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Different Doesn’t Mean Incorrect

An interesting topic that is worth discussing is how flooring contractors can avoid being caught out by different standards in the different countries. Let’s take London flooring contractors as an example – many of them work abroad, mainly across Europe. Providing technical support in different countries means that different ways of installing and inspection are used to meet the standards. In order to make the things clearer, below we will explain some things you must have in mind when you are serving in different countries.

  • Of course, you should be prepared before you take up a project but there are some things that can’t be expected or foreseen. Fortunately, there are also many similarities in the way people work but London flooring installers face challenges in the different phases of projects. A London flooring company says that when preparing for the corners and substrate, the correct type of adhesive (and even your preferred one!) should be checked in advance whether it is available in the country you are working in. This is an efficient way of providing a truly good installation.
  • Now, let’s see some interesting differences that will help London flooring contractors that work not only in the UK but abroad, too. To begin with, we’ll discuss Nordic and Scandinavian countries – they don’t use a cove former like typically UK installers do. More widespread is the use of “Swedish Mitre”. This is a technique of installing in corners with no capping or coving and no external or internal weld. Instead of that flooring installers use vinyl wrapped externally and internally – there is no joint from the pad or foot out on the floor.
  • London flooring specialists share that from the examples they have seen, it appears that this way of installation works particularly well in high-traffic areas. In Nordic and Scandinavian countries the legislation says that this is fundamental. It is like that because there must be a stronger corner specially if there’s structural movement in the walls. London flooring professionals say that seeing the different types of installation is the best way to adopt these processes so they can demonstrate them later in practice.

To conclude, flooring experts in London point out that installers who work abroad have to make sure that they work with manufacturers that can provide the needed support. Installing floors correctly and in the same time aesthetically pleasing can be achieved in different ways!

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