Specification of plastic flooring:
Thickness: 0.35mm, 0.40mm, 0.45mm, 0.50mm, 0.55mm………1.5mm
Width: 1.83m and 2.0m
Length: 15m to 30m per roll
Advantages of plastic flooring:
Appearance: plastic flooring can be made to look however you like, so it will fit in with your homes decor.
Cost: plastic flooring is relatively inexpensive and prices start at around £10 per square metre.
Easy installation: plastic flooring is really quick and easy to install, which means it costs less to fit.
Low maintenance: as long as you keep your plastic flooring clean with regular sweeping and the occasional damp mop, it should stay in tip top condition. There is also no need for wax or polish.
Noise reduction: plastic flooring is very soft and therefore it does not make much noise, despite a lot of foot traffic.
Easily repaired: especially sheet plastic flooring, which can be patched easily with a matching off-cut.
What rooms would be best for plastic flooring?
Plastic flooring is especially great in your kitchen and bathroom, this is because it is:
Waterproof: both kitchens and bathrooms are prone to excess moisture; whether it’s a kitchen spillage or overflowing bath. With plastic flooring this is no longer a problem.
Hard-wearing: If you’ve got a big household, especially with lots of children and animals, plastic flooring is great as it can withstand lots of traffic.
Soft: as plastic flooring is a relatively soft flooring choice, it is particularly great for kitchens, as a dropped mug of coffee is less likely to smash and all you’ll have to do is mop up the mess.
How do I care for plastic flooring?
Cleaning and maintaining your plastic floor is an easy task when you know how.
Vacuum: regularly sweep or vacuum your plastic flooring to make sure it is free of dirt and general debris.
Spills: if you encounter a spillage don’t worry, simply clean it up with a damp sponge as soon as possible.
Polish: if your plastic flooring is beginning to look a bit dull and lifeless, use a polish specifically for plastic flooring and it’ll be shining again in no time.
Abrasive materials: don’t use things like metal scourers on your plastic flooring, or you may suffer scratches in your flooring, in which dirt will gather.
Detergents: don’t use detergents which will leave a dull film on your floor.
Paste wax: this can be harmful to plastic flooring and is best avoided.
Solvent-based polish: these are highly abrasive to plastic flooring and could eventually wear it down.
Move items: you inevitably will have to move objects of your plastic flooring, but it’s advisable that you don’t do it directly on the plastic flooring as you could scratch and ruin it. Place ply-wood flooring or a similar material down first, and move the object over that.