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LION Floor: The reliable and affordable underlay for sheet vinyl floors in education environments

For sheet vinyl floors in education environments, LION Floor provides a ‘reliable and affordable’ fabricated underlay available in a range of sheet sizes.

The affordability and durability of commercial sheet vinyl floors make them a popular choice for education environments. With high-traffic levels and a need to maximise value, it’s important the installation upholds the integrity of the floor finish to maximise durability. Choosing LION Floor ensures a subfloor for sheet vinyl floors that provides a smooth and flat finish with excellent durability, says the company.

‘LION Floor is a pre-conditioned engineered fibreboard that’s made in Finland from locally sourced and highly sustainable wood by-products to be an alternative to BS 8203 compliant plywood. It’s construction and density mean it’s highly durable and impact-resistant and so ideal for education environments, as well as other contract flooring projects. Available in larger than 8’ x4’ sheet sizes for big areas, it’s the first hardboard panel to be designed and manufactured specifically for the flooring industry.’

The company continues: ‘LION Floor eliminates the problems that come with the core gaps and overlaps found in plywood and unlike other oil-tempered hardboards, it doesn’t need wetting before installation. The flat, strong panel is ready to receive screeds and feather compounds and fitting is simple too, as it’s laid in the same way as plywood and can be cut with a knife or saw.’

Peter Jones, Finnish Fibreboard (UK), says: ‘Reliability is key to the long-term success of an installation and so it’s good to know that LION Floor eliminates the potential pitfalls of using plywood, with an engineered fibreboard that’s reliable and confidence inspiring. What’s more, it’s also affordable and no more expensive than BS compliant plywood, making it a genuine alternative in education and other contract installations.’

The company adds: ‘The affordable fabricated underlay available has also been rigorously tested to make sure it lives up to its promises as a reliable solution to vinyl flooring installation. Testing reliability through compatibility tests with screeds, smoothing compounds and adhesives from major manufacturers, Europe’s largest independent training centre, FloorSkills recommends it for under sheet vinyl, stick down LVT and selected click LVT.’

LION Floor says it’s also one of a very small number of fabricated underlays which can be used for LVT and other resilient floorcoverings that meets British Standards and CFA guidance.

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