Resilient floor coverings such as PVC or linoleum are newly laid in Germany every year on 70 million m² and counting. For newly laid as well as for the much bigger part of former installed resilient floor coverings a protective layer is recommended to preserve the quality of the flooring (e. g. usability, appearance). UV-curing systems hardened by mobile UV devices directly on the building site are a fast, sustainable, and user friendly
approach. As a basis for the coating development typical representatives of resilient floor coverings such as PVC, Linoleum as well as PET of various manufacturers were characterised intensively. Finally, three varnish systems were developed which have promising properties regarding wetting, adhesion, abrasion, sanding, chemical resistance, and elasticity.