We Can also Install and Certify Your Tile
At ESD Vinyl tile we
do installations that meets and exceeds the industries
standards. We can install and certify any kind of ESD/
Anti-Static /Dissapative/ Conductive flooring.
At 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
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.
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
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
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.
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:
- Subfloor must be solid, well-nailed at joints
and free from spring. Missing or unsound boards
must be replaced.
- Install 1/4" underlayment
grade or exterior grade plywood or 1/4" underlayment
grade hardboard. If floor boards are badly warped,
use thicker plywood.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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.
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
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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