Refurbishing or replacing a floor can be a mammoth task because it comes with a range of challenges. Besides trying to complete the task without upsetting tenants, many clients also require their areas to be back in service as soon as possible.

Many existing buildings in the hospitality, retail and commercial space have tiled floors. If you have been hired to refurbish these floors, then the image of dust, rubble removal, noise and a number of other inconveniences will come to mind.

Thanks to new flooring options in the industry, tiled floors can now be upgraded quickly and easily. One of these solutions is the latest technology “Rigid Core” Luxury Vinyl and laminate flooring option from Traviata Flooring. These floors are lighter and stiffer, which means they can be installed over almost any firm surface, including tiles and raised and boarded floors.

The incredible stability and rigidity of floor boards such as in Traviata’s IsoCore range, mean there is no need to chop out old tiles or screeding as they can simply be laid straight over the existing floor. Thanks to the latest top lock joint systems, the process of tiling over existing floors is very quick and there is no mess, no glue smell, no noise and no disruption to neighbouring tenants.

If you are a built environment professional working in the hospitality and retail space, you can rest assured that places such as hotel rooms and stores can be upgraded and put back into service the next day. This is particularly important in these sectors.

An equally important benefit of this floor system is that it can just as easily be removed, and possibly even re-used. For clients who need to return office space to a “white box” condition quickly and easily, this system should be specified. Not only will you be able to meet new tenant specifications within the shortest amount of time, the ability to potentially repurpose the floors means everyone can save money.

Luxury vinyl and certain laminates such as the Tru-Wood range are also either totally waterproof or highly water resistant. Whether you need a floor for a kitchen, bathroom or other wet area within a rentable space, these ranges offer a one-stop solution.

For more information, contact Traviata on Tel: +27 (11) 453 0296 or via

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