IOBAC Adhesive-free Flooring Installation Tabs (MagTabs and Tab-It) were double award winners at the 2004 Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) Innovation Awards recently, scooping both the Sustainable Innovation and overall Innovation of the Year award.

FIS Innovation of the Year Award
FIS Sustainable Innvovation Award

The awards celebrate the best of innovation in the industry, showcasing companies that are paving the way for greater efficiency and collaboration across 4 categories:

  • Product Innovation – Fit-Out
  • Product Innovation – FF&E
  • Digital innovation
  • Sustainable innovation

All entries were independently assessed by a panel of expert judges, with winners announced in front of a live audience at the FIS Annual Conference at the end of February, which ran alongside the Workspace Design Show .

FIS Sustainable Innovation Award 2024

We were delighted to first be announced as winners of the Sustainable Innovation Award, and were then invited to deliver a short “Dragons Den” style pitch alongside the other category winners.

The audience then voted for their overall 2024 Innovation of the Year winner, and with nearly half of all votes, IOBAC was crowned overall winner.

“The scale of the potential of IOBAC is particularly interesting considering the amount of floor covering and raised access flooring used in buildings.


IOBAC is a great product that can really support the reuse of floor tiles and raised access flooring, thereby increasing their useful life.


It seems very easy to apply and has demonstrated some impressive figures.”

– Independent Judges’ Comments