Flooring Installation

Best Practices for Commercial Resilient Floor Installations

Tips for A Successful Floor Installation

All of the big flooring manufacturers – including Tarkett, Armstrong, Shaw and more – provide preferred methods of installation for professional flooring installers to follow when laying their brand of resilient floor. The methods in flooring brand installation guidelines and instructions are typically based on tried and true techniques for a floor to install successfully…

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Success with Spray, Tape and Back Rolled Adhesives

Floor prep is critical and the rules are different for a successful glued down resilient flooring installation when using a spray, tape or back-rolled adhesive system instead of the tried and true trowel spread liquid broom method. It’s interesting that people are reluctant to change in a world where change is fast and constant. The…

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Eliminate Flooring Complaints – READ INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Many complex flooring problems can be avoided if one key step is included during the installation process, or rather before the flooring installer gets started gluing, fitting or cutting flooring material. What is this crucial step? Read the Installation Instructions! Makers of floors, flooring adhesives, patching and leveling compounds and concrete moisture mitigation systems have…

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ASTM F-710, Does the Subfloor Need to be THAT Flat?

Installation instructions, from most major flooring manufacturers, reference ASTM Standard F-710 for hard surface resilient flooring. The Standard simply defines the required flatness of a concrete subfloor. The subfloor, or ‘underfloor’ as I like to call it, “shall not deviate more than 3/16 of an inch in ten feet.” Photo 1 shows a ten straight edge…

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