FLOORING

P.V.C.FLOORING

RUBBER FLOORING

LINOLEUM FLOORING


P.V.C. [POLY VINYL CHLORIDE] FLOORING]

INTRODUCTION
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a major thermoplastic
material finding use in a very wide variety of
applications and products.
PVC's major benefit is its compatibility with many different kinds of additives, making it a highly versatile polymer. PVC can be plasticised to make it flexible for use in flooring and medical products.

Its compatibility with additives allows for the possible addition of flame retardants although PVC is intrinsically fire retardant because of the presence of chlorine in the polymer matrix.
Its good impact strength and weatherproof attributes make it ideal for construction products.
PVC can be clear or coloured, rigid or flexible, formulation of the compound is key to PVC's "added value".

Things to Do Before Installation
Verification of the installation date.
Ensuring the removal of all "breakables" from the room.
Determining who will remove furniture, appliances and the sub-floor, if needed .
Arranging for the disconnection of gas appliances and icemakers.
Determining if any change to the height of the floor require adjustments to doors in order for them to close properly.
Ensuring the removal of items in storage areas and closets where the floor is to be resurfaced.
Make certain drapes, wall hangings and pictures are removed from walls.
Verify that your in-home temperature is appropriate for installation.

PVC flooring is made of soft PVC, and other materials such as cork tiles may have a PVC coating. Types of PVC flooring are cushion vinyl, sheet vinyl and vinyl tiles, and contain phthalate softeners, which are released into the air.

PVC INTERLOCKING FLOOR TILES

PERFORATED TILES - ANTI SLIP These perforated tiles are ideal for creating a workspace that's clean, safe and functional. With a 1/4" hole, they're very easy to clean, as the perforations catch dust, dirt and other particles that are quickly removed with a vaccum. Size per Tile is 12 x 12 inches x 3/4 inch thickness. Border Strips are 12 x 2 1/2 inches x 3/4" thickness with Beveled Edges.

CUSHIONED TILES - SHOCK ABSORBENT These cushioned tiles offer unparalleled air cushioned comfort. Great for aerobics studios. This anti-fatigue comfort tile greatly reduces stress where work is conducted while standing, or where noisy machines that cause strong vibrations are used. Resistant to mold and mildew. Cushioned tiles make an ideal covering for damp and cold basement floors; are easily assembled, interlocking one to the other; and form a strong but cushioned floor surface with multiple applications.

MULTI LOCK VERSA TILE A Thermo-plastic rubber, (PVC), 20" X 20" X 5/16" thick interconnecting
tile is designed for extra heavy vehicle traffic, (fork lifts, etc.), as well as heavy foot traffic. Great for basketball and roller hockey courts. 3.75
lbs. per tile. Actual coverage of each tile is 19 5/8" x 19 5/8" or 2.67 Sq. Ft. The coin finish provides an anti-slip surface. A great
economical solution for new surfaces, or to repair old
worn out, cracked surfaces in warehouses, dock areas,
high traffic entrance areas, industrial workshops, sports
and leisure centers, arenas, schools, public buildings,
walkways. Available in smooth surface also for sporting courts.

RUBBER FLOORING
Rubber tile floors gives a room a high-tech look. Rubber flooring was once made from the milky sap of the rubber tree, but most rubber tile flooring is now synthetic or manmade. Rubber tile flooring is resilient, flexible and durable. Rubber flooring is resistant to burns and dents; it's built-in self-releasing wax allows some rubber tile flooring to self heal most scratches and abrasions. Rubber tile flooring comes in wet suit finishes, primary and pastel colors, and in industrial studded rubber sheet or rubber tiles.
Rubber Flooring is washable, easy to maintain & available in various designs like
Chip Rubber Flooring, Granite Rubber Flooring & Marble Rubber Flooring.
These floor coverings beautify the home & office. In kitchens, bars, and industrial
settings, rubber floorings with an anti-slip textured surface resists grease and
chemicals, and it rolls up for easy handling and maintenance. The rubber flooring
can be installed in stadiums and arenas, sports and entertainment facilities, schools
and universities, healthcare, commercial, office and retail facilities.

PROPERTIES
It is washable,
easy to maintain & available in various designs like
Chip Rubber Flooring,
Granite Rubber Flooring &
Marble Rubber Flooring.
These floor coverings beautify the home & office.
In kitchens, bars, and industrial settings, rubber floorings with an anti-slip textured surface resists grease and chemicals, and it rolls up for easy handling and maintenance.
The rubber flooring can be installed in stadiums and arenas, sports and entertainment facilities, schools and universities, healthcare, commercial, office and retail facilities.

CHIP RUBBER FLOORING

Chip Rubber Flooring is available
in 7 colours!
992 Blue Flake 518 Black Flake 407 Chocolate Flake Chip Rubber Flooring 522 Slate Flake 546 Grey Flake 560 Chocolate Flake 917 Milk Chocolate Flake
  Sizes Width        : 1200mm Thickness : 3mm - 6mm Length      : 10-20 meter rolls

Granite Rubber Flooring

Granite Rubber Flooring is available in a granite effect in 5 colours! 466 Dark Grey Speckle 455 Rust Speckle 477 Mustard Speckle Granite Rubber Flooring 452 Blue Speckle 411 Mocha Speckle   Sizes Width        : 1200mm Thickness : 3mm - 6mm Length      : 10-20 meter rolls

Marble Rubber Flooring

Marble Rubber Flooring is marblised
rubber flooring available in 18 colours!
872 Midnight Blue Marble
630 Mahogany Marble 766 Dark Grey Marble Marble Rubber Flooring 852 Dark Blue Marble 602 Rust Marble 855 Red Marble 895 Red/Black Marble 777 Fawn Marble 723 Green Marble 604 Black Marble 860 Brown Multi Marble 757 Light Tan Marble 758 Cream Marble 711 Dirty Grey Marble 653 Olive Marble 747 Brown Marble 627 Brown Marble 702 Light Blue Marble
 Sizes Width        : 1200mm Thickness : 3mm - 6mm Length      : 10-20 meter rolls


LINOLEUM FLOORING

What is Linoleum Flooring?
Linoleum is a highly durable, ecologically
friendly substance. It can last fifty years
and more and still be an excellent flooring.
In fact, it continues to become more durable
after installation due to the oxidation the
flax oil.
The original resilient flooring invented in 1863 is made from clay, cork, wood flour, linseed oil, resins, and pigments applied to a jute backing (tile has a dimensionally stable fiberglass backing).
Dubbed the "40 year floor" because of its durability, this all natural sheet (2.5mm thick 79" wide) and tile (2.5mm thick, 20" x 20") flooring is available in many exciting new colors.

Why is it better?
· No toxic off-gassing
· Highly durable and withstands heavy loads
· Non petroleum-based and biodegradable
Other features and benefits
· Cost effective because of long-life and low maintenance costs
· Adds to good indoor air quality; inherently anti-bacterial
· Easy to clean
· When heat-welded, seams are water-tight unlike vinyl composition tile (VCT)
· Inlays and heat-welding provide design flexibility
· Twice the indentation resistance of VCT
· Less costly to maintain and greater stain resistance
· Anti-static

Maintenance
Dry or wet floor method.

Price Comparison
The cost of linoleum flooring varies with many factors. The initial
cost of material is higher than vinyl composite tile but lower
maintenance and longer wear provide a better value.

Linoleum advantages
Linoleum is a beautiful surface that is available in a remarkable range of colors and patterns. Because it can be cut, linoleum lends itself to creative floor design with patterns and bands to create unique floors for every room in your home. It´s comfortable and resilient underfoot.
Linoleum is extremely durable and has a life expectancy of decades with a minimum of maintenance, which makes it ideal for high traffic areas. It´s water resistant so it´s a logical choice for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, and mud rooms. It doesn't´t generate static electricity so it´s appropriate for offices too.
The color is integral to the flooring, so if you drop a knife you can repair the damage and reseal it. If it´s not too large a ding, it may even self-heal.
It is also characterized by being naturally anti-microbial. This makes it a good choice for schools and hospitals, and would be great solution in a child´s room, nursery, or playrooms. It´s easy to clean; generally sweeping and occasional damp mopping is about all that´s required.
In addition to using for floors, linoleum also makes nice countertops everywhere but where it may come in contact with food. Because it is finished with acrylic, it isn´t suitable for kitchen counters unless you use a chopping board or have a designated counter for food preparation.
The cost of linoleum usually runs about the same as high-end vinyl and is often comparable to wood flooring or carpet.

Linoleum disadvantages
Though linoleum is beautiful and durable, it has its weaknesses. It must be protected from moisture in the sub flooring, which makes it a poor candidate for basements or concrete sub floors. Armstrong recommends against using it in bathrooms, though Forbo uses it liberally throughout their sales literature. Read the manufacturer´s recommendations for installation to prevent voiding the warranty.
Nevertheless, linoleum is very common for bathroom installations. Because it is made of linseed oil, it is water-resistant; most vendors suggest adding a bead of silicone caulk as extra insurance to prevent water from getting to the sub flooring. Joints where the flooring meets the tub or shower would be the most likely candidates for sealing.
Some folks consider not being able to install it themselves to be a disadvantage too. Most manufacturers and vendors maintain that sheet linoleum should be installed by pros, though tile may be installed by do-it-yourselfers.

Linoleum tile installation
The following steps are an outline, but shouldn´t be considered a comprehensive guide for your linoleum tile installation.

Prep the floor. Linoleum tile can be installed over existing flooring if it is securely attached to the sub floor. If it isn´t, you´ll need to rip it out. However you approach it, the surface to which you intend to put your linoleum needs to be smooth, clean, and dry without any bumps, dirt, oil, or paint that could prevent a tight fit.
Use a water-resistant Portland-cement filler to create a smooth surface. Mix to the consistency of peanut butter, then apply with a mud knife. Keep it smooth to avoid having to sand more than necessary.
Sand to a smooth, even surface.
While working on the floor preparation, put the linoleum tile in the room for a couple days to acclimatize to room temperature. (It tends to be brittle if it´s too cold.)
Use a chalk line to determine placement of tile. Use a carpenter´s square to make sure you have 90 degree angles.
If installing borders, precut edges with a utility or linoleum knife, then dry fit pieces. For a nice corner, cut 45 degree angles to miter joints
Apply adhesive according to manufacturer´s instructions, apply tile, then use a hand roller to ensure a good seal. A 100-pound rollers is recommended.
Once all the tile is laid, apply sealer according to manufacturer´s instructions.

Removing old linoleum
Removing old flooring is hard, dirty work no matter how you cut it. There are a few things to keep in mind before you start.
If the flooring is is firmly attached to the floor, your simplest course may be to put an underlayment down and not bother with stripping the old material up. Just screw down 1/4" masonite or cement board, mud the seams, and install your tile on top. This is especially effective if you are doing floors in different rooms and the difference in floor thickness isn´t apparent.
If you have to take up the old flooring, make sure that it does NOT contain asbestos. Old flooring was sometimes backed with asbestos and when it is disturbed it releases asbestos fibers into the air. It is a very BAD thing, so be careful. Take a small sample to your flooring company. They should be able to tell you if asbestos is present. If so, you´ll need to hire someone with experience doing asbestos abatement, or use an underlayment over the existing floor.
Methods of removal depend on how well attached the flooring is, the original adhesive, and the flooring itself. Often experimentation is needed to come up with the right approach. Using a pole, steel, or a razor scraper may work, various solvents including boiling water are common, or even renting a floor stripper might work. If you have a hardwood sub floor, try scoring the surface with a utility knife, then pull up as much of the flooring as possible. Take an old towel and fold it into quarters, then pour boiling water on the towel. Let it sit for a couple minutes. You should be able to scrape up the left over backing and adhesive.
Ultimately, removing old flooring is hard work and it may take a
few false starts to get the right combination of tools or solvents to
attack yours.

Maintaining linoleum
Once it is installed and sealed, you can keep it looking new for years by just sweeping, occasionally damp mopping, and applying a sealer periodically. The best way to make sure you care correctly for your linoleum floors is to read the manufacturer´s instructions for maintenance.
To mop, use just water or water and a little mild detergent. Don´t permit standing water because that may loosen the tiles around the edges. Some people add about a tablespoon of baby oil to the water occasionally to help restore natural oils lost over time.
To reseal the floors, use the manufacturer´s suggested sealant once a year or so. Or you may be able to use a water-based wax. To remove the wax, use isopropyl alcohol in water (1 part alcohol to 3 parts water) to remove the old wax. Scrub well and rinse thoroughly. Make sure the area is well ventilated, wear gloves, and something to protect your eyes.
Never use harsh solvents or cleaners though. Those with a high or low pH can discolor and pit the floor´s surface.

Benefits
Utilizes renewable resources emits no harmful pollutants increases floor durability
Limitations
Greater sound problems

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