IDS’s luxury vinyl tile flooring, Malmo™ Rigid is the first flooring in its category to be endorsed by leading underfloor heating firm Uponor for use over its Minitec water-piped underfloor heating (UFH) system.

Malmo™ Rigid has been added to Uponor’s list of recommended floor coverings, widening its potential for use in both domestic and commercial settings. Uponor’s backing gives further credibility following independent performance tests by Exova BM TRADA of its tiles and plank formats over their own water-piped underfloor heating system (UFH), which showed no significant movement or change in visual effects.  

Says Tony Locke, IDS’s Technical Services Manager: “Following the successful independent performance tests we’re delighted to have Uponor’s official seal of approval with them adding Malmo™ Rigid to their list of recommended floor coverings.  

“The UK underfloor heating market is increasing year on year, particularly with the trend for open plan living, and luxury vinyl tile is one of the fastest growing products in our portfolio due to it being easy to install and maintain and offering lots of design potential. Customers can now have complete confidence when installing our LVT products over water-piped UFH.”

Malmo™ Rigid flooring features advanced Välinge 5G installation system, making it fast and easy to fit, and has a built-in 1mm underlay. It comes with 17 fashionable tile and woodgrain designs and has a warranty of up to 15 years for residential applications and seven years for commercial applications.

Malmo™ Rigid, and the Malmo™ stickdown range, are available for 24-48 hour delivery from all IDS branches nationwide. Contact IDS: 0845 7 298 298, or