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ESD Control Vinyl Tile

Installation and Maintenance Instructions

INSTALLATION OF TILE

TROWEL SELECTION
Type 1 - 1/16"x1/16" Square Notch with 1/16' Rats
Type 2 - 1/16" Hal! Circular Notch with 1/32" Flats
TILE SIZE/SUBFLOOR TROWEL TYPE
12"x12"x1/'8" Wood, Concrete, Terrazzo
12"x12"x 1/8" Ceramic, Metal, On or below grade
Seamless 24"x24"x 1/8"
Seamless 36'x36*x1/8"
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Roller
• 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 the 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 be renotched
or discarded.

trowel sizeThe 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.

CONVENTIONAL INSTALLATION
Install ESDcarpet.com's Static Control Flooring in accordance with the following procedures:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. Ensure 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 other flooring 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.
  3. Each production run of tile is assigned a lot number which appears on the carton label. CHECK LOT NUMBERS BEFORE INSTALLING TILE. Whenever possible, install material from the same lot number in a given room or area. When (his is not possible, it is. advisable to isolate different lot numbers to separate areas.
  4. Because few rooms are perfect rectangles and the tile must be 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. Locate 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 6, the 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 illustration below)

  5. gridNext 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 of no less than half a tile. (See lustration below. Line C-D moved to form line G-H).
  6. 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 wads 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 angletoot 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. (See illustration at right).
  7. 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 to show how wide a spread of adhesive to make.
  8. 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 mix 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 will not cure properly and both adhesion and conductivity will be affected.
  9. 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 trowel use.
  10. 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 is installed to avoid high edges.
  11. 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 tower temperatures 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 to placing the tile. Be careful not to spread more adhesive than tile can be installed into and rolled prior to the adhesive setting. A good solid transfer of adhesive to tile is absolutely necessary to obtains proper conductivity. Note: Adhesive will appear glossy when first spread and with dull as it sets up. Do not allow adhesive to set up before laying tile.
  12. 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 board and by cutting tile to butt tightly at all wall junctions.
  13. 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)
  14. 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, roil a third lime. Use hand roller in areas which cannot be reached with large roller. After rolling. Pull up a tile to check the transfer of dhesive to tile. At least. 85% of the back should be covered with adhesive to ensure proper adhesion and electrical performance.
  15. IMPORTANT! 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.)
  16. Avoid exposure of tile to excessive heat, such as direct sunlight, until adhesive has completely set.
  17. Avoid traffic over finished floor for at least 48 hours after installation.
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