Flooring must be installed at the final stage in any type of construction. Allow enough time for adhesive to cure. Keep foot traffic off of the floor for at least 24 hours.
Installation inspection such as quantity, color, design, etc. must be checked and confirmed prior to installation.
Flooring materials, adhesive and room temperature must be maintained from 60°F to 75°F (18°C ~ 25°C) for at least 24 hours before, during and after the installation.
1. Apply adhesive with the recommended trowel and allow to dry to the touch before installing floor. Don’t install in wet adhesive. Only spread as much adhesive as you can cover within 2 hours depending on temperature and humidity.
2. Install all planks/tiles with directional arrows pointing in the same direction. Install the field area first.
3. Apply adhesive as noted in Step 1 to the remaining portion of the room, allow adhesive to dry and complete the installation.
4. Roll the installed flooring in four directions within 30 minutes after completing installation using a 100 lb. roller (45 kg.) (Minimum).
Start of Installation - Planks
When using planks from two or more cartons, check to be sure all pattern and lot numbers are the same to ensure proper color match.
Products with directional arrows on the back should be installed with the arrows all pointing in the same direction unless you are installing custom layouts.
Before installing the material, plan the layout so plank joints fall at least 6 inches (15 cm) away from subfloor and underlayment joints.
Find the center point in the room. Divide the room into equal quadrants by marking two perpendicular lines on the subfloor intersecting at the center point. Depending on your layout you may also start your row along a wall.
Since walls are not always straight, snap a chalk line. Do not install over expansion joints.
Post Installation Care
Remove dirt and other foreign materials. Adhesive residues must be removed immediately with damp mop or cloth.
If the adhesive has already cured, remove them using mineral spirits or denatured alcohol on a clean, white cloth.
Newly installed flooring must not have foot traffic for at least 24 - 48 hours.
Do not clean the floor during this time. Minimize foot traffic.
Water cleaning may cause notable decrease in adhesion strength.
Placing furniture or heavy objects within 24 hours after the installation may leave permanent indentations on the floor surface.
Wet floors can cause accidents. Slippery floors due to improper maintenance may cause slip and fall accidents. Use a hand roller under toe kicks and other hard to get areas. Immediately remove any excess adhesive from the surface of the flooring using a clean white cloth dampened with a neutral detergent and water or with alcohol.
NOTE: Drying time will vary depending on substrate porosity and ambient temperature and humidity.
PRECATIONS: Planks / tiles may be walked on immediately; however, the floor should be protected with plywood when moving heavy furniture and appliances back into the room.
DO NOT wash or scrub the new flooring for at least 5 days after the installation. This will allow planks/tiles to become “seated” in the adhesive and prevent excess moisture from interfering with the adhesive bond.