How long will my Golv flooring last?

There is no generally expected lifetime for Golv flooring, but we have developed the flooring with a focus on both a high level of functionality and a long service life. This means, among other things, that the flooring can cope with the sun’s UV rays over a long period without bleaching. You should be happy with your purchase, both initially and for many years to come. For instance, most of the flooring we supplied around 20 years ago is still in place!

Write to all our floors are for private garage where you drive straight in and straight out without twisting wheels. But System1 proudukterna (Royal / Premium) is recommended for larger areas and tougher environment where you have to change the wheels on the ground (eg car showroom).

Yes! Golv tiles are very durable, can cope with rough use and are therefore ideal for garages! Studded tyres present no problems, although you will have to assume greater wear and tear, of course, which is true for all flooring types!

My cellar floor is damp. Can I lay Floor tiles on it?

That’s fine. One of the many excellent properties of Golv tiles is that an air gap is formed between the damp floor and the new flooring surface. As Golv tiles do not need to be glued or screw/nailed to the surface underneath, this allows the damp concrete floor to breathe. Unlike traditional floor coverings that seal in the moisture and can cause an unpleasant smell, you get an odour-free floor covering on which you can store boxes and furniture, safe in the knowledge they will not absorb moisture.

Is standing and working on Golv tiles ergonomically sound?

In general, the tiles are slightly resilient without feeling heavy to stand on, which is good from both ergonomic and psychological points of view. In addition, the perforated pattern means that shoes with rubber soles also have a better cushioning effect, compared with standing and working on a solid floor, for instance of concrete or tiles and the like. In fact Golv tiles are also sufficiently firm and strong enough to withstand the weight of a hand trolley, which cannot be run over normal rubber matting. (Please note, this means hand trolleys, not electric forklift trucks, which should not be run on Golv tiles.)

When are expansion strips needed?

In general, when laying large areas outdoors. When the flooring is exposed to temperature fluctuations, e.g. due to strong sun which quickly breaks through and shines on the flooring. This particularly applies to any areas larger than 15 m2. For large areas indoors, expansion strips may also be required. Temperature fluctuations due to large windows or doors, where strong sunlight may affect the flooring, should be taken into account. More information is available in the Laying Instructions. Please seek advice from store personnel or contact our customer service.

What is the difference between Premium and Royal and what’s best for a garage?

The difference is in the structure of the tile, particularly the underside, where Premium has stronger support legs, among other things. Golv Royal has been developed for the home environment, e.g. garages and is intended for “normal” use. Golv Premium is recommended, for instance, for workshops, where the floor is always in use and where the floor is constantly up and re-laid frequently, such as in racing contexts. Such flooring is subject to a lot of wear and Premium is required to cope with these challenges.

Can the tiles cope with a car being lifted on a garage jack or being up on blocks?

Yes! Both Royal and Premium can cope with this. Jacks have different types of support leg. Some are “pointed”, others less so. When you lift heavy items, if the support legs are pointed (high point load), the flooring may react causing the plastic to whiten. However, this is only the case with certain sensitive colours. If you choose one of our grey shades, for instance, this cannot happen. As jacks look different, you can make certain you will not destroy the flooring by placing a block of wood or piece of checker plate under the jack.

If you should accidentally lose a small object down between the gaps, is it possible to loosen just the section where the object fell or do you need to start in one corner and then remove maybe as much as half the floor to get to the right section?

It is easy to loosen the tiles using the removal tool/hand tool. You can divide the tiles in one row and retrieve the loose item through the gap and then join up the loosened tiles. Takes very little time.