Proplex used for protecting school hall floors during exams
A High School in London has used Proplex 5mm Black Recycled Sheets (1.2m x 2.4m) to protect the schools hall during various functions. The Rigid 5mm sheets provide great impact resistance to chairs and foot traffic while staying lightweight and easy to carry.
The sheets were originally bought in 2011 and due to their strength and durability are still being re-used today. Typically, in a full school year they are used for Christmas Mock Exams, Key Stage 3 exams, GCSE’s but also Open Evenings and Parents Evenings. The sheets are used to cover whole floor areas but also for specific walkways too.
From the Customer
“Proplex is much better to use than say dust sheets or a product on a Large Roll as it’s light weight and easy to carry through doors which is important. It can be Re-used and is still in good condition from 3 years ago. If I need to do some painting work in the school I also use them to cover the floor”
If you need help protection your school hall floor during exams or other functions please call 0800 834 704 for advise on our various floor protection products.
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.
Breathable floor coverings for expensive flooring
BreatherShield FR offers breathable and effective temporary coverings to floor surfaces such as newly laid wood, marble and stone.
Our experience of temporary protection and wide client base has taught us a lot on how to protect floors and a very common requirement is protecting very expensive flooring. High end timber, marble and stone flooring is unique in regards to that it requires protection whilst also needing to breathe. Any protection material also needs to be of a non-abrasive nature so it won’t leave any marks. Breathershield FR is an ideal choice for expensive floor protection as it offers these features and, when compared against the potential repair costs to a damaged marble floor, very cost effective.
Don’t suffocate newly laid floors or leave them vulnerable to damage in fit-out environments – let them breathe easy with BreatherShield FR.
Read Part 1: New Home Part 1 – Redecorating
During the redecorating process it has become apparent that plastic 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.
Read Part 2: New Home Part 2 – Plastic Floor Protection versus Conventional Fabric Protection
Following on from Matt’s move earlier this month a need arose to protect his new home whilst redecorating works get underway. The works involve wall paper stripping, plastering three rooms, some drilling and ultimately repainting and decorating. Whilst much of the house doesn’t require decorating the work in the rooms that do is likely to generate debris that could spread through the whole house, the use of protection will reduce this and protect existing floors, walls, doors and furnishings.
When it comes to moving heavy machinery, protecing delicate flooring becomes a real issue. Traditionally strong products such as steel sheeting were required to take the weight of the machinery whilst protecting the floor adequately. However, one drawback to steel sheeting is that it can damage the floor after repeated use.
A large engineering Machinery installer which works in various industries has started using our 3mm Proplex floor protection as a replacement to steel sheeting. It performs brilliantly and doesn’t mark the floors like the steel does.
To find out more about the 3mm Proplex and it’s other uses, click here.
ZipWall used for protection by professional and commercial painters.
As each week goes by we’re almost always amazed by new and inventive uses that our customers find for our famous ZipWall product.
This week we were told by one of our customers (a shop front paint sprayer) that they had been using their ZipWall as portable, lightweight screens to protect adjacent walls from wayward paint.
Keeping the paint isolated means they can avoid costly cleaning bills, and Zipwall’s size means it can fit into the smallest of vans – and even the boot of a car – and can be easily transported to and from site.
To learn more about ZipWall and how it can help you while on various contract work, contact our enquiries team on 0800 834 704.
Protec Rigid Stair Tread Protectors are much cheaper than OSB Board
We have a number of clients asking us about OSB Board (Orientated Strand Board) for a solution to protecting stairs while on site. The material is fairly similar to chipboard and often comes in 1.2m x 2.4m sheets. For the application on stairs the material needs to be cut taking up valuable time and labour which can be costly particuarly as there are specific solutions to stairs at a much lower price. A good example of this is Protec’s Rigid Stair Tread Protectors which are pre-cut to size and are easily fitted.
If the larger sheet is appropriate and you are after a material that is strong and very lightweight to use as impact protection then take a look at our 4mm or 5mm Proplex Sheets which are great alternatives and again a lot more economical.
Breathable Floor Protection For Varying Surfaces
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.
How to quickly create a temporary screen whether working on a site or in a client’s home with our ZipWall Video Guide
Working in the Construction, Refurbishment and DIY markets Protec international understand the need for temporary screening of building work. Whether it is a 50m linear screen on a commercial site, safeguarding a small work area in a sensitive environment such as a food factory or simply screening off a fireplace in a living room, a quick and efficient way of erecting a temporary screen can be an invaluable tool for any contractor.
In the past, solutions such as crudely constructed wooden frames with a polythene sheet nailed onto it Continue reading