Frequently asked questions

Where can I use Fortelock PVC tiles?

Where can I use Fortelock PVC tiles?

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Fortelock PVC floor tiles were developed for a wide range of applications. Their use can be found in the industrial sector, in garages, workshops, basements, warehouses, gyms, laundromats, and in many other places.

What tools do I need in order to install Fortelock PVC floor tiles?

What tools do I need in order to install Fortelock PVC floor tiles?

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No special tools are required. We recommend only a rubber hammer to make it easier to put the tiles together and a knife (or jigsaw) for trimming along walls.

Do I have to somehow prepare my original floor before installing Fortelock PVC tiles?

Do I have to somehow prepare my original floor before installing Fortelock PVC tiles?

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No, you don’t have to. Usually it’s enough to just sweep the floor. Oil or other staining won’t matter at all. For dents and holes, no damage will occur to the Fortelock tiles (only to grooving by the unevenness). We recommend that you grout these holes with cement or another compound.

How shall I end the Fortelock floor at the walls and at the entrance?

How shall I end the Fortelock floor at the walls and at the entrance?

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For the tiles at the wall, cut them 5 mm away with a knife. For the tiles at the entrance, join them to the Fortelock entryway trim.

Can damaged individual PVC tiles be replaced?

Can damaged individual PVC tiles be replaced?

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Of course, very easily. Not even because of replacing one middle tile do you have to renovate the rest of the floor, just conveniently remove it and replace it with a new one.

How should I clean the floor?

How should I clean the floor?

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Don’t wrack your brains over it. Cleaning generally requires nothing more than water, detergent and a mop. To increase the shine of the floor or clean up extreme soiling, we recommend Dr. Schutz products.

Can Fortelock PVC floor tiles withstand oil and other chemicals?

Can Fortelock PVC floor tiles withstand oil and other chemicals?

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Certainly. The polymeric structure of Fortelock floors is resistant to most oils and acids.

Does water hurt a floor made of Fortelock PVC floor tiles?

Does water hurt a floor made of Fortelock PVC floor tiles?

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Fortelock interlocking floors are very tight, so only a negligible amount of water can get through under the tiles. This deficiency is, moreover, resolved by an elaborate, special system of Air Flow channels, which ensure the tiles “breathe” so that the water below them can easily evaporate. Unlike other systems, no rotting or bad smell occurs under the Fortelock floor on account of pooled water.

Does this floor also provide insulation?

Does this floor also provide insulation?

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Yes, the Fortelock floor provides both thermal and acoustic insulation.

Is there an increased risk of fire here?

Is there an increased risk of fire here?

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The components of the Fortelock floor, which themselves dampen fire, puts it according to independent tests in the category of “low flammability”.

Is the floor slippery?

Is the floor slippery?

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Just the opposite. The specially designed Fortelock PVC floor tiles are very slip-proof. They prevent the wheels of forklifts from slipping in warehouses and enhance safety when walking around normally in socks at home.

Can I use the floor even outdoors?

Can I use the floor even outdoors?

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It is not recommended, but is possible if the user reckons with possible changes in the color and volume of the tiles.

Who to go to with my other questions?

Who to go to with my other questions?

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We’re always happy to answer everything that interests you. For further questions, please feel free to contact a dealer in your country. The contact details can be found in the Contacts section.

We make every effort to deliver products and services in such quality that you have the greatest satisfaction from them. If, however, controlled or uncontrolled factors make it necessary to initiate the complaints procedure, please contact your dealer. Our goal is your satisfaction, so we always try to act quickly and with integrity.

In order to avoid the complaints procedure as much as possible, we provide a detailed technical data sheet with instructions and recommendations for every product.