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How To Choose Correct Floor Protection

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Installing flooring material is an effective way of preventing expensive damages to your floor especially during projects such as renovation, construction, and moving. For the ultimate protection, choosing the right material is key. Different flooring material will require their own unique protection material. Similarly, the nature of elements the floor is exposed to (e.g. heat, water, dust, and traffic) will dictate the properties to look for in a flooring protection. So here’s how to find the right material.

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1. Consider the Nature of Your Flooring Surface

There are two types of flooring surfaces - hard and soft.

• Hard floor protection

Hard flooring is prone to damages such as scratches when furniture is dragged on them. They also suffer dents when heavy tools drop on them. Some are susceptible to fire and water damage. Your material of choice should be sturdy and thick enough to absorb impact. It should also be resistant to slipping. Other aspects to look out for are fire and water resistance properties. Fitting these criteria is Red Self-Adhesive Film from Trio Plus - a leading temporary flooring protection provider in the UK. The film is made of premium material and can protect a variety of floors including vinyl, marble, lino, and tiles among others.

• Soft floor/carpet protection

Appropriate carpet protection will help prevent wear and tear, reduce damage from heavy equipment, and keep off debris. The right protector should also be breathable to prevent your carpet from being stuffy. The material should also be easy to install. Similarly, it should be easy to remove without leaving residues.

2. Types of Protection Material

Some protection materials to consider include:

• Self-adhesive protectors

These are recommended for hard floor surfaces made of materials such as wood, ceramics, concrete, and vinyl. They are available in all shapes and sizes depending on the surface you want to protect. They allow for easy furniture movement and also dampen noise.

• Ram boards

Ram boards are great for hard floors. They are breathable enough to be applied on a fresh floor. Straight from the shop, it is ready for instant installation. Ram boards are quite affordable and can be reused over and over.

• Polyethylene films

These are suitable for carpets and hard floors alike. They are chemical resistant and have flame retarding properties. You can cut and shape them to fit your requirements.

The key is to find the best product to match the material of the floor you want to protect. The tips will help you do just that.

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