Vebro Polymers is pleased to announce that its range of flexible polyurethane liquid vinyl systems has just got better, with the introduction of a liquid-applied, flexible PU membrane that offers impact sound reduction of up to 12 dB.
The vebroflex range includes a variety of systems that are ideally suited to commercial venues such as schools, libraries, healthcare facilities and institutional buildings, as well as industrial applications where indoor air quality requirements are stringent, such as pharmaceutical production and laboratories.
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|Comfort||Features a solid coloured finish.|
|Decorative||Incorporates decorative micro-chippings in the finish.|
|Bounce||Incorporates PU liquid membrane in the build-up.|
|UV||Features a pigmented matt-finish, UV resistant sealer over an aromatic body coat.|
|UV Plus||Features a clear, matt-finish, UV resistant sealer over an aliphatic body coat.|
vebroflex Comfort UV is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a pigmented UV seal coat.
vebroflex Comfort UV Plus is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat for enhanced colour stability.
vebroflex Decorative UV Plus is a seamless, decorative, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat for enhanced colour stability.
vebroflex Bounce UV is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a pigmented UV seal coat and PU liquid membrane.
vebroflex Bounce UV Plus is a seamless, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat and PU liquid membrane.
vebroflex Decorative UV Bounce is a decorative, flexible, polyurethane comfort resin flooring system with a clear UV seal coat and PU liquid membrane.
Introducing liquid-applied PU membrane
vebroflex PU Liquid Membrane, a low emission, two-component elastic polyurethane, has been developed to further enhance the comfort properties of vebroflex systems, while reducing the transfer of impact sound between floors in multi-storey buildings.
Installed using conventional polymer flooring tools — a roller and squeegee — over Vebro’s epoxy primer, blinded with either silica sand or natural quartz dependent on the system, before being overcoated with a vebroflex body coat and sealer, the vebroflex PU Liquid Membrane layer delivers impact sound reduction of up to 12 dB at a thickness of just 2.0 mm.
Vebro’s alternative sound reduction option, which delivers sound reduction of up to 20 dB for areas where the additional dampening of the sound of footsteps and other impact is crucial, involves the application of an adhesive over the blinded primer, before rolling out sheets of either 4.0 mm, 6.0 mm or 9.0 mm rubber matting, followed by a primer, body coat and sealer.
Stephen Jenkins, Vebro Polymers’ head of Sales in the UK said of the addition of vebroflex PU Liquid Membrane, “The introduction of Vebro’s new liquid-applied PU membrane means applicators are able to deliver a high-performance, sound dampening PU comfort flooring solution more efficiently than before, with fewer installation steps and less time on-site.”
While Vebro’s new PU liquid-applied, sound-reducing membrane offers scheduling benefits by reducing the number of installation steps required to achieve impressive levels of sound reduction, the overall reduction in thickness can open up opportunities in renovation projects, where every millimetre of floor-to-ceiling height is fought for. By opting for vebroflex PU Liquid Membrane over vebroflex Matting, up to 8.0 mm of system thickness can be shaved off.
The attractive, high performance finish that applicators, specifiers and end-users have come to expect from Vebro’s liquid vinyl flooring offering remains, with systems in the range delivering not only on aesthetics, but also on durability, resistance to wear, tear and chemicals, as well as ease of cleaning maintenance.
All vebroflex systems are classified as FeRFA Type 5 – flow applied flooring systems that are suitable for medium to heavy-duty commercial and industrial applications – exhibit wear resistance of ≤30 – ≤80 mg, a minimum of Shore A Hardness of 75 and impact strength greater than 4 Nm.
The PU liquid vinyl’s flexibility has been retained too — and not just with its up to 200% elongation at break or 12 – 15% tear resistance — but also with its finish.
Architects and specifiers can choose from a range of decorative finishes including an extensive palette of RAL matched solid colour shades, fine micro-chippings for visual texture, or even a marbling effect achieved using two or more solid colour shades and specialist installation techniques.
Not only that, but the choice of seal coat can also impact the aesthetic qualities of the floor over time dependent on the expected use of the space. Opting for Vebro’s clear matt seal coat, vebroflex PU UV WB Seal (Clear Matt), can help to reduce the effects of heavy foot traffic and even the wheeled castors of office and laboratory chairs.
The AgBB evaluation scheme sets out the quality standards for building products intended for use indoors that are relevant to health. In doing so, the scheme fosters the innovation and development of particularly low-emission products, including those in Vebro Polymers’ vebroflex range.
The introduction of Vebro’s new liquid-applied PU membrane means applicators are able to deliver a high-performance, sound dampening PU comfort flooring solution more efficiently than before, with fewer installation steps and less time on-site.Stephen Jenkins
Head of Sales (UK), Vebro Polymers
Award winning PU comfort
vebroflex Comfort UV Plus at Wedding Cake, Waddesdon has recently been awarded the accolade of Small Commercial Project of the Year 2023 by FeRFA, the UK’s leading trade association for the industrial and commercial resin flooring, screeding and surface preparation industries.
Considered the leading authority in the UK for over 50 years on resin flooring systems, FeRFA has led the way in promoting the benefits of resin flooring as a high performance solution for industrial and commercial applications, as well as taking a leading role in developing national and international standards for resin flooring, screeding and surface preparation.
Standing at 12 metres tall within a grove of trees on the estate of Waddesdon Manor, Wedding Cake is an exclusive-use party or conference venue, and the latest Rothschild Foundation commission from celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.
Working alongside Resin Flooring Specialists (RFS), 100 square metres of Vebro Polymers’ vebroflex Comfort UV Plus system was chosen for the central area atrium and around the perimeter of the folly’s lower floor.
Read the full details of vebroflex Comfort UV Plus at Wedding Cake here.
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|vebroflex Bounce UV Plus||vebroflex||Institutional Buildings, Retail & Shopping Centres, Commercial Venues|
|vebroflex Comfort UV||vebroflex||Commercial Venues, Institutional Buildings, Retail & Shopping Centres|
|vebroflex Comfort UV Plus||vebroflex||Commercial Venues, Institutional Buildings, Retail & Shopping Centres|
|vebroflex Decorative UV Bounce||vebroflex||Commercial Venues, Institutional Buildings, Retail & Shopping Centres|
|vebroflex Decorative UV Plus||vebroflex||Retail & Shopping Centres, Commercial Venues, Institutional Buildings|