DuroStat SMT Conductive & Dissipative Vinyl Tile:

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At ESD Vinyl tile we do installations that meets and exceeds the industries most stringient standards. We can install and certify any kind of ESD/ Anti-Static /Dissapative/ Conductive flooring.

ESD Floor InstallationAt SMT Tile we do installation that meets and exceeds the industries most stringient standards. We can install and certify any kind of ESD/ Anti-Static /Dissapative/ Conductive flooring.

Installation is clean, reliable and secure via substrate to tile bonding via our "GZ C-2000" water based conductive adhesive or "GZ-C2000-R" releasable adhesive if you floor requires deployable a installation. No more time consuming mixing required (as is the case with the black epoxy based adhesives, typical with many "standard" ESD Tiles). Our adhesive features the highest resistance to concrete moisture emissions in the industry!


ESD Control Vinyl Tile
Installation and Maintenance Instructions

NOTICE TO INSTALLER

THIS BROCHURE CONTAINS IMPORTANT INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE. AS WELL AS CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE PLACED IN THE HANDS OF THE FLOOR OWNER. OUR WARRANTY WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE ONLY IF THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOLLOWED IN EVERY RESPECT.ESDcarpet.com'S EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY LIMITS ESDcarpet.com'S LIABILTIY TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, OR CREDIT AT ESDcarpet.com'S OPTION, ON ESDcarpet.com FLOOR PRODUCTS FOR WHICH A CLAIM HAS BEEN MADE ACCORDING TO ESDcarpet.com'S CLAM PROCEDURE. CLAIMS FOR SURFACE DEFECTS OR VARIATIONS }N COLOR OR PATTER MUST ME MADE TO ESDcarpet.com PRIOR TO INSTALLTIONS OP THE MATERIALFOR A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF ESDCARPET.COM EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY, CONTACT: 719-676-2512.

PREPARATION OF SUBFLOOR

CONCRETE, TERRAZZO, CERAMIC

Subfloors must be dry, clean, and tree from dust, paint, oil, grease, curing agents, parting compounds, surface hardeners, sealers, solvents, asphalt, old adhesives, and other extraneous material Floor surface must be smooth and flat with a maximum variation of 1/8" in 10 feet. Cracks and any irregular surface must be patched and leveled using a Portland cement underlayment with a liquid latex binder. Gypsum-based underlayment products should not be used. Any uncorrected subfloor irregularities may telegraph through the ESDcarpet.com flooring and be visible on the surface of the finished installation.

ESDcarpet.com recommends that new concrete slabs on or below grade below grade be poured over a permanent moisture barrier such as six mil poly ethylene film. Any concrete in contact with earth or with less than 18" of cross- ventilated air space under it is considered to be on grade.

New concrete must be properly cured. A drying time of three months is generally required after slab is poured and protected from the weather. Lightweight aggregate concrete floors, floors with steel or plastic pan construction, and doors poured over a permanent moisture barrier usually require an extended drying time. If lightweight aggregate concrete weighs less than 90 pounds per cubic toot, a topping of regular concrete at least one inch thick is required. To expedite drying time, adequate heat and ventilation should be provided.

ESDcarpet.com's warranty does not cover failure due to moisture emission from subfloor. ESDcarpet.com recommends that moisture tests be taken on all concrete floors prior to installation of flooring. Contractors can obtain moisture test units from ESDcarpet.com.

If concrete surface is exceptionally smooth, it should be acid etched with a 15% solution of muriatic acid/water before installing flooring. Neutralize concrete after etching by rinsing with clear water to which a few ounces of ammonia have been added.

Terrazzo floors may have a sealer or film on the surface, this must be removed before proceeding with the installation.

Ceramic tile must be solidly adhered. Any loose tile must be removed. Clean existing ceramic tile using muriatic acid/water as directed above. After floor has dried, apply a thin rich coat of Portland cement underlayment with a liquid latex binder to achieve a smooth surface.

Tile may be installed on radiant-healed floors, provided surface temperature does not exceed 90° F.

WOOD FLOORS

Tile may be installed over existing sound, suspended-plywood floors of double construction. Do not install directly over wood strip or plant subfloors. Prepare such doors as follows:
  1. Subfloor must be solid, well-nailed at joints and free from spring. Missing or unsound boards must be replaced.
  2. Install 1/4" underlayment grade or exterior grade plywood or 1/4" underlayment grade hardboard. If floor boards are badly warped, use thicker plywood.
  3. Fill all holes, cracks, and seams with wood putty or equivalent tiller. Sand all patched areas and uneven joints. Any irregularities allowed to remain may telegraph through the tile and be viable on the surface of the new installation.

RESILIENT FLOORING

Do not install tile over any resident floor covering on or below grade. Remove old floor covering and sand off ail adhesive. Whenever possible, remove old floor covering and sand off all old adhesives. If specific job conditions necessitate installation of tile over resilient floor covering, use the following procedures:
  1. Floor covering must be sound and adhered tightly to the floor. Remove any loose or broken areas and replace them either with sound material or with a Portland cement underlayment with a liquid latex binder, which should also be used to level any floor irregularities and to fill in any open seams.
  2. Thoroughly sand surface with a very rough sandpaper, using an edge sander next to walls and in spots that the regular sander may have skipped. Completely remove all old sealers and waxes to ensure a proper bond.
  3. Thoroughly sweep, vacuum, or damp mop floor to remove all dust and grit. Any texture or embossing in the original installation may telegraph through the ESDcarpet.com tile and be visible on the surface of the new installation.

WARNING:

Various government agencies have regulations governing the handling, removal, and disposal of asbestos containing materials. It you intend to sand, remove, or dispose of an existing resilient floor covering, backing,
lining felt, or adhesive you should be aware that these products may contain asbestos fibers. Sanding, removal, and disposal of asbestos containing material can place tine particles of asbestos in the air. It has been determined that the inhalation of free airborne asbestos fibers may be injurious to your health fines may be assessed against persons violating these regulations.

NOTE:ESDcarpet.com resilient floor coverings and adhesives have never contained asbestos.

METAL DECKS

Metal decking must be smooth, dry, clean, and free from dust, paint, asphalt, old adhesives, grease, oil, rust, and other extraneous material. Level all surface irregularities with a Portland cement/liquid latex underlayment. Lightly sand the surface for better adhesion.

WORK BENCHES

Tile can be applied to either wood or metal work bench Surfaces. The bench surface must be smooth, dry, clean, and free from paint, oil. grease, and other extraneous material. Metal surfaces should be lightly sanded for better adhesion.

Benches should be insulated from static control flooring surface by the use of electrically insulating pads to prevent the creation of undesired alternate ground paths. In addition, a resistor of whatever magnitude desired can be inserted in the circuit from the work surface to ground. Install tile in genera! Accordance with instructions under INSTALLATION OF TILE. Prepare only as much approved ESDcarpet.com adhesive as can be used in 1 hour, mixing equal parts of A and B in a clean, separate container (See Instructions on label). Use a hand roller instead of 150 lb. floor roller.

OTHER TYPES OF INSTALLATION

For recommended procedures on other types of installations not covered in these instructions, contact ESDcarpet.com at 719-676-2512.

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