How do you protect floors during construction or renovations?
The answer to this question is temporary surface protection. Floors need to be protected to prevent damage. Floor protection requires investing in the right protective materials and effective installation to prevent damage to floors while the area is being worked in.
Which surface protection do you need, and how much?
Adhesive Poly (Plastic) Protection Film for Hard Flooring & Carpet:
This is a roll of high-quality plastic film that sticks to your floors to guard against indoor and outdoor debris. This plastic easily adheres to any surface without leaving behind any marks or damage. It is a great way to protect all floors. There are no tools required to install it and it stays in place once it’s down.
Paper Board and Runner Mats:
Laying down paper board and runner mats are temporary floor coverings that can be used in almost any situation. They are great options for protecting carpeted floors against water and dirt, as well as general wear and tear. This material can often be re-used depending on the application, thus saving you money in the long run.
The best way to prevent dirtying and damaging floors during construction is to address the source of the issue – your shoes. Sticky mats should be placed at every entrance and for rooms where sanitation is key. If you’re working in a sterile environment, a sticky mat can work to remove dust and debris from your shoes as you walk by. Placed in doorways they act as the first line of defense by immediately trapping any kind of dirt from your footwear so that it doesn’t enter the room. Sticky mats require no installation and can lay down easily on any hard surface.
Sem tape is exactly as its name says – it is tape for the seams of the protective flooring. It comes in wide rolls of high tack tape and is used to seal paper board floor mat sides and ends together so that the flooring beneath the protection is sealed off from all dirt and debris.