FAQ

How should the game lines be installed?

The lines are applied with a special 2-component PUR colour after the installation of the floor. This should always be carried out by a specialist!

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What procedures should be observed when cleaning/maintaining the sports floor?

In general, the cleaners should check whether a wet mopping or cleaning product has DIN V 18032-2 certification so that it does not have a detrimental impact upon the non-slip property of the flooring. The cleaning and maintenance products used must be suitable for linoleum and the application concentration must not exceed the pH-value 9. Substances that are too alkaline attack the natural linoleum ingredients and seriously damage the sports floor. Wet mopping is preferred to dry cleaning as it has a better dust binding effect. For more details please refer to our cleaning and maintenance instructions.

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Is it advisable to provide a protection cover when the sports hall is used for non-sporting events?

DLW Sports linoleum suits multipurpose use, it is robust and very hard-wearing. Generally, no protection cover is necessary.

However, where strong soiling or mechanical damage is possible, for example around a bar area, we recommend that a protective covering is installed on top of the sports floor. This helps reduce the frequency of cleaning required and also reduces the risk of damage being caused to the floor

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Is seating possible on DLW Sports linoleum?

In principle, the answer is yes. You must however ensure that the chair legs have sliding pads to avoid mechanical damage. This possibility, also depends on the floor’s substructure.

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What is the cause of the ‘yellowing’ of linoleum when it is first installed and how and when does it disappear.

The phenomenon of ‘yellowing’ when linoleum is first installed is the result of the product being manufactured from natural ingredients. This maturing film is a characteristic of natural oils, linseed oil in this instance which disappears when the linoleum is exposed to UV light (daylight). This can of course take some days or weeks depending on the intensity of the UV light.

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Is DLW Sports linoleum suitable for use in conjunction with under-floor heating?

Yes, the thermal resistance of linoleum is very low so that generally it is compatible for use in conjunction with such heating systems.

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What does bacteriostatic effect mean?

Bacteriostatic effect means that bacteria are stopped from multiplying which has a positive effect upon hygiene. This property is inherent in DLW Sports linoleum due to its natural ingredients

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Linoleum forms part of a group of products known as ‘resilient’ floor coverings. What does this mean?

Resilient floor coverings are able to recover from deformations caused by external forces due to their resilience. This ability is determined by measuring the compressive set.

DLW Sports linoleum, not at least because of its high cork content, has excellent resilience. Linoleum is the only resilient flooring made mainly out of natural, re-growing raw materials.

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Does DLW Sports linoleum release harmful emissions?

No! No harmful emissions occur during production, during use or removal of DLW Sports linoleum. Evidence supporting this is demonstrated by the award of the environmental distinction “Blauer Engel” (Blue Angel), which DLW’s products have been awarded.

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Is DLW Sports linoleum suitable for roller skating?

Yes, but there is an increased risk of mechanical damage, for example caused by ‘in-liners’. It is to be expected that unattractive scuff marks will become noticeable. It is also recommended that the joins are sealed with a special epoxy resin, prior to the floor being used.

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How long is the service life of DLW Sports linoleum?

DLW Sports linoleum is very long-lasting. If regular cleaning and maintenance is carried out in accordance with recommended procedures, then DLW Sports linoleum demonstrates excellent durability. In addition, as it is manufactured as a 1-layer product with a very thick wear layer of ca. 3.6 mm. So that a life expectancy of several decades is quite normal.

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How are the joints sealed?

The joints are sealed by means of a melting wire which is applied to the joints with the help of a welding rod or automatic welder.

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