ESD Control Vinyl Tile
Installation and Maintenance Instructions
INSTALLATION OF TILE
Type 1 - 1/16"x1/16" Square Notch with 1/16' Rats
Type 2 - 1/16" Hal! Circular Notch with 1/32" Flats
|12"x12"x1/'8" Wood, Concrete,
12"x12"x 1/8" Ceramic, Metal, On or below grade
Seamless 24"x24"x 1/8"
• Sectional 150 Pound
It is essential that the specified trowel and roller be used.
If the trowel notches are too large, too
much adhesive will be used. This will result in excessive
adhesive seepage at the seams and also will cause the tile
to float and shift Clean-up after installation
is then very difficult. In addition, the
seams will be at different heights making them very noticeable
and dirt catchers as well. If you delay
rolling the tile because of excessive seepage,
adhesive wilt not be adequately transferred to (he back of
tile causing both conductivity and adhesion failure. If the
notches are too small, too little adhesive
will be spread resulting in conductivity and/or adhesive
failure. As your trowel is used, the notches become smaller resulting in less adhesive being spread. Worn trowels should
The proper weight roller is equality as important as the
correct size trowel. The floor is rolled
to flatten the adhesive ridges left by the notches
in the trowel and to transfer a uniform amount of adhesive
to the back of the tile. After roiling
the floor, it is advisable to pull up tile from several
locations to check if there is proper transfer of adhesive
to the back to the tile and that the ridges
are being flattened. Ideally, you should
barely be able to identify trowel marks, and the entire back surface
of the tile should be uniformly covered with adhesive. If
this is not the case, you are either using
the wrong size trowel or roller, or you are not rolling the floor soon enough.
Contact ESDcarpet.com for more information on proper trowel selection.
Install ESDcarpet.com's Static Control Flooring in accordance
with the following procedures:
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- IMPORTANT! Approved ESDcarpet.com adhesives are an integral
component of the ESDcarpet.com ESD Control System, use of
any other adhesive wit void ESDcarpet.com's Exclusive Warranty.
ESDcarpet.com adhesive coverage is approximately 150 sq. ft.
per unit. Consult instructions for proper subfloor preparation
before mixing adhesive. If installation is
to be flash coved, follow special instructions
under FLASH COVING.
- Maintain tile, adhesive, and roam
air at a UNIFORM temperature of at least 70" F, (or
24 hours prior to, during, and for 48 hours after installation.
that the installation is well lit to allow effective
examination of tile and installation. II you have not
worked with adhesives before, you will find that unlike
adhesive, epoxies do not have nor do they develop a
tackiness as they set up, This makes it extremely important
to roll the
door as recommended to avoid raised edges.
- Each production run of tile is assigned a lot number
which appears on the carton label. CHECK LOT NUMBERS BEFORE
TILE. Whenever possible, install material from the
same lot number in a given room or area. When (his is
it is. advisable to isolate different lot numbers to
- Because few rooms are perfect rectangles and the tile
laid within a perfect rectangle. It is necessary to strike
chalk lines at right angles to each other
against which the tile can be laid.
and mark the center point (Point A) of one wail of the room. The
measurement from the wall to this center point will be in feet and inches. If the inch portion of this dimension is less than
center mark should be moved 6 inches in either direction (Point
C). This will assure that the trim pieces at the walls will
be no less than half a tile. Now measure the
center point of the opposite wail and mark
this point (Point B). If the original center point was moved
6 inches, move Point B correspondingly. Now strike a chalk
line from Point C to Point D.
Use this same
technique to find (The center point of the two remaining
sides of the room, remembering to move the center points
6 inches if necessary. Strike the bisecting chalk line E-F. (See
- Next determine it the center point of
the bisecting lines is a convenient place to start installing
the tile. If some reason you must start
closer to one of the walls, either or both lines can
be moved closer to the wall as long as they are moved in
increments of 12 inches. This will again ensure trim pieces
less than half a tile. (See lustration below. Line C-D
moved to form line G-H).
- Now check to make sure the bisecting
lines are at exactly 90". This
is most easily done using the 3. 4, 5 triangle method,
or a multiple of
it, as described in the next paragraph.
Starting from the center point where the lines meet.
Measure 4 feet toward one of the end
and mark the tine at exactly the 4
foot point. Starting again from the
center point, measure 3 feel toward one of
the side walls and mark the
line at exactly the 3 toot point. If the
angle is exactly 90°, the distance
from the 4 foot mark to the 3 foot mark
will be exactly 5 feet. If it is not,
move one of the lines until the dimensions
are exactly 3, 4, 5 feet. The angle
will then be exactly 90°.
In large areas use a multiple of this
method (multiply each dimension by the
same number to covers larger area) for greater accuracy.
- Generally, tile is laid in 3 fool
sections. Snap an additional Sine every 36 inches
away from and parallel to the bisecting lines (See
#4 to #6). These additional lines are used as a guide
how wide a spread of adhesive to make.
- Use a can opener lo cut out top
rims of both cans. Use mixing paddles provided or a mixing
paddle on an electric drill to carefully
parts A and B separately. Combine parts A and B in She
can and thoroughly mix them together.
NOTE: Adhesive should not be poured
onto the floor until parts A and B have been completely
mixed together. Any unmixed portion applied to the subfloor
not cure properly and both adhesion
and conductivity will be affected.
- After complete mixing, IMMEDIATELY pour all adhesive on floor
and spread as soon as possible. Use 1/6" x. 1/16" square
notched trowel with 1/16" flats,
or a 1/16" half circular
notched trowel with 1/32" fiats.
Do not allow mixture to remain in container. See
TROWEL SELECTION AND TILE SIZE/SUBFLOOR sections for proper
- Spread adhesive, in 3 foot wide
sections, as close
to but not over your chalk line.
If you occasionally cross the line with your trowel
when spreading adhesive, do not be concerned. Any adhesive
over the edge of the line must be
scraped up before the next row of tile
installed to avoid high edges.
- The open time of the
adhesive varies greatly depending
on the humidity and the temperature
of -both the ambient air and subfloor.
Generally the open time is approximately one hour. With
and, or high humidity the open lime can be greatly
extended. With high temperatures and low humidity the
open time can
be reduced. After spreading the adhesive, if the tile
is installed immediately it might
have a tendency to slide. It is best to wait
until the adhesive becomes tacky to file touch prior
the tile. Be careful not to spread
more adhesive than tile can be
installed into and rolled prior to the adhesive setting.
solid transfer of adhesive to
tile is absolutely necessary to obtains
proper conductivity. Note: Adhesive will appear glossy
first spread and with dull as
it sets up. Do not allow adhesive to set up
before laying tile.
- WORK OFF THE TILE WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
When laying individual life, do not
slide tile in to place. The correct procedure is
to place a corner of the tile in place next to the adjoining
tile, carefully guide it into proper position,
and set it in place. When necessary to
work on the tile, avoid shifting by using a kneeling
and by cutting tile to butt tightly at all wall junctions.
- A grounding connection is achieved
by imbedding the provided
copper strip directly in the adhesive and extending about
12" beyond the Site perimeter at
a position nearest the desired ground
point. (See GROUNDING)
- Roll and cross roil tile with 150
Ib. sectional roller
immediately after site is laid. Roil
second time one hour later. Inspect floor for raised
edges one hour after second rolling and if necessary,
third lime. Use hand roller in areas
which cannot be reached with large
roller. After rolling. Pull up a tile to check the transfer
dhesive to tile. At least. 85% of
the back should be covered with adhesive to
ensure proper adhesion and electrical performance.
ANY ADHESIVE AT SEAMS OR ON FINISHED
SURFACE OF TILE MUST BE REMOVED WHILE ADHESIVE IS STILL
WET, using a cloth dampened with water or alcohol. Clean
tools promptly with water or alcohol, (Caution: Alcohol
is flammable. Follow cautions on container label.)
- Avoid exposure
of tile to excessive heat, such as direct sunlight,
until adhesive has completely set.
- Avoid traffic over
finished floor for at least
48 hours after installation.