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The quick and easy adhesive free flooring solution from Forbo Flooring Systems

Forbo Flooring Systems’ sheet vinyl, Modul’up, requires no adhesive, tackifier or double-sided tape, meaning that it can be installed quickly and walked on immediately after installation – reducing downtime by over 50% and minimising impact on day-to-day business. What’s more, the Modul’up T.E. version can also be installed directly onto damp subfloors.

Thanks to its double structural stabilisation system, which incorporates two layers of fibre glass fleece within the construction (compared to only one layer in standard vinyl), Modul’up will not curl, ruck or roll once installed. Its unique single sided tape system, which ensures the product stays tightly in place, also means Modul’up is quicker to install and can also be fitted while the premises are still in use, as there is little or no noise, dust or adhesive odours. This makes it the ideal solution for application areas within aged care and education buildings, where disruption needs to be kept at a minimum.

The adhesive free collection consists of a palette of 20 colours, all of which are available in the compact version, which ensures minimal indentation and is perfect for high traffic areas, and the enhanced Decibel (19dB) version, which is ideal for environments where impact noise needs to be minimised.

However, with the problem of damp subfloors continuing to be a general issue, Forbo also launched its Modul’up T.E. version in May this year to provide an easy, economic and hassle-free solution for damp floors with up to 97% RH. Modul’up T.E. delivers all of the benefits of the Modul’up Compact range, but with the advantage of Forbo’s Aqua Block embossed layer, which allows a direct loose lay installation on damp subfloors. The Aqua Block layer enables the subfloor to breathe and directs the moisture to the periphery of the room, rather than up through the floor covering itself, which can cause damage. Forbo has also an easy to fit breathable skirting for use with the range, to ensure that moisture is dissipated correctly in a room.

Garry Bateman, Head of Technical Sales at Forbo Flooring Systems, commented: “The Modul’up range provides Facilities Managers with a product that will not only contribute positively to better indoor environments as it is free from the usual constraints associated with adhesives such as odours, dust or VOCs from subfloor preparation – but it also offers an array of contemporary colour and designs to choose from.

“What’s more, at the end of its long service life, Modul’up is also instantly ready for recycling, as once lifted, there is no adhesive residue stuck to the back of the material, and the subfloor is left clean and sound for repeat installation.”

Significant savings in both time and money can be achieved when it comes to replacing a Modul’up floor covering with another Modul’up floor covering later down the line, as it is quicker to remove and install; there is no subfloor preparation or drying time required and no delay in walking on the material after installation compared to a glued down floor covering.

Modul’up is also featured within Forbo’s new Fast Fit collection, which encompasses a range of its adhesive free flooring solutions, all developed to reduce downtime by up to 2.5 days, based on a 100m2 installation. All of the products within the collection require no adhesive, there is less dust and mess during the installation and end users will not be exposed to aromatics and VOCs usually associated with adhesives.

For more information, please visit www.forbo-flooring.co.uk/modulup

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