Floor Coverings Solutions from Protec.

If you have damaged a floor during a renovation or refurbishment project, you will understand repairing flooring is both time consuming and costly. Using a temporary floor covering is a great way to avoid such damage in the future.

Protec is a specialist in temporary floor protectors. From working with building service companys, site managers and DIY’ers for over 20 years, Protec has specialists who can use their wealth of experience to help you to find the perfect solution, no matter what your project needs are.

Why not browse our full range of floor protectors here. Or if you have any floor protection questions, call us on 0800 834 704. Our phone lines are open 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday or you can e-mail us enquiries@protection.co.uk.

Have you ever caused damage during a construction project to a floor? Send us your pictures for a chance to win temporary floor protectors on Facebook. We would love to hear from you.

Coverguard - Heavy Duty, Flame Retardant Floor Protection

Ensuring your floor does not get damaged during a construction or renovation project is essential. Effective use of floor coverings is the best way to ensure that the end result is flawless. However, choosing the wrong floor protector can be worse than not using one at all.

At Protec, we can advise the best floor protectors based on your project’s specific demands. These five considerations are aimed at helping you to get the best Temporary Floor Protection:

1)    Floor Type:

Every floor has different properties and therefore may require a different type of protection. For example, it is highly recommended to use breathable floor protection on newly laid wooden floors as they require permeable membranes for curing. Breathershield was designed specifically for wooden floors to allow them to breathe whilst protecting from scratches, scuffs and stains.

2)     Exposure: 

The duration your floor protection will be required, any elements it may be exposed to and the overall footfall/volume of traffic will determine how durable you need the floor protector to be. For example, it is not recommended to use a protection film for projects when light/medium wheeled traffic (cherry pickers, scissor lifts etc) will be in operation. Coverguard is one of our most durable floor protectors which makes it perfect for more demanding, long-running projects.

3)    Flame Retardant:

Every year there are numerous major fires on construction sites and in buildings undergoing refurbishment. The Fire Protection Association’s Joint Code of Practice requires that all Temporary Protection Materials used in construction and refurbishment projects must be Flame Retardant and conform to the requirements of the Loss Prevention Standard LPS 1207, LPS 1215 or Certifire. They must also have the relevant LPCB or Certifire marking and certificate number printed on the material.Choose a Flame Retardant floor protector which is Certifire approved.

4)    Ease of Application & Removal: 

Make sure you read the product reviews. Cheap floor protectors can be difficult to apply or leave a tacky residue when removed, which can mean you end up spending more time cleaning up afterwards, or even damage the floor.

5)    Prevent Slips and Trips:

Using a good quality self-adhesive floor protector is the safest way to prevent from slips and trips which you may get by using dust sheets. Using the correct floor protection can protect your staff, customers and the flooring from any damage and injuries.

Have you tried using a floor protector before? Anything we’ve not mentioned? Tweet @protec_uk your advice and experience #protec. We would love to hear from you.

Need a bit more advice? Call us on 0800 834 704. Our phone lines are open 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday or you can e-mail us enquiries@protection.co.uk

Plastic Floor Protection vs. Dust Sheets

Read Part 1: New Home Part 1 – Redecorating

New Home Redecorating Plastic FlooringDuring the redecorating process it has become apparent that plastic floor protection in the form of Protec Proplex, Promesh, Barrier sheeting and Carpetshield are all highly superior to cotton Dust Sheets or bits of old curtain and carpets.

In one room in the house the existing carpet has been left down unprotected (as it is ultimately going to be removed to expose the wooden flooring underneath). This has so far offered protection against wall paper paste and dust and debris but unlike the Proplex in the next room (which is protecting an exposed wooden floor) it has quickly become dirty and is very difficult to clean.
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Tempory flooring protection for your contract flooring project.

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

About Protec’s Temporary Flame Retardant Carpet Protection.

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.

flame retardant carpet roll
Flame Retardant Floor Protection for 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

 

 

5 stars

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

 

 

5 stars

by Bryan D, 31 Oct 2011

Carpet Protectors
Flame Retardant Floor Protection for Carpets

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.

The rain just hasn’t seemed to stop!

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.

Protec would be glad to help and we have a great range of various lengths available at our following website, www.self-adhesive-carpet-protector.co.uk .

 

Our Proplex surface protection stole the show in Channel 5’s new programme ‘Half Built House’ last night (July 24).

Protec's Proplex surface protection sheets being used on Half Built HouseWhile interior designer, property renovator and presenter Sian Astley and the team tried to fix a DIY disaster in Eastbourne, our Proplex surface protection preserved the new wood flooring and tiles throughout the kitchen, dining and living room areas.

It meant that the ‘Half Built House’ team could get on with rebuilding the interior of the house – and meet the tough two-week deadline – without worrying about destroying the work they had already done on the floors.

Our temporary protection products are brilliant for these types of tight space and tight deadline projects. You can continue to work in-situ, different trades can follow each other quickly, there are no replacing damaged fixtures and fittings and less clean-up, which all saves time and money.

Proplex is a great material because it is economical, strong and very lightweight. It is tear, puncture and impact resistant and waterproof but easy to cut, crease and bend into shape. Proplex is available in 2mm, 3mm and 5mm thicknesses and it can be custom printed.

You can see the whole Half Built House episode on Demand 5 and check out Sian’s great blog, Moregeous.

Protec's Proplex surface protection sheets being used on Half Built House

Protec's Proplex surface protection sheets being used on Half Built House

Door Jambs:

door frame protection

Foam Door Jambs can be used to safeguard your door frame fixtures and prevent costly replacements or repairs as doors are often exposed to tools and equipment which leads to door frame damage.

Door Sleeves:

door protection sleeveOnce your door frame protectors are in place, Door Sleeves can be used to slide over a door and provide complete temporary door protection without the need for fixing with tape etc.

Cover your timber: wood floor protection

Protecting newly laid timber flooring can be problematic as it often needs to be allowed to release moisture without getting trapped but leaving it uncovered can mean ongoing work could damage your lovely flooring. Breathershield FR has been specially designed by Protec to provide a solution for newly installed timber where it is essential that the moisture is allowed to escape into the atmosphere while at the same time fulfilling LPS1207 Flame Retardant certification

Handrail/Balustrade Protectors:

handrail protectionStairs are often the focal point for foot traffic on buildings with multiple levels and this can mean plenty of equipment, furniture and fittings being carried up and down throughout the build. A wooden handrail or balustrade on the stairs can be easily knocked and dented or scratched by this traffic so it it important to use foam Handrail/Balustrade Protectors on these items that can often be bespoke made and costly to replace

ZipWall:

Do you work with wood a lot while on-site? Does the dust from various resizing and alteration of fittings get around various rooms and cause costly clean-up time? ZipWall and ZipDoor provide the ability to screen off specific areas or whole rooms from dust transfer caused by working with timbertemporary screening from dust

A Gym, whether a commercial membership facility or in your home, needs suitable floor protection. But what should you use to protect the floor in your gym?

Heavy and large equipment that is put directly onto floors can mark or damage them after time and use along with the danger of free weights being dropped or falling from height mean a suitable form of protection is necessary. Protec stock a wide range of floor protectuion items that can suit almost any need and this extends to our PVC Interlocking tiles which are great for a gym floor application. So if you run a gym, or just fancy one in your home, then give our enquiries team a call and ask about our PVC Interlocking Tiles and they will be able to offer helpful advice.

Promesh 1207 Floor ProtectionWhen it comes to protecting floors there can be a number of issues and these can be wide and varying and this is primarily because types of flooring can be equally as wide and varying. Trying to find a versatile and all round, effective floor protection that can be used equally for timber, vinyl or stone can be a struggle.
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