Multi-Family residential projects stand out as some of the most diverse. Much like the residents they house, these buildings accommodate a broad spectrum of lifestyles and preferences. Ranging from budget-friendly townhouses to luxury condominiums, each project has its unique blend of materials and designs. And when it comes to protecting floor surfaces on these jobsites, it’s important to consider several key factors.

Identifying Floor Surfaces:

A crucial step in choosing the right temporary protection is identifying the floor surfaces on your project. Each surface material has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities, whether dealing with hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet, or concrete.

Budget: LVT & Laminate

While durable and cost-effective, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and laminate flooring have vulnerabilities construction professionals should consider. Both are prone to scratching, especially on jobsites with heavy foot traffic and equipment. These materials are also susceptible to water damage, so protecting against spills and water damage should be a priority.

Mid-Range: Tile

Popular for its durability and aesthetics, tile flooring, or rather the grout between tiles, requires specific protection. Dust and debris can quickly contaminate the grout, which, in turn, negatively impacts the integrity of the tiles themselves.

High-End: Hardwood, Large Format Tile

Luxury flooring options like hardwood and large format tile bring elegance and sophistication to any space, making them popular for upscale residential and commercial projects. However, hardwood is susceptible to scratching, denting, and moisture damage, especially during construction. Large format tiles can be delicate during installation and prone to chipping or cracking if not handled with care, especially on jobsites with heavy machinery.

Carpeted Hallways

Many multi-family buildings have carpeted hallways, and during construction these are used often for access to suites so they can be finished. If not protected, carpets can quickly become worn and damaged due to dust, dirt, and heavy traffic from construction trades.

Protection Strategies:

Once the floor materials have been identified, along with potential vulnerabilities, it’s time to consider the best temporary surface protection for your specific needs. Here are some of the most commonly used temporary surface protection products for floors:

Armour Defender-Guard Lite:

Whether hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or tile floors, Armour Defender-Guard Lite shields floors from spills, scuffs, scratches and dust. Its affordability and effectiveness make it the go-to choice for construction professionals.

Bulldog Board Lite:

Bulldog Board Lite offers a durable, water-resistant, eco-friendly solution for protecting mid-range floorings. Its lightweight yet robust construction provides a balanced approach to floor protection, ensuring that surfaces remain shielded from potential damage during construction or renovation projects.

Bulldog Board:

Offering enhanced impact protection along with durability and water resistance, Bulldog Board is particularly suitable for safeguarding more vulnerable flooring. Floors remain shielded from potential damage caused by heavy foot traffic, tools, or construction materials so construction professionals can work confidently.

Armour Defender-Guard:

With exceptional waterproof durability and incredible grip, the Armour Defender-Guard is ideal for prolonged projects subjected to diverse conditions, offering peace of mind to construction professionals.

Armour Protection Fleece

Armour Protection Fleece safeguards against scratches and scuffs with its soft, non-abrasive fleece lining. Its waterproof and durable properties ensure long-lasting protection against moisture and wear, preserving the integrity of every flooring surface.

Armour Protection Board

Available in different grades and thicknesses, Armour Protection Board offers tailored solutions for areas demanding enhanced impact protection or durability. From heavy foot traffic zones to vulnerable surfaces, the Armour Protection Board provides a robust barrier against scuffs, scratches, and impacts.

Armour Premium Carpet Film

Armour Premium Carpet Film – is trusted by construction professionals across North America for carpet protection because it simply works beautifully. Damage to carpet during your work on a jobsite ruins more than just the carpet itself. That’s because spills and staining will also make a mess of your jobsite budget, schedules and even reputation.

Construction professionals must evaluate the specific requirements of their multi-family projects to safeguard floors effectively ensuring floors remain pristine and protected throughout the construction process.

Construction professionals can seamlessly reach out to their dedicated Axiom Temporary Surface Protection Key Account Manager anytime for assistance with their orders. While we’re based in Canada, we do supply projects throughout the US. All you have to do is fill out this form on our website, and one of our US specialists will promptly get in touch with you.

Why entrust your projects to our specialists? Simply put, we’ve earned our stripes as the market-leading temporary surface protection specialists. We don’t just know surface protection; we live and breathe it.