How to Keep Floors Damage – Free When Remodeling or Renovating

by Simon Gabriel August 08, 2016

Covering timber floorboards, stone and carpeted floors with adequate protection is an essential process in protecting these surfaces, leaving them in the same undamaged condition way after you have completed the build.  This could suggest a timely encounter and certainly has a cost factor attached to it. Temporary floor protection requirements can depend on the type of protection required and on the duration of job. Building companies use an array of different protection materials based on their existing resources, cost factor, architect specifications, recommendations from flooring suppliers, etc.. Sadly with too many incidents recorded, new and existing floors have been damaged during construction as they were not protected at all or used makeshift protection products. With the use of improper protection products or a bad protection job adds to the many reasons for this negative outcome. I am almost certain that some of you have experienced it either directly or indirectly sometime during your professional career as a builder and it was an indeed a regretful moment.

What we are saying is: PROTECT IT WELL TODAY FOR A STRESS FREE TOMORROW. We have the solution!!!

Back to some regretful moments if you had any as a builder or contractor seeing floors get damaged before your eyes. Embarrassing and costly it must have been. Apart from the apparent project delays, damages like this ruin client confidence. Often solutions are present for rectification but can leave the client deeply unhappy due to this negligence in the first place. What happens when remedial repair works aren’t available or is not a possibility? What happens when identical materials for replacements aren’t available? What if you had to change the entire floor because you couldn’t match up to the existing finish, colour, texture, grain, etc.. It’s time you stopped taking chances and take responsibility. Avoid huge costs associated with restoration or replacements works. Property owners, you have a responsibility here as well. Make sure your builder has been allocated with the appropriate funds and to plan well for the temporary protection of your floors.

Builders, you must have a temporary floor protection plan before you commence with work. Once work starts, it will move along very quickly but this crucial part is often forgotten, sidelined and may be too late to implement while having ongoing trades scheduled back to back.

There are products in the market to choose from. Some are cheap, easily accessible and can be bought in Bunnings, Mitre10, Masters or from your local hardware stores. From flute boards, ram boards, grunt builders, plastic films, bubblewrap, polystyrene sheets, etc.. represents makeshift protection products where deep staining sticky tapes are usually associated with them. The final outcome will prove to be more harmful than good.

The best protections products are usually reserved and used by industry specialists who never compromise their final outcome barring beautiful floors on each and every project undertaken. They seem to attract everything that is positive as they understand the concept of PROTECT IT WELL TODAY FOR A STRESS FREE TOMORROW. Ask us what is best? We have the solution waiting for you!!!

Adhesive protection films are much dearer than most temporary floor coverings. They can be used effectively if you’re planning to just put some waterproof barrier. They work well only on carpeted areas that does not involve too much footfall. This film can be taped to connect the edges or around doorframes but most often they do not require additional taping.  They easily fit, very light and easy to remove. However, it is residual and can ruin finished timber and stone tiled floors on its removal.

For lengthy works a more robust floor protection is needed. Whether working on a renovation or remodeling project making the right approach is very critical to achieve great results that is completing on time and on budget. Planning ahead will give you a better edge especially if you are moving large items within and around the area. All areas that will be affected should be totally protected.

Polyethene sheeting is a low – cost floor protection for short term work but does not allow the surfaces below to breathe. They can puncture easily and allow sand, grit and dirt to infiltrate leading to trouble. However, more expensive protection products like Polystyrene sheeting have impermeable membranes but do not allow the surface to breathe by blocking all pores. They may be of flexible and made of rip – resistant material but certainly not suitable for natural stone tiles.

For sensitive surfaces like stone and tile, laminate, engineered wood or timber floorboards there is only one solution. It is Landolt Floorliner Vapor. Newly laid floors needs to breathe and having an impermeable surface membrane repelling liquids during the days of crucial drying and curing time has made this temporary floor protection product ideal for use in all circumstances. This means the floor is protected from any liquid spillages while work is going on without needing to wait for the substrate to fully cure. A great Swiss innovation now available to you.

If you’re removing any interior walls, do not underestimate the drywall dust. Expect the dust and cover areas of the floor that will most likely be affected. It is very important to protect your carpets from drywall dust aside from the health and safety aspect. Dust may damage sensitive stone floor surfaces when dust enter cracks which can significantly change the overall look of the affected surfaces.

Whether you’re undertaking a big or small project, it is worth to take the necessary steps in putting the right temporary floor protection in place. Getting it right the first time will not only save you time but it also saves you from potential headaches.

 

ABOUT LANDOLT FLOORLINER VAPOR

> Reusable
> Easy Installation
> Fully Breathable
> Sticky Tapes Not Required
> Impact Resistant
> Impervious To Absorbing Liquids
> Slip Resistant Opticoat
> 99.99% Residue Free On Removal
> Enable Workmen To Work With 1-2 Days
> Designed For Natural Stone, Finished Floorboards & Carpets.


Imagine the cost of fixing a stone or timber floors damaged by a dropped hammer. Spending an hour on preparation and protection is incomparable to doing repairs later. Keep in mind of the time required, cost of repairs or perhaps replacements that can take away most of your profits. A premium product at a higher cost will mean a lot to you when you realize its full potentials and benefits.

Will you invest on a single product that cost a little extra but keeps you worry – free while preserving these expensive and elegant floor surfaces. Take the step. We are here to help.


“USE LANDOLT FLOORLINER VAPOR TODAY FOR A HASSLE FREE TOMORROW”

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