Podium Naturale

Zero Phthalate and DEHP sheet vinyl...


Manufacturers website: Upofloor

Podium Naturale now takes significant steps to address the environmental issues with PVC products. Refined from pure vegetable oils, the new plasticizer used in the Podium Naturale is completely phthalate- and DEHP free, contributing to better indoor air quality and safer environment. All colours of the Podium collection remain unaltered in the new Podium Naturale collection.

Podium Naturale floors do not require waxing thanks to their TOP Protection PUR (polyurethane) surface treatment. Upofloor resilient floorings are a supplied to order only product.

To request a sample, email EcoFloors:  info@ecofloorsco.nz  



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Podium Naturale, part of the homogeneous PVC product family Estrad, now takes  significant steps to address the environmental issues with PVC products. Refined from pure vegetable oils, the new plasticizer used in the new Podium Naturale is completely phthalate- and DEHP free, contributing to better indoor air quality and safer environment. All colours of the Podium collection remain unaltered in the Podium Naturale collection.


Bio based plasticisers respond to growing consumer and legislative pressure for safe and sustainable alternatives to phthalates. A novel acetylated monoglyceride derived from hydrogenated castor oil, the plasticiser belongs to a class of natural oils and fatsthat are, for example, globally approved as direct food additives. In other industries, concerns over plasticisers relate to, for instance, medical devices, children's toys and other applications where consumers, in one way or another, are directly exposed to the plasticisers in PVC.

Due to its vegetable origin, our new plasticiser distinguishes itself from other plasticisers by offering the following advantages:

  • Fully biodegradable
  • Fully digestible, metabolising like vegetable oils.
  • No negative influence on the environment, e.g. no indication of acute aquatic toxicity
  • No sign of hormone-disrupting effects or mutagenic/chromosome aberration
  • Based on sustainable, non-GM resources, grown and harvested under controlled conditions. Not part of human or animal food chain.Phthalate free grey
  • Positive public image compared to traditional plasticisers such as phthalates

All new Upofloor products launched in 2010 are phthalate free.

CE_Cfl_esit_150x100.jpg Phthalate free grey  Estrad - Top prodection (Kopio)  M1 EN                        



EN 685         21-43

Heavy wear public spaces, e.g. hospitals, schools, shops, offices, day care centres, retirement homes













Product EN 649 Podium Naturale, Homogeneous sheet vinyl flooring
EN 685 21-43
Thickness EN 428 2,0 mm
Weight EN 430 3,000 g/m2
Roll length EN 426 10 – 25 m
Width EN 426 150 cm

Product properties

Property Test method Result
Fire resistance EN 13501-1

Bfl - s1

Residual indentation EN 433 (2,5 h) < 0,05 mm  
Impact sound insulation ISO 717/2 ∆Lw n. 2 dB  
Dimensional stability EN 434 < 0,2 % (EN 434)  
Effect of castor chair EN 425 suitable, 0 mm  
Abrasion resistance EN 660-2 Group P < 4,0 mm3  
Tensile strength of welding seam EN 684 ≥400 N/50 mm  
Colour fastness EN ISO 105-B02 7  
Slip resistance EN 13893 > 0,3  
Insulation resistance VDE 0100 > 50 kΩ  
Charging EN 1815 < 2 kV  
Resistance to chemicals

Test period 24 hours and 2 hours (EN 423), after which the chemical was washed off.



24 h

2 h

Lye 10% Weak effect

No effect

Soda 10%

No effect

No effect

Hydrochloric acid 10%

No effect

No effect

Citric acid 10%

No effect

No effect

Light fuel oil

No effect

No effect

White spirit

No effect

No effect

Acetic acid 30%

No effect

No effect



RH of the concrete floor must not exceed 85% (2% CM). Temperature during installation and that of subfloor and material should be at least +18 ºC. Before installing the flooring, it must be ensured that the final levelling compounds have dried sufficiently.

The floor must be rolled to achieve maximum adhesion. The weight of the roll should be 50 - 70 kg. Rolling should be carried out before the adhesive dries. This is done to prevent the emergence of adhesive application lines and indentation on the finished floor surface. Avoid traffic on the floor and do not move furniture until adhesive has totally dried.

To provide a watertight joint the seams of the flooring should be heat welded using a PVC rod. Also corners and coved skirtings should be welded. Where welding is not possible, sealing should be carried out using a suitable welding paste. Welding paste should also be used for the sealing of through fitted pipes. Hot air gun should be used on the reverse side of the flooring when laying flooring sections that are laid against the wall, in order to avoid differences in gloss and damages of the floor surface. Adhesive manufacturers provide full information and recommendations on the use of their products.


Initial cleaning
Remove any loose dirt with a mop or a vacuum cleaner. Wash carefully with a mild alkaline or alkaline detergent using a combination machine with red pads or a floor cleaning machine and a wet vacuum cleaner. Rinse carefully. Treat the cleaned floor with an SHS machine using dry puffing or with a maintenance care agent.

Polishing is not necessary as the flooring has been PUR (polyurethane) treated in the factory.

Daily maintenance
Alternate dry/damp cleaning with wet cleaning methods. Regular treatment with a combination machine keeps the floor clean, and heavy basic cleaning can be avoided. Use a mild alkaline cleaning and maintenance care agent. You can also clean the floor with an SHS machine using a maintenance care agent. When necessary, cleaning with a stronger maintenance agent is recommended.

Basic cleaning
Clean the floor with an alkaline or mild alkaline detergent, depending on the type of soiling. Use a floor cleaning machine with red or blue pads. Rinse the floor carefully. Apply a maintenance care agent solution to the cleaned floor and treat the dry surface with an SHS machine. When necessary, localised polishing can be carried out on areas with most traffic.