.”


If you’re considering flooring options for a new home or renovation, make sure you visit Haro Flooring on ArchiPro here to find out more about this innovative product.

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PVC-free flooring: the vinyl alternative
PVC-free flooring: the vinyl alternative

PVC-free flooring: the vinyl alternative

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, which we know in flooring terms as vinyl. We found out about a safe, PVC-free alternative...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, which we know in flooring terms as vinyl. Vinyl is made with various harmful chemicals including plasticisers. We found out about a safe, PVC-free alternative from Haro Flooring.

As the world’s third-most widely produced plastic polymer, there are many benefits to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), especially in terms of its rigidity which has led to the huge popularity of the product for flooring - which we know as vinyl. However, the process of manufacturing PVC has its drawbacks including the use of a host of toxins including plasticisers, Haro Flooring’s Franceso Fabbri says. 

 

In 2018, Haro Flooring decided to challenge the status quo and introduce a new product to the New Zealand market as an alternative to PVC vinyl flooring. That product is known as Disano, a flooring product rivalling vinyl in terms of stability and strength and offering a new world of design possibilities due to its waterproof nature - allowing it to be used throughout the house, including in wet areas. “Disano flooring is 100 per cent chemical free, has no PVC in it and no plasticisers,” Franceso says. “The high density fibre board is made of natural materials and the backing is cork, a completely natural product.” 

Cork allows for traditional underlays to become obsolete, as well as providing excellent noise reduction and insulating qualities. Disano can be laid over the top of existing flooring, and on all typical substrates.

“Disano is also a waterproof product, which sets it apart from vinyl that can’t typically be used in wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries. It is soft, quiet underfoot, chemical free and suitable for every room in the home.

 

“Compared to vinyl, Disano is stable and will not discolour or fade with UV exposure, and heavy furniture that will dent vinyl will not impact Disano due to its pressure resistance.

Because there are no plasticisers, dents reshape again after a short time. Even light unevenness in the subfloor will quickly smooth out.”

 

Made in Germany, Disano flooring comes with a 25-year warranty and is warranted for installation over underfloor heating systems up to 29 degrees Celsius. Disano flooring has a Blue Angel certification, the world’s oldest eco label, which is run by the German government and covers some 10,000 products in 80 categories globally.

Available exclusively from Haro Flooring in New Zealand, the Disano flooring range incorporates 65 colours. “Like vinyl and laminate flooring, the top layer is a photo precisely matched with texture so where there is a grain or knot, you feel that underfoot.”


If you’re considering flooring options for a new home or renovation, make sure you visit Haro Flooring on ArchiPro here to find out more about this innovative product.

Haro Flooring New Zealand

Experience the diverse range of high-quality HARO flooring products, plus  Interior timber wall panelling and wall linings ,  stair nosing , and more. HARO offers...

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PVC-free flooring: the vinyl alternative

PVC-free flooring: the vinyl alternative

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, which we know in flooring terms as vinyl. We found out about a safe, PVC-free alternative...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, which we know in flooring terms as vinyl. Vinyl is made with various harmful chemicals including plasticisers. We found out about a safe, PVC-free alternative from Haro Flooring.

As the world’s third-most widely produced plastic polymer, there are many benefits to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), especially in terms of its rigidity which has led to the huge popularity of the product for flooring - which we know as vinyl. However, the process of manufacturing PVC has its drawbacks including the use of a host of toxins including plasticisers, Haro Flooring’s Franceso Fabbri says. 

 

In 2018, Haro Flooring decided to challenge the status quo and introduce a new product to the New Zealand market as an alternative to PVC vinyl flooring. That product is known as Disano, a flooring product rivalling vinyl in terms of stability and strength and offering a new world of design possibilities due to its waterproof nature - allowing it to be used throughout the house, including in wet areas. “Disano flooring is 100 per cent chemical free, has no PVC in it and no plasticisers,” Franceso says. “The high density fibre board is made of natural materials and the backing is cork, a completely natural product.” 

Cork allows for traditional underlays to become obsolete, as well as providing excellent noise reduction and insulating qualities. Disano can be laid over the top of existing flooring, and on all typical substrates.

“Disano is also a waterproof product, which sets it apart from vinyl that can’t typically be used in wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries. It is soft, quiet underfoot, chemical free and suitable for every room in the home.

 

“Compared to vinyl, Disano is stable and will not discolour or fade with UV exposure, and heavy furniture that will dent vinyl will not impact Disano due to its pressure resistance.

Because there are no plasticisers, dents reshape again after a short time. Even light unevenness in the subfloor will quickly smooth out.”

 

Made in Germany, Disano flooring comes with a 25-year warranty and is warranted for installation over underfloor heating systems up to 29 degrees Celsius. Disano flooring has a Blue Angel certification, the world’s oldest eco label, which is run by the German government and covers some 10,000 products in 80 categories globally.

Available exclusively from Haro Flooring in New Zealand, the Disano flooring range incorporates 65 colours. “Like vinyl and laminate flooring, the top layer is a photo precisely matched with texture so where there is a grain or knot, you feel that underfoot.”


If you’re considering flooring options for a new home or renovation, make sure you visit Haro Flooring on ArchiPro here to find out more about this innovative product.

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