A lot of customers are familiar with our temporary floor protection but aren’t necessarily aware of the breadth of our range and the varying solutions to specific floor types. A common issue is temporary floor protection for floors such as timber/wood that require impact protection but also the ability to breathe and allow any moisture to escape. The perfect fit for the job is Protec Breathershield. Not only is it applied very easily by rolling out and taping together but it provides brilliant protection while also allowing the surface to breathe. One customer, Stewart Nesbit, who regularly lays tiles of varying material such as stone and wood loves the product and sent us in these pictures of him using it on the job. Take a look at our product page or call our enquiry team for more information on 0800 834 704.
Protecting Ceramic Tiles Around Airport Baggae Carousels
We have had a number of requests over the years for contractors working in airports and notably one area that comes up where there is a great need for floor protection materials is maintenance and repair of baggage collection carousels in airports. The machines and their parts are large and heavy and as they’re normally surrounded by finished ceramic tiles, of the sort that are often found in airports, accidental damage to the surrounding floors can be common when ‘Dead-Banding’ . When it comes to ceramic hard floor tiles and heavy equipment your best bet is always to use a material with some sort of impact protection. We would normally advise a thick, either 4mm-5mm Proplex corrugated plastic sheeting.
Most jobs and their environments vary, so there is never one solution fits all with temporary protection. If you are ever in doubt of what to use to protect the surrounding environment when conducting maintenance, repair, refurbishment or construction work then give our customer service team a call on 0800 834 704 and they will be able to offer their expert advice.
Choosing the correct floor protection for bars and beer festivals
It is a common enquiry at Protec to supply suitable temporary floor protection for a lot of events and one in particular…beer festivals! It isn’t the simplest solution as there can often be spillages and subsequent wet floors, particularly behind the bar where staff are working and pulling pints. Due to this it is vital that a degree of anti-slip is present on the material. A common product we provide is Tekgard TK200 Polythene Sheeting which is embossed for anti-slip protection and comes on a 1.6m x 62.5m roll for easily covering large areas. This should prove suitable in the majority of cases, however if you are aware that there is going to be a considerable amount of foot traffic then sometimes a heavier duty material is needed. For these cases then we would recommend Promesh which is an interwoven fabric on a 2m x 50m roll and is sufficiently heavy duty for even the busiest of foot traffic.
It is often the case that these materials are subsequently thrown away after an event due to the heavy beating they receive however there is an alternative option that can be re-used if you are either hosting a lot of events or don’t mind storing the protection till next year. These are gridded tiles that are often used as a base for temporary outdoor parking in fields at music festivals or even permanent fixtures behind modern bars. They are perfect for the job as they will allow water to pass through them (note it is probably the case you will need one of the above products to lay beneath it) but provide unrivalled grip for the busy bartender!
For any enquiries on the best temporary protection for your event please give us a call on 0800 834 704 and our team can give you some tailor-made advice.
How to choose the correct type of flooring protection for your contract flooring job
Protection of interior floor finishes is often required on both new and refurbishment projects. Fast track programmes often include floor coverings installed prior to the completion of work by other trades and, to reduce the risk of damage, proper protection materials should be considered.
When you’re looking for Floor Protection, there are many things to take into consideration before choosing which product you will use. We are frequently asked by our customers for advice on which products will provide the best protection in certain working environments.
Choosing the correct floor protection for your needs
There are many forms of temporary protection; a product fit for purpose should be selected after considering the following points:
Surface requiring protection
Site conditions and site traffic
Length of time a surface requires protection prior to handover
It is important that the right form of temporary protection is used, depending on these factors, as an incorrect choice of floor protection may result in poor performance, a need to replace protection more frequently, resulting in higher overall costs as well as adding time to your build, not to mention the possibility of actually damaging the flooring it was originally supposed to protect. Continue reading →
Snow can cause a mess when coming indoors from outside, use heavy duty trapmats and save on cleaning time and effort.
With the weather as it is, it isn’t just building sites that are affected but pavements and paths can soon turn into a sludgy mess. When walking into your house the last thing you need is a mess on your floor, especially carpets and buildings such as hotels can suffer with lobbies and entrances taking the brunt of the damage . A great way po combat this and save a lot of cleaning time are our heavy duty dirt trapper mats. Unlike standard trapmats, which don’t stand up against water and particualry wet, muddy or snowy boots, due to their vinyl type surface, Protec’s heavy duty trapmats are made of a fabric material and a reinforced banding around the edges. This means they are far better at absorbing moisture and are a much better option in particularly wet weather.
Protec Carpet Protector safeguarding carpets across the UK and abroad.
Whether you are a builder and need to protect your customer’s carpets while on a job, doing some decorating in the living room and worried about spilt paint, want to protect your car’s floor when taking your dog for a particularly muddy walk or just having a party and don’t want any spilt wine to make a mess of your dining room, carpet protector from Protec can save you loads of time and money in cleaning by safeguarding your carpets before any damage comes to them. We sell thousands of square meters of carpet protection every week so our easily applied and reverse wound self adhesive carpet protector is certainly tried and tested.
Take a look at our carpet protection micro-site here, or call our enquiries team on 0800 834 704 if you need any advice in protecting your home with any temporary protection.
Proplex Corrugated Sheeting used for protecting tv/film sets and filming locations.
We have supplied a number of production companies with Proplex corrugated plastic sheeting (similar to and often reffered to in the industry as ‘Correx’) for protecting floors while on set or location. The material is perfect as it is robust and lightweight and solves the big problem of protecting various surfaces from large production teams and their equipment.
A high profile use of our material was exciting when used on the set for the Scorsese film Hugo. Despite a lot of our materials being made for construction a number of other materials have also been used for similar applications such as temporary screening to hide scretive sets from photographers. A perfect example of this was a lot of screening material being used to conceal the set of Snow White and the Huntsman released the past year.
If you work for a production company and require any of these materials or simply need some advice on the best products to protect floor on set or location or even conceal high profile filming then give our enquiries team a call on 0800 834 704.
Stripping wallpaper can be a massive hassle without carpet protector film.
Recently I was undertaking some redocoration work in the main hallway of my house and one of the main jobs was stripping the existing wallpaper for a new coat of paint. I have done some work like this before and the resulting mess from the wallpaper can be a big hassle when clearing up, it doesn’t tend to get picked up by hoovers or simply clogs it so I ended up having to use a dustpan and brush which not only took ages but also left the carpet in a pretty dire state.
This time around I used some of our self adhesive carpet protector on the carpet before I started any work. As seen below it quickly started to get very messy. Once the stripping of the wallpaper was complete quite a large amount had gathered on the floor and where previously a failed hoover attempt and subsequent dust pan and brush would have started I simply had to roll up the film and throw it away!
If you’re doing any redecorating work where any sort of mess like the wallpaper strippings below could cause any damage or long and costly cleaning time or charges I would highly recommend using some self adhesive carpet protector. Make sure it’s reverse wound so you can easily lay it down and remember not leave it in place for longer than 4 weeks. Click here for a link to a recommended product that comes with free 2 day delivery and great prices for a very good quality film and low tack film that isn’t as flimsy or will leave adhesive marks that simialrly priced alternatives will.
Temporary Floor Protection for Carpets - Flame Retardant LPS 1207
Protec International Stock a wide range of floor protection materials for use on site (commercial, industrial or residential) or at home. We have all forms of floor covered whether its hard wood, vinyl, ceramic, carpets etc.
Whith large commercial, industrial or housing builds, for insurance purposes, fire retardancy is often a big factor when it comes to the need of temporary floor protection. Protec International have the largest range of FR materials which meet the accreditation of LPS 1207, the UK’s standard in flame retardnacy for temporaray protection materials. We will be conducting a series of blog posts on the ideal products for protecting floors during builds which also meet flame retardant requirements and our first will be on the application of carpets.
Carpetshield®FR is a floor protection film specifically for carpets, used to protect newly laid surfaces from spillages, debris and heavy foot traffic in areas where building work is still in progress. It has a low tack adhesive backing that sticks to the carpet pile without the need for taping and prevents any shifting, slipping or leakage. Its non-slip surface is ideal for quick and effective floor protection of carpeted walkways, corridors, and stairways.
The lightweight rolls are reverse wound and quickly applied by kicking the roll across the floor. After use, the carpet protection film peels away without leaving any residue.
Here are some reviews of the product which have been left on our website which you can also find on the product page, here.
Guaranteed First Class Protection
by Peter Williams, 15 Dec 2011
Usage: Protecting domestic carpets during decorating operations. Providing a medium term (max 4 weeks) covering for walked areas (hallways and adjacent to external entry doors) against dirty footwear during interior building work.
Opinion: A very easy to use product that provided comprehensive protection to domestic carpets during decorating and building operations. Significally, tradesmen who had not encountered such a product on other building jobs were very impressed by the convenience and efficiency
A walk in the park
by Bryan D, 31 Oct 2011
Usage: To protect office carpets during redecorations
Opinion: Having used many types of carpet protectors over the years, we were keen to try this one. So easy to use, rolls out better than other brands, a walk in the park compared to some. Being Flame Retardant too was another big plus. Removed very easily with no residue left. A must if you need to protect carpets.
If you are interested in Carpetshield as a form of temporary floor protection then visit the product page here, or call our enquiries team on 0800 834 705.
With months worth of rain falling in a matter of days Britain is being hit pretty hard by the bad weather. This has an effect on a lot of people and various activities but carpets aren’t always at the forefront of everyone’s mind and they can suffer. Whether you are taking dogs for a walk and subsequently your car gets very messy, or entrance ways to the home where muddy boots and shoes can cause damage Protec Carpet Protector rolls can help keep the rain and mud at bay. Simply laying out a strip over any problem areas can take minutes but save you hours and cash in cleaning.
A particular problem point we have expereienced over the past holiday months has been caravan owners going for hiking weekends, subsequently getting very messy and requiring carpet protection for when they return.