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What will the workplace be like post Covid-19?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be deep-rooted and wide-ranging, and the fallout will likely touch all aspects of our lives in one way or another. Where and how we work will be no different. While the use of coworking spaces will probably experience a...

IOBAC MagTabs Voted A Top Flooring Innovation of 2020!

We are delighted to confirm that our clever little squares, IOBAC MagTabs, were recently voted in the top 10 best flooring innovations of 2020 by readers of Tomorrow's Contract Floors. Coming in seventh position out of the fifty best flooring products, MagTabs were...

In the News: Can Far Infrared Heating Combat Covid-19?

A recent article in Health Estate Journal highlighted our call for support to research more fully the ability of Far Infrared Heating as used in our heated products to combat RNA viruses including Covid-19.  Link to the article here or read in full below. Please email...

Video: The future of heating with graphene technology?

Another video from the IOBAC workshop – this time showing how amazing graphene technology is used with super-conductive resin to create an easily installed integrated heating solution for any environment. Imagine life without any bulky radiators or storage heaters –...

Video: Dual Grip Strength of Ezy-Install in Action

In aid of British Science Week,  we thought we’d share some of what goes on behind the scenes in the IOBAC workshop. Here’s what happened when we compared the horizontal shear strength of LVT floor tiles across a metal sheet. A huge 6 times more horizontal force was...

Open Innovation: Why Developing New Technologies Has To Be A Team Game

Thoughts from  Ian Spreadborough on LinkedIn on IOBAC's approach to Open Innovation *********************************************************** With so much great team sport happening recently, it got me thinking about how important the power of the team has been to...

Ezy-Install specified for BRE Innovation Park

We are delighted to announce that the hugely innovative construction, intelligence and energy specialists Project Etopia specified IOBAC technology for the entire ground floor of their demonstration project at the Building Research Establishment (BRE), including...

Magnetic flooring attracts huge praise from the retail world

Great article in CPD Specifier discussing the benefits of using IOBAC in different retail environments - new build, refurbishment and pop-up stores. Check out the article here or read it in full below. ************** The flooring of a retail space is fundamental to...

January exhibition round-up

January is always a busy month for the IOBAC team with 2 major flooring exhibitions taking place. Domotex Early January saw us invited to exhibit on Unilin Technologies' fantastic stand at Domotex in Hannover. A really busy show for us with a phenomenal amount of...

FAQ : Will IOBAC magnetic flooring affect my electronic devices?

At IOBAC, we often get asked whether magnetic flooring affects electronic devices such as pacemakers, hearing aids or computers. To determine if magnetic flooring technology is “magnetically” safe, the static magnetic fields produced by IOBAC magnetic floors have been...

In the News: The Future of Modular Flooring

Fixture and fittings manufacturers must innovate to keep up with the modern commercial building designs and technology ..This is certainly true for modern flooring solutions. IOBAC CEO Paul Woolvine discusses how modular flooring has evolved to meet modern evolving...

Another successful office flooring installation with MagTabs

Here's another successful flooring installation using clever little squares IOBAC MagTabs with looselay Parterre luxury vinyl tiles.   The adhesive-free process meant that the stylish floor could be installed into this commercial office environment with minimal...

Vote for MagTabs™ in Tomorrow’s Contract Floors Awards!

To add to its recent National Flooring Innovation Award, our clever little squares IOBAC MagTabs have now been shortlisted for a Tomorrow's Contract Floors Award 2020. Please click here to vote for MagTabs. It only takes 30 seconds!

“Another magnetix™ Miracle” magnetic flooring transformation

Here's another case study from our partners at intelli-force magnetix™ showing how quickly  magnetic flooring can transform a space. Problem: A 2,100 square foot cafeteria with a fully worn, vinyl asbestos tile floor. Looking at the costs of abatement, the management...

IOBAC Express Cure Resin: Quick Guide to Installation

With IOBAC magnetic flooring, you now have even more choice! Use our new dry-laid Ezy Install underlay system to avoid wet trades, or check out this quick step-by-step video guide below to see how fast and easy it is to use Express Cure Resin. Check out our dedicated...

In the News: The Future of Heating

From 2025 it will be illegal to install gas boilers in new build home in the UK, with gas and oil boilers to be phased out almost completely by 2050. IOBAC CEO Paul Woolvine talks about responding to this challenge and the future of heating in this article in the...

Behind the Scenes at IOBAC – Q&A with Ian and Paul

How did IOBAC come to be? Why was it formed? Ian Spreadborough (IS): I’ve been involved in the flooring industry in one way or another since 1994 and started working on the magnetic flooring project in 2009. Straight away I knew there was something special there. It...

In the News: Tomorrow’s Retail Floors

Interesting article in this month's Tomorrow's Retail Floors outlining why IOBAC is the future of flooring for the home. Change the design of your rooms in a matter of hours! And with IOBAC MagTabs, there is no need to limit designs to using just magnetic tiles - most...

IOBAC magnetic flooring in the home

Here's a great new video from Resincoat showing how IOBAC magnetic flooring can be used to transform a stunning kitchen! Fast, clean and flexible. And available to purchase from Resincoat here   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxi8HHgci4

IOBAC MagTabs scoop a National Flooring Innovation Award!

Here at IOBAC HQ, we are absolutely delighted to announce that our clever little squares, IOBAC MagTabs, have been recognised with a National Flooring Innovation Award 2019. Launched by The Stocklists, The Flooring Innovation Awards recognises everything that's...

In the News: SkillBuilder

It was a pleasure to have Roger Bisby from popular YouTube channel Skill Builder drop into IOBAC HQ recently to learn more about our game-changing technologies. Here he is with CEO Paul Woolvine and Co-Founder Ian Spreadborough discussing all things magnetic flooring....

Time is Money! 35% cost saving with IOBAC Magnetic Flooring

One of the key benefits of IOBAC Magnetic Flooring is that it enables a much quicker flooring installation as compared to traditional flooring techniques, which in turn saves money not only in installation project costs, but across the complete life of the floor....

IOBAC MagTabs – Installation using Looselay Tiles

Here's a handy video showing just how easy it is to install looselay tiles using IOBAC MagTabs. IOBAC MagTabs make installing looselay tiles onto a metal raised access floor quick, clean and easy - the next generation in floating floor technology. Super quick method...

IOBAC Design Floors In Your Home

Lovely residential install of IOBAC magnetic Karndean LVT tiles in large and small herringbone design and Amtico magnetic LVT tiles using feature strips. Benefits- - Rapid install- the resin sets in 60 minutes - No glue/ adhesives - Easy to replace - Easy to lay...

IOBAC Press Day

At IOBAC, we love to demonstrate our flooring innovations at our dedicated unit near Basingstoke, as it enables people to see with their own eyes the great benefits that our technologies can offer. Last week we had a great day welcoming a group of editors from trade...

New IOBAC MagTabs installed in Bishopsgate by Loughton Contracts

Another successful installation using new IOBAC MagTabs. 100 Bishopsgate- a 40-storey office tower providing highly efficient and flexible floor space in the heart of the city of London. The installation was successfully completed by Loughton Contracts Plc who found...

In the News: RefurbRenovation News

July edition: RefurbRenovation News Ian Spreadborough, IOBAC Co-Founder and Director, talks about the benefits of magnetic flooring technology for the refurbishment and renovation sector.  In particular, highlighting its design flexibility and the opportunities that...

IOBAC Demonstration Unit Now Open

We were recently very happy to officially open the new IOBAC demonstration unit by inviting editors from a range of trade publications to see IOBAC flooring technologies in action. During the visit, interested editors were able to see: IOBAC Magnetic Flooring - a live...

INTRODUCING …. NEW IOBAC MagTabs!

Magnetic on one side and self-adhesive on the other, these neat little tabs lock floor tiles tightly together to create the next generation in “floating floor” technology - ideal for metal raised access floors or for using the IOBAC Magnetic Flooring system with...

Historic Piece Hall Restaurant Chooses IOBAC Magnetic Flooring

Dating from 1779, the Grade I listed Piece Hall, Halifax, is Britain’s last surviving cloth hall. In 2017, the building underwent a £19 million conservation programme and is now a centre for trade and culture, with a mix of independent shops, cafes, bars and heritage...

IOBAC partner with Unilin IP in sublicensing arrangement

IOBAC is very proud to announce that it has entered into an exclusive sublicensing arrangement with Unilin IP to commercialise our revolutionary magnetic technology globally. Unilin Technologies, part of US-based Mohawk Industries, Inc., manages more than 2,000...

IOBAC in your home

Although the benefits of the IOBAC system usually lends itself to retail installations the flexibility and design possibilities of the system make it perfect for Design Flooring in your home. S. Maw custom flooring recently completed an installation using magnetised...

Walgreens choose IOBAC

Walgreens have completed 21 stores in the IOBAC system and they are already appreciating the benefits. Moving away from a traditional VCT product has led to vastly reduced maintenance costs, a flexible flooring system and faster installations. The IOBAC system...

Mr David installs IOBAC

The IOBAC technical team completed an installation at one of the largest flooring contractors in the USA to showcase the ease of installation. The install at Mr David’s Flooring was completed directly over existing vinyl in a heavily trafficked kitchen area. This...

ICT Construction approved as a distributor

We are pleased to announce that ICT Construction has been approved as a distributor to the IOBAC system. Our technical team travelled to America this month to train 12 flooring contractors chosen by ICT Construction in the application method of the IOBAC system....

IOBAC installed in Walgreens, Naperville

Kingston Tile Company successfully completed a 10,400 ft2 IOBAC installation at Walgreens Naperville, Illinois using magnetised Karndean LVT. The installation which was completed in 5 nights was installed over a damp subfloor without the need for a DPM. This reduced...

Wholefoods – Richmond-upon-Thames

3 years on and the IOBAC floor still looks beautiful -  This IOBAC installation took less than a day and was completed in October 2013 to the cafe and beauty area in magnetic Karndean Auckland Oak luxury vinyl tiles. The cafe area is by far the busiest section of the...