These floors are no stick-in-the-mud!

Multilayer modular floors (MMF) are easy to clean and are therefore classed as particularly suitable for families and pets. And allergy-sufferers, for whom hygiene is a critical factor for well-being, can also benefit from the valuable properties of these products. It is also not without reason that even in the commercial sector, in all areas where hygiene is key – such as nurseries, schools, hospitals and doctors’ practices – hard floor coverings like these EU-certified MMF floors (EN 16511:2014) are the preferred choice.

A home is not a museum, it’s a place that’s full of life. Whether for children’s birthday parties, Champions League TV evenings, joint cooking sessions or simply enjoying time together with friends or neighbours, flooring has to undergo all this and more and will inevitably get dirty. Added to which, fresh air from open windows carries fine dust and pollen into the home and the daily wear on carpets, soft furnishings and household textiles results in even more dust. Pets shed their hair, and it is impossible to eliminate the near-invisible house dust mites and micro-organisms all around us. So when choosing the right flooring for a newly-built home or a renovation project, the question to ask is how easy is it to maintain and to keep clean.

Woman in bathrobe preparing bath
Woman in bathrobe preparing bath

Multilayer modular floor coverings are exceptionally hygienic. The smooth, high-quality surface finish of MMF makes these boards scratch-proof and wear-resistant, and their patented click-lock system ensures tightly-fitting joints. Because of this, these modern floor coverings are not only tough and durable in everyday use, they are also easy to clean and look after in the long term. No domestic or outdoor dirt can penetrate the surface of these floors and it is easy to remove by sweeping or vacuuming and the occasional damp wipe. It is advisable to add an environmentally-friendly floor cleaner to the cleaning water from time to time, such as those available in retail stores. Only a small amount is needed so as to keep the use of cleaning agents to a minimum. This doesn’t just protect the environment, it’s also kind on the household purse!

Increasingly, issues of the environment and sustainability are coming to the fore in terms of the production technology used for modular multilayer flooring, and the proportion of product ranges based on recyclable bio-based materials is growing accordingly. Innovative modular multilayer systems solutions suitable for wet rooms or for installing over conventional hot water underfloor heating continue to gain ground and due to their resistance to water, vinyl floors with swell-resistant core and solid vinyl tiles are in demand not only for kitchens and bathrooms, but also for the commercial sector – from shopfitting to doctors’ practices – where sales are increasing.

Notes on how to clean MMF floors properly are included in the MMFA’s Technical Bulletins (Commercial Use and Consumers), which can be downloaded free of charge from the Association’s website (