CorkPLUS 250 Installation Isntructions

CorkPLUS 250 Installation Isntructions
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SOUND CONTROL UNDERLAYMENT
CorkPLUS 250
Vinyl Flooring
Flooring Adhesive
2.5mm CorkPLUS 250
Adhesive Layer On Subfloor
Structural Subfloor
RECYCLED IMPACT NOISE REDUCTION
UNDERLAYMENT for RESILIENT FLOORING
Suggested Applications:
MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING
APARTMENTS / CONDOS
MILITARY HOUSING
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
STUDENT DORMATORIES
HOTELS / HOPSITALITY
OFFICE BUILDINGS
General Installation Instructions (Glued Down Application)
Applying CorkPLUS 250 to the Subfloor
The following installation instructions are recommended by Allow the CorkPLUS 250 material to acclimate in the space it
Amorim Cork Composites, but are not intended as a
nitive will be installed in for approximatley 24 hours prior to installing.
product
cation. They are presented in an attempt to be Cut the material to the desired length and position in the space
used with recommended installation procedures of the ooring to be covered, butting the first course of material against a wall
or fixed partition. Pull back about 1/2 of the length of the cut
manufacturers.
material and using a properly sized V notched trowel, apply
one of the recommended adhesives to the subfloor. Place
Room Conditions
the CorkPLUS 250 material into the layer of adhesive applied.
Temperature > 60ºF / Relative Humidity < 65%.
Repeat the process with the other half of the sheet and roll in
both directions with a 75lb. or 100 lb. sectional floor roller to
Subfloor Preparation
remove any entrapped air and to ensure the underlayment is
All
oor work should be structurally sound, clean and level. well adhered to the subfloor. Proceed to cover the entire room
oor should not be more than making sure the sheets are tightly butted together, without
The moisture content of the
3 lbs. per 1000 s/f /24 hrs. as measured via Calcium Chloride testing. gaps. Note: Open seams and gaps in the underlayment can
‘telegraph” through some resilient flooring products, so the
Gypsum based surfaces should be sealed prior to the application
underlayment should be as smooth and as well seamed as
of the CorkPLUS 250 underlayment.
possible.
Perimeter Isolation
Finished Flooring Installation
To avoid the lateral “flanking” of impact sound, it is important
Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended installation
that the finished flooring does not directly contact the perimeter
instructions . CorkPLUS 250 underlayment should be considered as
walls or fixed vertical partitions in the floor area, including any
a non-porous substrate when applying with water based adhesives.
pipes, columns or ductwork protuding from the subfloor. To aid
in achieving Perimeter Isolation it is recommended to leave at least Important Notes
a 1/4” gap between the finished flooring and any fixed walls or
Never mechanically fasten the CorkPLUS 250 underlayment to
partitions. A perimeter isolation strip can also be applied to these
the subfloor as this will severely diminish its acoustical value.
areas and trimmed after the flooring is installed (Contact us for
Warranty Information
details) . To maintain Perimeter Isolation, it is also important in
AcoustiCORK CorkPLUS 250 offers a 10 Year Pro-Rated Residential
areas where rigid baseboard or trim details are to be used, to
Warranty that covers the material cost of the underlayment and the
maintain a gap of 1/8” between the finished flooring and the
cost the finished flooring materials installed. Contact us for details.
rigid trim materials. This gap can be filled with a non-hardening
acoustical grade flexible caulk or sealant.
For more detailed installation instructions, or instructions for other
installation methods, please contact us or visit our website at
www.acousticorkusa.com.
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