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Installation Guide

Preparation Underlayment and Subfloor

Tools for the job
Material for the job
People for the job
Acclimation
Subfloor
Crawl spaces
Over existing vinyl floors

Installation Vinyl Sheet & Tile

Setting the first panel
Fastening all other panels
Patching
Sanding
Final check
Installing the new vinyl floor covering
Avoid Going Wrong

Installation Ceramic Tile

Material
Subfloor
Setting the first panel
Fastening all other panels
Installation - mortar
Installation - setting tile

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Installation Guide and Warranty
English (PDF)
Guide de pose et garantie

French (PDF)
Guía de instalación y garantía
Spanish (PDF)

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Preparation - Underlayment and Subfloor

CRAWL SPACES

An unprepared crawl space in a building or mobile home is very susceptible to humidity and temperature variations that cause subfloor and underlayment to expand. These conditions may force joints together and cup upwards, to cause seam ”telegraphing”.

Check and assure the following site conditions are met:

  • A sealed vapor barrier must be on the ground and adequate cross ventilation provided along walls.

  • A minimum 18” clearance must be provided between the bottom of floor joists and ground.

  • Landscape grading and rain troughs must be provided to assure moisture is moved away from foundation walls.

If site conditions cannot be corrected, contact the vinyl floor covering manufacturer for recommendations or consider installing a perimeter-fastened vinyl system instead of a fully adhered system.


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