Will the magnets affect electronic equipment, devices or humans?
To determine if magnetic flooring technology is “magnetically” safe, the static magnetic fields produced by IOBAC magnetic floors have been independently researched by measuring magnetic fields, and comparing them to the permitted values for devices
The research found that:
- Pacemakers cannot be damaged by magnetic floors even if they are put directly onto the floor.
- People with old or new pacemakers could not be affected by the magnetic fields even if they are lying face down on the surface of the floor.
- Credit cards, hearing aids and electronic devices are undamaged by magnetic floors.
with the authors concluding that “magnetic floors are safe, and they can be employed in buildings without putting in risk electronic devices or persons with pacemakers.”
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(Magdaleno-Adame, Salvador & Kefalas, Themistoklis. (2019). Evaluation of Static Magnetic Fields Produced by Magnetic Floors Composed of Strontium Ferrite Powder Utilized in the Construction Industry. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 55. 7. 10.1109/TMAG.2019.2896202.)
How long do the magnetic properties last for?
A permanent magnet can keep its magnetism for many years provided it is not exposed to extreme conditions. Magnetic degradation is very slow, with an estimated loss of 1% of magnetism every 10 years.
Is the IOBAC magnetic flooring system patented?
What types of floors can the IOBAC system be installed to?
IOBAC can be installed direct to concrete, terrazzo, ceramic, plywood, and vinyl if it is down, sound and level. This may often mean that you will not be required to rip up the existing floor saving a huge amount of cost and time in your flooring program.
What area (sq ft) of the IOBAC system could be laid in an 8 hour shift?
In retail environments, between 3,200 sq ft and 6,400 sq ft can be installed. The area achieved is dependent on site conditions and sequence of works.
Why does IOBAC work on damp subfloors up to 95% RH?
The IOBAC resin system is a vapour permeable layer laid at 500 microns that enables the concrete to breathe. The IOBAC top surface is held via magnetism and not adhesives. Magnetism is not affected by water, whereas adhesives usually emulsify in the presence of water.
How easily can the IOBAC resin be removed from terrazzo or polished concrete?
Should you wish to remove the IOBAC resin for any reason, this is a quick and easy process. Simply score the resin, find the edge and strip using a stripper tool.
What maintenance is recommended for the IOBAC flooring system?
The top surface manufacturer recommends a maintenance programme for their product. Due to the absence of adhesive in the IOBAC system, there is no need for waxing to protect from water ingress reducing maintenance costs. Normally neutral cleaners and non-woven commercial floor pads are proposed by the manufacturers. See our Maintenance page for further guidance.
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How do I become an IOBAC approved Distributor, Supplier or Contractor?
Please contact IOBAC direct and we will guide you through the requirements.