When do I need impermeable flooring?
For some businesses, an impermeable floor is not just an option but mandatory.
Businesses where there is a risk that their operations may result in soil contamination must have impermeable flooring installed.
An impermeable floor is essential at all locations where chemicals, acids or oils are used.
This includes businesses such as:
• Chemical industry
• Printing shops
HOWEVER, OTHER BUSINESSES MAY CHOOSE TO INSTALL IMPERMEABLE FLOORS FOR HYGIENE (HACCP) REASONS.
Flooring that has to comply with HACCP regulations must be impermeable.
These floors should not have any open joints or seams where dirt and germs could settle.
There should be no risk that fluids can seep underneath the floor.
HACCP floors must be easy to clean and it should not be a problem to use copious amounts of water.
For example, this applies to floors in the:
• Catering industry
• Catering kitchens
• Food industry
• Drinks industry
• Fish processing
SAVING COSTS BY USING PVC TILES
You can save costs by investing in impermeable flooring made from PVC tiles.
• Flooring can usually be installed with minimum or no business interruption and downtimes.
• No costly and time-consuming preparation of the subfloor compared to coatings and cast floors.
• Can be installed in stages.
• The impermeable PVC floor requires no drying times and can be used immediately after installation.
• No special machinery or tools required to clean and maintain this type of flooring.
• The extra high slip resistance value (up to R13) results in a safe floor. No risk of slipping or accidents resulting in absenteeism: saving you unexpected costs.
• The floors are durable, even when subjected to extremely heavy loads, and are easy to repair.
We contribute to a better environment by using recycling PVC as a raw material.
INSTALLING IMPERMEABLE FLOORING IS A JOB BEST LEFT TO THE SPECIALISTS
Your impermeable floor should always be installed by a specialist floor layer, whether the flooring is for a factory, catering kitchen, school or garage workshop.
Installing an impermeable floor is not cheap and you can only recoup your investment if the flooring is durable and long lasting.
The thickness of the floor and seams is extremely important.
• A guaranteed, permanently impermeable floor from PVC tiles is always made from 10 mm thick tiles!
• The seams of our impermeable floors are both chemically and thermally welded to comply with the requirements for both impermeable floors and the HACCP standards.
EDGING AND WALL FITTINGS
Particular attention must be paid to the edging and wall fittings to guarantee a fully impermeable finish.
The connection of the floor tiles to edges and walls can be made impermeable in 2 different ways:
1. Using a skirting strip sawn out of the tiles and glued against the wall. The joint between the skirting and floor is sealed. With this method, cleaning under high pressure is critical.
2. The best method is a finishing with a seamless 150 mm high hollow skirting profile which prevents any risk that dirt accumulates in the corners or the risk that the floor is damaged through the use of scrubbing machines or high-pressure cleaners. This method fully complies with HACCP hygiene standards.
WHAT DOES AN IMPERMEABLE FLOOR COST?
If you would like to know how much it costs to install impermeable flooring at your location, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We will arrange a visit to your premises before providing you with sound advice and a personal quotation.
This advice is free of charge and without any obligation.