Commercial and residential use
- Offices, kitchen
- Bathroom, laundry room
- Living spaces
- Game and recreation rooms
Water-proof and moisture poof
- Phthalates free
- Zero formaldehyde content
Soft and Quiet
- Natural underfoot comfort
- Warmer than tradionnal surfaces like wood, ceramic and stone
- Absorbs impact noise and sound
Durable Wear Layer
with enhanced coatings and UV protection
Heavy-Duty Household Gauge
- 2.5mm Thickness Beveled Edge
Heavy-duty wear layer
Easy to Install
on different surfaces
- No heavy tools
- Easy to repair
- No underlayment required
- Easily installs anywhere in your home
Easy to Clean
- Low maintenance
- Easy to take care of using a wet mop
Commercial and Residential Vinyl Plank Flooring
Dry back luxury vinyl tile (LVT) offered in a wide selection of classical appearance of real wood.
Available in a variety of sizes, thickness and trending colors to personalize your living space.
Advanced finish for long lasting protection.
High resistance against dents and scratches.
Soft and quiet for a warm natural under foot comfort.
Vinyl Plank Composition
SUBSTRATE PREPARATION AND PLANKS/TILES INSTALLATION
Basic rules and guidelines before laying down your new floor
The substrate for Technofix planks must always be solid, completely flat, load-bearing and permanently dry (max. 2% humidity). In addition, it must be clean and free of debris.
Following the advice bellow will ensure the best results for each type of base floor:
If necessary, level the base floor with a self-leveling compound and remove all dust. Use appropriate cement-based patching and skim coating compounds to fill holes, voids and minor irregularities in concrete substrates.
Combining Technofix flooring with an underfloor heating system, the temperature must remain below 28°C at all times. Do not place vinyl tiles or vinyl planks on any heating elements. The heating system must be turned on for at least 4 weeks before the floor is laid down in order to prevent shrinkage and expansion of the base floor.
Fasten loose tiles. Fill the joints with a leveling compound or level the floor entirely.
Make sure that nails and uneven areas have been removed and secure any loose wood floorboards. The wooden subfloor must be solid and completely stable. Do not place vinyl tiles or vinyl planks on any heating elements. Always leave 10mm of space between the wood boards panels and the wall, heating pipes and door frames, etc. Use appropriate cement-based patching and skim coating compounds to fill holes, voids and minor irregularities in plywood floor substrates.
Soft vinyl or carpet flooring:
Most floor coverings such as soft vinyl, cork and carpet must be removed and follow the steps described in the basic rules for the concerned substrate prior to the application of a Technofix flooring. Any weakly bonded or soft surface material, such as loose adhesive residues, leveling compounds, floor coverings or coatings must be removed properly.
1. SURFACE AREA CALCULATION
Measure the length "A" of your room (in linear feet)
Measure the width "B" of your room (in linear feet)
Multiply the length "A" by the width "B"
The result will give you the total surface area to cover.
2. SURFACE PREPARATION
The surface must free from grease, oily residue, waxes, and paint which could prevent a good bond.
The surface must be clean and free of dust.
The surface must be dry and free of moisture and mold.
A glossy surface must be sanded to allow for proper adhesion.
TECHNOFIX vinyl flooring molds to the existing surface. Prepare the surface so as to eliminate all irregularities;
countersink nail heads, fill cracks and holes.
3. MARKING THE ROOM
a) Find the exact center of the room
b) Trace a reference line the entire length of the room marking the exact center
4. SPREADING THE GLUE AND BEGINNING INSTALLATION
Note: The room temperature should be between 10°C and 35°C
a) Choose a section of the floor and spread adhesive on all surface.
b) Starting at the center point begin installation. Place the tiles as accurately as possible to avoid sliding them on the surface of the glue. Firmly press down on each tile to ensure that they are properly glued to the entire surface.
c) Progressively install the tiles, one line at a time, until the section is complete. When beginning the second row, offset the piece so the seams do not meet up with the first row.
d) If there is an excess of glue in the seams during installation, quickly clean the excess with a dry or damp cloth. If the glue is dry the use of a mineral spirit will most likely be needed.
5. COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION
a) For the next section of the floor, repeat steps 4 b), c) and d).
a) Clean excess glue with a dry or damp cloth. If the glue is dry, the use of mineral spirit will likely be necessary.
b) If you have a floor roller, roll over your tiles to ensure that the entire surface has come in contact with the glue.
c) DO NOT CLEAN OR ALLOW TRAFFIC FOR A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS OR
ACCORDING TO THE ADHESIVE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
|Width||7 inches (183 mm)|
|Lenght||48 inches (1219 mm)|
|Total thickness||2.5 mm|
|Wear layer thickness||0.50 mm|
|Top surface coating||Mat polyurethane with UV protection|
|Type of top surface||Deep emboss|
|Type of bottom surface||Dry back|
|Plank edges||Bevelled edge|
|Light commercial||12 years|
|Percentage of virgin vinyl||100%|
|Percentage of recyclable materials||100%|
|Phthalates content||Phthalates Free|
|Toxicity||ASTM F963-07 Non toxic, no VOC's|
|Static coefficient of firction||ASTM D2047-11 (Dry: 0.8/ Wet: 0.8)|
|Residual indentation||ASTM F970|
|Reaction to fire - flame Spread||ASTM E648-10 (Class 1)|
|Reaction to fire - smoke Spread||ASTM E662 (<=450)|
|Dimensional stability and curling||ASTM F1700:2004 (0.013''/pi)|
|Flexibility||ASTM F137:2008 (100mm)|
|Chemical resistance||ASTM F925|
|Resistant to impact||ASTM F1265:2003A|
|Impact insulation class||ASTM E492-2009 (IIC=68)|
|Sound transmission class||ASTM E90-2009 (STC=73)|
|Indoor Air Quality||FloorScore® Certified SCS-EC10.3-2014 v4.0|
|Concrete* and Wood substrate||MAPEI - Ultrabond Eco 360|
|ARDEX - Henry 695|
*Concrete substrate must be prepared per ASTM F710 standards including, but not limited to the following:
Concrete floors must be dry, clean, smooth and structurally sound. They shall be free of any foreign materials that might prevent adhesive bond, including dust, dirt, solvent, paint, wax, oil, grease, residual adhesive, adhesive removers, incompatible sealers, fire-retardant chemicals, fungicides, release agents, alkaline salts, excessive carbonation, laitance, mold, mildew, and curing, sealing, hardening or parting compounds.
Fill all surface cracks, grooves, depressions, control joints and non-moving joints with moisture-resistant patching and self-leveling compounds, allow to fully cure and correct high spots before applying adhesive.