Harmony in form and functionPress Release
If you drive along the E17 highway near the Belgian town of Waregem, you can’t miss it: IVC Group’s new Flooring Development Centre, the new home of its commercial and design departments as well as its customer-centred flooring inspiration space. The architect who helped IVC with this project, Glenn Sestig, had a double mission: to respect the iconic building’s original distinctiveness – its known for its angular shapes and large pitched-roof structures — while fulfilling IVC’s contemporary expectations.
IVC’s wish list for this architectural balancing act was very specific:
“The new Flooring Development Centre had to become an inspiring place where customers, designers and architects from around the globe can intuitively discover IVC’s latest designs, innovations and R&D developments.” Cindy Van Moorleghem, marketing director at IVC
CREATING AN IVC CUSTOMER JOURNEY
The new location houses IVC’s sales, marketing and design departments, as well as an inspirational gallery for all commercial and residential brands. That flooring nirvana has been divided into sections through the clever use of material and design, and visitors are intuitively guided from one space to the other. Potential customers that embark on this journey of discovery through IVC’s portfolio encounter:
- The IVC Commercial Library, which features IVC’s collections for the project market via modifiable mood boards and sample storage units mounted onto the stripped concrete walls. Add to that the coffee corners where visitors can take breaks whenever they want, and you get an informal yet inspiring studio-like atmosphere.
- Moduleo House, home to IVC’s residential luxury vinyl floors. This area has a more domestic feel and displays flooring materials in a way that highlights beauty, practicality and comfort.
- The Residential Market Place, where all IVC’s B2B brands are showcased. This area invites buyers to compose their own collections with all materials on hand and aims to inspire retailers to present flooring materials similarly in their own stores.
BOOSTING COLLABORATION THROUGH INSPIRATIONAL DESIGN
IVC and Glenn Sestig made design a functional part of the Flooring Development Centre. “The goals of enabling collaboration and ensuring the wellbeing of IVC’s employees had to reign supreme”, Glenn explains. “In terms of both acoustics and ergonomics, we made sure that the office areas adhere to the highest standards.”
The architect’s overall view on the project? “The Flooring Development Centre is a telling example of how a building can tie architecture and materials together into one aesthetic whole that brings a company’s vision to life”, Glenn concludes. “In IVC’s case, the building has become a place to showcase its innovative efforts in developing technical, aesthetic, comfortable and durable materials to the entire world.” That’s how IVC truly goes beyond flooring.
Enterprising with an eye for the future
What is innovation? To us, it’s about finding smart ways to create better solutions that make life easier.
Indeed: innovation revolves around you.
At our Centre of Excellence, we respond to today’s market needs.
Building on our R&D department’s long-standing expertise and ideas inspired by other sectors, we look beyond the ordinary to find new solutions. However, we also imagine answers to tomorrow’s questions.
These insights are translated into alternative materials, unique production lines and state-of-the-art techniques to create future-proof floors that put your wellbeing and convenience first.
Layer by layer, we innovate the floors you walk, shop, work, dance and live on every day.
Can you imagine? All that innovation squeezed into just a few millimetres.
How we aim for a sustainable future
FUTURE-PROOF, FOR YOU AND FOR THE PLANET
At IVC Group, we truly believe in products that are built with the future in mind. That’s why we take the time to pause and reflect on the impact of our entire strategy and operation.
- Through resource conservation and waste reduction, we minimise the environmental impact of our manufacturing and distribution operations.
- Our energy-efficient flooring plants are among the leanest and greenest in their class, and to get our products to you, inland waterways are the logical choice.
- We invest in clean-air technology and cutting-edge manufacturing methods and use as many recycled or renewable materials as possible – think of eco-friendly inks and recycled PVC
One plank, twelve layers, three benefitsWatch the video
LayRed is a rigid vinyl floor collection: stronger than ever, with a soft feel and silent acoustics, engineered to stand its ground in the most extreme circumstances. Thanks to an integrated underlay, LayRed is the single best product in the market that combines strength, comfort & performance.
A premium floor with a touch of red, that is up for every challenge.
DESIGN & PERFORMANCE
The LayRed collection consists of in-house developed and printed designs, all inspired by wood and stone. Every design has pin-sharp details and minimal repetitions, making sure your floor looks as unique as nature.
Thanks to a layer that protects from scratches and dirt penetration, LayRed is scratch and stain resistant, ensuring the design remains in perfect condition. Its exceptional acoustic performance results in the lowest walking sound and 21 DB Lw / 10DB Llin transmission sound reduction.
LayRed is rigid. Yet the acoustic layer of LayRed provides you that soft and warm feel underfoot. It is resilient and anticipates the body weight, making it softer than rigid alternatives. The softer the surface, the more pleasant it is to walk over.
LayRed is rigid. Yet pleasingly silent. The acoustic layer softens reflective walking sound and dampens transmission sound. No cracking sounds or annoying click-clack noises when walking, the sound absorbing qualities of LayRed are demonstrably better than other rigid vinyl floors.
LayRed is rigid, making it the perfect flooring solution for renovation projects.
Thanks to its non-telegraphing core, LayRed has the ability to bridge gaps and slight unevenness in the subfloor, meaning levelling preparation isn’t needed. It covers any imperfection and prevents telegraphing: so high and low spots won’t show through the surface.
Foundations for the futureDiscover
Jan Vergote, CEOCompany presentation
"Founded in 1997, IVC Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), sheet vinyl and carpet tiles.
With 1600 employees and 10 production units in Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia and the United States; IVC Group produces over 180million m² of flooring per year.
In 2015, IVC Group became part of Mohawk Industries, the world’s market leader in flooring, with a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years.
Being a part of Mohawk Industries broadens IVC Group’s global reach – bringing it closer to you, wherever you go.
THE CENTRE OF INNOVATION
IVC Group looks beyond the ordinary to create the perfect solution for your home or project.
It always considers the materials it uses with your needs in mind; performance, design, acoustics, comfort, installation and recycling.
That’s how IVC Group comes up with innovative solutions to bring the best product for your project.
FUTURE-PROOF, FOR YOU AND FOR THE PLANET
IVC Group truly believes in products that are built with the future in mind. That’s why it takes the time to pause and reflect on the impact of its entire strategy and operation."
RESIDENTIAL LUXURY VINYL FLOORSDiscover
The way you live inspires us to createVisit moduleo.com
At Moduleo, we are constantly researching trends, design and performance to ensure we offer you a contemporary range of beautiful, practical and durable luxury vinyl flooring, in planks and tiles for your home.
IN LINE WITH CURRENT INTERIOR TRENDS
The ways people live inspire us to create new design floors. So, we’ve updated our range based on current consumer demand and interior trends, bringing you a collection that is design-led and future proof.
NEW CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS
We present the third generation of designs in the Select, Transform and Impress collections. The range is on-trend, ranging from pure and pronounced wood planks to elegant and distinctive stone tiles. Beautiful and appealing, one and all.
EVEN MORE REAL
Our floors are inspired by nature, so they have to look and feel that way. Moduleo combines the authenticity and beauty of natural products, with the rugged durability of innovative vinyl technology.
COMMERCIAL FLOORING SOLUTIONSDiscover
Beyond flooringVisit ivc-commercial.com
One solid brand for all commercial flooring solution. IVC is the commercial branch of IVC Group, dedicated to creating unique floors for corporate & office, retail, hospitality & leisure, housing, education and healthcare projects. The IVC portfolio consists of carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), heterogeneous vinyl and accessories.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We offer top-quality products, impeccable service, innovative, sustainable production and a proven track-record… But most of all, we love helping to achieve your goals.
IN CONTROL FROM START TO FINISH, FROM INSPIRATION TO INSTALLATION
Design, production, delivery, planning… picking the perfect floor is about more than just flipping through catalogues, IVC supports you through every stage. Our dedicated and professional team is always at your service.
INNOVATION THAT ADDS VALUE TO YOUR WORK
We look beyond the ordinary to create the perfect solution for your project. We always consider the materials we use, performance, design, acoustics, comfort, installation and recycling. That’s how we come up with innovative solutions to bring the best product for your project.
VERSATILE PRODUCT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL PROJECTS
Whether you want to design inspiring office spaces, bohemian hotel rooms, a daycare centre, practical educational facilities or any other space you’re passionate about, IVC has a solution to fit your needs.
UNIQUE ADVANTAGES, UNIVERSAL APPLICATIONS
Each sector has specific needs. We adapt our products to those needs and look for solutions to overcome your challenges.
Residential vinyl rollsDiscover
Make your home more beautifulBrowse the collection
Leoline's cushion vinyl rolls make homes beautiful, comfortable and easy places to be.
With a market-leading focus on delivering contemporary, on-trend designs and colours, alongside faithful recreations of nature’s wonderful timeless organic patterns and textures, the Leoline collection is a great way to add unique style to an interior.
Add in comfort, warmth, noise reduction and a simple to care for surface and it’s easy to see why Leoline floors are such a popular choice in homes across Europe.
Leoline floors are made at IVC's state-of-the-art factory in Belgium. With an on-site wind farm and recycling our waste, it is one of the world’s most efficient vinyl flooring factories.
A floor from Leoline is a great investment for a home, a fact underlined by our leading warranties.
Enhance and protect your floorVisit xtrafloor.com
The perfect match to install, finish and clean all IVC and Moduleo products. Meet your accessories partner Xtrafloor.
Discover our wide range of unique LVT and heterogeneous vinyl design flooring accessories, for commercial and residential use:
- Skirting boards
- Installation tools
- Maintenance products
Whether you’re looking for high-quality skirting boards, the right underlay for your flooring, durable profiles or appropriate maintenance and installation products, you’ll find it at Xtrafloor.
Bringing us closer to youDiscover
HQ and sales offices
Our rich history has made us into the company we are today and lays the foundation for who we want to become:
- 10 production units, global distribution
- 180m m² capacity
- 20m m² stock
- 1600 dedicated employees
- > 130 years craftsmanship
IVC Group (HQ)
+32 56 65 32 11
IVC Flooring Development Centre
+32 56 59 03 11
IVC Group UK
Unit 5 Westside Park
Belmore Way Raynesway,
Derby, DE21 7AZ
+44 1332 8515 00
IVC Group Germany
Reisholzer Werftstraße 33
+49 211 598 930 00
IVC Group Russia
Utkina Zavod industrial park
MLP-KAD, building 3
+7(812) 7777 981
Customer service numbers per region
FRANCE: +32 56 59 41 40
BENELUX: +32 56 59 41 50
DACH: +32 56 59 41 60
Rest of World: +32 56 59 41 70 or +32 56 59 41 71
RU & Central Europe: +32 56 59 41 80
UK & IE: +32 56 59 41 90