ESD 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
WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE ONLY IF THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ARE FOLLOWED IN EVERY RESPECT. LG Tile'S EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY LIMITS LG Tile'S LIABILTIY TO
REPLACEMENT, OR CREDIT AT LG Tile'S OPTION, ON LG Tile FLOOR
PRODUCTS FOR WHICH A CLAIM HAS BEEN MADE ACCORDING TO LG Tile'S
CLAM PROCEDURE. CLAIMS FOR
SURFACE DEFECTS OR VARIATIONS }N COLOR
OR PATTER MUST ME MADE TO LG Tile PRIOR TO INSTALLTIONS
OP THE MATERIALFOR A COMPLETE
STATEMENT OF LG Tile EXCLUSIVE
WARRANTY, CONTACT: 719-676-2512.
PREPARATION OF SUBFLOORCONCRETE, TERRAZZO, CERAMIC
Subfloors must be dry, clean, and tree from dust,
paint, oil, grease,
curing agents, parting compounds, surface hardeners, sealers,
asphalt, old adhesives, and other extraneous material Floor
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
cement underlayment with a liquid latex binder. Gypsum-based
underlayment products should not be used. Any uncorrected
irregularities may telegraph through the LG Tile flooring
visible on the surface of the finished installation.
LG Tile 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.
LG Tile's warranty does not cover failure due to moisture emission from
subfloor. LG Tile recommends that moisture tests be taken
on all concrete floors prior to installation
of flooring. Contractors can obtain moisture test units from LG Tile.
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.
floors may have a sealer or film on the surface, this must
be removed before proceeding with the
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.
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
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
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
- 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 LG Tile 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,
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:LG Tile 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 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 LG Tile 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
LG Tile at 719-676-2512.
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