Flexible skirting by Quick Step

Manufacturer Quick Step came to the market with new flexible skirting that is meant mostly for skirting of the round walls or pillars in the interiors. This skirting is provided in white color only and you can paint the surface with any interior color products and so it can be in the color of your walls. This flexible skirting is available at every seller of the brand Quick Step and it is packed in rolls with length 7m.

Author: Soska Milan

How to prepare a surface under the glued vinyl flooring?

Leveling floor

Vinyl flooring has many practical advantages over the laminate and wood flooring. But everything has its advantages and also some disadvantages. From the feedback of my customers I see that the biggest disadvantage of vinyl flooring is that the dry-back vinyl used for gluing is inconvenient when it comes to preparing of the surface underneath it. So in this article we will look closer on the problem of preparing such surface.

Correctly prepared surface under dry-back vinyl must be perfectly narrow and smooth, because vinyl planks will copy every little difference. If you will forget a small sand grain you can be sure you will feel it in the end in a way of small bulge. Definitely never underestimate the perfect preparation of the surface. If you don’t trust your skills enough then let it to professionals.

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How to fix cracks in the fry concrete layer?

Many of you encountered this problem for sure. I mean the cracks in the fry concrete layer. You want to narrow the concrete layer by the self-leveling compound but you worry that there would be copied cracks.

Rest assured there is a solution to that in the form of patching silicate resin UZIN KR 516. It is a two compound resin without any smell. It serves for fixing the cracks in the concrete surface. Surfaced fixed by this resin can be narrowed by self-leveling compound and in this way you have ready surface for the final flooring.

Fixing the concrete is made like this: first we need to grind furrows for metal buckles in the places of the cracks (with diamond disc). Make the furrows in upright position and circa 15cm from each other. Then we put special metal buckles in these furrows. In the end we pour them with the UZIN KR 516. After the pouring of all the cracks we can also put silicate sand on it, so it will be more tough bridge between the concrete layer and the self-leveling layer.

If you will make all the major cracks with this then I assure you that there will be no copied cracks on the self-leveling layer.

Author: Soska Milan

That is the difference in vinyl and PVC flooring?

vinyl floor

Currently we are getting across with two terms when we are choosing PVC flooring – the PVC flooring and vinyl flooring. My customers are usually confused and that is why I will explain it a little.

As a floor assembler I firstly encountered only the term PVC flooring. So it was a classic pvc floor rolled into the rolls of various width from 1.5 m to 4 m. We still encounter these types of floors in schools, hospitals, bureaus and so on.

Later as the technology forwarded in the manufacturing of the PVC flooring there started to be used a new term for such floors – the vinyl flooring. Manufacturers marked by this name vinyl flooring  mostly PVC flooring not sold in rolls but in planks of various dimensions and thicknesses = 1393 x 185 mm; 900 x 150 mm; etc (or squares 300 x 300 mm; 450 x 450 mm; etc.). Therefore the PVC flooring (poly-vinyl-chloride) and vinyl flooring is basically the same when it comes to material composition. It is a synthetic material in both cases. But because there was created a new product (instead of rolls the planks) the manufacturers needed to differentiate these two products from each other and that is why they started to call the planks products as vinyl, although we could call it a floor pvc planks. Basically it is just a word play.

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