How to Choose Heavy Duty Floor Protection in 2022

How to lay temporary floor protector (2022 ultimate guide)

Work is good at what it does, in different construction sites, choose the right temporary floor protection, give people plenty of confidence, will significantly improve the efficiency of construction, without having to worry about the complex construction environment damage to the floor. At the same time, choosing the right floor protection can greatly save costs and reduce unnecessary waste.

For building contractors, there is often a need for heavy-duty floor protection that performs better. Choosing the right model and brand becomes the most time and effort consuming task for the purchaser, this article will take you through heavy duty floor protection and guide you to make the best decision.

The Criteria for Heavy Duty

Forget about those hard to understand model names, temporary floor protection is up to the standard of heavy duty floor protection, we usually grade it according to certain indicators, these indicators are: material, weight, thickness. Just need to figure out these three indicators, you can easily make the right choice. The next speak one by one for you to analyze the core points of these three indicators, no need to take notes, it's really simple.

Types of temporary floor protection material

Currently on the market in the heavy-duty floor protection of the main materials: cardboard, plastic, and biodegradable non-woven fabric.


For the cardboard type of floor protection, his advantages are obvious, the higher strength surface can resist the impact of heavy falling, recyclable characteristics are also very attractive to consumers to contribute to environmental protection, however, for manufacturing, cardboard will consume a lot of wood, extremely unfriendly to forest resources, and after long-term construction use, covered with non-removable construction waste, also become non-recyclable, can only be disposed of as construction waste.

It can only be treated as construction waste, thus making recyclability a false proposition. At present, the waterproofing of cardboard is not perfect, according to the information publicly available, the highest record of cardboard products can only be maintained for 48 hours, if encountered with a large area of prolonged liquid pouring, which will bring catastrophic damage. At the same time the performance of fire prevention is not publicly available information can be known, does not have a certain waterproof, fire characteristics will become his greatest feature.


Rubber type of floor protection, its excellent chemical stability, plasticity, can make excellent heavy-duty floor protection. But for the general public for rubber is not too high, only in the field of special operations with a wide range of applications, in the civilian industry generally less people adopt this type of floor protection, and rubber products are not very friendly to the environment, after the use of the largest trouble can not be disposed of, so our advice is that unless you have a special application scenario, we do not think the choice of rubber floor protection is the best choice.

Biodegradable Nonwoven fabric

Non-woven fabric is not a newly invented material, the material is made of artificial polyester staple fiber, which is also a kind of plastic, with the characteristics of moisture-proof, breathable, flexible, thin, light, flame retardant, non-toxic and odorless, recyclable, etc.

The most common application scenarios are often related to medical packaging, and with the advancement of technology, nonwoven fabrics that complete natural decomposition in 180 days have now emerged. Products using this material are now available, courtesy of us at SPRITESHIELD. The use of biodegradable nonwoven type of floor protection, in addition to being environmentally friendly and recyclable, at the same time the perfect solution to waterproof, flame retardant, etc., truly 100% waterproof, and biodegradable nonwoven can be woven into cloth, can also be made into acoustic cotton, so our type of floor protection can be better to allow the floor to breathe, after your construction is completed, the newly installed floor is also well cured.


The heavier the product, the more material it uses and the greater the gram weight per square, which is good because heavier floor protection has a more solid protection. But heavier also means that the cost will also be higher, and makes handling and laying less friendly. If you want to take into account the cost and ease of laying, we recommend the heavy-duty floor protection with a weight of about 300g per square, which provides good enough protection and also makes laying easy.


Generally we believe that the thickness of heavy-duty floor protection requires at least 1.5mm, above this thickness, to provide better impact resistance and better protection in the long term use. The thickness should be measured by the cross section after cutting.

The above is our guide for you in the purchase of heavy-duty flooring protection, hope to help you, any ideas and questions welcome to comment below, also welcome to speak this article to share to your friends around the need. Thank you again for reading.

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