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.
The recent high winds and storms that have affected almost every corner of the UK has brought to light the issues that face many construction sites when the weather takes a turn for the worse. High winds, in addition to the potential structural damage they can cause, can be particularly problematical with most temporary protection materials in that the usually light protection if not secured properly is likely to be blown around site and thus failing to protect the areas that it is intended to. Continue reading →
The progression of Health & Safety practices in recent years has seen a reduction in accidents and mortalities on construction sites. Through increased awareness and improved working practices the standard of health and safety has improved across most aspects of construction work in areas such as personnel, PPE, tools and equipment.
At Protec we feel that the increased use of temporary protection materials has also contributed to safer and healthier working environments through protection products that raise awareness, protect hazards and act as alternatives to some traditional protection that may inadvertently prove dangerous.
One of the main areas that protection materials have contributed toward health and safety is through the development of tested and certificated LPS1207 Flame Retardant products through the Joint Code of Practice under the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). Continue reading →
Previous Protec blogs have already covered winter weather and snow but only in general detail, in light of increasing snow risk and plunging temperatures it may be of value to consider some specific protection solutions against snow.
“Know you enemy” is perhaps a little strong when assessing the impact of snow on your construction site but is none the less a valid point. Snow, unlike rain, sleet or hail is an insidious type of weather that can sneak in over night and completely disrupt works on site through its depth and frequency, extra work is required to dig the site clear and man hours are consequently lost. Snow, aided by the wind, is also a nuisance in the way that it can be blown in through openings, melts through the subsequent thaw and then you potentially have the risk of water damage to finished floors. Continue reading →
Edge protection on site can be used in all aspects of the build from kitchen worktops, bathrooms and the edges of walls. Protec offer three main types of Edge protection in the form of Rigid Edge (a rigid cardboard material 2m in length), the Flexible Edge Protector (a flexible 2m closed cell foam length) and the Edge Protector FR (a flame retardant polypropylene 1.5m length). Continue reading →
The lightweight material is much easier and less labour intensive to handle than other rigid protective boards and the large 1.5m x 100m rolls allow for large areas to be protected without the need of cutting, jointing. Continue reading →
We are often asked this very question, and for those that have had the time or need to ask, hopefully we have been able to provide all the necessary information. In some cases we have even provided the necessary support where companies have decided to change their working procedures and have adopted a “fully LPCB flame retardant policy” when it comes to using Temporary Protection Materials. Continue reading →
We supply our screening materials extensively for the medical sector but this is the first time we have been approached for the use of our materials in the forensic field.
Wherever investigative work needs to be done, there will always be potential dangers – wet floors, areas where dust may travel and in fact sensitive areas only accessible for dedicated staff, for instance. It’s up to you to ensure these areas are clearly highlighted. And there’s no faster, easier way to do that than with the ZipWall Caution Tape Reel™.
The ZipWall poles and fixing clips provide convenient, easily positioned location points for the caution tape, removing any need for fastening to other structures. As an additional service, we can also supply custom-printed caution tape bearing your corporate brand or a specific safety message.
It would be a crime not to safeguard areas with sensitive access – so why not speak to our highly experienced technical team on 0800 834 704 to find out how Zipwall Caution Tape Reel can help on your project.