Should a flooring product designed for commercial contracts be used a sports hall?
The surface of a sports floor has to meet specific requirements, so a flooring product designed for commercial contracts should not be installed in a sports hall, primarily due to sport linoleum having anti-slip properties.top
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.top
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 floortop
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.top
Yes, the thermal resistance of linoleum is very low so that generally it is compatible for use in conjunction with such heating systems.top
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.top
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.top
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.top
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.top