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A Guide To Correx Floor Protection

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What Is Correx?

Corrugated plastic sheet, commonly known as Correx, is a tough, twin-walled, durable, and impact-resistant board that can be used for protection and other uses.

The twin-walled sheets are made of polypropylene and are plastic-like cardboard that is light in weight and very durable, making it suitable for both internal and external use.

A standard size sheet that is 1.2m x 2.4m suits most consumer needs. The sheets come packaged in compact rolls that are easy-to-handle.

Correx is a twin-walled polypropylene material that could be described as a plastic cardboard. A corrugated form of sheeting, Correx is lightweight, durable and very easy to use making it the ideal material for use at home or in the workplace.

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How Is Correx Used To Protect Against Damage?

Correx plastic sheets are very versatile as they are water resistant, impact resistant and easy to cut to shape. These sheets really come into their own when used to protect hardwood floors from scratches during a building or renovation project. 

Similarly, they can temporarily protect walls, plastered corners, furniture, work surfaces and door frames from knocks and bangs when moving home or office. This is due to the construction of the sheeting which makes it more robust than straightforward tarpaulin or flexible rolls of protection fabric. Correx is inexpensive and does not need any specialist tools to install. 

Simply use a DIY knife or scissors to cut the sheets to size, and fix together using gaffa or PVC floor tape. Large areas of floor can be protected quickly and with very little fuss. This offers a great solution for an event that might result in damaged floors caused by excessive foot traffic, such as the hallway.

Correx can be used flat or curved, but it can also be shaped in boxes or dividers for packing away more fragile items such as glass or china.

What Are Correx Sheets Used For?

Correx sheets are a great protection option for temporary flooring. They can be used to protect the surface of the floor during any number of construction projects, or they can be placed under furniture items in order to protect them from scratches and scuffs. 

Correx sheets are also perfect for covering up areas where work is being done on the walls, as well as protecting surfaces when painting. Correx plastic sheets are mostly used for temporary floor and window protection. 

The standard size suitable for protecting floors and surfaces is 2mm thick, and variations are available according to the use it is meant for. There are, however, thicker Correx sheets that are up to 5mm thick. The thicker the Correx sheets, the better the impact resistance.

The sheets are widely used during renovation, reconstruction, or building projects as they are used to protect the floors and windows from damage, especially during the moving of furniture or other items that could cause damage.

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The versatile plastic sheets are manufactured from a durable and resilient corrugated polyflute plastic that is tough enough to withstand the rigours of day-to-day work. They're safe for use on both hard floors, as well as protecting surfaces when painting or doing other construction projects such as installing flooring, tiling, laying insulation boards, hobbyists, crafts, sign making and for those seeking protection from pet cages or aviaries.

Plastic floor protection is an increasingly popular solution for commercial and industrial hard floor and surface protection. Over the last 30 years, Correx has become extremely popular for protecting hard floor surfaces, replacing more traditional materials like Plywood or hardboard/masonite. 

The plastic floor protection can be used for many different applications, including temporary floors in construction projects, protecting hardwood or laminate surfaces from heavy furniture during moving or remodelling work, as well as being an excellent solution to protect carpeted floors after spills or dirt from footwear or scrapes from furniture etc.

Other than protecting floors and surfaces, the Correx plastic sheets are also popularly used to make signboards. This can be achieved by printing the sheets and is a far better choice than laminated paper or cards as they are very durable and lightweight.

This technique is commonly seen in Estate Agent signboards, construction signboards, directional signage.

The Correx Hard floor protection sheets, the black or white PVC Floor Tape, and the Silver Cloth Tape are available for purchase from the Trio plus distribution store.

Advantages of the Correx Plastic Sheets

  • They are crack-resistant therefore very economical to purchase and use.
  • They are very strong and durable hence very flexible.
  • 100% recyclable, meaning that they are very friendly to the environment and would not cause any hazard.
  • They are resistant to water and moisture; therefore, they are perfect for internal and external use.
  • The sheets are standard and tailor-made with good resistance to chemicals.
  • You can purchase your sheets from Trio Plus Distribution. Here is why we recommend doing so:
  • You get free and super-fast UK Delivery.
  • We offer free technical support and advice.
  • We are a leading supplier in the UK.

  • Features of Correx Sheets

    ●Correx sheets are 100% waterproof.

    ●Highly durable and with strength provided.

    ●Easy to handle.

    ●Impact resistant.

    ●Resistant to mold and will not break down.

    ●Comes in different pack sizes.

    ●Can be printed on or personalised.

    Whether you are renovating a new office or working on a construction project, Correx is a great choice for keeping floor and surfaces well protected. Correx can be used for both internal and external applications, including the protection of floors, walls, doors, windows and ceilings.

    Other popular uses of Correx sheets include packaging flooring and pallets, sign making or crafts. Correx sheets can be filed for a number of uses, from DIY projects to rabbit cages.

    Correx is made from recycled material: paper fibres, polyolefin (polymer) resin, clay pigment for colouring. These all contribute to making our product a great choice as it has minimal environmental impact but doesn't compromise in performance.

    What Other Uses Does Correx Corrugated Plastic Have?

    The plastic can have print added if required, and, as this material is highly durable, it can be re-used multiple times. This makes it an excellent choice for signage.

    Crafters and hobbyists also use Correx plastic sheets. The material can be cut into the desired shape and size using a craft knife or strong scissors. It can also be scored and folded, and it is simple to store away.

    As the sheeting is water and chemical resistant, using it as flooring in pet bird and animal housing enables it to be hygienically wiped clean. It is used to separate internal areas as well, or to offer ramps and different levels.

    How Quickly Can Correx Be Installed?

    As Correx plastic sheets are light and easy to handle, they can be placed in position very swiftly. Fold, cut and shape in moments and tape into position with ease.

    Trio Plus are leading suppliers of Correx sheets with a variety of options to suit your project. If you have any queries regarding this product please call us on 01372 747 555 and speak with our flooring specialists.