Moduleo Design Floors – Frequently Asked Questions

By October 24, 2018News

Moduleo Design Floors – Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

What is a Moduleo design floor?

1) Protectonite PU: Extra Polyurethane (PUR) treatment protects the floor against scratches and dirt.
2) Wear layer: Transparent wear layer protects the design foil. The surface embossing provides an authentic and natural appearance.
3) Design foil: Wood and tile designs are applied to the design foil by means of an innovative printing technique.
4) Backing: Sound-proof base that provides optimal adhesion to the floor thanks to the refined texture of its underside. Is Moduleo® suitable for homes with pets?
Although our Moduleo® floors are highly scratch resistant, regular trimming of the claws greatly reduces the chance of scratch marks on the floor.

Can Moduleo floors be used with underfloor heating?

Moduleo® floors feel warm and comfortable because they quickly heat up to the ambient temperature. However, all Moduleo® vinyl tiles can be used on floors fitted with hot-water and electric underfloor heating, provided the top floor surface does not heat up to more than 27°C.

Are Moduleo floors suitable for people with allergies?

Very much so. A Moduleo® floor that has been optimally installed with a perfect finish is also easy to clean and has minimal dust adhesion. Dust mites and other allergy-causing organisms cannot survive on a well-maintained Moduleo® floor.
In order to maintain good hygiene, it is very important to use Moduleo® cleaning products, which do not contain wax or form layers on which dust can stick.

Are Moduleo floors resistant to moisture and water?

Moduleo® floors are highly moisture-resistant, making them ideal for installation in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens.

INSTALLATION AND FINISHING

Can Moduleo floors be installed over existing floors?

Moduleo® floors can be installed easily on concrete floors and tiles, but careful preparation must be undertaken, including leveling and dust removal.

Can I have Moduleo on my stairs?

Yes, Moduleo® can be installed perfectly using step profiles, providing that steps are straight and not rounded.

Can I use office chairs on my Moduleo floor?

This is certainly possible, but take precautions to protect the Moduleo® floor.
1) Use soft wheels. They will dramatically increase the life of your Moduleo® floor and keep it looking beautiful for longer (they also increase seating comfort).
2) You can also place a modified transparent office chair mat under the swivel chairs.
3) Rubber can permanently damage the PVC design floor covering: avoid rubber furniture legs, rubber wheels or mats with rubber lining.

How can I keep my Moduleo floor looking new for many years?

Our Moduleo® floors, unlike some other types of flooring, are very easy to maintain. Cleaning is easy, with just an ordinary broom, microfibre cloth, vacuum cleaner or damp mop with approved detergents. It’s advisable not to use aggressive cleaning agents on your floor, to use steam cleaners or to let puddles of water to remain after cleaning.
The Protectonite PU finish of the wear layer eliminates the need for any special treatment after installation, but over time, an extra treatment with polymeric dispersion or a PU gloss polish may help if visible contaminations begin to develop.

Are Moduleo floors fire-proof?

All Moduleo® floors are tested as per the stringent European standard EN 14041. This standard also requires the testing of the reaction of the design floor to fire, among other things. The minimum value that must be achieved in this test is “E”. Moduleo® floors more than satisfy the same and all have been assigned a category “B” score.

What about Moduleo and static electricity?

All Moduleo® floors are antistatic as per the EN 14041 – CE marking. Annoying discharges on touching conductive objects are definitely a thing of the past. This also makes the floor ideal for offices, shops and other public areas.

What is Protectonite PU?

Protectonite PU is the unique protective layer that provides high wear resistance, ease of maintenance and the long-term guarantee. The Protectonite PU top layer ensures hardness, scuff and stain resistance, durability and offers excellent protection against chemicals. There is little chance of wear and tear due to heavy foot traffic or movement of furniture. The layer also provides for a natural satin finish, due to which the beauty of the designs and structures, are shown to their full advantage.

Can I install Moduleo in the bathroom?

Moduleo® is suitable for the entire house. Moduleo® floors are highly resistant to moisture, and thereby ideally suitable for installation in occasionally wet areas like bathrooms.

On what types of existing flooring can I install Moduleo?

Moduleo® floors can be installed onto wood, concrete, tile, plus soft and floating floors. However, for each material, careful preparation and planning is required.

MAINTENANCE

Can I clean my Moduleo floor with a steam cleaner?

The Protectonite PU protective layer of a Moduleo® floor makes it extremely easy to maintain. Cleaning with a steam cleaner is not necessary and we strongly urge you not to use it. Hot blown steam can cause distortion in the boards, and there is a higher risk of floor damage. The steam can also enter through the joints and dissolve the adhesive bonding, leading to the risk of boards becoming unstuck.

How can I best maintain my Moduleo floor?

Each Moduleo® floor is designed to last, but to ensure that it stays at its luxurious best for years to come, just follow a few simple regular routines. Cleaning is easy, with just an ordinary broom, microfibre cloth, vacuum cleaner or damp mop with approved detergents. It’s advisable not to use aggressive cleaning agents on your floor, to use steam cleaners or to let puddles of water to remain after cleaning.
The Protectonite PU finish of the wear layer eliminates the need for any special treatment after installation, but over time, an extra treatment with polymeric dispersion or a PU gloss polish may help if visible contaminations begin to develop.

PRODUCT RANGE

MOODS

MOODS

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Impress

Impress

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Transform

Transform

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