Spillages, accidents and general wear and tear can all cause damage to flooring during a build project, and can also have a big impact on programme delays and cost. Make sure your construction project reduces this risk by protecting flooring early on in the build process.

With programming and budget considerations factor to any successful construction project, the avoidance of preventable delays is going to be of paramount importance within the achievement of the builds milestones and budget. Central to this is making certain all completed aspects of the project are adequately shielded from other construction related activities which may still be on-going. One prime example is flooring.

Flooring activities in a build project are more commonly being brought to speed up the build process. As such, it is essential that if flooring installation is done, the chosen finish is safe from those activities which still need to be performed.

Choosing the correct kind of Floor Protection is important and also this requires both good planning and knowledge of the variety of floor protection products available. The type of protection will typically rely on what floor or finish requires protection. Conventional flooring such as carpets, vinyl floor, timber, stone and ceramic all have different protection products available.

Other considerations in choosing floor protection include who and what the floor will demand protection from, and just how long the protection will be needed. Correx is definitely an extruded twinwall fluted/corrugated polypropylene sheet and gives efficient answers to a multitude of applications.

It is actually favoured by industry for the lightweight structure and competitive pricing. Correxis ismore durable than corrugated fibreboard, lighter weight than wood and both chemical and waterproof. Polypropylene kkdcmv is actually a tough material that remains usable at low temperatures. It provides excellent chemical resistance and good fatigue resistance with suprisingly low moisture absorbency. It is possible to thermoform and can be fabricated and welded. It is ideal for cladding applications as it might with stand repeated cleaning.

Another significant consideration is whether or not the floor protection will need to be flame retardant. If implementing the development industry’s Joint Code of Practice, it is likely that any floor protection product used would have to be flame retardant. Ensuring this can be simple just like any flame retardant protection product could have a Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) approval stamp clearly printed.

Whatever floor protection you select for your build project, make sure it is fit for purpose and it should.Correx boards can be purchased in a number of different thicknesses starting from 2mm to 5mm using the crush strength and impact resistance of the boards increasing with the thickness from the board.

In addition to the standard range, anti-static and flame retardant versions can be found upon request.

Standard – Utilized in general applications

Flame Retardant – All flame retardant grades have full LPCB accreditation (further data is available from the Cordek Sales Team).

Anti-Static – A very high performance anti-static board to use in particularly sensitive locations including Nuclear Power Stations.