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WHY CARE+? Caring is an important value at Bolon – about our employees, our history, the environment and the products we sell. However, we also understand that our obligation to care goes further than this. That’s why we created BOLON CARE+. BOLON CARE+ is our installation and maintenance concept. The plus simply indicates that the concept is an extension of our basic value – in this case ensuring you have access to the advice and support that optimises your ownership experience. Our concept adds value from two perspectives. Commercially, you’ll get more from what is a significant investment. And practically, you’ll discover that installation and maintenance are much simpler than you probably thought. Care with a broader meaning? It could only be Bolon.

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YOUR INVESTMENT

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MAKING THE CORRECT CHOICE

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SIMPLE CLEANING

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IN YOUR WORDS

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A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

NICHLAS CEDMAN – HEAD OF SALES

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OPTIMISING YOUR INVESTMENT Bolon flooring represents an unbeatable combination of design, durability, ease of cleaning and sustainability. Look after it correctly and it will give you many years of pleasure and performance. In this brochure, you will find out how simple installing and maintaining our flooring is and how you can enjoy a higher return on your investment and a more pleasant environment.

DID YOU KNOW? Bolon flooring is made from woven vinyl with a thick, impenetrable backing layer – the flooring’s construction is completely unique and as such, it offers unique characteristics and benefits.

DID YOU KNOW? Bolon flooring is simple to take care of – with a vacuum cleaner, scrubbing brush and stain remover, 99% of cleaning needs can be accomplished.

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MAKING THE CORRECT CHOICE Long product life and a stimulating, safe environment – that’s what we aim to deliver every time we install our flooring. To ensure you enjoy these benefits, choosing the right floor for your requirements is essential and to help you do this, we can guide you through these five easy steps.

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WHERE – Our flooring is designed for

SPECIAL QUALITIES – Are you seeking

floor we supply. Use Bolon StudioTM

many environments and we can offer

flooring with an attractive textile feel

to create a unique flooring solution

optimal solutions for premises as diverse

or other special qualities such as light

for your needs.

as hotel, office, retail, healthcare, museum,

reflection? Bolon flooring can offer

educational and many more. Where you

these characteristics as well as Bfl-s1

might normally consider textile flooring,

fire resistance and sound insulation

Bolon is a great alternative but it can

from 11dB.

also be used on other surfaces.

COLOUR AND PATTERN – With the right shade and pattern, even a larger room or corridor can convey a real sense of design unity. Select your design with

FORM – We understand that no two

respect to this as well as to pragmatic

HOW – Will your floor experience heavier

floor spaces are the same. Our flooring

requirements such as dirt resistance.

use? If so, durability is a key issue. All

reflects this. Available as tiles, rolls

Bolon flooring carries an EN685 Class

or even in special sizes, creativity and

32 or 33 durability tag, making it a highly

functionality live hand-in-hand in every

robust and long lasting when measured against comparable alternatives.

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EASY INSTALLATION The eyes of Bolon Preferred Installer Marcus Atterot light up when asked about how it is to work with Bolon flooring – “Every time we do an installation, the results are fantastic – and much of this is down to the fact that Bolon is such an easy product to work with.”

The Bolon Preferred Installer program

through complicated laying processes.

was rolled out in Sweden in 2011. The

And of course, the client gets a great

program involves inviting the best, most

looking finish and a top quality floor,

enthusiastic Installers to our company

so everyone’s a winner.”

headquarters where they can visit the manufacturing floor and take part in workshops and test installations. At these meetings, Installers also have the opportunity to exchange experiences and receive up to the minute environmental and technical information. As a Preferred Installer in the Gothenburg area of Sweden’s west coast, Marcus has

“Great results and simple to install – as a flooring material Bolon is in a class of its own.”

only positive words to say about working with Bolon as a product and a company. “The support we receive from Bolon can only be described as world-class. As well as the Preferred Installer meetings, they are always available to answer our queries and send out samples if we need them. They are obviously a company that strives to have satisfied customers – and

is it easy to convince them that they should use Bolon? “Very often we’ll receive plans for a job and straight away I can see that it has the right characteristics to lay Bolon

MARCUS ATTEROT – PROUD PARTICIPANT IN THE BOLON PREFERRED INSTALLER PROGRAM

Bolon is a product that raises their curiosity.

flooring. When architects are looking

As a result, we take a lot of questions

to create a special feeling in the rooms

about the flooring, its characteristics

But as a material, what is it like to

they plan, Bolon’s depth, patterns and

and our experience of working with it.”

work with Bolon, hands-on?

3D structure effects give them the

it shows in the service they provide.”

“First, Bolon is a robust material. At

freedom to do this.”

the same time it’s flexible and easy to

Are there any other Bolon characte-

install. It’s this combination that makes

ristics that your customers react

our job much easier. Laying Bolon flooring

positively to?

really is hassle-free and the finished results always look first class. So for us, it’s a great choice because we get a lot of credit for the results without going

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When you work with Interior Architects

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And what can you tell them? “That Bolon is an ‘honest’ and ‘thankful’ flooring material to work with. That laying it is simple and doing so will allow both them and us to exceed customer

“The fact that no harsh chemicals are

expectations – and last but not least,

needed for cleaning is often mentioned.

that the designs and feeling the flooring

For many Designers and Architects,

can create really are one of a kind.”


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EXTRACTING MAXIMUM VALUE As a product, Bolon flooring is advanced. Its use of safe, modern PVC and the fact it is 100% recyclable and free from phthalates prove this. These characteristics are perhaps the reason behind two myths we would very much like to dispel – that Bolon flooring is difficult to maintain and that to do so requires special machinery and costly, time-consuming processes. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION EVERYDAY CLEANING – Compared with its competitors,

FROM A COST PERSPECTIVE – A joint study carried out

cleaning and maintaining Bolon flooring is both simpler and

between Bolon and Kärcher, a world leading provider of

more cost effective. Although they are commonly used over

cleaning systems and products, has shown that contrary

larger floor areas, machines are not an absolute necessity

to pre-conceived ideas, maintaining our flooring is con-

when carrying out daily cleaning. Indeed, with a vacuum

siderably cheaper per m2 compared with linoleum, textile

cleaner, scrubbing brush and stain remover, the vast

or wooden flooring. In the following table, you can see

majority of cleaning tasks are easily accomplished.

how percentage-wise, Bolon cleaning costs rate against its competitors.

COMPARE PERIODIC MAINTENANCE COSTS

700% 600% 500% 400% 300% 200% 100% 0% * Figures are based on SEK (Swedish Kroner) values and presented as percentage comparisons.

BOLON OFFICE (NORMAL TRAFFIC)

LINOLEUM

TEXTILE

HOTEL (LOW TRAFFIC)

WOODEN RETAIL (HIGH TRAFFIC)

Of course, over the lifetime of the flooring – and all

In plain terms, this means that the total of your initial

Bolon flooring comes with a 10 or 15-year guarantee

investment in Bolon and subsequent care and maintenance

– the savings are potentially enormous, and will offset

will in most cases be significantly less than in other less

any initial extra costs.

durable and less attractive solutions.

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SIMPLE CLEANING From general tips to specific information on easy stain removal – follow our simple guide and get more from your investment and achieve a healthier, more pleasant environment.

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GENERAL ADVICE Think prevention! Effective entry area

Ensure chair / table legs have feet,

flooring before your guests or visitors

no sharp edges and are made of

reach your Bolon flooring will ensure

stainless steel, polythene or similar.

85% of dirt stays there. Choose colour carefully based on where the flooring will be used.

A  void unnecessary wear and tear by ensuring wheels are hard polyamide. N  ever use acetone or polish on Bolon flooring.

GENERAL DAILY CLEANING  For daily cleaning we recommend vacuum cleaning. For wet cleaning, use a scrubbing brush and dry the floor with a soft / microfiber cloth.

MECHANICAL CLEANING PERIODIC CLEANING

Start by vacuuming.

Periodic cleaning should be carried out

Remove  any difficult stains, gum etc.

regularly. (Traffic frequency dependent).

Start by vaccuming.

alkaline, heavy-duty pH 9-11 cleaner.

soft rollers, luke warm water and all-

Run  the machine without vaccum. Let the solution work for 5-10 minutes.

DEEP CLEANING

Rinse  twice using the machine and

Deep cleaning should be carried out when

clean water.

flooring is extremely soiled – otherwise, an interval of 1-2 years is recommended if correct periodic cleaning is applied.

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soft rollers, luke warm water and

Use a scrubber dryer machine with purpose pH 7-8,5 cleaner.

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Use  a scrubber dryer machine with


MANUAL CLEANING Manual cleaning should take place in smaller areas or in areas where machines cannot access. PERIODIC CLEANING

Periodic cleaning should be carried out

DEEP CLEANING

Deep cleaning should be carried out when flooring is extremely soiled – otherwise, an interval of 1-2 years is recommended if correct periodic cleaning is applied.

regularly. (Traffic frequency dependent).

Start by vaccuming.

Start by vacuuming. Remove  any difficult stains, gum etc.

Use a scrubbing brush, luke warm

Use a scrubbing brush, luke warm

water and all-purpose pH 7-8,5

water and heavy-duty pH 9-11 cleaner.

cleaner.

Scrub  the floor then leave for 5-10

Suck up water with a wet vacuum

minutes. Scrub again and rinse the

cleaner or dry with soft /microfiber

floor with clean water. Take up the

cloth.

water with the vaccum suction or soft/microfibre cloth.

STAIN REMOVAL  Stains should be dealt with immediately.  Ensure stain removal agent will not damage vinyl flooring.  Use a scrubbing brush and rinse with water.

TYPE OF STAIN

CLEAN WITH

Chocolate, fat, juice, cream, coffee, beer

Warm water and heavy-duty cleaner

Asphalt, oil, shoe polish, chalk, ink

Chemically pure (cleaning) petrol

Blood

Cold water – ammonia added if required

Rust

Light acidic cleaner (pH 3-4)

Water based glue

Hot water

Solvent based glue

Chemically pure (cleaning) petrol

Shoe marks

Rub with dry cloth

Chewing gum

Chewing gum remover of ice spray or hot steam

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CARE+ IN YOUR WORDS

In her role as a coordinator for Facility Clean at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, Camilla Jönsson is responsible for a team of 26 staff and over 3 000 m2 of Bolon flooring. We asked her to share her hands-on experience of working with Bolon.

On average, over 13 000 passengers pass through the airport every day – that must make cleaning quite a task?

Sounds simple? Yes, keeping it clean and fresh has been quite straightforward. Also, our routines

Oh yes. Our team works 24 hours a day

are the same for both types of Bolon

to make sure the airports public areas

flooring we have here, even though

are in top condition. Bolon flooring can

one is more structured than the other.

be found in both the domestic and inter-

This convenience is great for cleaning

national departure lounges, very often

efficiency.

where food and drink are consumed, so these are obviously areas we focus on.

What are the daily cleaning routines for Bolon flooring here?

“This convenience is great for cleaning efficiency.”

Several times a day, we vacuum clean, mop and if required, remove stains. Scrubbing takes place at night when the airport is very quiet. Taking care of these

How about machine cleaning – how

CAMILLA JÖNSSON – TAKES CARE OF BOLON FLOORING AT GOTHENBURG LANDVETTER AIRPORT

often does this take place?

tasks requires a vacuum cleaner, mop

Because of the high volume of people

clean fairly regularly. Two to three times

and bucket and stain removal spray or in

passing through and the fact that many

a week we use a single-brush hand-

the case of chewing gum, a freeze spray.

people eat and drink here, we machine

driven cleaning machine followed by a wet vacuum cleaner. It’s quite a simple process really.

Talking about simplicity – how does Bolon flooring rate when compared to say wooden parquet flooring? Wooden flooring requires several different stages in its maintenance process – vacuum cleaning, mopping, polishing etc. Bolon flooring also has its routines but I would say that keeping it clean is generally less time-consuming – something my team here really appreciate.

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“VOC emissions from Bolon flooring are well below recommended levels.”

DID YOU KNOW? Every Bolon collection meets some of the world’s most stringent environmental standards including BREEAM, Floorscore – which contributes to a higher LEED rating – and GreenTag. For more details, visit www.bolon.com

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The year was 1949 and Bolon founder Nils-Erik Eklund had the foresight and business acumen to see a great opportunity in the piles of textile waste being produced at a neighbouring factory in Stockholm, Sweden. From this waste, rag rugs were produced – and crucially, a commitment to think differently when it came to our products was born.

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A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE LEADING THE WAY Today, Bolon still leads the way in terms of environmental innovation – or as we call it ‘greenovation’. Our vision for the future of Bolon and holistic approach to developing products across a long lifecycle are clearly defined in our two initiatives ‘A Future Without Footprints’ and ‘Bolon® Green’. On a product level, Bolon continuously strives to exceed current legislative requirements. We only use the latest and safest PVC in our flooring – a material that is radically different from its earliest forms – and we now use 100% phthalate free plasticiser.

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CLEANING WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE Our environmental commitment naturally expresses itself in our cleaning and maintenance processes. No harsh chemicals are required for either mechanical or manual cleaning routines – a fact that makes a major contribution to creating a healthier, cleaner room environment.

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