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Ecotile: the specialist industrial flooring system deployed in mission critical applications

Ecotile: the specialist industrial flooring system deployed in mission critical applications

25-Aug-2017 by: Lucinda O'Reilly ECOTILE FLOORING LTD

Employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, Cobham has market leading positions in wireless, audio, video and data communications including satellite communications, defence electronics, air-to-air refuelling, aviation services, life support and mission equipment.


When establishing the original UK facility, Cobham had Ecotile flooring on its radar in its search for the next generation of flooring technology.  Following the success of this initial installation, Cobham recruited the specialist flooring manufacturer once again to support the development of a high-technology new facility.


It was vital for Cobham to minimise the downtime usually associated with fitting a new flooring system.  The tiles needed to be laid over a concrete floor – that had not been cured – and the floor needed to be ready to use immediately. 


It was also critical that the business accurately identified production areas, gangways, walkways and safe zones.  By using a range of coloured tiles and logos Cobham successfully highlighted key spaces. 


Furthermore, due to the critical nature of some of Cobham’s production areas, the business also required a specialist anti-static solution; Ecotile ESD floor tiles maintain their conductivity after a prolonged period of use and are incredibly easy to maintain.


Market-leading manufacturer of interlocking floor tiles, Ecotile, designs and produces its comprehensive range at its UK production facility - providing durable and safe flooring solutions that can be installed with minimal disruption.


James Gedye, Managing Director of Ecotile comments; “Our interlocking floor tiles offer unique benefits to highly specialist industrial applications as they combine a number of important features.  Ecotile flooring has proven to be a robust solution in this application – without the need for the costly repainting of logos and zoning.



 Working closely with Cobham, we identified the Ecotile 6mm tile as the most appropriate solution to our client’s flooring challenges.  Our hidden joint system – with push fit seam and bevelled edge - offers optimal protection against water ingress, providing protection to the surface underneath.


The clean, loose lay of Ecotiles means that the installation process is fast and simple – with minimal downtime.  It was important to Cobham to be able to lay the tiles over a power floated concrete floor, before the concrete had cured.  Ecotiles can be installed without the need for a damp proof membrane, screed or adhesive – significantly reducing VOC emissions, installation time and cost.


We were able to deploy our ESD static dissipative flooring system where appropriate – ideal for use in areas where combustible or explosive materials are handled thanks to Ecotile ESD anti-static performance.”


Ecotile products are injection moulded using compound that demonstrates excellent wear characteristics, chemical resistance and stable electrical properties; easy to clean, durable and hard-wearing, the tiles are very low maintenance.

Gedye continues; “As a business, we are committed to world class manufacturing standards and have invested in quality to secure our position as the only interlocking flooring tile manufacturer that holds the full complement of quality accreditations and certifications including ISO9001 / 14001, CE Mark, BFI S1 Fire Rating and the R10 anti-slip rating.  Furthermore, all of our tiles are REACH compliant and come with a 10 year warranty as standard.”