Flooring – Installation

Typically vinyl safety flooring is a compliment to cladding as it provides a clean, easy to maintain, non-slip surface

Safety Flooring

Safety flooring is invariably used in environments where wall cladding is installed. HygienaClad can provide complete flooring solutions to complement our wall cladding installations.

Safety flooring is ideal for use in areas that are normally dry, but where occasional spillages can occur, therefore slip resistance is an important consideration.

Typical areas include hospital wards, clinics, laundry and sluice rooms, nursing homes, washrooms, bars, food preparation areas, kitchens, canteens and institutional applications.


Vinyl flooring can be installed on most solid substrates. It is recommended that a moisture test is carried out, as moisture in the substrate can lead to failures.

Typically in areas where vinyl flooring and hygienic cladding are installed, the substrate is latexed prior to the vinyl flooring being laid. In areas that require strict cleaning regimes, the vinyl flooring is curved up the wall to meet the cladding, which is termed cap and coved. The cap style, which is the joint between the walling and the vinyl, is dependent upon the use of the area.

The cove is the curve at the joint between the wall and the floor, so it provides a curved finish which is easy to clean.