ACCLIMITISATION OF MATERIAL
Material should be removed from packaging and allowed to condition in the room where the material will be installed, at a constant temperature of between 18℃~29℃ for a period minimum of 48 hours prior to the installation. A constant temperature should be maintained for up to 48 hours after the installation.
SUB FLOOR AND PREPARATION
All sub-floors must be prepared to be permanently dry, smooth, level, sound and free of dust or laitance and installations carried out in accordance with AS 1884-2012
Material must ONLY be laid on sub floors that are complaint with AS 1884-2012. Where sub floor moisture levels exceed a moisture barrier must be installed prior to the installation of the material.
CERAMIC, PORCELAIN, TERRAZO, POLISHED CONCRETE, METAL SURFACES
Ensure existing surface is sound, dry and free of any dust or laitance. Any self-levelling compound must be installed to manufacturer’s directions and in accordance with AS 1884-2012. Ensure that all grout joints are filled with no visible depression.
Tongue and Groove
Floorboards must be sound, dry and covered with a minimum 5.5mm flooring hardboard or fibre cement sheeting.
Fibre Cement Sheeting
Generally only used in wet area subfloors. Cement sheeting is extremely porous and should be primed prior to application. For wet area installations a moisture proof barrier must be installed prior to the installation of the material and the material must be fully adhered with a polyurethane adhesive.
These substrates are only suitable when covered with a minimum 5.5mm flooring hardboard to eliminate later potential movement in changing climatic circumstances.
Provided the board is a minimum of 6mm thickness and sanded and primed prior to installation of the material this sub floor is suitable.
PAINTED CONCRETE/PAINTED FLOORS
Mechanically remove all paint, dust and laitance from the sub floor and apply a minimum 3mm self- levelling layer.
Cork tiles must be uplifted and the residual adhesive removed prior to installation of the material. The exposed sub floor should then be treated in the manner described above.
EXISTING FLOOR COVERINGS/LINOLEOUM/PVC/CARPET
Remove all existing floor covering and adhesive from the sub floor. The sub floor should then be treated in the best manner highlighted above.
Decoria is suitable over a range of underfloor heating. The underfloor heating must be switched off 48 hours prior, during and 48 hours after the installation of the material. After installation increase the temperature by a maximum of 3 degrees per hour until at the serviceable working temperature.
DecoLine will not be liable for any loss, damage or complaint arising from incorrect use of adhesive systems and its instructions are not met or strictly followed. Contact your flooring professional for advice on the correct adhesives.
Lay the tiles onto the floor being sure to square up the room being installed in.
Should adhesive be required then the tiles must be laid into the freshly spread adhesive BEFORE the adhesive begins to tack to ensure maximum bond strength.
Depress tiles onto the sub floor by hand or by using a light hand roller. Should there be any excess adhesive wipe this clear with a damp cloth.
All DecoLine Loose Lay Planks are directional. Please follow the arrows on the back of the plank to ensure direction and pattern match. Planks should be laid in a staggered brick bond pattern leaving no less than 250mm as the smallest piece.
Roll after installation with a heavy roller.
Heavy traffic, wet cleaning and other trades must be delayed for 24 hours after installation of the material or the material protected (core flute, floor protection system)
Clean Up any excess adhesive with a damp cloth whilst the adhesive is still wet. To clean up tools either use water whilst adhesive is still wet or mineral turpentine if the adhesive has dried.