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Temporary floor protection is essential for preventing costly damage during construction and building project work. With many flooring finishes being installed during the build process, it makes sense to avoid the extra cost of replacement or cleaning caused by damage by using a protective temporary floor covering. Whatever floor you need to protect during your project, Protec Internation Ltd has a floor protection solution. 

Protec supplies a wide range of temporary protective floor covering solutions such as plastic floor protection sheets, floor protection rolls, carpet protection film and plastic corrugated boards for protecting any flooring during construction, renovation, moving home or building projects. 

Whether you need flame retardant floor protectors, waterproof, adhesive or ground protectors, Protec supplies a wide range of floor covering solutions.

Select the flooring material you need to cover below to browse products or scroll down to view full temporary floor protection range.

Recent Floor Protection news from our blog

Protect Stairs, Carpets, Floors And Doors

Stair ProtectionStair Banister RailsHandrails and balustrades are also some of the most often damaged points of the home when a house move is underway! Carrying furniture downstairs can be very tricky and one slip or drop can mean it will put a huge dent in your handrail or balustrade. Simple foam handrail protection can be applied and you don’t have to worry about your stair fixings and can concentrate getting that wardrobe around that corner stair landing!<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0wFhG6rz6hY" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>CarpetsTo ensure carpets aren’t damaged while moving or…

Protect Your Home When Having a Party This Christmas

 So you’ve spent a lot of time and money to get your home just right, clean and tidy with floors, walls and finishing of a high standard that makes you proud. The recently laid new floor and custom made carpet are your pride and joy, but you now face a dilemma with the Christmas party season upon us in the desire to entertain friends and family versus the pride in your home;, and fear of damage to your floors.Protec have spent many years developing our floor protection range to suit a multitude of applications including protecting floors in occupied homes during parties…

The Best Party Proof Carpet Protector

Party Carpet ProtectorIf you're having a house party then we have a range of products which can help protect your home and belongings from accidents.One of the main concerns for protecting your home is protecting carpets. They can be easily damaged by dirty shoes and food or drink spillage, often leading to irreparable damage depending on the carpet. You can avoid this by using a range of floor protector products from Protec. <!--more--> Our versatile Carpet Protector can protect a floor from all sorts of damage, including heavy foot traffic and drinks spillages. The floor protector is designed to…

Using Hardboard Sheets? Why you should stop

Hardboard Sheets Versus ProplexHardboard is a high-density engineered wood material traditionally popular for temporary protection in the construction industry and is also popular with trades. Hardboard was initially viewed as an alternative to plywood as it had the benefit of being more cost effective. There is no denying that hardboard is a cheap way to cover floors. However, there is a better floor protection alternative to both hardboard and plywood...As far back as 1993 when Protec was founded, customers were contacting us as they were fed up with…

5 Expert Painting Tips

Paint is an incredible compound mixture of resin, pigment, solvents and additives. Not only can we get it in any colour, from neutral to fluorescent, we can also choose from textures and effects, such as chalk, glow in the dark and magnetic paints. So, it is hardly surprising that when you’re ready to get painting on a new project, you’re too excited to take the precautionary measures needed to ensure the finish is flawless.These five tips & tricks are something to consider before starting painting:1)      Choose a high quality floor…

Protect Doors & Carpets While Decorating & Painting

1. Protecting Doors While Painting Door Frames.Door frame protectors are essential as they often get discoloured and need re-painting. Protec's Door Protection Sleeves slide over doors and protect from various damage such as paint but we've found it is also great for protecting from scratches when moving furniture through doorways.Buy a pack of 25 Door Sleeves2. Protect carpets from paint!Whether you will be painting a room with hard wooden flooring or decorating a living room…

Protect Your Floors During Renovation

It is often said that "your home is your castle". Every homeowner can attest to this belief, but when your castle is being renovated, it can feel like your beloved kingdom is under attack. Walls suddenly disappear, strange people making loud noises and your sacred room becomes unrecognizable as it just disappears. A plumber calls for the fourth time to say he can't make it and your contractor casually informs you that you're £2,000 over budget.Ensuring your home is protected during builds is vital and can prevent missed deadlines and over-spend on budgets: My Beloved Carpets Thankfully when it comes…

Guide to Choosing Temporary Floor Protection

Temporary 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 needsThere are many…

How to Protect a Newly Installed Screed Floor

This is how one of our customer’s protects their newly installed screed flooring. How do you protect your newly layed floors?1. Ideally do not place anything on the floor for up to 7 days during initial curing2. Do not attempt to clean the floor in the first 7 days3. After 7 days you may lay ProFloor Flooring Protector (Heavy Duty) or Proplex 2mm Flame Retardant Sheets. For alternative UK products try: www.protection.co.uk/products/floor-protection/screed-floor-protection/4. Ensure the rolls/sheets are tightly butted together (no gaps or exposed concrete)5. Ensure you securely tape the joints between rolls/sheets6. Tape the rolls/sheets at perimeter edges leaving…

Proplex Protective Flooring for Gymnasiums, Sports Halls and School Exams

Proplex Floor Protection Sheets get A+A High School in London has used Proplex 5mm Black Recycled Floor Protection Sheets (1.2m x 2.4m) to provide effective temporary floor coverings during various functions. The rigid 5mm sheets provide great impact resistance to chairs and foot traffic while staying lightweight and easy to carry.The floor protection 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…

What's More Important when Considering Floor Protection, Thickness or Weight?

Did you know that the strength of Corrugated Plastic Protection sheeting is dependent on its weight/m2 rather than the thickness of the sheet? If two products are of a comparable thickness, one with a lesser weight/m2 will be weaker than the other.Is this important? Yes. If protecting expensive finishes, floors such as marble, granite or tiles, it is worth making the comparison. For example a 4mm thick corrugated plastic sheet at 800gms/m2 is 14% stronger than a sheet at 700gms/m2, and is more likely to perform in applications where heavy-duty protection…

Protec Accepted for Made in Britain Marque

Protec International Ltd are delighted to announce that their Proplex product range has been accepted for using the Made in Britain marque.The Made in Britain campaign was borne from the research cooker manufacturer, Stoves, commissioned in 2011 to find out how British Adults made buying choices surrounding products manufactured in Britain. The research found that consumers preferred to purchase locally manufactured products, but found it difficult to recognise products which were completely Made in Britain. The objectives of using the Made in Britain marque is to make it easy for customers to recognise which products have been completely manufactured in…

Guide to Protecting Your Joinery

Door JambsFoam 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 SleevesOnce 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

Guide to Preparing for a Kitchen Renovation

How to prepare your kitchen for a renovation projectIf you are planning a new kitchen, you should probably read Which?'s fantastic guide to get a good idea of what you need to know to make a kitchen renovation a success. However, one thing Which?'s guide does not cover is which temporary protection materials you will need in order to protect the parts of your kitchen you either are not changing or once they have been changed, to finish off the work around it.New kitchen and bathroom installations can be very costly. An architect was referred to Protec International Ltd because he had…

Timber Floor Protection: Try Breathershield

Breathable Timber Floor Protection with Breathershield.A lot of customers are familiar with our temporary floor protection but are not 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's Breathershield® FR. 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…

Home Improvement Checklist

Before You Make Your Home Your Castle: How to Avoid Damage During A DIY ProjectEdward Coke once famously said “a man’s house is his castle”. This old English proverb was later challenged by Alexander Chase in 1966 who stated that “a man’s house is his castle until the queen arrives”.  So, when making any changes to your castle, it is important to consider the rest of the family to avoid upsetting anyone.When you have a home renovation or DIY project, the excitement of getting rid of the old and in with the new without considering the rest of the castle or…

The Perfect Mat For Under Your Christmas Tree

Protect your carpets from soil, water and needles of your Christmas treeReal 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…

Carpet Protection film used For Paddle Round the Pier

Carpet Protection Film Used For “Paddle Round The Pier” FestivalProtec’s temporary protection materials often find their way into a range of festival applications, from temporary event flooring to polythene used for protecting event seating to preventing slips and trips behind bars. Protec even get asked to provide branded festival fence screening to promote upcoming events. However, this enquiry resulted in Rakuten Marketing quite literally “pushing the boat out!”.Paddle Round the Pier is the world’s biggest free beach water sports festival. The festival takes place both in the water and on the beach front at Brighton. Teams and…