Disvantages and advantages of Mkeka wa Mbao flooring

The advantages and disadvantages that a buyer need to know before purchasing Mkeka wa mbao vinyl flooring .


1. Mkeka wa Mbao™️ doesn’t like moisture from  underneath and flooding , though it’s water proof on the surface the weakest point is water going under its surface, if flooding occurred you need to  uninstall your Mkeka wa Mbao™️ dry it and re install it back . 

  Here are signs of water damage 👇🏽

   A. If glued the adhesive will become loose and the floor will bubble .

  B. Blackish  spots will form on the Decorate  surface.

  For areas with black cotton soil or swampy areas make Sure the moisture content Is the recommend one before installation .

First, test the moisture level of the subfloor. In general, 12% moisture or above is too wet to install flooring Ideally it should be between 7% and 9%. Take the readings in at least 20 spots per 1,000 square feet of flooring and average the results.

Mkeka wa Mbao cannot be installed on rough uneven surface the Subfloor must be smooth and level and if covering tiles with grouting joints fill the joint first.

Buy the correct wear layer for your needs (foot traffic )

What is the wear layer for Mkeka wa mbao™️ vinyl flooring?

When shopping for Mkeka wa mbao™️ vinyl flooring, all of the terms can be hard to keep track of! One question that gets asked most often is, what is the wear layer of Mkeka wa mbao™️ vinyl flooring? This is a very important question to consider when purchasing Mkeka wa mbao™️ vinyl flooring.

So What is the Wear Layer?

Put simply, the wear layer is the top surface that provides the durability, stain and scratch resistance of vinyl flooring. The wear layer is usually a clear, urethane based coating that keeps the original appearance of the floor and provides easy maintenance. With new technology, some vinyls now offer added durability layers on top of the wear layer for even more surface protection.

Wear layers range from 0.15mm to 1mm . The wear layer will usually be recorded in millimeters MM . 

Which Wear Layer Measurement is Best?

To decide on the best wear layer, you will need to determine the usage of the flooring. If you have pets, kids, or there is a lot of foot traffic in your home or workplace, you should opt for a thicker wear layer.

In short, the thicker the wear layer, the more durable the floor. If you have a space that will need a high resistance to scratches and wear, a higher wear layer, such as a 0.40 up to 0.70mm, would be best for your application.

Residential vinyl flooring applications start from 0.15 mm to 0.30mm . 

Light commercial vinyl flooring application start from wear layer of 0.40-0.55

Heavy Commercial vinyl flooring applications will usually require a 0.60mm – 1mm top layer.

Beware of buying cheap flooring without knowing the wear layer ( some vendors do that ) use a digital caliper at floor decor to check wear layer .

f. Use the recommended cleaning detergents some soaps are very abrasive avoid them (use liquid soap genuine ) remove

Stains with Acetone .

g. Use an accredited installer to install factor for waste when measuring your floor area 5% .


It’s warm and soft to walk on zero allergy doctors recommend for people with athritis , elderly and children .


The cushioned nature of Beauflor® mkeka wa mbao cushion vinyl floors make them a pleasure to walk upon, they feel warm to the touch and are ideal for barefoot walking. Moreover, the good heat conduction of our vinyl floors make them the ideal match for your floor heating.

It’s easy to install no adhesive in most

Cases making it ideal

For home owners rented or owned , offices and you can move out With your floor in the future 


For new construction the subfloor should be finished smooth screed popularly know as Nil finish.

Existing homes you can cover any type of subfloor like tiles , terrazzo or even wood flooring .

Remember installation is very easy it can be lay loose technology or glue down for commercial spaces like offices ,schools etc .

If in a rented premise you can move out with your mkeka wa mbao if it was installed using lay loose installation procedure .


Whether you love the warmth and cosy aspect of wood, or you’re fond of the boldness and character of tiles, give your interior the classic look of wood or tile without the disadvantages of natural materials. With Beauflor® mkeka wa mbao cushion vinyl rolls, you can produce any imaginable design and colour; from the most natural wood or tile to the most extravagant and inspirational texture.


Our Beauflor® mkeka wa mbao cushion vinyl rolls are very low-maintenance. Thanks to an optional protective polyurethane lacquer, the floor is easy to clean and protects it against daily wear and tear. All it needs is an occasional sweep with a wet mop and standard cleaning products.


Cushion vinyl rolls are less expensive to produce than other floorings, making them easier on the pocket.


Beauflor® mkeka wa mbao Cushion vinyl floors are protected by a very hard wearing surface. The resistance of vinyl to staining and general household use is one of the key benefits of vinyl floors and makes them one of the most durable types of floorings on the market.


Whether you are walking around in your high-heels or feel like having a lazy day in your slippers, our Beauflor® mkeka wa mbao cushion vinyl absorbs noise so well that it is up to 50% more silent than comparable floors! This makes them the ideal flooring solution for apartments or other spaces where noise absorption is very important.

For more visit www.floordecorkenya.com

Introducing Beam 2 beam flooring system (BBF)




Beam-to-beam flooring (BBF) can be described as an economic, safe and functional system currently being utilized in slab construction both locally and internationally. It comprises of high performance pre-stressed concrete beams, concrete hollow blocks and a topping that work together to result in a robust slab. The pre-stressed concrete T-beams have a 100mm wide and 50mm deep flange with a web that is 50mm wide and 100mm deep. It is these T-beam joists that work in tandem with the concrete hollow blocks to support the 50mm topping and all manner of design loads imposed on them. 

How it works

The hollow blocks used in this system have a high compressive load i.e. 7N/mm2 thus function as structural elements unlike your typical hollow blocks that function as “fillers” meant to achieve required structural depth. These hollow blocks lock by 100mm on either side of the pre-stressed concrete beams. The load path is therefore from the topping to the hollow blocks to the pre-stressed beams to the reinforced concrete beams of that particular floor to the columns and finally to the foundations. 


The pre-stressed concrete T-beams are cast in a pre-stressing yard where all the necessary design parameters are controlled to achieve a high quality product. A concrete mix design that achieves class 60 i.e. a compressive load of 60N/mm2 is used. 5mm tendons are stretched between stable end-anchorage points and concreted over a casting bed before being allowed to sufficiently cure. The tendons are released after the concrete has achieved minimum desired strength. The length requirements for each beam is determined prior to casting to avoid wastage. 

Usually, all stresses induced by loads on reinforced concrete structures are mainly carried by reinforcement bars. However, in pre-stressed members such as the beams in BBF the stresses are induced in the entire member. The end result is a structural product that is better at managing vibrations and shocks compared to conventional concrete. 


Pre-stressing is typically used to allow for longer spans and/or minimize the structural depth of beams and slabs. Pre-stressed elements are commonly used in the following areas, span being a major consideration; floor beams, bridges, water tanks, runways, roofs, railroad ties, poles etc. A key benefit is that pre-stressed concrete elements can more economically span longer distances than conventionally-reinforced concrete elements. This is of benefit in infrastructure e.g. bridges as well as in buildings with respect to beams and slabs.


The benefits of utilizing BBF system are:

    1. Foundation excavation – The system minimizes mass excavation that would have otherwise been performed underneath the ground slab for sites situated in areas with predominant expansive soils such as black cotton soil. This means that it minimizes labor cost that would have been incurred for doing the actual excavation and consequently backfilling of the same. Transportation for hauling the excavated material to a dumpsite is also eliminated.
    2. Steel fixing- BBF system realizes a time and labor cost saving that would have been incurred in cut and bend for reinforcement bars of the slab and concreting for the same.
    3. Construction material – BBF system eliminates the need to use BRC mesh in the topping but rather uses fibre mesh. This saves cost for the client as fibre mesh is significantly cheaper compared to BRC mesh. It also eliminates labor that would have been incurred in handling BRC mesh on site. 
    4. Shuttering and propping – It reduces the traditional use of shuttering and props because the concrete hollow block lock onto the pre-stressed beams that in turn rest of reinforced concrete beams of a building’s floor. Essentially, only the reinforced concrete floor beams remain propped. 
    5. Increased head-room – There is an increased floor to floor height because the floor system rests on top of the reinforced concrete beams of the building’s frame. 
    6. Sound insulation – The concrete hollow blocks help in insulating the slab by breaking sound waves resulting in buildings that are quieter.
    7. Fire rating – The pre-stressed beams in BBF help in increasing the fire rating of buildings due to the large cover provided for the tendons. 
    8. Assembly time – There is time saving realized with BBF system because the elements are pre-cast. Assembly takes a very short time resulting in faster construction timelines. This positively impacts program of works.
    9. Structural benefits – The pre-stressed beams minimize potential cracks, decreases the risk that would have been presented by reinforcement corrosion and also lengthens the service life of a building.


Introducing Pata Floor Pay on Installments ! Let’s Take Your Flooring to the Next Level

Are you in dire need of a floor makeover and you are short of cash to buy or afford one? Worry no more. Floor Décor Kenya Ltd has partnered with KCB bank to help its customers get our various flooring products dubbed ‘Pata Floor pay on installments !’ you will be allowed to buy any flooring product of your choice at any Floor Décor Showroom countrywide. The initiative is an innovative lending product that allows you to buy any floor product and pay in monthly installments at a 0% interest rate through a KCB credit card.

1 .  You must be an account holder with KCB Bank/ National Bank,approval takes 24hrs subject to KCB Bank terms .

2. Non account holders need to first open an account with KCB bank.

3. Applicants must first visit Floor Decor Kenya showroom for a quote , after we provide application form to be filled by the customer which is sent to KCB for approval.

Majority of homeowners move into homes without flooring to save on rent, without knowing the risks associated with staying on unfloored house. Staying in an unfloored house mostly with uneven concrete subfloor is uncomfortable and unforgiving! The Worst affected are families with kids or elderly folks in the household, falling will hurt and may seriously injure people. Moreover, unfloored houses usually become damp due to the moisture migrating from the underneath and top of the slab. Another setback of concrete subfloor is coldness, since it has no insulating value and will feel chilled against bare feet. Cold and damp concrete subfloor can worsen asthma symptoms, and is also associated with an increased risk of asthma development and respiratory tract infections.
Life is too short not to feel at home! An awesome flooring solution gives you that feeling at home. It is a blissful sentiment that unfortunately often requires time and patience. But time has become a precious commodity! That’s why Pata Floor pay on installments offers an instant feeling of coming home!
Why Wait?
Now there’s no need to put off your flooring plans any longer. With our payment plans, you’re able to avoid paying up front, and pay for your flooring as you enjoy it. Don’t live with worn out or boring floors. We demystify and build confidence for the customers so they can complete their flooring projects.
Why finance?
Pata Floor pay on installments ! allow you to pay your new floor while you enjoy using it. With 0% rates and payment plans, it just makes sense, so dream homes and real-life budgets are always on the same page.
We Make Your Dream Flooring Affordable
Not only do we have fantastic pricing on flooring for every room, we’ve made it even easier to walk out with your new floor. As you consider the flooring that fits your lifestyle, take advantage of our Pata Floor pay on installments

! Offer.

Floor Décor Kenya Cares about Your Health and Well being with our Original floors with zero cancer causing chemicals

Floor Décor Kenya Cares about Your Health and Well being

Majority of Home Builders and Owners fall prey to unsuspecting developers and businessmen who source substandard flooring materials from some factories in China and Eastern Europe. Some low quality laminates and Vinyl from these regions contain high levels of cancer causing Phthalates and Formaldehyde. Phthalates are mainly used as plasticizers; substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, durability, transparency and longevity.

It is therefore important for buyers to check the kind of flooring brands used by developers; majority of the developers only care about the selling value and ease of making quick returns on building developments and ignore the consumer and the health risk associated with installing substandard flooring materials.

The debate on the dangers and toxicity of phthalates and formaldehydes has been going on for years. Research has proven to the fact that exposure to phthalates may lead to health problem such as cancer, asthma and allergies, autism, low IQ, fertility problems and neurodevelopment issues, birth defects, learning and memory disorders.

Dangerous volatile organic compounds, a.k.a. VOCs, are the last thing you would want in your home. Because these chemical compounds have a very low boiling point, large numbers of their molecules will evaporate at normal room temperature. The resulting vapor mixes with clean air inside your rooms exposing you and your family to cancer causing chemicals.

Floor Décor Kenya an award winning floor covering retailer in Kenya takes to heart with its guarantee. All our Brands are safe for you and your loved ones. Pergo® Wood Laminates, Beauflor® Vinyl a.k.a Mkeka wa Mbao™ and Oryzon® Artificial Grass all manufactured in Belgium are subjected to rigorous tests by Third Party Laboratories that are designed to ensure they all meet the highest standards set by the European Chemicals Agency and California Air Resources Board regulations (“CARB”). All our brand products are evaluated as a ‘SAFE’ to use due to their excellent toxicological profile.

Our partner Manufacturers uses only alternative, phthalate-free plasticizers, with a strong preference for bio-based plasticizers. They typically off-gas all flooring products at the factory, prior shipping to us. This means our products do not release harmful levels of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into your beautiful living environments. As an importer of flooring solutions, Floor Décor Kenya guarantees 100% phthalate-free flooring products that pose neither unreasonable risk to human health nor the environment.

We shall continue to educate our loyal Clients on the health hazards of Cheap, Substandard, Counterfeit flooring from some factories in China and Eastern Europe Imported by rogue traders. Floor Décor Kenya flooring consumers’ brands offers the greatest possible level of quality in terms of sustainability and health. Our flooring solutions are very easy to care for and will last a long time if properly maintained, translating into a low environmental impact over the floor’s lifetime.

When you choose one of our floors at any of our showroom; Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru , Naivasha and Nanyuki you should be able to feel safe in the knowledge that it has been produced without any chemical of concern for health and wellbeing. And we are proud to say: You can. We have made fashionable flooring affordable; you get that lavish and elegant look you have always wanted for less, saving you time and money.

0780 955 000 Kijabe Street, Nairobi
0780 355 000 Moses Mudavadi rd Nakuru
0755 960 000 Links Road Mombasa
0780 755 000 Sosian Street ,Eldoret
0755 660 000 Irura Road , Nanyuki

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Oryzon artificial turf carpet grass

Make your home stand out with our new generation Oryzon artificial turf carpet grass ; it is just like real grass only better!

Oryzon® Grass gives any location, be it outdoor or indoor, a unique look and feel.

Our grass is super easy to install and you’ll be able to enjoy your green turf in no time.


It is ready to use – Quickly install and begin enjoying your new space

It enhances your space – Cover any space outside, or verandah or walkway with green grass. It transforms your lawn instantly!

Value for money – It is affordable, does not require additional work/time to maintain it; it frees up your time to attend to other important things.

Low maintenance – Say goodbye to mowing and trimming! Our grass requires practically no maintenance. An occasional sweep to remove natural debris is enough to keep your lawn clean.

Eco-friendly green – You don’t have to water your grass; yet your grass always remains lush and green. You do not use fertilizer or pesticides as needed for regular grass and thus our grass is friendly to the environment.

For orders visit https://www.floordecorkenya.com/contact-us/

Composite decking

The outside of your home is great space that you can utilize to add the square footage of living space that is considered a part of the house. This space can be used for entertaining or unwinding. Also with a well designed and built deck, it increases the value of your home .

With our long lasting, zero maintenance composite boards (made of a mixture of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic) you can create the ultimate outdoor space, be it a deck, pathway with railing and even gates. Using our composite decking, we have built beautiful gates that will stand out from the norm around you.

Composite Decks can be built low to the ground or raised depending on your needs and space that you have. Call us today to find out more.

Composite decks is best to clad around swimming pool surface it’s none slip and zero maintenance.

Composite Decking

Composite Decking

Composite Decking

Composite Decking

Composite Decking

Composite Decking

Visit Floor Decor kenya  outlets today for all your composite decking needs .

wood plastic

wood plastic


How to distinguish genuine mkeka wa mbao vinyl flooring from the copy

Well Levelled floor

Original mkeka wa mbao beauflor cushion vinyl flooring

Original Mkeka wa mbao™️ FACTS

Sold in the Kenyan market since 2016 thousands of happy clients .

 Exclusive Prints like Woods , ceramics , plain colors or fabric color designs .

None shinny look doesn’t feel or look like plastic carpets original mkeka wa Mbao™️ has real wood textured matte finish to last a long time , anything shinny will eventually loose the shine😊.

Our warranty starts at 10 years .

We strive to ship textile backed rolls exclusively in 4 meters , textile backed are more stable on your subfloor and avoid furniture tearing them up and indentions .

 We stock matching accessories for your flooring like skirting baseboards with provision to run cables , aluminum door profiles , rubber stair nosing etc .

Our pricing starts from Sh 1500/- per sq meter and price depends on wear Layer the higher the wear Layer the higher the price and durability our experts at the showrooms will advice as per your usage .

Check our designs here


Forbo Flotex floor covering Vs Carpet tiles whats the difference

Carpet tiles or Flotex ….. whats really the difference …


Flotex is a unique textile floor covering that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is a strong and hygienic floor, and being completely waterproof, it is also the only truly washable textile floor.

It’s ideal for corporate offices , hotels , homes etc

Durability and Value

Flotex durability is proven in the tough Australasian market and backed by a unique 15-year wear and anti-static warranty. Flotex has countless installations throughout the Australasian market from health and education through to the public transport system that back its claim as the most durable textile floor covering on the market.

Health and Hygiene

Unlike traditional tufted carpets or any carpet tile, Flotex Sheet can be scrubbed like a hard floor in copious amounts of water for a completely hygienic clean. The Sanitized®
anti-microbial embedded in Flotex inhibits growth of bacterial cultures such as E-Coli, MRSA and moulds such as athletes foot fungi.

Safety and Acoustics

The dense flocked surface of Flotex provides an ideal acoustic barrier for both ambient and contact sound up to over 20dB – providing comfort and ambiance inside the room as well as to those rooms located below. Furthermore the R12 slip resistance rating of Flotex prevents slips and trips, meeting commercial safety requirements.

Appearance Retention

Flotex’s unique construction allows for superior appearance retention, long after your floors have been installed. The premium nylon 6.6 fibres used in Flotex achieves outstanding levels of colour fastness. What’s more, with over 70 million of these fibres per square metre which is nine times denser than commercial tufted carpet, Flotex sheet is resistant to flattening, fraying and gapping.

Forbo Flotex flooring

Forbo Flotex flooring