Magnetic technology to deliver a new concept in retail flooring


3M, InterfaceFlor and Karndean Designflooring have partnered with IOBAC TM magnetic flooring technology specialists to offer range of contemporary designs as magnetic tiles for those looking for the ultimate in installation flexibility.


The ideal solution for retail environments, the revolutionary IOBAC system is a fast, efficient and sustainable way to install a new floor or replace an existing one. The IOBAC surface which consists of a 3M metallised resin is applied to the subfloor and dries within 60 minutes, the chosen magnetic carpet tiles or luxury vinyl tiles are then dry laid on top. Because the system works by magnetic field only, with no need for traditional adhesives, the whole installation process is much simpler with rapid lay times and minimal disruption to the salesfloor.

Maintenance is just as simple as with any other tiles in the Karndean Designflooring and InterfaceFlor range, with an easy to follow cleaning regime to ensure the floor remains looking its best.

Flexibility is key to the IOBAC system – some or all of the flooring design can be changed as regularly as needed – something of particular interest to store designers.

Magnetic tiles can simply be lifted should the retailer wish to change the colour or texture to reflect a change in season or to bring a fresh lease of life to their overall scheme or even feature an instore promotion – thereby creating an extra revenue stream by renting part of the floor to a brand owner for a promotional period.

This should also be of particular appeal to hotels, bars and restaurants keen to maintain their image and individuality.


Despite the ease with which the whole floor or just a few tiles can be taken up and replaced with no subsequent damage, magnetic floors have a strong grab and will not move when withstanding daily footfall. In fact, the IOBAC system itself is guaranteed to stay in its place for 10 years.

In addition to the installation and aesthetic benefits of the IOBAC system, business owners can rest assured that this is also an environmentally sound flooring solution. By fixing floor tiles without adhesives, IOBAC maintains a healthy working environment with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the resin.

Furthermore, when the time comes to change the floor, the uplifted tiles are free from adhesive so they can be removed, stored and cleaned for reuse rather than sent to landfill.



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