In recent years the scale of DIY projects has increased on every level from small projects in the home to larger self build initiatives and whilst the complexity of projects has changed with more advanced tools, materials and working practices many house holders are now following the example of contractors by also investing in temporary protection.
Traditionally Protec have catered specifically to trade contractors and the range of products supplied has reflected this with large format protection rolls, own branding and an extensive range of protection products for a multitude of applications. From these origins products have been created to cater for various bespoke site requirements and it is through this that many house holders have found their way to Protec whether through seeing the Protec branding on protection materials used in their home by contractors or through a visit to the Protec website. 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.
Protect your carpets from soil, water and needles of your christmas tree.
Real Christmas Trees are great for bringing the festive spirit & smell into the household but can be a hassle to keep tidy. If it’s a genuine evergreen and subsequent soil, water and fallen needles can make a mess of your living room carpet and even the fake trees can leave wayward bristles. Simply lay down a stretch of carpet protector and dispose of when finished, with more than 100m of carpet protection film, you can protect your floors from Christmas trees for many years to come. Or try one of our Proplex sheets under your christmas tree, they are available in black and white. Proplex sheets are corrugated plastic sheets manufactured by Protec which can be used year after year. They can be recycled when finished and the black proplex sheets are manufactured from recycled materials.
If you’re worried on how to protect your carpets from Christmas trees then take a look at our carpet protector product page Carpet Protection Film and order a roll before your living room carpet turns into a mess or order Proplex corrugated plastic sheets here.
Its that time of the year when family and friends get together and celebrate in festive style. Whether it is a Christmas gathering or full blown New Years Eve party the combination of drink, food, games fun and the bad weather mean that carpets can suffer. Make sure carpet protector film is at the top of your list when preparing your party and any hassle with subsequently cleaning your carpets won’t be needed!
Ensure any spilt drinks, wet shoes and dancing feet don’t ruin your carpets and order some Protec Carpet Protector in time for your festive celebrations!
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.
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.
Decorating either your own or someone else’s house? These four quick and easy tips are ideal for making you decorate like a professional decorator or if you are a professional, to amaze your customers with your tips and tricks.
1) Protecting Doors While Painting Frames
Doorframes often get discoloured and need repainting. However, a common issue when re-painting a doorframe is that it is difficult to avoid not painting on the door itself. Whilst other smaller items can simply be taped over, taping a whole door is a waste of tape. Door Sleeves slide over doors and protects from various damage such as paint but we’ve found it is also great for protecting from scratches when moving furniture through doorways.
Whether you will be painting a room with hard wooden flooring or decorating a living room with a carpet, not taking precautionary care when you are decorating can lead to expensive repairs from either paint accidents or even from wallpaper glue spilling. Getting these products out of carpets, vinyl flooring and wooden floors can be a nightmare. Dust sheets or newspaper can sometimes suffice but the former can often be a trip hazard while the latter can actually end up making more mess than if not used! Protec stock various floor protection whether it’s for wood or carpets that is easy to apply, quick, efficient and leaves your floors free from paint spills and worse!
3) Low-Tack Tape For Taping Off Fixtures
Tape is a great solution for covering specific areas or fixings such as skirting boards, shelves which are attached to the walls, protecting around plug sockets and around radiators, so you don’t have to worry about having too much of a steady hand when you are painting right to the edge. Although adhesive masking tapes are useful when decorating, people don’t choose tapes carefully. Choosing a Low tack tape is the best solution to ensure that your finished result doesn’t have flakes of paint missing! Protec’s Ultra Low Tack Tape comes in a 100m roll, so you can use it again and again. Order today before 5pm and recieve tomorrow.
While working with paint or other potentially messy substances then it is easy for the mess to spread. You can safeguard your working area and surrounding house from this by using overshoes and trapmats when leaving a room. This means any dirt accumulated won’t be spread from room to room and contains the mess!
Carpet protection has never been easier with its self adhesive backing and reverse wound for simple application and there is even a video showing it being used here so you are never in doubt with how to protect your carpets while decorating or having a party. From only £23.87 and free next day delivery when ordered before 4:30 pm you can’t miss out!