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Technical guide
168
168 to 175
Laying procedures
171 Tiles
172 Sheet
173 Saga
174 Conductive, dissipative
and antistatic
floorcoverings
174 Conductive flooring with
conductive adhesive and
conductive primer
175 Laying procedure for
residential sheet products
176
Cold and hot welding
177
Adhesives
178 to 181
Maintenance
Technical guide
PREPARING THE SUBFLOOR
The flooring contractor has responsibility for laying the
floorcovering only when he is satisfied that the subfloor
is in a suitable condition to receive the flooring.
Local regulations regarding subfloors and the
installation of floorcoverings must be complied with.
GENERAL INFORMATION
(NEW SUBFLOORS OR RENOVATION)
The subfloor must be absolutely hard, level, dry, smooth
and structurally sound.
The subfloor must be free of cracks and other
irregularities and must not be contaminated with paint,
plaster, oil, grease or any other substance which could
affect adhesion.
Cracks must be filled with an appropriate material.
The following information provides you with basic
installation procedures. For technical products or more
detailed instructions please refer to our technical guide.
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Summary of Contents

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    PREPARING THE SUBFLOOR The flooring contractor has responsibility for laying the floorcovering only when he is satisfied that the subfloor is in a suitable condition to receive the flooring. Local regulations regarding subfloors and the installation of floorcoverings must be complied with.

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    Leave to dry then rub down to a smooth finish. Sweep thoroughly. Apply the adhesive in accordance with manufacturers instructions. Old vinyl flooring Old vinyl, linoleum and rubber floorcoverings should always be removed and the subfloor be examined and prepared as necessary before installing new floorcoverings. Technical guide Laying procedure for tiles Unpack the tiles 24 hours before laying and make sure they are stacked horizontally.

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    Laying procedure for Saga Overall adhesion with tackifier emulsion adhesive A gripping primer compatible with the tackifier emulsion adhesive and the subfloor must be applied before gluing. 1 - Positioning of the floor covering The tiles should be removed from their box at least 24 hours before laying and placed in the room in which they are to...

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    LAYING PROCEDURE FOR RESIDENTIAL SHEET PRODUCTS Check that the subfloor on which you intend to lay the floorcovering is smooth, free from grit, grease and wood treatments. Most of these floorcoverings should not be laid over damp areas although Texline and Griptex have higher tolerances for damp.

  • Page 5

    It is beneficial to place a flat straight edge beneath the joint to be cut. This will avoid damaging the subfloor and ensure a tight butt joint is achieved. Butt the sheet edges together to form a compression joint.

  • Page 6

    PROTECSOL ® treatment cost will be greatly reduced during • Very low maintenance for high the life of the floor. quality homogeneous flooring PUR PROTECT ® Maintenance LOW MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS With PUR treatment: Nera Contract, Mipolam Activa...

  • Page 7

    Clean with a high speed (450 rpm) Robust EL7, Mipolam Technic machine fitted with a red pad or EL5, Mipolam Forum EL5. nylon brush + neutral detergent. RESIDENTIAL FLOORING INITIAL CLEANING Remove loose debris after the installation of floor. Caring for Gerflor cushioned vinyl...

  • Page 8

    Notes Due to printing limitations there may be variations between the colours of the actual flooring and illustrations shown in this catalogue. Samples are available upon request.

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