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Embarking on a home construction or renovation project is an exciting endeavor that can enhance your living space. However, it is crucial to pay attention to protecting various existing surfaces within your home. Temporary surface protection is a cost-effective and practical solution to safeguard your property from potential damage during the construction process. In this guide, we will explore the surfaces that are most likely to require protection and importance of using temporary measures to ensure a smooth and successful project.
One of the most vulnerable areas during construction is the flooring. Whether you have hardwood, tile, laminate, or carpet, these surfaces are susceptible to scratches, dents, and spills. Utilizing temporary surface protection such as adhesive films or heavier duty fleeces, helps shield your floors from dirt, heavy foot traffic, and dropped tools. Products like Landolt’s Floorliner Basic provide adequate protection that is cost-effective and an ideal solution for short-term projects.
Countertops and Surfaces in Kitchens and Bathrooms:
Kitchen and bathroom surfaces, such as countertops, bathtubs, and fixtures, are highly prone to damage during construction. Heavy tools, construction materials, and accidental spills can lead to scratches, stains, or chips. These surfaces can be protected with things like adhesive tapes or films, as well as specialised liners for bathtubs. These products are easily applied and will not leave any residue behind when the job is done.
Windows and Glass Surfaces:
Windows and glass are at a risk of scratches, paint splatter and damage from debris and construction materials. Protective films —and even some self-adhesive synthetic fleeces— are designed for windows and glass and can prevent scratches and cracks while allowing natural light to illuminate the space. These films are easy to apply and remove without damaging the glass or leaving any residue behind.
Doors and Door Frames:
The constant movement of workers and materials can take a toll on entryways and exists, particularly doors and door frames. Temporary door protection such as fabric wraps or adhesive films, can prevent dings, scratches, and other damage. Cardboard door jamb protectors can be used to protect door frames. This allows the entryway to maintain protected while still allowing workers to enter and exit the area as needed.
Walls and Baseboards:
Walls and baseboards are often an overlooked area that is highly susceptible to damage from tools, heavy equipment, and accidental bumps. Products like ALLPROTECT are designed for both vertical and horizontal applications to create a high-impact barrier between the construction site and the underlying surface. The self-adhesive synthetic fabric will not pull up paint or leave any residue behind. Adhesive films and tapes can also be used to mitigate damage cause to walls and baseboards.
Staircases and Handrails:
Staircases and handrails experience increased traffic during construction and renovation processes, making them prone to damage. Protective mats and fleeces not only provide protection for the underlying surface, but also create a slip-resistant surface that is safe for workers. Covering handrails in self-adhesive fleeces or using adhesive tapes or films can help prevent and dirt or oil transfer from hands.
Investing in temporary surface protection during home construction and renovation is a small upfront cost that can save you from significant repair expenses in the long run. By protecting floors, countertops, windows, doors, walls, and other vulnerable surfaces, you are not only preserving the aesthetic appeal of your home but also ensuring a smoother construction process. Choosing the right temporary surface protection solutions for specific surfaces can assist in guaranteeing a beautifully renovated home without the worry and stress of unnecessary, and preventable damage.
Innovative Surface Protection in Canada
Alpha Protects is a leading supplier of temporary surface protection solutions in Canada. Whether it is a grand commercial construction site or a small home renovation, we have products that can protect all existing surfaces to save you time and money and help ensure your project gets completed without any extra stress, damage, or expenses. To find out more about the products and solutions we provide, get in touch today to speak with one of our surface protection experts!