A new surface finish for Marmoleum
When it comes to sustainability, design and functionality, Marmoleum is second to none – and it just got even better. Better for the environment, better appearance retention and better for you.
Marmoleum with Topshield pro is the ultimate flooring in many ways. The improved surface finish, developed with the latest technologies and based on our years of experience, keeps the appearance for longer and makes it smoother for easier cleaning. With the latest innovative step from Topshield 2 to Topshield pro, we can proudly say that Marmoleum the best resilient floor… naturally.
✔ Better wear performance - Our thicker surface finish makes Marmoleum even more resistant to wear, ensuring a great design appearance for longer.
✔ Better stain resistance - The new and improved surface finish technology makes Marmoleum even more resistant to stains, to evolve with the changing requirements like the use of hand disinfectants in many places.
✔ Better cleaning & maintenance - The innovative application and the improved smooth surface of Marmoleum with Topshield pro secure a uniform and consistent protection for your floor. As a consequence the surface has less dirt build-up and is easier to clean.
Our floor finish has the unique characteristic that it works with a two-layer system and therefore can be repaired or refreshed in cases of accidents or after years of use. This subscribes to the long-lasting performance over time. It has been designed to create a ‘ready to use’ floor that requires no initial maintenance or polymer application.
A two-layer system is the norm in many industries to get superior performance. When painting wood or metal, a primer is first used to secure durability. The Topshield pro primer bonds with the linoleum surface, creating an initial protection layer. The second layer of Topshield pro is applied to create function where it belongs giving a tough scratch-resistant and dirt-repellent finish layer.
Marmoleum with Topshield pro is the ultimate flooring choice. This has been tested thoroughly. In our own laboratory, in practice and with external experts. We test the floors to the limit, simulating situations that would almost certainly not happen in real life – but to assess the floors' level of resilience. In this case, we compare the well-proven Topshield pro against the new finish of Topshield pro.
In our wear test, we discovered that sanding Topshield 2 50 times gave the same result as sanding Topshield pro 150 times. This shows a 3x better performance.
Topshield 2 was already good and Topshield pro is even better.
As the world is changing we evolve our product as well, raising the bar each time. For example, we see wide use of hand sanitizers. Traditionally this is tested for 30 minutes and 2 hours, we went further and developed our product testing for 24 hours and 96 hours of exposure. Several brands of hand sanitizers are used. After cleaning, Marmoleum with Topshield pro did not show any remaining stains.
Besides laboratory tests, Marmoleum with Topshield pro is also tested in day-to-day settings. For this Marmoleum with Topshield pro and other products in the linoleum, rubber and homogeneous vinyl categories are compared to see how the new finish performs. An example of such a test is a primary school classroom where a patchwork floor has been installed and used for almost a year.
The test results reflect the positive findings in the laboratory and show that Topshield pro performs best when it comes to wear, stain resistance and cleanability.
TÜV is an expert laboratory in building technology. The test they performed simulates an extreme situation of floor damage by dragging an unprotected furniture leg with a weight of 100kg over the floor. Marmoleum with Topshield pro clearly comes out on top. The test shows performance under laboratory conditions and is done for comparison reasons only. In practice many more factors can influence the result.
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Marmoleum with Topshield pro:
✔ Has a proven performance - with millions of square meters installed all over the world.
✔ Is health-consciousness – Marmoleum with Topshield pro has anti-viral properties, is bacteriostatic, allergy proof, has low emissions, is eco and human toxic-free and plastic-free.
✔ Is resistant to water even during long exposure, without the need for welding.
✔ Has superior hygiene properties - On the surface of Marmoleum bacteria like MRSA cannot grow and the smooth surface also makes it easy to keep clean.
✔ Is durable and has a great appearance – The hard-wearing and smooth surface ensures that the floor is easy to clean.
While Marmoleum with Topshield pro is designed to keep its appearance, it’s important to follow some simple guidelines that will help keep the beauty of your floor for longer. When you can consider all elements of the triangle, Marmoleum with Topshield pro will do the rest.
Cleaning and maintenance
One element of the triangle is ‘cleaning and maintenance’. When you take care of your floor and clean it when necessary, it will stay beautiful for longer without the need for wax or polymer. Good cleaning & maintenance will save time and money.
Good entrance matting is essential as no building can do without if you want to keep your floor protected. It is making sure the biggest threats to your floor’s appearance are dealt with before they even affect it.
Using the right furniture leg protection for tables and chairs will safeguard your floor at all times. Applying protection to the base of your furniture will help keep the new appearance of your floor for longer.
Choice of colour and pattern
The design and the colour choice influences the appearance over time. In a school with heavy footfall and little time for cleaning it is recommended to use a more marbled design in softer tones for instance.