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Test results for LVT-floors treated with Bona Pure

We commissioned a study on the use of the Bona Commercial System on vinyl flooring - typically used in hygiene sensitive areas. The test was carried out in conjunction with the IFR Institute in Germany. The purpose of the test was to prove that a smooth, joint-free LVT surface can be created by overcoating with Bona Pure according to the regulations of TRBA 250.

Clean, Healthy Floors

The Bona Commercial System combines a focus on optimal floor care with state-of-the-art solutions that have been developed uniquely for wood and resilient floors.

Hygienic surfaces are vital, especially in premises like hospitals and day-care centres.  This is why easy-to-clean vinyl floors are often installed in these environments to minimise the risk of germs gaining a foothold. However, bacteria and micro-organisms can still hide in joints, scratches and other hard-to-reach areas.

✓ Healthy floors

✓ Extended beauty

✓ Minimal downtime

 

Scratches & joints

Critical areas for unprotected floors

Every day a significant amount of dirt and micro-organisms accumulate in the scratches and joints of flooring surfaces. Sealing these imperfections and joints will  eliminate the build up of dirt and contamination and make daily cleaning easier and more effective. A Bona Deep Clean treatment, followed by a layer of Bona Pure, provides long-term surface protection as well as enhancing the efficiency of ongoing daily cleaning on new and existing floors - particularly in heavily trafficked areas.

 

Systematic test with IFR Institute

We commissioned a study on the use of the Bona Commercial System on vinyl flooring typically used in hygiene sensitive areas. The test was carried out in conjunction with the IFR Institute in Germany. The purpose of the test was to prove that a smooth, joint-free LVT surface can be created by overcoating using Bona Pure according to the regulations of TRBA 250.

 

No primer neededTest floor

The first step of the test was to install a range of new LVT wood effect flooring.

Mid-abrasion in 1hTest floor setup

The next step involved dividing the test area into two sections and coating one with Bona Pure, while the other was left untreated.

Great buildTest method

A solution containing flourescent pigments was then applied daily across the whole floor and cleaned using the Bona PowerScrubber and Bona Deep Clean Solution.

Great buildTest period

Daily contamination with the pigments followed by cleaning was carried out over a period of 8 weeks. At the end of the test period, UV lights were used to expose the levels of contamination on each part of the floor.

 

Healthier floor surface

The part of the floor not treated with Bona Pure showed high levels of contamination. The part treated with Bona Pure showed hardly any.  To prove the test results further, the LVT planks were removed to examine for signs of contamination below the surface. On the untreated area, a high level of contamination was found below the planks due to penetration through the joints. However, the area treated with Bona Pure showed almost no signs of contamination thanks to its protective layer which seals each joint.

Bona Pure vs. Untreated Surface

 

Floor illuminated using UV lights to examine contamination

By applying a coat of Bona Pure over the LVT floor, Bona met the criteria defined in the TRBA 250 regulations. Its sealing power created a barrier against residual germs and micro-organisms, making it easier to keep the floor scrupulously clean.

Application areas

 

Bona Pure meets TRBA 250

Parkett Rickert: "Very fast drying time"

Bona Pure is specially developed to meet all the requirements of TRBA 250 (45 μm layer thickness per coat). Slip resistance that meets DIN 51130 (R9) is also easily achieved with Bona Pure, as well as its ability to stop dirt and micro-organisms sticking to or penetrating the surface.