Cost of ownership

The specification of any flooring requires consideration for installation, maintenance and after care.

Cleaning and maintenance

Closed, easy to clean surfaces
Resilient floor coverings have hard-wearing surfaces. Loose and fixed dirt can be cleaned simply. Different surface structures across the resilient flooring family will require different cleaning and soiling removal processes. Individual manufacturers guidelines should be followed for optimal results.

Disinfectant resistance
Most resilient flooring has very good resistance to disinfectant products and is therefore preferable for hygienic facilities. Appropriate sheet and tile format products can be installed in clinical settings, when joints are thermally closed.

Improved wear resistance
Preventing partial or complete wear can be further boosted through the use of care products or additional coatings. Furthermore, its anti-slip properties are not adversely affected by the use of cleaning agents.

Integrated systems
Using clean-up zones and adding entryway flooring in building entrance areas can reduce dirt transfer into interiors by up to 80%, sustainably reducing the costs of building maintenance.

Indentation resistance
While resilient flooring is engineered for indentation resistance, furniture and fittings should be specified with “soft” furniture rollers and suitable chair slides to further protect and maintain the floor surface.