Quadrant is a small and mighty flooring company specialising in cork products. Our floors look and feel great, are technically excellent and have outstanding environmental credentials. Our harmonised flooring solutions deliver performance by the bucketload and bring commercial spaces to life.
With over 25 years’ experience, we’ve developed an eye-catching range of innovative flooring products that marries modern design and high performance with sustainability. In addition to our core cork collections, we also supply carpet tiles, broadloom and loose-lay vinyl tiles and planks. Having kitted out many corporate, retail, education and leisure spaces, we’re immensely proud of our project portfolio and client roster, and we are always excited to add to both.
Our secret weapon? We’ve listened to clients and designers since day one, and developed practical, lasting, sustainable solutions to meet their needs. The Quadrant team is creative, knowledgeable and on hand to give you advice and support at every stage. That way, you can focus on creating a space that’s right for your client.
What we do
As leading commercial flooring specialists, we provide an eclectic selection of innovative products to commercial interior designers and project specifiers. Our beautiful flooring is used in workspaces, leisure spaces, retail spaces, infact any space that you can imagine.
We work hand-in-hand with a carefully selected group of international flooring manufacturers, We only work with companies that share our vision and embrace our values of quality, innovation and craftsmanship. This way we can bring you a totally unique portfolio of amazing flooring products, manufactured by experts and supported by our great service. Our partnerships have been developed over many years, and they allow us to be much more than just a flooring company… we can make all sorts of wonderful floorcoverings, so if you can design it we can probably make it.
We only work with progressive manufacturers who put sustainability at the heart of their products and processes.
We have long been committed to being as sustainable as we possibly can be, and are fortunate to work with amazing manufacturers from around the world, companies who dont just doff their hats to the environment, but build their products and production processes around sustainable practices. We believe the world is at an environmental tipping point, and that industry has to stop just ticking boxes and embrace real change. Here at Quadrant we want to be at the forefront of that change.
Navigating your way through the murky waters of environmental reporting is a daunting task, and one made potentially more complicated by the lack of harmonisation in standards across the European Union. So we work hard to provide certifications that are as meaningful and relevant as possible so that you can use our products with confidence.
EPD (Environmental Product Declaration)
Click here to watch an excellent video about EPD’s (or read on)…
An EPD describes building materials, construction products, or building components in terms of their environmental impact, based on life cycle assessments, as well as on their functional and technical characteristics. This quantitative, objective, and verified information covers the entire life cycle of the building product. EPDs thus constitute an important basis for assessing building sustainability. ISO 14025 and EN 15804 set out the procedures and regulations for Type III environmental labels, and EPDs specifically, in the category of building products.
All valid EPDs are 3rd party certified and are available on request from Customer Services. They contain detailed lifecycle analysis of the product, usually from cradle to grave, which can be used in building sustainability assessment schemes like BREEAM and LEED. An EPD is also one of the SKA Rating criteria, the RICS fit-out and benchmark and assessment tool.
Many of our products are already supported by EPDs, or are in the process of being certified, and we are working closely with our partners to ensure that they support this internationally recognised environmental assessment tool.
BRE Environmental Profiles Scheme
BRE Environmental profiles measure the impacts of a construction material, product or building system throughout its life – not only during its manufacture, but also its use in a building over a typical building lifetime. This includes its extraction, processing, use and maintenance and its eventual disposal.
The Environmental Profiles Methodology assesses environmental indicators that reflect impacts occurring globally, regionally and locally – in the air, in water and on the land, impacting humans and the environment. These impacts are assessed under a range of issue categories and normalized by reference to European data. They are weighted to generate a measure of environmental impact as a proportion of the annual impact of a European citizen.
Quadrant products that have been assessed and certified by our manufacturing partners under the Environmental Profiles Certification Scheme are presented in Green Book Live.
Ecolabels and VOC emissions
Ecolabelling is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification and labelling that identifies environmentally preferable products. In contrast to “green” symbols, or claim statements developed by manufacturers and service providers, the most credible labels are awarded by an impartial third party for specific products or services that have been independently determined to meet transparent environmental leadership criteria, based on life-cycle considerations. Examples include:
TUV Proficert – A third party product certification scheme that examines the processes of production and product testing that are critical to the product quality.
GUT-Prodis – A comprehensive certification scheme for textile floorcoverings that integrates information on environmental issues (the GUT testing system for VOC emissions and harmful chemicals) and product performance and characteristics (FCSS standard symbols for use classification).
Blue Angel – A leading type 1 multi-criteria certification scheme that tests for potentially harmful VOC’s and emissions in flooring.
Emissions dans l’aire Interieure – A French certification scheme, also testing for potentially harmful VOC’s and emissions in flooring in accordance with ISO 16000.