Quadrant is a small and mighty flooring company based in the UK. We provide flooring that looks good, feels good and is technically excellent – harmonised solutions that deliver performance by the bucketload and bring commercial spaces to life.
With over 25 years of experience, we’ve developed an eye-catching range of innovative flooring products. A collection that marries modern design and high performance, with outstanding environmental credentials to boot. From carpet tiles to broadloom, woven vinyl to loose lay vinyl tiles and planks, our flooring has kitted out many-a corporate, retail, education and leisure space. Our roster of clients and portfolio of projects is something we’re proud of, and always excited to add to.
Our secret weapon? We’ve been listening to clients and designers since day one, developing practical and lasting solutions to modern demands. The Quadrant team is creative, knowledgeable and on hand to give you the advice and support you need. That way, you can focus on creating a space that’s right for your client.
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.
EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations)
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
The BRE Environmental Profiles scheme measures the environmental performance of materials and products over their entire lifecycle through their extraction, processing, construction, use and maintenance, and their eventual demolition and disposal, and provides ongoing, independent assessment and certification of environmental performance.
Certification involves calculating the ‘cradle to grave’ environmental profile of a building material, product or system. This is a measure of all environmental impacts, during both manufacture and use, over a typical building lifetime. Once certified, environmental profiles are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure they remain valid, and are recalculated every three years. We benefit from certification by being able to positively distinguish our products from the competition in a way that specifiers will recognise and accept. Certification also provides performance benchmarks, a greater understanding of supply chain impacts, and the opportunity to identify and correct inefficiencies and environmental impact ‘hotspots’.
Specifiers benefit by being able to cut through the confusion of claims and counterclaims about green credentials. They can confidently select materials, products and systems in the knowledge that their environmental performance will be as specified.
Quadrant products that have been assessed and certified by our manufacturing partners under the Environmental Profiles Certification Scheme are presented at Green Book Live.
Ecolabels and VOC emissions
Ecolabelling is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification and labelling. An ecolabel identifies products or services proven environmentally preferable overall, within a specific category. 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 – An third party product certification scheme that examines the processes of production and product testing that are critical to the product quality. Once testing has been completed successfully, the products can be labeled with the TÜV PROFiCERT mark. The certificate is valid for three years, provided that revision audits are carried out annually with positive results. If there are any signs of problems with the product, additional testing may be performed.
GUT – Developed in 1990 by a group of leading carpet manufacturers, GUT is one of the most stringent and widely used emissions certification schemes in Europe. Aim of GUT is to coninuously improve the environmental and consumer friendliness of textile floor coverings. GUT testing is subdived in three segments: extensive pollutant test (heavy metals, plasticisers, biocides, pesticides, POPS), stringent emission tests according to ISO 16000, including formaldehdyes, aldehydes, ketones and carcinogins and sensory odour testing.