Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl Composition Tile
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Sheet Flooring
ZōN 1
AirStep Vibe 2
AirStep Advantage 5
AirStep Evolution 6-7
AirStep Plus 8
AirStep Basix 9
Ultima 10
Prelude 11
ArmorCore 12-13
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Tile Flooring
DuraCeramic Dimensions 14-15
DuraCeramic 16-17
Ovations 18
Sotto (Plank Tile) 19
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Luxury Vinyl Tile
Vinyl Composition Tile
Plank Tile Flooring
Structure 21-23
Impact with SmartLock 24
Endurance with SmartLink 26
Alternatives 28-29
Choices and CX Series 30
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Technical Reference Guide
Technical Reference Guide 31- 40
Product Installation Manuals
UltraTec Installation Instructions 41-46
DuraCeramic Installation and Technical Guide 47-59
Timeless Luxury Plank and Tile Installation Guide 61-72
Sotto Luxury Vinyl Plank Installation Guide 73-76
DuraCeramic Installation Accessories 77-78
UnderFlor Installation and Product Specification Guide 79-80
ZōN Residential Installations Recommendations 81-85
ZōN Commercial Installations Recommendations 87-90
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Care and Maintenance
Consumer Flooring Guide 91-96
ZōN Residential Care and Maintenance Specifications 97-98
ZōN Commercial Care and Maintenance 99-100
ZōN
Diamond
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Sheet Flooring
TM
Match: 12" L x 12" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
10800 Yellow
10801 Red
10802 Blue
10803 Beige
10804 Gray
10805 Black
10812 Blue
10813 Beige
10814 Gray
10815
10822 Blue
10823 Beige
10824 Gray
10825 Black
Honeycomb
TM
Match: 24" L x 24" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
10810 Yellow
Geometric
10811 Red
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Match: 24" L x 24" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
10820 Yellow
10821 Red
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AirStep Vibe
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Barcelona
Featuring
Sheet Flooring
TM
Economy Match: 18" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
10500 La Rambla
Berlin
10501 Marquetry
10502 Olé
10503 Tapas
10504 Flamenco
10505 Catalan
10512 Mitte
10513 Railway
10514 Brandenburg
10515 Tempelhof
10522 Continental Divide
10523 Haystack
10524 Eldorado Canyon
10525 Flatirons
10532 Tea Party
10533 Pewter
10534 Revere
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Economy Match: 27" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
10510 Oyster Bar
Boulder
10511 Beaches
TM
Economy Match: Random L x 9" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
10520 Longs Peak
10521 Pearl Street
Boston
TM
Economy Match: 18" L x 18" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
10530 Commons
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10531 Back Bay
Boston 10532 Tea Party
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NEW!
AirStep
Advantage
Wonder
Wonder 88053 Tree Shadows
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AirStep Advantage
Savor
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Featuring
Sheet Flooring
TM
Economy Match: 54" L x 72" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
88000 Clam Chowder
88001 Warm Croissant
88002 Cookies n’ Cream
88003 Pecan Pie
88004 Beluga Caviar
88013 Hide and Seek
88014 Board Game
88015 Tree House
88005 Sushi
Playtime
TM
Economy Match: Random L x 48" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
88010 Hop Scotch
Cherish
88011 Swing Set
TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
88021 Soul Mate
Curious
88024 Peck on the Cheek
Unwind
TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
88030 Mountain Air
88031 Weekend in the
88042 Magic Trick
88043 Cattail
Country
88032 Sunday Times
88033 Cup of Tea
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Economy Match: Random L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
88040 Puzzle
Wonder
88041 Presents
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Economy Match: Random 6"L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
88050 Dandelion Puff
88051 Toadstool
88052 Pinecone
88053 Tree Shadows
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AirStep Evolution
Terrace
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Featuring
Sheet Flooring
TM
Economy Match: 18" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
72001 Desert Sunset
72000 Corn Silk
Colonial Plank
72002 Autumn Glow
72004 Iced Mocha
72005 Cashmere
72014 Barn Owl
72019 Harvest Moon
TM
Economy Match: Random L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
72010 Dark Khaki
72006 Blue Dusk
72013 Wagon Wheel
Cozumel
Fair wind
72044 Sand Beige
72060 Glacier White
72061 Spun Gold
72062 Evening Shadows
72053 Safari
72054 Enchanted Evening
72055 Camelback
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TM
Economy Match: 18" L x 27" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
Grand canyon
Economy Match: 27" L x 72" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
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Economy Match: 13.5" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
72050 Antique Lace
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72051 Golden Gate
AirStep Evolution
Rendezvous
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Featuring
Sheet Flooring
TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 9" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
72063 Water’s Edge
Pathways
72064 Sunbaked Clay
72065 Full Moon
72067 Sand Bar
72082 Appalachian Trail
72083 Oregon Trail
72092 Beachcrest Sand
72093 Ocean Floor
72102 Deer Path
72103 Wilderness Cabin
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Economy Match: 27" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
72080 Pacific Crest Trail
72081 Finger Lakes Trail
Traverstone
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Economy Match: 27"L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
72090 White Sand
72091 Biscayne Shore
Forest Valley
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Economy Match: Random L x 8" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
72100 Morning Fog
72101 Campfire Ash
72104 Midnight Trail
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AirStep Plus
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Featuring
Sheet Flooring
Woodland
North Star
TM
58000 Muslin
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Economy Match: 27" L x 72" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
58010 Mist
58011 Blush
Western Slate
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58040 Vanilla Cream
Starlight
58024 Moonglow
58026 Lantern Glow
58081 Intersection
58082 Haley’s Comet
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58020 Oasis Beige
58021 Sunstone
Quest
Crossing
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58041 Sundance
58072 Lost City
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58080 Lunar Eclipse
Oxford Sqaure
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TM
58090 Whisper
Economy Match: 6" L x 6" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
58091 Drift
58092 Shadow
Horizon
58111 Ozark Shadow
58100 London Fog
58101 Bleeker Beige
58102 Briarwood
Edgewood
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TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
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58008 Maple Sugar
Economy Match: 27" L x 26.18" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: Random L x 72" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
58110 Alaskan Sky
58006 Goldenrod
Economy Match: 27" L x 36" W Economy Match: 54" L x 72" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: 27" L x 36" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
Windswept
58005 Chestnut
58001 Sunwashed
Satin cloud
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Economy Match: 9" L x 9" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: 18" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
58112 Sunset Vista
Economy Match: Random L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
58120 Feather Edge
58121 Sanded Edge
58122 Night’s Edge
AirStep Basix
Acadia
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Economy Match: 18" L x 18" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
41010 Sand
Panorama
41011 Adobe
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Economy Match: 27" L x 39.5" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
41030 Clay Pebble
Flagstone
41033 Night Horizon
Sheet Flooring
Sedona
TM
Economy Match: 9" L x 9" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
41020 White Clay
41021 Straw
Random Plank
TM
Economy Match: Random L x 48" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
41042 Penny
TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 24" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
41050 Fired Bisque
41051 Sandy Sage
41052 Rich Cinnamon
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Ultima
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Featuring
Sheet Flooring
Hampton crossing Natural Plank
TM
Economy Match: 6" L x 36" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: 27" L x 48" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
UL002 Multi Golden Stone
UL012 Light Maple
Random Paver
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Brazilian Slate
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TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 24" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: 18" L x 36" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
UL112 Moss/Sage/Aspen
UL014 Weathered Gunstock
UL164 Opal Bisque
Sonoma
TM
Economy Match: 18" L x 18" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
UL210 Straw/Beige
UL211 Bisque/Blue
Pebble Creek
UL212 Wheat
Sahara
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Bisque
brookside
TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: Random L x Random W Do Not Reverse Sheets
UL230 Multi Stoned White UL231 M
ulti Stoned
UL213 Clay/Beige
UL233 M
ulti Stoned
Terra Cotta
UL250 Warm Taupestone
Sandstone
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UL261 Bisque Shale Multi UL262 Blue Shale Multi
Montego Slate
Soho Slate
UL280 Light Bisque Slate
UL300 Soft White
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Economy Match: 9" L x 36" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
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UL256 Golden Terrastone
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Economy Match: 27" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: 27" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
UL260 White Shale Multi
UL251 Light Brownstone
UL263 Sage Shale Multi
UL370 Sea Salt
UL372 Sun Glow
Mesa Slate
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TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 72" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
Economy Match: 27" L x 39.5" W
Do Not Reverse Sheets
UL302 Pumice Gray
UL303 Mixed Taupe
UL350 Grand Canyon
Prelude
Seasons
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Featuring
Sheet Flooring
TM
Economy Match: 6" L x 6" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02040 Multi Stone White
Natural Oak
02041 Bleached Clay
Beige
TM
Economy Match: 13.5" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02055 Light Red Oak
ESCAPE
02056 Deep Oak
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Economy Match: 27" L x 26.18" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02060 Light Colorado Clay 02062 White Clay
NAPLES
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Economy Match: 13.5" L x 13.09" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02116 Seashell
02117 Rustic Beige
02042 Multi Warm
Stone
Chateau
02043 Bluestone/
Taupestone
02044 Multi
02045 White
02083 Multi Stone/
02084 Multi Stone/
Greenstone
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Economy Match: 9" L x 9" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02080 Multi Stone White
Monaco
02081 Multi Stone Bisque
Spring Blue/Bisque
Deep Bisque/Greige
TM
Economy Match: 9" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02111 Golden Bisque
02112 Multi Light Greige
Mohave Stone
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Economy Match: 27" L x 18" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02120 Tumbleweed
02121 Adobe
02122 Brown Ember
Plaza court
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Economy Match: 9" L x 9" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
02141 Mohave
02142 Almond
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Sheet Flooring
Wood ridge
TM
Economy Match: 9" L x 9" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Gold Mine
Color Name ArmorCore ArmorCore Pro ArmorCore UR ArmorCore Pro UR
Autumn Bronze
Mustang
Gold Mine
Autumn Bronze
Mustang
AC130 AP130 AU130 UP130 AC131 AP131 AU131 UP131 AC132
AP132
AU132
UP132
Terrace Paver
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Economy Match: 18" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Pale Smoke
Color Name ArmorCore ArmorCore Pro
ArmorCore UR ArmorCore Pro UR Loft
Chateau
Lighthouse Landing
Pale Smoke Chateau Lighthouse Landing Fresh Brew
AC150 AP150 AU150 UP150 AC151 AP151 AU151 UP151 TM
Economy Match: Random L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Braun
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Fresh Brew
Warm Driftwood
Color Name Braun Warm Driftwood
ArmorCore ArmorCore Pro
ArmorCore UR
ArmorCore Pro UR
AC240
AP240
AU240
UP240
AC241
AP241
AU241
UP241
AC152 AP152 AU152 UP152 AC153
AP153
AU153
UP153
Oak Run
TM
Economy Match: Random L x 48" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Wheatfield
Color Name ArmorCore ArmorCore Pro
ArmorCore UR
ArmorCore Pro UR
Marsh Brown
Wheatfield Marsh Brown
AC410
AP410
AU410
UP410
AC411
AP411
AU411
UP411
Sheet Flooring
Valley Path
Farmhouse Timber
TM
Economy Match: 27" L x 39.5" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
River Silt
Quicksand
Color Name
River Silt
ArmorCore
ArmorCore Pro
ArmorCore UR
ArmorCore Pro UR
Sandy Brown
Quicksand
Sandy Brown
AC430AC431
AP430
AP431
AU430
AU431
UP430
UP431
AC432
AP432
AU432
UP432
Honeycomb
Wren
Color Name
Honeycomb
ArmorCore
ArmorCore Pro
ArmorCore UR
ArmorCore Pro UR
Ethereal
Ballet White
Ancient Ivory
Opaline
Color Name
Ancient Ivory
Economy Match: 6" L x 6" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Color Name
Wren
Steel Wool
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Economy Match: 27" L x 72" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Ballet White
ArmorCoreAC600
ArmorCore Pro
AP600
ArmorCore UR
AU600
ArmorCore Pro UR
UP600
Canyon View
Steel Wool
AC500AC501AC502
AP500AP501AP502
AU500AU501AU502
UP500
UP501
UP502
Contempo
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TM
Economy Match: Random L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
ArmorCore
ArmorCore Pro
ArmorCore UR
ArmorCore Pro UR
AC810
AP810
AU810
UP810
Pale Moon
Opaline
Pale Moon
AC811AC812
AP811
AP812
AU811
AU812
UP811
UP812
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Economy Match: 27" L x 36" W Do Not Reverse Sheets
Adobe Cream
Color Name
ArmorCore
ArmorCore Pro
ArmorCore UR
ArmorCore Pro UR
Adobe Shadow
Adobe Rust
Adobe Cream Adobe Shadow Adobe Rust
AC901
AP901
AU901
UP901
AC902AC903
AP902
AP903
AU902
AU903
UP902
UP903
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DuraCeramic Dimensions
Architexture
DAX00 Turret Gray
Balance
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Featuring
Tile size: 12" x 24"
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DAX01 Linenfold
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DBA01 Sheer Light
DBA03 Meditation
DBA02 Morning Zen
DBA04 Harmony
Energy
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DFS01 Spark
DFS03 Merge
DFS02 Blend
DFS04 Ignite
DAX02 Gothic Arch
DuraCeramic Dimensions
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Featuring
Tile size: 12" x 24"
Prairie Wood
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DPW01 Wind Swept
DPW02 Tumbleweed
DPW03 Stagecoach
DPW04 Rain Barrel
Reaction
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DRE01 Echo
DRE02 Reflection
Travertino
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DTV01 Mist
DTV03 Blush
Stone Ledges
TM
DSL02 River Marble
Vista
DSL03 Castle Rock
DSL04 Cornice Gray
DVT02 Coastal Fog
DVT04 Cliffside
TM
DVT01 Glacier
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DuraCeramic Origins
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Americana
Featuring
Tile size: 15.625" x 15.625"
TM
AC01 M
edford Putty
dreamscape
AC02 L ynchfield Gray
AC03 M
ystic Gold
AC04 C
harlestown Brown
Earthpath
TM
DS34 Slate Greige
DS14 B
leached Almond
Mercer tile
TM
TM
EL01 B
reeze
EL02 Waterfall
Pacific Marble
TM
Rapolano
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EL03 Ember
EL04 Fossil
ME13 Fired White
ME41 Fired Bisque
PT04 Worn Leather
Patina
TM
PC14 Light Greige
PT01 V
enetian Plaster
PT02 Aged Hearth
PT03 Weathered Zinc
RA41 Shoreline Mist
RA47 B
isque
RA64 LeMans Sunset
RA74 D
esert Chimney
TM
RA11 Taffeta White
EP41 Sandy Clay
EP14 Sunny Clay
Elements
PC11 Pure White
TM
DuraCeramic Origins
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Roman Elegance
RE30 C
hateau Gray
Featuring
Tile size: 16" x 16"
TM
RE31 Warm Clay
RE35 Beachcrest
RE43 Light Greige
RE44 S
tormfront
SI34 Rain Cloud
SI39 Blue Slate
SI43 Chocolate
SI47 Flaxen
Sierra Slate
TM
SI14 Warm Pewter
Rustic Stone
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SI54 Terra Slate
Sandalstone
SI64 Bleached Clay
Stoneybrook
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TM
SK01 Cloud Dance
SA41 Bisque Stone
Village Slate
SK02 Gray Morn
SK03 Twilight Gold
Woodstock
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VS36 Stormy Night
RU47 Light Beige
SI74 Golden Greige
VS46 T iger Eye
VS74 Swanky Silk
WD00 Aquarius
SK04 Rich Earth
TM
WD01 P
eace
WD02 Groovy
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Ovations
Alabaster
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Tile size: 14" x 14"
TM
AB14 Classic Bisque
AB41 Light Mocha
Stone Ford
TM
SF14 Almond
Sunstone
SF34 Stone Greige
SF41 Wheat
SF47 Golden Clay
SS47 Sun Beige
SS48 Greige
SS74 Earthen Brown
TE39 Bluestone
TE49 Brown
TE54 Clay
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SS11 Stone White
Textured Slate
TM
TE34 Sand
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TE87 Sage
Sotto
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Plank size: 6” x 36”
SWP01 Eastern Beige
SWP02 Southern Bronze
SWP03 Northern Brown
SWP04 Western Dusk
SWP05 Fall Night
SWP06 Winter Gray
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Following pages 26-32.
NEW!
Hickory HK200 Blonde I Impressions IM200 Blonde. pg 26.
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Structure
45 Degree
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Plank size: 9" x 48"
Hickory
FD14A Sepia Twill
HK200 Blonde
FD14B Sepia Twill
HK201 Flax
FD15A Charcoal Twill
HK202 Fawn
FD15B Charcoal Twill
HK203 Bay
FD16A Cocoa Twill
HK204 Smoke
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Impressions
TM
FD16B Cocoa Twill
Barn
TM
IM200 Blonde
BN210 Aspen White
IM201 Flax
BN211 Durango Dusk
IM202 Fawn
BN212 Coyote
IM203 Bay
BN213 Bear Cub
IM204 Smoke
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Structure
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Tile sizes: 18" x 36" & 18" x 18"
Ancient Modern Tile
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Galaxy
TM
Tile size: 18" x 36"
AM101 Nebula
AM102 Meteorite
AM104 Starry Night
AM105 Cosmos
AM103 Nova
Terra Nova
TM
Tile size: 18" x 18"
AM110 Pottery
AM111 Alabaster
AM112 Saffron
AM113 Wood Bark
AM114 Shale
AM115 Olive Moss
AM121 Loft
AM122 Graystone
Crete
TM
Tile size: 18" x 18"
AM120 Pavement
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AM123 Dune
AM124 Sidewalk
Structure
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Plank sizes: 7.25" x 48" & 6" x 48"
Urban Rustic Plank
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Pioneer
TM
Plank size: 7.25" x 48"
UR100 Weathered Cabin
Timberline
TM
Plank size: 6" x 48"
UR120 Tundra
UR121 Antler
UR101 Frontier
UR122 Ridge
UR102 Rustic Honey
Trek
TM
UR123 Mahogany
Plank size: 7.25" x 48"
UR124 Barkcode
UR110 Outback
Trail
TM
Plank size: 6" x 48"
UR111 Acom
UR112 Timber Wolf
UR130 Blaze
UR131 Roots
UR132 Terrain
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Impact
Homestead
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Plank Sizes:
Impact - 6" x 48" & 7.25" x 48"
Impact Smartlock - 5.75" x 47.75" & 7" x 47.75"
available in Gluedown or SmartLock
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Plank size: 7.25" x 48" I SmartLock: 7" x 47.75"
highlands
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Plank size: 7.25" x 48" I SmartLock: 7" x 47.75"
Golden Pasture
Gluedown: HD130
SmartLock: H130S
White Wisp
Gluedown: HS140
SmartLock: H140S
Porch Swing
Gluedown: HD131
SmartLock: H131S
Kilmarnock Sage
Gluedown: HS141
SmartLock: H141S
Silver Brush
Gluedown: HD132
SmartLock: H132S
Ridgewood
Gluedown: HS142
SmartLock: H142S
Hearthside
Gluedown: HD133
SmartLock: H133S
Castlegate
Gluedown: HS143
SmartLock: H143S
Rosewood
TM
Plank size: 7.25" x 48" I SmartLock: 7" x 47.75"
Country Night
Gluedown: HD134
SmartLock: H134S
WHITE OAK
TM
Plank size: 6" x 48" I SmartLock: 5.75" x 47.75"
Butter
Gluedown: WK100
SmartLock: W100S
Spiced Tea
Gluedown: WK101
SmartLock: W101S
Raisin
Gluedown: WK102
SmartLock: W102S
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Oyster
Gluedown: RW120
SmartLock: R120S
Roasted Maize
Gluedown: RW121
SmartLock: R121S
Pretzel
Gluedown: RW122
SmartLock: R122S
Brownie
Gluedown: RW123
SmartLock: R123S
NEW!
Impact
Highlands HS143 Castlegate
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Endurance
Oak
available in Gluedown or SmartLink
Maple
TM
TM
Golden Oak
Gluedown: EK036
SmartLink: ES036
Natural
Gluedown: EK106
SmartLink: ES106
Natural Oak
Gluedown: EK056
SmartLink: ES056
Golden
Gluedown: EK116
SmartLink: ES116
Dark Oak
Gluedown: EK046
SmartLink: ES046
Cocoa
Gluedown: EK126
SmartLink: ES126
Driftwood
Gluedown: EK146
SmartLink: ES146
Bark
Gluedown: EK136
SmartLink: ES136
Rustic
TM
Nutmeg
Gluedown: EK076
SmartLink: ES076
Gunstock
Gluedown: EK086
SmartLink: ES086
Chestnut
Gluedown: EK096
SmartLink: ES096
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Plank size: 6" x 36"
NEW!
Endurance
Maple EK106 Natural
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Alternatives
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Commercial Vinyl Composition Tile Flooring - Tile size: 12" x 12"
AL00 Deep Purple
AL01 Plum
AL02 Lilac
AL06 Multi/Desert
AL10 Multi/Berry
AL11 Pearl White
AL13 H
eathered Stone Blue/
AL15 Heathered Rose
AL18 Emerald Lace
AL19 White/Coastal
AL21 Ebony
AL25 Confetti Black
AL31 Pewter Shadow
AL32 Medium Stone Gray
AL33 Iron Gray
AL34 Greige/Taupe
AL35 Heathered Blue/Rose
AL37 Putty/Clay/Sienna
AL40 Warm Taupe
AL41 Multi/Toast
AL43 Mushroom
AL44 Coffee/Walnut
AL46 Multi/Coronado
AL47 Golden Wheat
Coffee
Alternatives
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Commercial Vinyl Composition Tile Flooring - Tile size: 12" x 12"
AL49 Heathered Blue/Mocha
AL56 Soft Shell
AL59 Cherry Pepper
AL60 Orange Glow
AL64 Santa Fe Clay
AL65 Light Pumpkin
AL70 B
rilliant Yellow
AL71 Washed Cornsilk
AL75 Confetti White
AL78 Olive Mist
AL79 Multi/Sea
AL80 Light Berry Blossom
AL82 Forest Green
AL85 H
eathered Spruce/
AL86 Spruce
AL87 Multi/Botanical
AL89 Aqua Spring
AL90 Horizon Blue
AL91 Cloud Blue
AL92 Denim
AL96 Cobalt Blue
AL99 Multi/Navy
Blush
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Choices
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Commercial Vinyl Composition Tile Flooring - Tile size: 12" x 12"
CH12 Stone White
CH14 Light Pebble Beige
CH41 Light Earthen Taupe
CH47 Mushroom
CX Series
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CX12 White/Steel
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CH17 Antique White
CH31 Steel
Commercial Vinyl Composition Tile Flooring - Tile size: 12" x 12"
CX14 White/Light Pebble
CX47 Earthen Beige
CX91 White/Deep Blue
2015
Technical Reference Guide
www.congoleum.com
Technical Data
ECONOMY
TRUE
MATCH FOR
DESIGN
PATTERN
PATTERN
YOUR REVERSE
SEAMING
REPEAT
NUMBER
NAME
CHOICESHEETS
INSTALL LENGTH WIDTH LENGTHWIDTH
AIRSTEP
ADVANTAGEAdhesive: AS-01
88000 - 88005 Savor
88010 - 88015 Playtime
88021 - 88024 Cherish
88030 - 88033 Unwind
88040 - 88043 Curious
88050 - 88053 Wonder
Seam Sealer: SU106
Yes*
No
54"72"54"72"
Yes*
No Random 48"54"
48"
Yes*
No
27"13.09"54"52.36"
Yes*
No
27"13.09"54"144"
Yes*
No Random 36"54"72"
Yes*
No
6"36"54"144"
AIRSTEP VIBE
10500 - 10505
10510 - 10515
10520 - 10525
10530 - 10534
Seam Sealer: SU106
Yes*
No
18"36"54"108"
Yes*
No
27"13.09"54"144"
Yes*
No Random 9"54"108"
Yes*
No
18"18"54"72"
Adhesive: AS-01
Barcelona
Berlin
Boulder
Boston
Fully adhere in light commercial use.
AIRSTEP
EVOLUTION
72000 - 72006
72010 - 72019 72044
72050 - 72055
72060 - 72062
72063 - 72067
72080 - 72083
72090 - 72093
72100 - 72104
Adhesive: AS-01
Terrace
Colonial Plank
Cozumel
Grand Canyon
Fair Wind
Rendezvous
Pathways
Traverstone
Forest Valley
Seam Sealer: SU106
Yes*
No
18"36"54"108"
Yes*
No Random 36"54"72"
Yes*No18"27"54"72"
Yes*
No 13.5"13.09"54"78.54"
Yes*
No
27"72"54"72"
Yes*
No
27"9"54"72"
Yes*
No
27"36"54"72"
Yes*
No
27"13.09"54"144"
Yes*
No Random 8"54"48"
AIRSTEP PLUS
58000 - 58001
58005 - 58008
58010 - 58011
58020 - 58026
58040 - 58041
58072
58080 - 58082
58090 - 58092
58100 - 58102
58110 - 58112
58120 - 58122
Adhesive: AS-01
North Star
Woodland
Satin Cloud
Starlight
Western Slate
Quest
Crossing
Windswept
Oxford Square
Horizon
Edgewood
Seam Sealer: SU106
Yes*
No
18"
36"18"
Yes*
No
9"
9"54"
Yes*
No
27"
72"54"
Yes*
No
27"
26.18"54"
Yes*
No
27"
36"54"
Yes*No27"
36"54"
Yes*
No
54"
72"54"
Yes*
No Random 72"54"
Yes*
No
6"
6"54"
Yes*
No
27"
13.09" 54"
Yes*
No Random 36"54"
36"
72"
72"
26.18"
72"
144"
72"­
72"­
108"­
52.36"­
72"­
AIRSTEP BasixAdhesive: AS-01 Seam Sealer: SU106
41010 - 41011
Acadia
Yes*
No
18"18"18" 18"
Yes*
No
9"9"54"72"
41020 - 41021 Sedona
41030 - 41033 Panorama
Yes*
No
27"39.5"54"144"
41042
Random Plank
Yes*
No Random 48"54" 48"
Yes*
No
27"24"27" 24"
41050 - 41052 Flagstone
* Your Choice Plus - Fully adhere; perimeter fasten; loose lay.
ULTIMAAdhesive: 3044 Seam Sealer: SU106
UL002
Hampton Crossing Yes No
6"36"54"36"
UL012 - UL014 Natural Plank
Yes No
27"48"54"48"
UL112
Random Paver
Yes
No
27"24"27"24"
UL164
Brazilian Slate
Yes
No
18"36"18"36"
UL210 - UL213 Sonoma
Yes
No
18"18"18"18"
Random
UL230 - UL233 Pebble Creek
Yes
No Random RandomRandom
UL250 - UL256 Sahara
Yes
No
27"13.09"54"144"
Yes
No
27"36"27"36"
UL260 - UL263 Brookside
UL280 Montego Slate
Yes
No
9"36"54"144"
UL300 - UL303 SoHo Slate
Yes
No
27"72"54"72"
UL350
Mesa Slate
Yes
No
27"39.5"54"144"
UL370 - UL372 Sandstone
Yes
No
27"36"54"144"
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ECONOMY
TRUE
MATCH FOR
DESIGN
PATTERN
PATTERN
YOUR REVERSE
SEAMING
REPEAT
NUMBER
NAME
CHOICESHEETS
INSTALL LENGTH WIDTH LENGTHWIDTH
PRELUDEAdhesive: 3044
02040 - 02045 Seasons
02055 - 02056 Natural Oak
02060 - 02062 Escape
02080 - 02084 Chateau
02111 - 02112
Monaco
02116 - 02117
Naples
02120 - 02122 Mohave Stone
02140 - 02142 Plaza Court
Seam Sealer: SU80 or SU92
Yes
No
6"6"54"36"
Yes
No
13.5"13.09"13.5"13.09"
Yes
No
27"26.18"54"52.36"
Yes
No
9"9"54"36"
Yes
No
9"36"27"36"
Yes
No
13.5"13.09"54"144"
Yes
No
27"18"54"144"
Yes
No
9"9"54"72"
ArmorcoreAdhesive: 3044 Seam Sealer: SU80 or SU92
AC130 - AC132 Woodridge
Yes
No
9"9"54"72"
AC150 - AC153 Terrace Paver
Yes
No
18"36"54"108"
Yes
No Random 36"54"72"
AC240 - AC241 Loft
AC410 - AC411 Oak Run
Yes
No Random 48"54"48"
AC430 - AC432 Valley Path
Yes
No
27"39.5"54"144"
AC500 - AC502 Farmhouse Timber Yes
No Random 36"54"72"
Contempo YesNo6"6"54"108"
AC600
AC810 - AC812 Ethereal
Yes
No
27"72"54"72"
AC901 - AC903 Canyon View
Yes
No
27"36"54"72"
Armorcore
PROAdhesive: AS-01 Seam Sealer: SU80 or SU92
Yes*
No
9"9"54"72"
AP130 - AP132 Woodridge
AP150 - AP153 Terrace Paver
Yes*
No
18"36"54"108"
AP240 - AP241 Loft
Yes*
No Random 36"54"72"
AP410 - AP411 Oak Run
Yes*
No Random 48"54"48"
AP430 - AP432 Valley Path
Yes*
No
27"39.5"54"144"
No Random 36"54"72"
AP500 - AP502 Farmhouse TimberYes*
AP600
Contempo Yes*No 6"6"54"108"
AP810 - AP812 Ethereal
Yes*
No
27"72"54"72"
Yes*
No
27"36"54"72"
AP901 - AP903 Canyon View
* Your Choice Plus - Fully adhere; perimeter fasten; loose lay.
Armorcore
URAdhesive: 3044 Seam Sealer: SU106
AU130 - AU132 Woodridge
Yes
No
9"9"54"72"
AU150 - AU153 Terrace Paver
Yes
No
18"36"54"108"
AU240 - AU241 Loft
Yes
No Random 36"54"72"
AU410 - AU411 Oak Run
Yes
No Random 48"54"48"
AU430 - AU432 Valley Path
Yes
No
27"39.5"54"144"
AU500 - AU502 Farmhouse Timber Yes
No Random 36"54"72"
AU600
Contempo YesNo6"6"54"108"
Yes
No
27"72"54"72"
AU810 - AU812 Ethereal
AU901 - AU903 Canyon View
Yes
No
27"36"54"72"
Armorcore
Pro URAdhesive: AS-01 Seam Sealer: SU106
UP130 - UP132 Woodridge
Yes*
No
9"9"54"72"
UP150 - UP153 Terrace Paver
Yes*
No
18"36"54"108"
UP240 - UP241 Loft
Yes*
No Random 36"54"72"
UP410 - UP411 Oak Run
Yes*
No Random 48"54"48"
UP430 - UP432 Valley Path
Yes*
No
27"39.5"54"144"
No Random 36"54"72"
UP500 - UP502 Farmhouse Timber Yes*
UP600
Contempo
Yes*No 6"6"54"108"
UP810 - UP812 Ethereal
Yes*
No
27"72"54"72"
UP901 - UP903 Canyon View
Yes*
No
27"36"54"72"
* Your Choice Plus - Fully adhere; perimeter fasten; loose lay.
ZōNAdhesive: AS-01 or AD62Seam Sealer: SU80 or SU92
10800-10805 Diamond
NA No12"12"
12"12"
10810-10815 Honeycomb NA No24"24"24"24"
10820-10825 Geometric
NA No24"24"24"24"
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Technical Data
Residential Resilient Sheet Flooring
Packaging
Ship. Weight
Applicable
FederalWarranty
ProductConstruction
WidthS/Y Per Per
Specifications
UnitPkg.*
AIRSTEP Advantage
featuring Scotchgard™ Protector
and Silver Antibacterial
Product Protection
UltraTec Construction
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane with Aluminum Oxide
ASTM F1303, 4.35 lbs.
590 lbs.
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam 12'80-150
Type I,
per S/Y
Avg.
Inner Liner: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition
Grade 2
Backing: Dense Vinyl Composition
AirStep
Lifetime
Limited
Warranty
AIRSTEP Vibe
UltraTec Construction
AirStep
featuring Scotchgard™ Protector
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane with Aluminum Oxide
ASTM F1303,
Lifetime
4.0 lbs.
580 lbs.
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam 12'80-160
Type I, 5 Year
and Silver Antibacterial
per S/Y
Avg.
Product Protection
Inner Liner: White Shield Filled Fibrous Comp. Grade 1
Commercial
Backing: Dense Vinyl Composition
Limited
Warranty
AIRSTEP EVOLUTION
featuring Scotchgard™ Protector
and Silver Antibacterial
Product Protection
UltraTec Construction
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane with Aluminum Oxide
ASTM F1303,
4.05 lbs.
590 lbs.
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
12'80-160
Type I, Per S/Y
Avg.
Inner Liner: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition Grade 3
Backing: Dense Vinyl Composition
AirStep
50 Year
Limited
Warranty
AIRSTEP PLUS
featuring Scotchgard™ Protector
and Silver Antibacterial
Product Protection
UltraTec Construction
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane ASTM F1303,
3.41 lbs.
500 lbs.
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
12'80-160
Type I, Per S/Y
Avg.
Inner Liner: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition Grade 3
Backing: Dense Vinyl Composition
AirStep
20 Year
Limited
Warranty
AIRSTEP Basix
Matte Finish
Wearlayer
UltraTec Construction
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane
ASTM F1303, 3.11 lbs.
490 lbs.
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
12'80-160
Type I, Per S/Y
Avg.
Inner Liner: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition Grade 3
Backing: Dense Vinyl Composition
AirStep
10 Year
Limited
Warranty
ULTIMA
featuring Scotchgard™ Protector
and Silver Antibacterial
Product Protection
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane Reinforced with Nylon and Aluminum Oxide
ASTM F1303, 3.5 lbs.
470 lbs.
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
12'80-160
Type I,
Per S/Y
Avg.
Backing: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition Grade 2
BAC STOP Protection
50 Year
Limited
Warranty
PRELUDE
Standard
ArmorGuard
Wearlayer
ArmorGuard Construction
2.75 lbs.
252 lbs.
6'40-130
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin Composition
ASTM F1303,
Per S/Y
Avg.
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
Type I,
2.75 lbs.
490 lbs.
Backing: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition Grade 3
12'80-190
Per S/Y
Avg.
BAC STOP Protection
5 Year
Limited
Warranty
Armorcore
Matte Finish
Wearlayer
ArmorGuard Construction
6'
40-130
2.71 lbs.
257 lbs. 5 Year
Wearlayer: Low Gloss Vinyl Resin Composition ASTM F1303, Per S/Y
Avg.
Residential
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam Type I,
Limited
2.71 lbs.
276 lbs.
Backing: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition
Grade 3
12'
80-190
Warranty
Per S/Y
Per S/Y
BAC STOP Protection
Armorcore Pro
Matte Finish
Wearlayer
UltraTec Construction
2.9 lbs.
230 lbs.
6'40-130
Wearlayer: Low Gloss Vinyl Resin Composition Per S/Y
Avg.
ASTM F1303,
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
Type I, 2.9
lbs.
460
lbs.
Backing: Fibrous Felt Inner Layer and Dense Flexible
12'
80-170
Grade 3
Per
S/Y
Avg.
Vinyl Composite Backing
Armorcore UR
Matte Finish
Wearlayer
SDS - Stain Defense System
ArmorGuard Construction
276 lbs. 10 Year
2.71 lbs.
40-130
6'
ASTM F1303
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane
Per S/Y
Avg.
Residential
Type 1
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
Limited
Backing: White Shield Filled Fibrous Composition
2.71
lbs.
459
lbs.
Grade
3
Warranty
80-190
12'
BAC STOP Protection
Per S/YAvg.
Armorcore UR PRO
Matte Finish
Wearlayer
SDS - Stain Defense System
UltraTec Construction
6'40-130
Wearlayer: Vinyl Resin and Urethane
Cushion: High Density Vinyl Foam
Backing: Fibrous Felt Inner Layer and Dense Flexible 12'80-160
Vinyl Composite Backing
3.3 lbs.
Per S/Y
3.3 lbs.
Per S/Y
248 lbs.
ASTM F1303,
Avg.
Type I,
496 lbs.
Grade 3
Avg.
5 Year
Residential
Limited
Warranty
10 Year
Residential
Limited
Warranty
Commercial Resilient Sheet Flooring
Packaging
Ship. Wt.
Overall
Static Load
Applicable
Product
Construction Gauge S/Y Per Per
Limit FederalWarranty
Width
(Nominal)
ASTM F970
Specifications
WidthUnit Pkg.
10 Year Limited Residential/
5.5 lbs.
627 lbs. Exceeds 250 lbs.
ZōN
Homogeneous Sheet
NA
10'55-124
ASTM F1913
5 Year Limited
Per S/Y
Avg.
per sq. inch
Standard Wearlayer
Commercial Warranty
All products are FloorScore Certified for indoor air quality performance. FloorScore certified hard surface flooring products are an alternative compliance to LEED credit EQ4.3 Low-Emitting
Materials: Flooring Systems. For questions regarding any Congoleum flooring product consult the Congoleum website: www.congoleum.com.
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33
Technical Data
DuraCeramic Origins and DuraCeramic Dimensions
Packaging
DS200DuraCeramic
Size
CartonDS100Joint PremixedWarranty
ProductConstruction Gauge
Pieces Cartons WeightAdhesiveSealerGrout
(Nominal)(Nominal) Sq. Ft.
per Carton per Carton per Pallet
DURACERAMICNano-composite
origins
surface glaze
Lifetime††
featuring
Reinforced with
.160"15 5/8" x 15 5/8"
17
10
48
30.5 lbs.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Residential
Scotchgard™ Protector Nylon particles
Limited
Silver Antibacterial
Limestone
Warranty
Product Protection composite base
DURACERAMIC
Nano-composite Dimensions
surface glaze
Lifetime††
featuring Reinforced with
.160"12" x 24"
20
10
36
36 lbs.
Yes
Yes
Yes Residential
Scotchgard™ Protector Nylon particles
Limited
Silver Antibacterial
Limestone
Warranty
Product Protection composite base
Residential Tile and Plank
Packaging
AD32 or DuraCeramic
Size
Carton
ProductConstruction Gauge
Pieces CartonsWeightDS100 PremixedWarranty
(Nominal)(Nominal) Sq. Ft.
AdhesiveGrout
per Carton per Carton per Pallet
20 Year
Nano-composite surface glaze
Residential
Ovations
.140"14" x 14"
20.4
15
45
32.7 lbs.
Yes
Yes
Limestone composite base
Limited
Warranty
5 Year
Residential
Sotto
Natural Low-Gloss Urethane
.080"6" x 36"
36
24
66
28 lbs.
Yes
N/A
Limited
Warranty
Commercial Composition Tile
Packaging
Carton
ProductWearlayer
Gauge
Sq. Ft.
Pieces Cartons Weight
per
Carton
per
Carton
per
Pallet
Static Load
Limit
***
Federal Specifications
*
AD-42Warranty
Adhesive
10 Year
Alternatives
Vinyl Composition
1/8"
45
45
45
64 lbs. 250 lbs. per sq. inch ASTM F1066, Class 2
YesLimited
Warranty
**
10 Year
Choices
Vinyl Composition
1/8"
45
45
45
64 lbs. 250 lbs. per sq. inch ASTM F1066, Class 2
YesLimited
Warranty
**
10 Year
CX Series
Vinyl Composition
.100"
45
45
54
54 lbs. 250 lbs. per sq. inch ASTM F1066, Class 2 YesLimited
Warranty
**
NOTES:
* All products listed above pass N.B.S. Smoke Density testing (ASTM E662-450 or less).
All products listed pass Critical Radiant Flux (ASTM E648-0.45 w/cm2 or greater).
†† DuraCeramic and DuraCeramic Dimensions and when installed in a light commercial application,
carry a Five-Year Commercial Limited Warranty.
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** Alternatives, Choices and CX Series, when installed in a commercial application,
carry a Five-Year Commercial Limited Warranty.
*** Static Load Limit: Laboratory test to determine 24 hr. residual indentation, not exceeding .005",
after application of specific weight for 24 hours.
When .100" gauge is specified.
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Technical Data
Timeless Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank
Structure
Packaging
Product
Wearlayer
Gauge
Size
Carton
Sq. Ft.
Pieces
Cartons
Weight
per Carton per Carton per Pallet
Static
Load
Limit
**
Adhesive
Federal
AD-32
AD-62
Wet Set
Specifications Pressure
Sensitive Adhesive
*
Adhesive
*****
****
Warranty
Structure.020"
Residential - Lifetime
Tile
High Performance
Exceeds ASTM F 1700 .120"18" x 36"
36
8
52
40 lbs.
YesYes
Commercial - 10 Year
18" x 36"
Urethane
2,500 psi
Class lll, Type B
Limited Warranty
Aluminum Oxide
Structure.020"
Residential - Lifetime
Tile
High Performance
Exceeds
ASTM
F
1700
.120"18" x 18"
36
16
52
42 lbs.
Yes YesCommercial - 10 Year
18" x 18"
Urethane
2,500 psi Class lll, Type B
Limited Warranty
Aluminum Oxide
Structure
Plank
6" x 48"
.020"
Residential - Lifetime
High Performance .120"6" x 48"
Exceeds
ASTM
F
1700
36
18
55
42 lbs.
YesYes
Commercial - 10 Year
Urethane
2,500 psi Class lll, Type B
Limited Warranty
Aluminum Oxide
Structure
Plank
7.25" x 48"
.020"
Residential- Lifetime
High Performance .120"7.25" x 48" 36.25
15
52
42 lbs. Exceeds ASTM F 1700
YesYes
Commercial- 10 Year
Urethane
2,500 psi Class lll, Type B
Limited Warranty
Aluminum Oxide
Structure
Plank
9" x 48"
.020"
Residential - Lifetime
High Performance .120"9" x 48"
36
12
52
42 lbs. Exceeds ASTM F 1700
YesYes
Commercial - 10 Year
Urethane
2,500 psi Class lll, Type B
Limited Warranty
Aluminum Oxide
Impact
Packaging
Packaging
Product
Wearlayer
Gauge
Size
Carton
Sq. Ft.
Pieces
Cartons
Weight
per Carton per Carton per Pallet
Static
Load
Limit
**
Federal
Specifications
*
Adhesive
Adhesive
AD-32
Pressure
Sensitive
Adhesive
****
AD-62
Wet Set
Adhesive
Warranty
*****
Impact.012"
25 Year Residential/
Exceeds ASTM F 1700 7.25" x 48"
High Performance .100"7.25" x 48" 38.67
16
52
36.9 lbs. 250 psi Class lll, Type B
Yes
Yes 7 Year Light Commercial
Urethane
Limited Warranty
Impact.012"
25 Year Residential/
Exceeds ASTM F 1700 6" x 48"
High Performance .100"6" x 48"
36
18
55
34.4 lbs. 250 psi Class lll, Type B
Yes
Yes
7 Year Light Commercial
Urethane
Limited Warranty
Impact
.012"
25 Year Residential/
Exceeds ASTM F 1700 SmartLock High Performance .128"7" x 47.75" 37.14
16
40
48 lbs. 250 psi Class lll, Type B
N/A
N/A
7 Year Light Commercial
7" x 47.75"
Urethane
Limited Warranty
.012"
25 Year Residential/
Impact
Exceeds ASTM F 1700 5.75" x
SmartLock High Performance .128"
30.51
16
50
39 lbs. 250 psi Class lll, Type B
N/A
N/A
7 Year Light Commercial
47.25"
5.75" x 47.75" Urethane
Limited Warranty
Endurance
Packaging
Packaging
Product
Wearlayer
Gauge
Size
Carton
Sq. Ft.
Pieces
Cartons
Weight
per Carton per Carton per Pallet
Static
Load
Limit
**
Federal
Specifications
*
Adhesive
Adhesive
AD-32
Pressure
Sensitive
Adhesive
****
AD-62
Wet Set
Adhesive
Warranty
*****
Endurance.008".
10 Year Residential/
Exceeds ASTM F 1700 6" x 36"
Urethane Finish .080"6" x 36"
36
16
72
27 lbs.
Yes
Yes 5 Year Light Commercial
250 psi Class lll, Type B
Limited Warranty
Endurance.005" Exceeds ASTM F 1700 10 Year Residential/
SmartLink
Urethane Finish .120"6" x 48"
36
18
55
34.4 lbs. 250 psi Class lll, Type B
N/A
N/A
5 Year Light Commercial
6" x 36"
Limited Warranty
NOTES:
* All products listed above pass N.B.S. Smoke Density testing (ASTM E662-450 or less).
All products listed pass Critical Radiant Flux (ASTM E648-0.45 w/cm2 or greater).
*** Static Load Limit: Laboratory test to determine 24 hr. residual indentation, not exceeding .005",
after application of specific weight for 24 hours.
5
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Grout Recommendations
DuraCeramic Origins
Design SKU 1st Choice
AMERICANAAC01DG35
AC02DG02
AC03DG04
AC04DG04
DREAMSCAPEDS14 DG14
DS34DG39
EARTHPATHEP14DG35
EP41DG02
ELEMENTS EL01DG14
EL02DG11
EL03DG04
EL04DG04
MERCER TILEME13 DG14
ME41DG15
DG14
PACIFIC MARBLEPC11
PC14DG14
PT01DG44
PATINA
PT02DG04
PT03DG09
PT04DG04
RAPOLANO RA11DG49
RA41DG44
RA47DG44
RA64DG04
RA74DG35
ROMAN
RE30DG14
ELEGANCE RE31DG14
RE35DG35
RE43DG39
RE44DG09
RUSTIC STONERU47 DG44
SANDALSTONESA41 DG39
SIERRA SLATESI14 DG39
SI34DG04
SI39DG02
SI43DG04
SI47DG04
SI54DG42
SI64DG05
SI74DG44
STONEYBROOKSK01
DG15
SK02DG11
SK03DG35
SK04DG09
VILLAGE SLATEVS36
DG47
VS46DG04
VS74DG35
WOODSTOCKWD00 DG11
WD01DG11
WD02DG04
DuraCeramic Dimensions
Design 2nd Choice
SKU 1st Choice
ALABASTERAB14 DG14
AB41DG15
STONE FORDSF14 DG14
SF34DG02
SF41DG05
SF47 DG44
SUNSTONE SS11DG14
SS47DG39
SS48DG42
SS74DG44
TEXTURED SLATETE34
DG44
TE39DG47
TE49DG04
TE54DG04
TE87DG44
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1st Choice Grout
2nd Choice Grout
ARCHITEXTURE
DAX00DG11
DAX01DG04
DAX02DG47
BALANCE DBA01DG35
DBA02DG44
DBA03DG04
DBA04DG07
ENERGY
DFS01DG11
DFS02DG42
DFS03DG09
DFS04 DG42
PRAIRIE WOODDPW01 DG35
DPW02DG09
DPW03DG04
DPW04DG04
REACTION DRE01DG14
DRE02DG35
STONE LEDGESDSL02 DG35
DSL03DG11
DSL04DG47
TRAVERTINODTV01 DG14
DTV03DG35
VISTA
DVT01DG35
DVT02DG04
DVT04DG09
DG11
DG39
DG11
DG42
DS49
DG35
DG44
DG05
DG35
DG09
DG35
DG47
DG49
DG05
DG35
DG35
DG35
DG09
DG47
DG07
DG14
DG14
DG11
DG44
DG44
DG39
DG15
DG44
DG14
DG47
DG35
DG14
DG14
DG02
DG09
DG07
DG35
DG04
DG35
DG35
DG14
DG35
DG05
DG47
DG09
DG42
DG04
DG02
DG09
DG09
Congoleum Grout Colors
s DG49 Light Almond
s DG14 Biscuit
s DG15 Bone
s DG35 Navajo Brown
s DG44 Pale Umber
s DG06 Harvest
s DG39 Ivory
s DG02 Pewter
Ovations
Design SKU s DG05 Chamois
2nd Choice
DG15
DG05
DG15
DG39
DG44
DG42
DG35
DG06
DG04
DG35
DG35
DG04
DG42
DG44
DG04
s DG42 Mocha
s DG07 Chocolate
s DG04 Bahama Beige
s DG11 Sahara Beige
s DG09 Gray
s DG47 Charcoal
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DG04
DG05
DG09
DG04
DG35
DG42
DG42
DG09
DG44
DG04
DG09
DG11
DG04
DG35
DG07
DG35
DG05
DG05
DG02
DG09
DG39
DG14
DG14
DG39
DG11
DuraCeramic Origins, Roman Elegance RE30 Chateau Gray, Half Drop, Grout DG02 Pewter
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DuraCeramic Installation Materials
DS200 DuraCeramic Joint Sealer
DuraCeramic Premixed Grout
Order Code
DS200
Use specific color code (DG-xx)
Description
Water-based, flexible acrylic sealer
Premixed sanded, acrylic grout
Use
Optional for sealing joints in ungrouted DuraCeramic Origins
or DuraCeramic Dimensions floors only. Not recommended for Ovations.
For use with DuraCeramic Origins, DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations in
grouting joints 1/8" to 1/4" wide. Can also be used for grouting most ceramic,
quarry and porcelain floor tile.
Limitations Not recommended for ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone.
Coverage
Not recommended for nonvitreous tiles or natural stone, exterior use,
shower floors or underwater use.
320 sq. ft. per 8 oz. bottle
Joint Width
Approximate Coverage
Sq. Ft./Qt.
Sq. Ft./Gal.
1/8" (3.2 mm)
80 (7.4 m2)
325 (31m2)
3/16" (4.8 mm)
2
70 (6.5 m )
275 (26m2)
55 (5 m2)
225 (21m2)
­
1/4" (6.4 mm)
Applicator
Applicator nozzle included
Hard rubber float or green epoxy float. Cleanup using DuraCeramic Installation
Accessory Kit (0001) containing a firm sponge ­­and two 3M white pads
Working Time N/A
10 minutes - for best results apply grout in a
20 sq. ft. area and clean up immediately.
Set Up Time
Tack free: 1 hour
Clean Up
Wet: Water, Dry: Mineral spirits, Caution: Mineral spirits is flammable.
Wet: Water, Dry: Household ammonia cleaner.
Do not use grout haze removers.
Color
White, turns clear when dry
Popular versatile colors available
Set up: 8 hours
16 to 24 hours
TracersN/A
N/A
Unit Size
8 oz. bottle
1 qt. (6/ctn.); 1 gal. (4/ctn.)
Shelf Life
1 year if unopened
2 years if unopened
Freeze/Thaw
Stability
YesYes
FlammableNo
No
Warnings
Potential skin, eye and respiratory irritant ­
Potential skin and eye irritant
ZōN Reducer
To finish the edges of ZōN where flooring transitions to a flat surface. Color matching reducer pieces.
SKU ColorSKUColor SKUColor
ZR000
Yellow
ZR002
Blue
ZR004
Gray
ZR001
Red
ZR003
Beige
ZR005
Black
ZōN Reducer
1" wide x 0.80" x 10 ft.
ZōN Welding Rod - for heat welding ZōN seams
SKU ColorSKUColor SKUColor
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ZWD00
Yellow
ZWD02
Blue
ZWD04
Gray
ZWD01
Red
ZWD03
Beige
ZWD05
Black
8
0.160" diameter
x 150 lineal foot spool
Congoleum Adhesives
Order Code:
3044 Premium
Flooring Adhesive
AD-42 Clear
Thin-Spread Adhesive
AD-32
Adhesive
AD62 Commercial
Flooring Adhesive
AS-01 AirStep
Adhesive
DS100
DuraSet Adhesive
03044
AD42
AD32
AD62
AS01
DS100
Commercial
Structure* Structure
AirStep Advantage
DuraCeramic Origins
UseUltima
Prelude
Composition Tile
OvationsImpact AirStep Vibe
DuraCeramic Dimensions
ArmorCore UR Impact ZōN
AirStep Evolution
Ovations
ArmorCoreEndurance
AirStep Plus • AirStep Basix
Structure • Impact
Sotto
ArmorCore Pro UR
Endurance
ArmorCore Pro • ZōN
Sotto
Tracers
Advantages
Green/Ultramarine
Moisture and alkali ­Moisture and alkali,
resistant, hard setting, resistant, develops
resists indentations, high initial tack. nonstaining.
Solvent free, low odor.
Type
Water based/Latex Subfloors
Red/Green
Pressure sensitive/ Water based/Latex
Green
None
Navy Blue
Dark Red
Moisture and alkali resistant, develops high initial tack.
Solvent free, low odor.
Hard setting, restricts
Moisture and alkali indentation and thermal
resistant, good initial tack. dimensional changes, Solvent free, low odor.
moisture and alkali resistant
Moisture and alkali
resistant, high initial
tack. Solvent free,
low odor.
Pressure sensitive/
Water based/Acrylic
Wet Set, Water based
acrylic
Transitional Water
based/Acrylic
Pressure sensitive/
Water based/Acrylic
Dry concrete on all grade levels, suspended wood floors, metal, terrazzo, ceramic, marble, approved resilient floor covering and
suitable portland cement-
based embossing leveler.
Dry concrete on all
grade levels, suspended
wood floors, approved
resilient floor covering,
and Congoleum
UnderFlor.
Dry concrete on all grade
Dry concrete on all grade Dry concrete on all
Dry concrete on all grade
levels, suspended wood
levels, suspended wood grade levels, suspended levels, suspended wood
floors, metal, terrazzo, floors, and approved
wood floors, approved floors, cement terrazo
ceramic, marble, approved resilient floor covering.
resilient floor covering,
and portland cement
resilient floor covering
and Congoleum
based leveling products
and suitable portland
UnderFlor.
cement-based Trowel1/16" wide x 1/32" deep 1/16" wide x 1/32" deep 1/16" wide x 1/32" deep
x 1/32" apart,
x 1/32" apart
x 1/32" apart,
all substrates.
trowel blade adaptor
included.
Porous substrates: 1/16" wide x 1/16" deep
x 1/16" apart - square-notch
Non-porous substrates: 1/32" wide x 1/16" deep
x 1/32" apart - U-notch
1/16" wide x 1/32" deep x 1/32" apart (For all AirStep products on non-
porous subfloors, apply
with 1/4" nap paint roller.
1/16" wide x 1/32" deep
x 1/32" apart,
trowel blade adaptor
included.
Working Time 15 - 20 minutes
6 hours
Dry to tack - 1 hour
Up to 20 to 30 minutes
depending substrate
porousity
Wet: 15 - 20 minutes 12 hours
Dry to tack - 45-60 min.
normal conditions.
Spread Rate
Freeze/Thaw
Stable
12 hours Dry to tack - 30-60 min.
under normal conditions
Fully Adhered:
Trowel notch: 1/16" wide
150-270 sq. ft./gal.
x 1/16" deep x 1/16" Perimeter: 4 in. band - apart -125 to 150 sq. ft./gal.
750 lin. ft./gal.
250 - 300 sq. ft./gal.
200 - 250 sq. ft./gal.
Perimeter:6 in. band -
Trowel notch: 1/32" wide
500 lin. ft./gal.
x 1/16" deep x 1/32"
Seams: 8 in. band - apart - 185 to 245 sq. ft./gal.
375 lin. ft./gal.
Dry to tack - 15-30 min. under normal conditions.
Fully Adhered:
Trowel: 200 - 250 sq. ft./gal.
Paint Roller: 600 sq. ft./gal.
Loose Lay Seams:
4 in. band - 750 lin. ft./gal.
200 - 250 sq. ft./gal.
Loose Lay and Perimeter
Fasten Seams:
6" band - 500 lin. ft./gal.
YesYes
YesYes YesYes
Flammability
Nonflammable
Nonflammable
Nonflammable
Nonflammable
Cleanup
Wet: Soap and Water
Dry: Clean cloth
dampened with
mineral spirits.*
Wet: Soap and Water
Dry: Clean cloth
dampened with
mineral spirits.*
Wet: Soap and Water
Dry: Clean cloth
Wet: Soap and Water
Wet: Soap and Water
Dry: Clean cloth dampened
Dry: Clean cloth dampened
dampened with
with mineral spirits.*
with mineral spirits.*
mineral spirits.*
Wet: Soap and Water
Dry: Clean cloth
dampened with
mineral spirits.*
Shelf Life
One year if unopened
One year if unopened
One year if unopened
One year if unopened
One year if unopened
Sizes
Qt. (12/ctn,) 1 gal. 1 gal. (4/ctn.), 4 gal.
1 gal. (4/ctn.), 4 gal.
4 gal.
(4/ctn.), 4 gal.
Qt. (12/ctn,) 1 gal. (4/ctn.), 4 gal.
Qt. (12/ctn,) 1 gal.
(4/ctn.), 4 gal.
One year if unopened
Nonflammable
Nonflammable
3044, AD42, AS01, DS100 and AD32 Adhesives - Warning: Eye and skin irritant. Caution: Mineral spirits are flammable.
*AD32 is recommended for residential and light commercial applications of Structure and Impact.
TRADEMARKS
Registered trademarks of Congoleum Corporation: AirStep, AirStep Advantage, AirStep Basix, AirStep Evolution, AirStep Plus, AirStep Vibe, Alternatives, AlumaTEC, Ancient Modern, ArmorCore, ArmorCore Pro,
ArmorCore UR, ArmorCore Pro UR, ArmorGuard, Bac Stop, Bright ’N Easy, Choices, Chromabond, Congoleum, CX Series, DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions, DuraSet, Endurance, Endurance SmartLink,
Five-Star, Impact, Impact SmartLock, Ovations, Prelude, Scuff-Tuff, Ultima, UnderFlor, UltraShield, Urban Rustic, White Shield and ZōN.
Trademarks of Congoleum Corporation: Acadia, Alabaster, Architexture, Americana, Balance, Barcelona, Barn, Berlin, Boulder, Boston, Brazilian Slate, Brookside, Cambridge Tile, Canyon View, Chateau,
Cherish, Colonial Plank, Contempo, Cozumel, Crete, Crossing, Curious, Dreamscape, Diamond, Earthpath, Edgewood, Elements, Energy, Escape, Ethereal, Fair Wind, Flagstone, Farmhouse Timber, Forest Grove,
Forest Valley, Fulton Square, Galaxy, Geometric, Grand Canyon, Hampton Crossing, Harmony, Hearthstone, Heirloom, Heritage Oak, Hickory, Highlands, Homestead, Honeycomb, Horizon, Impressions, Loft,
Maple, Marcellina, Mercer Tile, Mesa, Mesa Slate, Mirage, Mohave Stone, Monaco, Montego Slate, Naples, Natural Oak, Natural Plank, North Star, Northampton, Oak, Oak Run, Origin, Overall, Oxford Square,
Pacific Marble, Palisade, Panorama, Paradise, Parlor, Patagonia, Pathways, Patina, Pebble Creek, Pioneer, Plank, Playtime, Plaza Court, Prairie Wood, Progression, Quarry Ridge, Quartz, Quest, Rain Dance,
Random Paver, Random Plank, Rapolano, Reaction, Renaissance, Rendezvous, Roman Elegance, Rosewood, Rustic, Rustic Stone, Sahara, Sandalstone, Sandstone, Satin Cloud, Savor, Seasons, Sedona,
Shale Stone, Sierra Slate, SoHo Slate, Sonoma, Stain Defense System, Starlight, Stone Ford, Stoneybrook, Sunstone, Stone Ledges, Terano, Terrace, Terrace Paver, Terra Nova, Terrazzo, Textured Slate,
Timberline, Timber Trail, Trail, Traverstone, Travertino, Trek, UltraTec, Unwind, Valley Path, Village Slate, Vineyard, Vista, WearTec, Western Slate, White Oak, Windswept, Wonder, Woodland, Wood Ridge,
Woodstock, Your Choice, 9" Block, 6" Block, AD32, AD42, AS01, DS100, DS200, SU80, SU92, SU102, SU106, TO70, 3044 and 45 Degree.
3M, Scotchgard and the plaid design are trademarks of 3M.
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Congoleum Seam Sealers
SU92 Seam Sealer
SU80 Seam Sealer Kit
SU106 Seam Sealer Kit
SU092
SU080
SU106
Order Code
Use
Used to seal seams on:
Used to seal seams on:
• ArmorCore Pro
• Prelude
• ArmorCore Pro
• Prelude
• ArmorCore
• ZōN
• ArmorCore
• ZōN
Used to seal seams on:
• AirStep Vibe • AirStep Advantage
• AirStep Evolution
• AirStep Plus
TO70 Applicator Kit is required.
Applicator Included
Applicator Included
Tack Free
20 minutes
20 minutes
2 hours
Set-Up Time
2 hours
2 hours
16 hours
Coverage
200 lin. ft.
50 lin. ft./kit
70 lin. ft./kit
Freeze/Thaw
Stable
Not affected by freezing
Not affected by freezing
Not affected by freezing
Cleanup
Wet: Blot with cloth dampened with spirits.
Wet: Blot with cloth dampened with spirits.
Wet: Blot with cloth dampened with spirits.
Dry: Not removable.
Dry: Not removable.
Dry: Not removable.
Shelf Life
One year if unopened
One year if unopened
One year if unopened
Sizes
8 fl. oz. can (12 cans/carton)
2 fl. oz. per kit (12 kits/carton)
2 fl. oz. per kit (6 kits/carton)
• AirStep Basix
• ArmorCore Pro UR
• ArmorCore UR
• Ultima
SU92, SU80 and SU106 - WARNING: Flammable liquids; vapor harmful; eye and skin irritant.
YOUR CHOICE Installation
YOUR CHOICE Installation
Order Code: QS120
A double-sided tape for use with AirStep products for
seams in loose lay and perimeter fastened installations and for securing the perimeter on perimeter fastened jobs. Available in 2 1/2" x 120' rolls. Coverage:
For Seams - 120 lineal ft.; for perimeter installations 2 – 12’ x 18’ rooms or 1 – 50 sq. yd. room.
All Congoleum residential floors with White Shield Felt Backing can
be installed by the Your Choice Installation System. This system
provides you with options for installing the flooring either fully
adhered or perimeter fastened over approved wood subfloors,
concrete and properly prepared existing resilient flooring products.
The products covered under Your Choice are:
• Ultima
• Prelude
• ArmorCore UR
• ArmorCore
YOUR CHOICE PLUS Installation
All Congoleum floors with UltraTec construction can be installed
by the Your Choice Plus Installation System. This system allows
you to install UltraTec products fully adhered, perimeter fastened
or loose laid over approved wood subfloors, concrete and properly
prepared existing resilient flooring products.
The products covered under Your Choice Plus are:
AirStep Advantage, AirStep Vibe (in residential use),
AirStep Evolution, AirStep Plus, AirStep Basix, ArmorCore Pro UR
and ArmorCore Pro.
The Your Choice Plus Installation System is not recommended for
light commercial applications.
QuikStik Tape
TO70 Seam Sealer Applicator Kit
Endurance with SmartLink Adhesive Film
DuraCeramic Installation
Accessory Kit
Order Code: CF910
For use with Endurance to reverse the direction in
which the planks are being fastened or for repairs.
Available in 3" x 9' rolls.
UnderFlor Underlayment
Order Code: UF120 or UFB07 for smaller rolls
The all-in-one underlayment system for floating
installations of Congoleum DuraCeramic Origins,
DuraCeramic Dimensions, Endurance, Impact
and Ovations products. Available in 6’ x 180’ rolls
(120 sq. yds. [1,080 sq. ft.]), or 6’ x 16’ 7 rolls
(11.11 sq. yds. [100 sq. ft.]).
Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner
Order Code: 03001
Sizes: 32 oz., 12 bottles/ctn.
Order Code: 3001G
Sizes: 128 oz., 4 bottles/ctn.
Bright ’N Easy Floor Polish Remover
Order Code: 03003
Sizes: 32 oz., 12 bottles/ctn.
Order Code: 3003G
Sizes: 128 oz., 4 bottles/ctn.
Bright ’N Easy Floor Polish
Sizes: 32 oz., 12 bottles/ctn.
Order Code: 03002
Order Code: 3002G
Sizes: 128 oz., 4 bottles/ctn.
Bright ’N Easy Spray Cleaner
Order Code: 03008
Sizes: 32 oz., 12 bottles/ctn.
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Order Code: DD01
For easy grout clean up kit contains two white
3M pads and sponge.
Installation Instructions
For complete installation information
and installation videos, visit us online
at www.congoleum.com.
Congoleum Commercial
Floor Care Products
Congoleum Residential
Floor Care Products
Bright ’N Easy Satin-Gloss Floor Polish
Order Code: 03007
Sizes: 32 oz., 12 bottles/ctn.
Order Code: 3007G
Sizes: 128 oz., 4 bottles/ctn.
Order Code: T0070
Required when sealing seams with SU92 Seam
Sealer. Kit contains two 6 oz. plastic squeeze bottles,
two TO70 applicator nozzles, two cleaning wires, and
instructions. Packed 24 kits per carton. Available in
single kits from distributors.
Bright ’N Easy Commercial No-Rinse Cleaner
Order Code: 5001C
Size: 5 gallon pail, 1 pail/ctn.
Bright ’N Easy Commercial Floor Polish
Order Code: 5002C
Size: 5 gallon pail, 1 pail/ctn.
Bright ’N Easy Commercial Floor Polish Remover
Size: 5 gallon pail, 1 pail/ctn.
Order Code: 5003C
April 2015
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Printed in USA
M60160415S
2015
Installation Instructions
AirStep Advantage • AirStep Vibe
AirStep Evolution • AirStep Plus
AirStep Basix • ArmorCore Pro UR
ArmorCore Pro
®
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www.congoleum.com
Installation Instructions for: AirStep
Advantage, AirStep Vibe, AirStep Evolution,
AirStep Plus, AirStep Basix, ArmorCore Pro UR
and ArmorCore Pro
The perimeter fastening method can be used for most applications and it
provides not only subfloor masking benefits, but also provides the option to
fit flooring net where it is not desirable to install trim. Plus AS-01 Adhesive
provides a releasable bond, so in the event that it becomes necessary to
get access to the subfloor, you can pull the sheet back without damaging it.
General Information
UltraTec construction provides controlled stability and eliminates curl
allowing the flooring to be installed by the Your Choice Plus Installation
System which includes the fully adhered, perimeter fastened and loose
lay installation methods. Depending on the method used, the floor can
be installed with AS-01 Adhesive or QuikStik Tape.
Recommended Installation Accessories
• AS-01 Adhesive (See Adhesive Coverage chart on page 3
for spread rate coverage.)
• QS120 QuikStik Tape (For loose lay at seams and for
perimeter installations)
• SU106 Seam Sealer
U lt r a t e c I n s t a l l a t i o n C h o i c e s
Your Choice Plus Installation System
Loose Laid (Seams)
Perimeter Fastened
Fully Adhered
AS-01 Adhesive
QuikStik Tape
3
3
3
3
3
Recommended Use
• Residential applications on all grade levels
• Interior use in dry, heated areas
• Do not install over ramps, in showers or other wet areas
When AirStep Vibe is installed in light commercial
applications it must be fully adhered with AS01 adhesive.
The best method for a particular job depends on the subfloor conditions.
For example, the fully adhered method is recommended where the
subfloor is smooth, structurally sound and free of movement, in a variety of
applications including complex room layouts or where net fitting or coving
is required.
The perimeter fastening and loose lay methods provide subfloor masking
benefits to allow installation over a greater variety of surfaces that might
otherwise be unsatisfactory for a fully adhered application.
The loose lay method is recommended for room layouts where trim can
be installed around the entire perimeter.
Installation Temperature
Condition the room(s) and all flooring materials at a constant temperature
between 65°F (18°C) and 85°F (29°C) for 48 hours before, during and
48 hours after installation. Thereafter maintain temperatures between
55°F (13°C) and 100°F (38°C).
Handling and Storage
Always keep flooring rolled face out, wrapped tightly around a rigid core
until ready for installation. Avoid distorting the flooring. Always store rolls
on a continuous flat surface. Do not stack other rolls or heavy objects
on flooring.
Subfloor Recommendations
Subfloor Construction Materials
Wood
Underlayment
Comments
Perimeter Fastened
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
• Double layer plywood construction
over joist or trusses
Loose Laid
• Hardwood or strip wood installed over
wood subfloors
Install wood underlayment
Yes
Yes
Double layer construction
maximum 3" board width
• Hardwood floors installed over concrete
No
No
No
Remove hardwood
and prepare concrete
• APA underlayment grade plywood and other wood veneer underlayments that are
recommended for resilient flooring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Install wood Yes
underlayment
Yes
Yes
Yes
• On, above and below grade level
Yes
Yes
Yes
• Radiant heat floors not to exceed 85°F (29.9°C)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Gypsum Topping
• Minimum 2000 (907kg) PSI Compressive Strength
No
Yes
Yes
Lightweight
Concrete
• Minimum 100-pound (45kg) density
Minimum 3000 PSI (1361kg)
compressive strength
Yes
Yes
Yes
Resilient Floor
• Smooth surface resilient sheet and tile flooring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ceramic and Stone
Subfloor must be
smooth, solid and free of
movement, set fasteners
below the surface.
Install wood
underlayment
Install wood
• NPA-rated Particleboard
underlayment
Concrete
Notes
• Single layer Sturd-I-Floor 23/32" (18 mm)
or heavier installed over joists or trusses,
16"(41 cm) or 19.2" (49.2 cm) OC
• Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
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Fully Adhered
Weather damaged or
rough surface materials
must be sanded smooth
or covered with a recommended underlayment.
Fill gaps wider than
1/32" (.8 mm).
Moisture vapor emissions
should not exceed 3 lbs.
(1.4 kg) or 75% RH.
Fill depressions and
cracks wider than 1/32"
(.8 mm).
• Textured surface resilient sheet and tile
Prepare with embossing leveler or new underlayment
Must be single layer of
flooring, fully adhered
and well bonded.
• Do not install over soft, heavy, cushioned floors,
floors with a cushioned backing, asphalt tile or tile installed below grade level.
Remove or cover with new underlayment as appropriate
Follow Recommended
Work Practices.
• Ceramic, marble and granite Yes
2
Yes
Yes
Apply skim coat(s) to
level the surface.
General Subfloor Information
Adhesive
All subfloor surfaces must be clean, dry, smooth and free of reagents
or contaminates that can stain flooring or interfere with adhesion.
AS-01 Adhesive is recommended for use with all UltraTec products
installed fully adhered and perimeter fastened and under seams in
loose lay applications.
Wood Floors must be structurally sound and free of movement with at
least 18" (46 cm) of well-ventilated air space below. Sand joints smooth
and setfasteners 1/32" (.8 mm) below the surface. Rough, weathered
or damaged subfloor panels must be sanded smooth or covered with
a suitable underlayment panel. Fill underlayment joints wider than
1/32" (.8 mm).
AS-01 provides a releasable bond when it is applied with a 1/4" nap
paint roller and allowed to dry to a tack before laying the flooring in to
it. A trowel can be used as an alternate method over porous surfaces
only. In this case the flooring is laid into the wet adhesive immediately
after spreading it and a permanent bond is achieved.
Flooring installed directly over single layer wood subfloors present a
higher risk for joint telegraphing, protruding nail heads or fasteners and
bottom up staining from paint overspray, spills, subfloor construction
adhesive, coated fasteners or other contaminates.
Adhesive Application
Installation
Method
The subfloor panel must be a Sturd-I-Floor rated panel with a sanded
face and Exposure 1 or Exterior classification. Congoleum will not
assume responsibility for claims related to the subfloor material
regardless of the underlayment or subfloor material used.
Performance
Subfloor
Applicator
Condition
Fully Adhere
Releasable
Porous or
1/4" (6.4mm) Bond
nonporous
nap paint Perimeter
Fasten surfacesroller
Tacky Dry
Loose Lay
Seams
Concrete Floors must be clean, dry and smooth. Level rough or
Permanent
Porous 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" Wet Set
Fully Adhere
uneven surfaces, cracks and control joints with a portland cement-based
(non-releasable surfaces
(1.6mm x .8mm
patching compound. Do not install flooring over expansion joints.
bond)
only
x .8mm)
Moisture vapor emissions must not exceed 3 lbs./1000 ft.
Trowel
2
2 (1.4kg/92.9m )/24 hours when tested with the Anhydrous Calcium
Chloride Test (ASTM F 1869) or 75% RH when tested in
AS-01 Adhesive and QuikStik Tape Coverage
accordance with (ASTM F-2170) “Standard Test Method
for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Installation Adhesive Location
Quart
GallonQuikStik
using in situ Probes”.
Method
Application
Resilient Floors must be single layer, fully adhered over
an approved subfloor and securely bonded. Remove all
wax, floor finish or polish prior to installation. Do not install
AirStep products over soft, heavily cushioned floors, floors
with a cushioned backing, asphalt tile, self-adhered tile or
tile installed below grade level.
WARNING: EXISTING IN-PLACE RESILIENT
FLOOR COVERING AND ASPHALTIC ADHESIVES.
DO NOT SAND, DRY SCRAPE, DRY SWEEP, DRILL,
SAW, BEADBLAST, OR MECHANICALLY CHIP OR
PULVERIZE EXISTING RESILIENT FLOORING,
BACKING, LINING FELT, ASPHALTIC “CUTBACK”
ADHESIVE OR OTHER ADHESIVE.
Fully Adhered
N/A
Trowel
50 - 65 sq. ft.
(4.65m2 - 6m2) (18.6m2 - 23.2m2)
200 - 250 sq. ft. N/A
Fully Adhered
N/A
Paint Roller
75 - 85 sq. ft.
(7m2 - 7.9m2) (27.9m2 - 32.5m2)
300 - 350 sq. ft.
N/A
Perimeter
4" (10.2cm) Paint Roller
200 - 225 lin. ft
Adhered
Band at the
(60.1m - 68.6m)
perimeter
800 - 900 lin. ft. 50 sq. yd.
(203m - 228m) room per
(41.8m2)roll
Perimeter 6" (15.4cm) Paint Roller
150 - 180 lin. ft. 600 - 700 lin. ft. 120 lin.ft.
Adhered and
Band at (45.7m - 55m)
(182m - 213m)
per roll
Loose Lay
Seams
(36.58
Seams
lin. meters)
Preparing the Area
• Remove all furniture and appliances from the room.
• Remove all trim and transition moldings.
• Undercut door trim to allow flooring to slide under freely.
• Prepare the subfloor and sweep or vacuum thoroughly to remove
all loose dirt and debris.
Note: When using the QuikStik Installation System, follow
instructions for applying tape prior to unrolling the floor.
These existing in-place products may contain asbestos fibers and/
or crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust. Inhalation of such dust is a
cancer and respiratory tract hazard. Smoking by individuals exposed
to asbestos fibers greatly increases the risk of serious bodily harm.
Unless positively certain that the in-place product is a non-asbestos
containing material, you must presume it contains asbestos. Regulations
may require that the material be tested to determine asbestos content
and may govern removal and disposal of material. See current addition
of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) publication Recommended
Work Practices for the Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings for
instructions on removing all resilient floor covering structures or
contact your retailer or Congoleum Corporation Installation and
Technical Office (609) 584-3805.
One Piece Installation
Fully Adhered Method
Use Congoleum AS-01 Adhesive for all fully adhered
installations.
Follow the recommendations listed under General Information.
Flooring Layout
• Unroll the flooring using care to prevent distortions and position
it squarely in the room to achieve the best design layout.
• Make relief cuts down to the floor/wall juncture at inside and
outside corners.
• Allow the flooring to relax and flatten. If necessary use a soft bristle
push broom to remove any distortions or air pockets.
Flooring can be fit net in areas where no finished trim will be installed.
Do not fit the floor tight.
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Flooring Layout
• Unroll the flooring using care to prevent distortions and position
it squarely in the room to achieve the best design layout.
• Make relief cuts down to the floor/wall juncture at inside and
outside corners.
• Allow the flooring to relax and flatten. If necessary use a soft bristle
push broom to remove any distortions or air pockets.
Porous and Nonporous Surfaces
To adhere the floor, lap or tube back one-half of the sheet using care
to avoid creasing or bending it. Apply AS-01 Adhesive with a 1/4"
(6.4mm) nap paint roller over the exposed subfloor and in a straight
line up to the edge of the sheet. The adhesive should be applied in a
light stippled pattern at a rate of 300 to 350 sq. ft. (27.9m2 – 32.5m2)
/gallon. Allow adhesive to dry completely, about 15 to 30 minutes (will
not transfer to the finger when touched) before repositioning the sheet.
This method provides a releasable bond in the event it is necessary to
lift or adjust the sheet.
If using a combination of QuikStik tape and staples, complete the taped
areas first. Turn back one edge of the sheet and remove the release
liner leaving 12" to 18" covered at the ends. This will allow the adjacent
sides to be turned back easily. Lay the edge back into place and continue
working around the room removing the release liner and pushing the
flooring back into place. In more complicated room layouts it maybe
necessary to turn back larger sections of the floor to remove the release
liner. Once the flooring is in place and all distortions are flat, roll the
perimeter with a steel hand roller. To complete the installation, apply a
thin bead of caulking at all net fits and wet areas.
Optional Method for Porous Surfaces Only
AS-01 Adhesive can be applied with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" (1.6mm
x .8mm x .8mm) notched trowel in lieu of a paint roller over porous
surfaces only. When this method is used, the flooring must be laid into
the wet adhesive immediately after spreading it. This method provides a
permanent bond. Carefully push the flooring back into the adhesive without lifting it, to avoid trapping air under it. Immediately and prior to foot
traffic, roll the floor in both directions with a 100 pound (45kg) or heavier
three section roller starting from the center and working out toward the
edges. Repeat this process on the other half of the sheet.
Staples can also be used in lieu of adhesive to fasten the perimeter in
areas where trim will be installed on installations over wood subfloors.
The minimum staple size is 1/2" (12.7mm) crown with a 3/8" ((9.5mm)
leg. Use the longest staple length that can be seated tightly to the floor
surface. Staple every 3" (7.6cm) along the wall, 1/4" (6.4mm) away from
the edge of the sheet. After the floor has been fastened, install trim to
cover staples.
Perimeter Fasten Method
Follow recommendations listed under General Information. Sweep or
vacuum the floor thoroughly to remove all dirt and grit. Install flooring
within 4 hours after laying it out. If the flooring is being installed with
QuikStik Tape, apply the tape prior to unrolling the flooring. Unroll flooring
using care to avoid distortions. In long narrow areas or in more intricate
room layouts, place a string over the grout line and check to make sure
the floor is straight and not bowed. Adjust the flooring to remove bow if
necessary. Where finished trim will be installed, fit the floor with a 1/16"
(1.6mm) space between the edge of the sheet and the walls and other
vertical surfaces. Where no finished trim will be used, fit the floor flush
or net. Tight or compression fitting is not recommended.
Loose Lay Method
Follow recommendations listed under General Information. Sweep or
vacuum the floor thoroughly to remove all dirt and grit.
Install flooring within 4 hours after laying it out.
Flooring Layout
After fitting the floor to the room and flattening all distortions, fasten
the entire perimeter with adhesive, QuikStik Tape or staples (on wood
floors only). If using a combination of adhesive, staples and QuikStik
tape complete the adhered areas first.
• U nroll the flooring using care to prevent distortions and position
it squarely in the room to achieve the best design layout.
• Make relief cuts down to the floor/wall juncture at inside and
outside corners.
• Allow the flooring to relax and flatten. If necessary use a soft bristle
push broom to remove any distortions or air pockets.
QuikStik Tape or AS-01 Adhesive is required under all seams, at net
fitted areas, in front of cabinet toe spaces, at fixtures and floor vents
and over concrete and other hard surfaces.
Trim the floor allowing a 1/16" (1.6mm) space between the edge of
the sheet and the walls and other vertical surfaces. Trim flooring long
at door trim and slide it under to achieve a finished appearance.
Fastening the Perimeter with Adhesive
To adhere the perimeter, carefully lay the edge of the floor back using
care to avoid creasing it. Apply a 4" (10.2cm) band of adhesive along
the perimeter using a 4" (10.2cm) x 1/4" (6.4mm) nap paint roller.
Allow adhesive to set for 15 to 30 minutes or until tacky dry. Use a fan
to accelerate drying if working in a cool or damp environment. Lay the
floor into the adhesive immediately while pushing any roll distortions
out toward the perimeter. Thoroughly roll the adhered area with a steel
hand roller. Repeat the process to adhere the entire perimeter.
All finish trim and transition moldings must cover the edge of the
flooring by at least 3/8" (9.5mm) and must be installed so they do
not bind or restrict the flooring. Shoe molding, quarter-round and
other trim should be positioned lightly on the floor and fastened to
the wall, not to the subfloor. Transition moldings should be installed
allowing a 1/8" (3.2mm) space between the edge of the sheet and
the fasteners.
To prevent forced air from “pillowing” the loose laid flooring, we
recommend applying duct tape to the inside of the heat duct and
about 1/2" (12.7mm) onto the flooring, making sure that the register
flange covers the tape.
QuikStik Tape
Prior to unrolling the floor, position QuikStik Tape along the perimeter of
the room, at all floor vents and columns. Position the tape within 1/4"
away from the wall at net fit areas and within 1/2" away from the wall in
areas that will be covered with trim. Do not overlap the tape or attempt
to reposition it once it is laid into place. Roll the tape with a steel hand
roller. Do not remove the release liner.
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Bathroom Installations
The flooring should be secured to the subfloor in front of tubs, showers
or other wet areas. Place a strip of QuikStik Tape at the base of a bath
tub or shower. Secure the edge of the sheet in the tape and seal it with
a silicone caulking. Bathrooms that require more extensive net fitting
should be installed perimeter fastened or fully adhered.
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Seaming Specifications
Pattern
Number
Economy Match
PatternReverse
Name
Sheets LengthWidth
AIRSTEP ADVANTAGE ®
Adhesive: AS01
Seam Sealer: SU106
Savor ™
Playtime™
Cherish™
Unwind™
Curious™
Wonder™
No
No
No
No
No
No
AIRSTEP Vibe®
Adhesive: AS01 Seam Sealer: SU106
Barcelona™
Berlin™
Boulder ™
Boston™
No
No
No
No
Adhesive: AS01
Seam Sealer: SU106
88000 - 88005
88010 - 88015
88021 - 88024
88030 - 88033
88040 - 88043
88050 - 88053
10500 - 10505
10510 - 10515
10520 - 10525
10530 - 10534
AIRSTEP EVOLUTION®
72000 - 72006
72010 - 72019
72044
72050 - 72055
72060 - 72062
72063 - 72067
72080 - 72083
72090 - 72093
72100 - 72104
AIRSTEP PLUS®
58000 - 58001
58005 - 58008
58010 - 58011
58020 - 58026
58040 - 58041
58072
58080 - 58082
58090 - 58092
58100 - 58102
58110 - 58112
58120 - 58122
AIRSTEP BASIX®
41010 - 41011
41020 - 41021
41030 - 41033
41042
41050 - 41052
Pattern
Number
ArmorcoreTM Pro
AP130 - AP132
AP150 - AP153
AP240 - AP241
AP410 - AP411
AP430 - AP432
AP500 - AP502
AP600
AP810 - AP812
AP901 - AP903
Terrace™
Colonial Plank™
Cozumel™
Grand Canyon™
Fair Wind™
Rendezvous™
Pathways™
Traverstone™
Forest Valley™
Adhesive: AS01 North Star™
Woodland™
Satin Cloud™
Starlight™
Western Slate™
Quest ™
Crossing™
Windswept ™
Oxford Square™
Horizon™
Edgewood™
Adhesive: AS01 Acadia™
Sedona™
Panorama™
Random Plank™
Flagstone™
Pattern
Number
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
54" (137.2 cm)
Random
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
Random
6" (15.24 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
Random
18" (45.7 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
Random
18" (45.7 cm)
13.5" (34.29 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
Random
Repeat
Width
72" (182.9 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
13.09" (33.3 cm)
13.09" (33.3 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
52.36" (132.9 cm)
144" (365.8 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
144" (365.8 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
13.09" (33.25 cm)
9" (22.9 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
78.54" (199.49 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
13.09" (33.25 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
9" (22.9 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
13.09" (33.25 cm)
8" (20.32 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
108"(274.3 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
78.54" (199.49 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
108" (274.3 cm)
144" (365.8 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
9" (22.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
26.18" (67 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
13.09" (33.25 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
26.18" (67 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
144" (365.8 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
108" (274.3 cm)
52.36" (132.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
9" (22.9 cm)
39.5" (103.3 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
24" (61.0 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
144" (365.8 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
24" (61.0 cm)
Seam Sealer: SU106
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
18" (45.7 cm)
9" (22.9 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
Random
6" (15.24 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
Random
Seam Sealer: SU106
No
No
No
No
No
18" (45.7 cm)
9" (22.9 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
Random
27" (68.6 cm)
PatternReverse Economy Match
Name
Sheets
LengthWidth
Armorcore® PRO UR Adhesive: AS-01 UP130 - UP132
UP150 - UP153
UP240 - UP241
UP410 - UP411
UP430 - UP432
UP500 - UP502
UP600
UP810 - UP812
UP901 - UP903
Actual Repeat Length
PRO: Seam Sealer: SU80 or SU92 Woodbridge™
Terrace Paver™
Loft™
Oak Run™
Valley Path™
Farmhouse Timber™
Contempo™
Ethereal™
Canyon View™
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
5
9" (22.9 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
Random
Random
27" (68.6 cm)
Random
6" (15.24 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
27" (68.6 cm)
9" (22.9 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
39.5" (103.3 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
6" (15.24 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
36" (91.4 cm)
Actual
Actual Repeat
Repeat Length
Width
PRO UR: Seam Sealer: SU106
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
54" (137.2 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
108" (274.3 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
48" (121.9 cm)
144" (365.8 cm)
72" (182.9 cm
108" (274.3 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
72" (182.9 cm)
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Seaming
Place seams
• In the least conspicuous and least traveled area in the room.
• A minimum of 6" (15.4 cm) away from parallel underlayment joints.
• At least 6" (15.4 cm) away from seams in existing sheet flooring or
within the center of a row of tile.
Matching Designs
Always install sheets in the order they were cut from the roll, starting
with the first sheet.
Seaming Specifications
Reverse Sheets - Rotate alternating sheets 180° to seam the same edges
together.
Do Not Reverse - Seam opposite edges together.
When estimating flooring, add 3" (7.7cm) to the length of the room
dimension for the first sheet and 3" (7.7cm) plus the design match
for all other sheets.
An actual and economy design match has been listed to provide
options for producing the best appearance. The economy match does
not necessarily repeat exactly but it generally matches very well and it
is great for fill pieces and less conspicuous areas, while an actual match
may be more appropriate for a highly conspicuous area.
Seaming Procedure
All seams must be cut using the overlap and double cut method. The
straightedge and butt and recess scribe method will not produce an
acceptable seam.
Install the first sheet leaving 12" (30.8cm) unadhered along the entire
length of the seam (fully adhered floors). Position the second sheet in
the room, overlap the selvage edges and carefully match the design.
Adhere the second sheet leaving 12" (30.8cm) unadhered at the
seam for a total dry zone of 24" (61.5cm).
Place a 3" (7.7cm) wide strip of scrap flooring under the entire length
of the seam.
Cut the seam in the center of the embossed line when seaming designs
with grout lines that are wider than 5/32" (4mm).
Cut the seam up on the shoulder of the grout line in the land area when
seaming designs with narrower grout lines.
Cut the seam with a sharp utility knife and steel straightedge. Hold the
knife at a 90° angle from the floor and apply sufficient pressure to cut
through both sheets in a single pass. Use caution to avoid cutting into
the subfloor surface.
Adhering the Seam
Fully Adhered Floors
Turn the seam edges back and apply AS-01 Adhesive over the entire
dry zone. Adhesive can be applied with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32"
(1.6mm x .8mm x .8mm) notched trowel over porous surfaces in a
wet set application or with a paint roller in a tacky dry application over
all approved substrates. Remember to allow the adhesive to dry to a
tack when using a paint roller. Note: Flooring should be laid into
the adhesive as quickly as possible after adhesive dries to a
tack. Use a fan to accelerate drying if working in a cool or
damp environment.
Lay the floor into the adhesive using extreme care to prevent scraping or
squeezing adhesive into the seam cut. If this should occur, lift the edges
of the sheet and clean any adhesive from the edge with a clean damp
cloth and reposition the sheets.
Roll the seam area with a 100-pound (45kg), three-section roller and
level the seam edges with a steel hand roller.
Perimeter Fasten and Loose Lay Floors
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Turn one seam edge back and mark the seam location on the subfloor
with a pencil using care to avoid writing on the edge of the sheet.
Fastening the Seam with Adhesive
Use a 4" (10.2cm) wide, 1/4" (6.4mm) nap paint roller to apply a
6" (15.4cm) band of adhesive centered over the pencil line. Allow
the adhesive to set up for 15 to 30 minutes or until tacky dry. Note:
Flooring should be laid into the adhesive as quickly as possible after
adhesive dries to a tack. Use a fan to accelerate drying if working in
a cool or damp environment.
Lay the seam edges into the adhesive lightly and check to make sure the
seam is properly aligned with no gaps. Adjust if necessary. Roll the seam
with a steel hand roller to level the edges and embed the backing into the
adhesive.
Fastening the Seam with QuikStik Tape
Turn one edge of the seam back and mark the subfloor with a pencil where
the seam will fall. Position a strip of QuikStik Tape centered over the pencil
line and roll the tape with a steel hand roller. Remove the release liner and
lay the seam edges lightly in to place to achieve a net seam. If necessary
to adjust the seam, carefully lift the edge of the sheet using care to avoid
damaging the backing and re-align the seam. Once the seam is in place,
roll it with a steel hand roller.
Sealing Seams
Seal all seams before leaving the job using the recommended Seam Sealer.
Remember to pre-treat all seams in Scotchgard and SDS finishes with the
3M® green pad included in the SU106 kit prior to applying seam sealer.
Refer to the seam sealer label for detailed instructions. Keep traffic off
seams for a minimum of 16 hours or until fully cured.
Completing the Job
• Install trim and transition moldings. Remember to follow special
instructions for loose lay floors.
• A high quality silicone caulking must be used to seal the edge of
the flooring at net fits, in wet areas, in front of tubs, showers, sinks
and around drains.
• Return all furniture and appliances to the room. Always use strips
of hard board to protect the floor when sliding or rolling appliances
and furniture back into place.
Repair
Surface cuts and punctures are easily repaired by applying the
recommended seam sealer to the damaged spot.
More extensive damage can be repaired by replacing the damaged
area with a patch.
Obtain a matching piece of flooring material. Cut a section of the floor
slightly larger than the damaged spot. Remove complete design units
when possible.
Position the replacement piece directly over the damaged area and
accurately match the design.
Secure the replacement piece with tape on all sides.
Use a sharp utility knife and steel straightedge to cut the seams on
all sides of the repair piece.
Cut the seam in the center of a grout line or in a dark color of the floor
if possible.
Hold the utility knife at a 90° angle to the floor and cut through both
pieces in a single pass.
Remove the damaged area.
Install the repair piece using AS-01 Adhesive or QuikStik Tape to secure
the repair piece.
Seal the seams with the recommended seam sealer following label
instructions.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
an area to receive floor covering, that disturb lead –based paints in
pre- 1978 homes, child care facilities and schools must be certified
and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Detailed information on training and certification is available through the
EPA at the following web site www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/toolkits.htm.
• R ead and follow the safety precautions and warnings printed on the
label of the installation accessory products being used. Obtain the
appropriate MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) for information
that may be required for products which may contain hazardous materials. MSDS are available for the adhesive, joint sealer, and grout. You
may obtain an MSDS for these products by calling or writing to your
Congoleum distributor or contacting Congoleum at the address
or phone number listed on this page.
• Wood and concrete: If working on wood or concrete subfloors, use
proper safety precautions when sanding or grinding. Avoid creating dust. Concrete and cementitious patching compounds contain
crystalline silica, which is a known carcinogen. Wood dust is classified
as a nasal carcinogen in humans. Airborne wood dust may also be an
explosive hazard.
• Resilient Flooring
Mold and Mildew Issues
Safety for yourself and others on the job site is your responsibility as
a professional flooring installer. Read and observe the following safety
precautions.
Prior to removing an existing floor following the RFCI Recommended Work
Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings (unless state or local
law requires other measures), if there are visible indications of mold or
mildew or the presence of a strong musty odor in the area where resilient
flooring is to be removed or installed, the source of the problem should
be identified and corrected before proceeding with the flooring work. In
virtually all situations, if there is a mold issue, there is or has been an
excessive moisture issue. Visible signs of mold or mildew (such as discoloration) can indicate the presence of mold or mildew on the subfloor, on
the underlayment, on the back of the flooring, and sometimes even on the
floor surface. If mold or mildew is discovered during the removal or installation of resilient flooring, all flooring work should stop until the mold or
mildew problem (and any related moisture problem) has been addressed.
In areas where flooding has occurred, it is recommended that damaged
flooring be removed following the RFCI Recommended Work Practices for
Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings (unless state or local law requires
other measures). Any underlayment and subfloor should be allowed to
thoroughly dry and, if necessary, cleaned, disinfected, and otherwise remediated consistent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
guidelines referenced below. Any structural damage or signs of mold or
mildew must be corrected before reinstalling resilient flooring. This may
include, for example, replacement of the underlayment and/or subfloor.
Warning
Do not sand, dry sweep, dry scrape, drill, saw, beadblast, or mechanically chip or pulverize existing resilient flooring, backing, lining felt,
asphaltic “cutback” adhesive, or other adhesive. These products may
contain asbestos fibers and/or crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust.
Inhalation of such dust is a cancer and respiratory tract hazard.
Smoking by individuals exposed to asbestos fibers greatly increases
the risk of serious bodily harm. Unless positively certain that the
product is a non-asbestos containing material, you must presume
it contains asbestos. Regulations may require that the material be
tested to determine asbestos content and may govern the removal
and disposal of material. Whenever possible, existing flooring should
be left in place and the new floor installed over the top. If you must
remove old flooring material, contact your retailer or Congoleum
Corporation, Installation Department, P.O. Box 3127, Mercerville, NJ
08619, for a copy of recommended work practices for the removal
of resilient floor coverings. These practices should be followed.
For water damage caused by leaking fixtures, the source of the moisture
leak must be located and corrected. Any structural damage must be
repaired and any signs of mold or residual moisture must be addressed
before replacing the resilient flooring in the affected area.
To deal with mold and mildew issues, you should refer to the EPA guidelines that address mold and mildew. Depending on the mold and mildew
condition present, those remediation options range from clean up measures using gloves and biocide to hiring a professional mold and mildew
remediation contractor to address the condition. Remediation measures
may require structural repairs such as replacing the underlayment and/
or subfloor contaminated with mold and mildew as a result of prolonged
exposure to moisture.
NOTICE
Various federal, state and local government agencies have regulations
covering the removal of in-place asbestos containing material. If you contemplate the removal of a resilient floor covering structure that contains
(or is presumed to contain) asbestos, you must review and comply with
all applicable regulations. Regulations outside the United States may vary.
Copies of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) Recommended Work
Practices for the Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings are available from:
The EPA mold guidelines are contained in two publications “A Brief Guide
To Mold, Moisture and Your Home” (EPA 402-K-02-003) and “Mold
Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings” (EPA 402-K-01-001).
Appendix B of the “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial
Buildings” publication describes potential health effects from exposure
to mold, such as allergic and asthma reactions and irritation to eyes, skin,
nose and throat. These publications can be located on EPA’s website at
www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/
Resilient Floor Covering Institute
115 Broad Street
Suite 201
La Grange, GA 30240
• K eep work areas free of obstructions, such as tools and scrap or loose
tiles, and dispose of scrap materials promptly and properly to eliminate
a slip or trip hazard.
Please note that the RFCI Recommended Work Practices are subject to
change as new practices are incorporated. It is your responsibility to determine that the recommended work practices you use are those in effect.
• Always use the correct lifting practices.
• Use heavy-duty extension cords and keep them in good repair.
Caution: Paints Containing Lead
• If using minerals spirits as suggested in this guide, CAUTION: Minerals
spirits is a flammable material. Read and follow cautionary instructions
on the labels of these products.
Certain paints may contain lead. Common renovation activities like
sanding, cutting, removal of trim and demolition can create hazardous
lead dust and chips which can be harmful. Beginning April 22, 2010
contractors performing renovation projects, including preparation of
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ear protective equipment when appropriate such as safety glasses,
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respirators, NIOSH-designated dust masks, kneepads, gloves, etc.
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DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions
and Ovations
Residential
Recommended for use in all areas of the home except countertops,
ceilings and wet areas like shower walls and shower floors.
DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations are constructed
with a limestone composite base that is fortified with a polymeric
resin. It provides toughness and flexibility to resist breaking from
normal subfloor deflection, expansion and contraction. This feature
permits fast, easy installation using a pressure sensitive adhesive over
a wide variety of subfloor surfaces without extensive preparation.
Light Commercial
Recommended for areas receiving light commercial foot traffic.
DuraCeramic and DuraCeramic Dimensions are not recommended for
installation in exterior or unheated areas, wet areas, like shower walls
or shower floors, countertops, ceilings, in commercial kitchens or food
processing areas or on ramps. For information on other specific
applications, contact the Congoleum Installation and Technical Office
at (609) 584-3888.
OVERVIEW
Use Congoleum DS100 DuraSet Adhesive, for all approved floor applications. Set tiles into tacky dry adhesive. Mortar, mastic or other adhesives
are not recommended. Depending on the desired appearance, tiles can
be installed with or without grout.
General Information
• A lways store and transport cartons on a flat surface stacked no more
than 10 cartons high. Handle tiles and cartons with care. Tiles can
be damaged if dropped.
• G
routed floor tiles are laid with a 1/8" to 1/4" space at the joints
depending on the desired grout line width. Congoleum DuraCeramic
Premixed Grout can be applied immediately after tile is installed.
Do not use cement epoxy or other premix grouts.
• Ungrouted floor tiles are laid with no space at the joints. The
joints on an ungrouted DuraCeramic tile floor should be sealed with
Congoleum DS200 DuraCeramic Joint Sealer to lock out surface water
and aid cleaning. Sealing is highly recommended for all ungrouted
DuraCeramic and DuraCeramic Dimensions floors.
• C
ondition the room(s) and all flooring and setting materials at a
constant temperature between 65°F (18°C) and 85°F (29°C) for
48 hours prior to, during, and 48 hours after installation. Thereafter,
maintain a room temperature between 55°F (13°C) and 100°F (38°C).
hen installing flooring from two or more cartons, check the code on
• W
the side of the cartons to ensure that the pattern and shade numbers
are the same. Mix tiles from several different cartons to achieve the
best appearance.
INSTALLATION ACCESSORY MATERIALS
• F or best visual results: For DuraCeramic the directional arrows printed
on the back of the tile should be installed following the illustration in
(Fig. 1), with tiles turned randomly, i.e. north, south, east and west.
For Ovations, install with directional arrows pointing in the same
direction as shown in (Fig. 2). For DuraCeramic Dimensions, install
all tiles with arrows pointing in the opposite direction following the
illustration in (Fig. 3).
• D
S100 DuraSet Adhesive – For all approved floor applications.
• DuraCeramic Premixed Grout – For joints on grouted floor tiles.
• DS200 DuraCeramic Joint Sealer – For joints on ungrouted
DuraCeramic and DuraCeramic Dimensions floor tiles only.
• DuraCeramic Installation Accessory Kit – For grouted applications.
• Congoleum UnderFlor – Floating Underlayment System.
RECOMMENDED USE
DuraCeramic and DuraCeramic Dimensions are recommended for
residential and light commercial use in dry, interior, heated areas.
Ovations is only recommended for residential use in dry, interior,
heated areas.
Fig. 1 - Turn tiles as shown.
Fig. 2 - Arrows in the
same direction.
Fig. 3 - Install with arrows pointing in
the opposite direction.
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Installation Accessories Information
DS100 DuraSetDS200 DuraCeramic DuraCeramic
Adhesive
Joint Sealer
Premixed Grout
Order Code
DS100
DS200
Use specific color code
Description
Solvent free, acrylic, pressure-
sensitive adhesive
Water-based, flexible acrylic sealer
Premixed sanded, acrylic grout
Use
Installing tile over all approved
floor surfaces
For sealing joints in ungrouted
DuraCeramic and
DuraCeramic Dimensions
floors only.
For use with DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions
and Ovations in grouting joints 1/8" to 1/4" wide.
Can also be used for grouting most ceramic,
quarry and porcelain floor tile.
Limitations
Not recommended for solid
vinyl tile, rubber tile, or
resilient sheet products.
Not recommended for walls, or vertical surfaces, ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, or Ovations.
Not recommended for nonvitreous tiles or
natural stone, exterior use, shower floors
or underwater use.
Coverage
320 sq. ft. per 8 oz. bottle
Joint Width
Sq. Ft./Qt.
Sq. Ft./Gal.
1/8" (3.2mm)
80 (7.4m2)
325 (31m2)
3/16" (4.8mm)
70 (6.5m2)
275 (26m2)
1/4" (6.4mm)
55 (5m2)
225 (21m2)
Applicator
200 to 250 sq. ft. per gallon
1/16" wide, 1/32" deep, Applicator nozzle included
1/32" apart , trowel blade
adapter included in 1 and
4 gallon containers only.
Approximate Coverage
Hard rubber float or green epoxy float.
Cleanup with firm sponge and 3M® white pad.
Working Time
12 hours. Dry to tack - N/A
45 to 60 min. under normal conditions.
10 minutes - for best results apply grout in
a 20 sq. ft. area on floors and clean up
immediately.
Set Up Time
N/A
Tack free -1 hour
Set up - 8 hours
16 to 24 hours
Clean Up
Wet - Soap and water
Dry - Clean cloth dampened with mineral spirits.*
Wet - Water
Dry - Mineral spirits (Caution:
Mineral spirits is flammable)
Wet - Water
Dry - Household ammonia cleaner.
Do not use grout haze removers.
Color
Pale blue, turns clear when
White, turns clear when dry
tacky dry
Popular versatile colors
available
Tracers
Dark Red
N/A
N/A
Unit Size
1 quart; 1 gallon; 4 gallons
8 oz. bottle
1 quart; 1 gallon
Shelf Life
1 year if unopened
1 year if unopened
2 years, if unopened
Freeze/
Thaw Stability
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flammable
No
No
No
Cautions
Potential skin and eye irritant Potential skin and eye irritant
Potential skin, eye and respiratory irritant
DS100 and DS200 - WARNING: Potential eye and skin irritant. DuraCeramic Premixed Grout - WARNING: Potential eye, skin and respiratory irritant.
* Mineral spirits - Caution: Flammable material; read and follow cautionary statements on label.
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Product Information
Specifications and Recommended Usage
Product InformationDuraCeramicDuraCeramic Dimensions
Size (nominal)
15 5/8" x 15 5/8" (39.7 cm x 39.7 cm)
12" x 24" (30.48 cm x 60.96 cm)
14" x 14" (35.6 cm x 35.6 cm)
Gauge (nominal) .160" (4.1 mm)
.160" (4.1 mm)
.140" (3.6 mm)
Packaging 10 pieces/carton; 17 sq. ft.; 1.58 m2
10 pieces/carton; 20 sq. ft.; 1.86 m2
15 pieces/carton;
20.4 sq. ft.; 1.90 m2
Shipping Weight
30.5 lbs./carton
36 lbs./carton
32.7 lbs./carton
NBS Smoke Density
Passes
Passes
Passes
Critical Radiant Flux (ASTM E648 >0.45w/cm2)
Passes
PassesPasses
Motor Vehicle FMVSS 302­­­
Passes
Passes
N/A
Static Load Limit
250 psi
250 psi
250 psi
Slip Resistance
Meets ADA Recommendations
Meets ADA Recommendations
Meets ADA Recommendations
PEI Rating 3-4
3-4
N/A
Installation Method
Grouted or Traditional Edge-to-Edge Fit (Ungrouted)
Grouted or Traditional Edge-to-Edge Fit (Ungrouted)
Grouted or Traditional
Edge-to-Edge Fit (Ungrouted)
Subfloor Application
On, above or below grade level
Adhesive
Congoleum DS100 DuraSet Adhesive
Grout
DuraCeramic Premix Grout
DuraCeramic Premix Grout
DuraCeramic Premix Grout
Joint Sealer (Recommended for ungrouted floors)
DS200 Joint Sealer DS200 Joint Sealer Not recommended
Suggested Usage
Warranty
Residential/Light Commercial
Residential
Residential - Lifetime Limited /Light Commercial - Residential 20 Years
Five-Year Limited Commercial
Flooring Installations
• T he use of a high-quality latex primer that is specifically designed
to improve adhesion may be used over wood, porous concrete and
patching compounds prior to adhesive application. The primer will help
seal the surface and tie down dust that can interfere with the adhesive
bond. Do not use paint primers.
Special Installation Tools
•
•
•
•
Ovations
Notched trowel (1/16" wide, 1/32" deep, 1/32" apart)
100-pound, three-section, steel roller
Grout tools and spacers for grouted applications
18" tile cutter - optional
Concrete Floors
Concrete must be clean, dry, and free of paint, curing, hardening and
parting compounds, sealers, and old adhesive residue. Moisture vapor
emissions should not exceed, 5 lbs./1,000 sq. ft./24 hours when tested
with the calcium chloride kit or 80% RH when tested using ASTM F2170
with a pH range between 5 - 9. Do not install DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic
Dimensions or Ovations over expansion joints; instead, cut the tile neatly
to each side of the joint and fill it with an elastomeric polyurethane joint
filler or cover with an expansion plate cover.
Subfloor Recommendations
DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations may be installed
directly over dry concrete on all grade levels, suspended wood, qualifying
old resilient floors, ceramic tile and terrazzo. DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic
Dimensions and Ovations can also be installed over Congoleum UnderFlor,
an optional floating underlayment system by Congoleum.
The surface must be clean, dry and free of dust, dirt, grease or other
extraneous material that will inhibit bonding. Thoroughly vacuum floor to
remove dust.
Wood Floors
Wood subfloors must be structurally sound and free of movement with
at least 18" of well-ventilated air space below. Single layer floors and
stripwood floors must be covered with a 1/4" or heavier underlayment to
achieve a total subfloor thickness of 1". Position underlayment joints so
they offset the joints in the tile by at least 3". Sand underlayment joints
level and fill gaps wider than 1/32" with the recommended patching
compound.
• D
eviations in the flatness of the subfloor cannot exceed 1/16" in 1' or
3/16" in 10'. Check the surface with a straightedge and fill low areas
with a portland cement-based latex patching compound. Gypsum-based
patching compounds are not recommended.
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Congoleum UnderFlor
Subfloor Recommendations
Subfloor
Construction/CommentsNotes
Materials
Congoleum
UnderFlor
• UnderFlor is an underlayment system
for floating installations of DuraCeramic,
DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations
over a variety of substrates in lieu of
direct bonding. See detailed
instructions on page 7.
The subfloor
system for
floating surface
must be smooth,
solid and dry.
Wood
• Double layer construction over joist
or trusses on 16" centers with at
least 18" of well-ventilated air space.
• Install 1/4" or heavier underlayment
over strip wood, single layer wood floors
and APA-rated Sturd-I-Floor Systems.
Subfloor must
be solid and free
of movement.
Roll Sizes
UF120 – 6' x 180' (120 sq. yds. or 1080 sq. ft.)
UFB07 – 6' x 16.7' (11.11 sq. yds. or 100 sq. ft.)
Recommended Use
• Residential applications on all grade levels
• Interior use in dry, heated areas
• Do not install over ramps, in showers or other wet areas
Underlayment • APA underlayment grade plywood
with fully sanded face.
• Hardwood and veneer
underlayment panels.
• Lauan plywood, particleboard,
oriented strand board and chipboard
create a higher risk for installation
and adhesive failure and are not
recommended unless warranted by
the panel manufacturer or supplier.
• Not recommended over cement
backer-boards, glass mesh mortar
units or acoustical cork.
Install according
to panel manufacturers’ written
instructions.
Concrete
• On, above and below grade level.
• Radiant-heated floors not to
exceed 85°F (29°C).
Moisture vapor
emissions not to
exceed 5 lbs.
or 80% RH.
Light Weight
Concrete
(Residential
Application only)
• Minimum 100-pound dry density
• Installation over gypsum-based
acoustical toppings is not
recommended unless Congoleum
UnderFlor is used.
Confirm
adequate
adhesion to
substrate.
• U se DS100 Adhesive only for installing Congoleum
DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations
over Congoleum UnderFlor. Hard setting adhesives should
not be used with Congoleum UnderFlor.
Resilient
Floor
(See WARNING
on inside cover)
• Smooth, non-cushioned sheet
flooring and vinyl composition tile.
• Embossed non-cushioned and thin
cushioned vinyl flooring can be
prepared with embossing leveler
in residential applications.
• Do not install over soft, heavy
cushioned floors, flooring with a
cushioned backing, self-adhering
tile or tile installed below grade
level.
Must be single
layer, fully adhered
and well bonded.
Remove wax or
polish.
Congoleum UnderFlor Installation
Ceramic
and Stone
• Ceramic, marble and granite.
Fill grout joints
and level floor.
Carpet/
Laminate
• Not recommended.
Remove
Patching
Compound
• Portland cement-based compound
such as Ardex Feather Finish,
Mapei Plani-Patch or equal.
• Gypsum-based patching
compounds are not recommended.
Refer to manufacturers’ instructions
for use and
applications.
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UnderFlor is an all-in-one underlayment system that provides
an economical solution for installing DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic
Dimensions and Ovations as a floating flooring system over a
variety of subfloor surfaces. Now, one underlayment covers it
all; wood, concrete, most old hard surface flooring, gypsum
topping, even old adhesive residue and painted surfaces.
Congoleum UnderFlor is constructed in 6’ wide rolls, and since
it is a floating underlayment, it requires no fasteners or special
tools so it’s quick and easy to install.
General Information
• A lways roll sheets of Congoleum UnderFlor tightly around a
tube with the vinyl side out for storing and transporting.
Avoid distorting Congoleum UnderFlor.
• C
ondition the room and all flooring materials at a constant
temperature between 65°F (18°C) and 85°F (29°C) for
48 hours prior to, during and 48 hours after installation.
• A ll UnderFlor underlayment and finished flooring must be
installed with a 1/4" space around the perimeter of the room
to allow for expansion and contraction of the flooring system
and subfloor. Undercut door casing and slide finished flooring
under for a finished appearance.
Install Congoleum UnderFlor with the vinyl side down just prior
to installation of finished flooring. Determine the appropriate
seam location and direction of the underlayment (depending
on the finished flooring selection).
Important
For tile installation, position UnderFlor with seams at least 4"
away from the joints in the finished floor tile. (Fig. 4).
Fig. 4 – Position seams at least 4" away
from tile joints.
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Congoleum UnderFlor
Substrate Recommendations
UnderFlor can be installed over the following surfaces:
Subfloor
Construction/CommentsNotes
Materials
Wood
Structure
Fig. 5 – Install UnderFlor with seams
perpendicular to the long dimension of the
DuraCeramic Dimensions flooring.
For DuraCeramic Dimensions always install UnderFlor with seams
running perpendicular to the long dimension of the tile flooring
(Fig. 5). Install tiles with staggered end joints positioned at least
4" away from the seams in the Congoleum UnderFlor.
Unroll the first sheet and trim it to fit allowing a 1/4" space between
the edge of the sheet and the wall.
Unroll the second sheet and position it with the seam edge butted
lightly up to the first sheet. If necessary, to adjust the seam location
to ensure proper placement, overlap the sheets and double-cut a
new seam in the desired location. Use a straightedge and utility knife
to cut the seam.
Suitable Packaging Tapes Include:
• Scotch® 3850 Packing Tape
• Duck ™ Tape Standard Packaging Tape
• Shurtape® HP Series
Do not use masking tape, fiber reinforced tape, duct tape or other
thick tapes that might telegraph through the finished flooring.
Weather damaged
or rough surface
materials must be
sanded smooth.
Gaps wider than
1/8" should be
filled level.
Concrete
• On, above and below
grade level.
• Radiant-heated floors not
to exceed 85°F (29°C).
Moisture vapor
emissions not to
exceed 5 lbs. or
80% RH. Fill depressions and cracks
wider than 1/8".
Gypsum
Topping and
Light Weight
Concrete
• Minimum 100-pound
dry density
• Minimum 3,000 psi
compression rating is required.
Fill depressions
and cracks wider
than 1/8".
Resilient
Floor
• Smooth, or textured sheet
flooring
• Vinyl composition tile
• Do not install over soft, heavy
cushioned floors, flooring
with a cushioned backing
or tile installed below
grade below.
Must be single
layer, fully adhered
and well bonded.
Ceramic
and Stone
• Ceramic, marble and granite.
Fill grout joints
and level floor.
Old Adhesive
and Residue
and Paint
• Adhesive Residue - Scrape to
remove heavy spots and cover
with a 4 mil sheet of poly film.
• Paint - Remove loose paint.
Follow recommended work
practices for
adhesive and
paint removal.
Install finished flooring immediately after installing Congoleum
UnderFlor.
Installing DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions
and Ovations over Congoleum UnderFlor
Follow installation instructions for the finished flooring being installed.
Install finished flooring with Congoleum DS100 DuraSet Adhesive
using the recommended trowel notch size. Do not apply excess
adhesive. Allow adhesive to dry completely to a tack prior to flooring
installation. Slight growth (buckles) in the UnderFlor may occur
immediately after adhesive application. This is normal and will not
affect the finished flooring installation. Install finished flooring allowing
a 1/8" to 1/4" space around the entire perimeter. If necessary to
adjust or remove a tile, use a heat gun to warm it up first. Roll finished
flooring on completion of the installation.
All finish trim and transition moldings must be installed so they do
not bind or restrict the finished flooring from moving when expansion
and contraction occurs during seasonal changes. Fasten the trim to
the wall not to the subfloor.
Do not drive fasteners into the floor or underlayment.
Seal all areas that may be exposed to surface spills, i.e. tubs, toilet
and showers with a silicone caulking.
Subfloor must be
smooth solid and
free of movement
with at least 18" of
well ventilated air
space below.
Underlayment • APA underlayment grade
plywood.
• Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
• NPA rated Particleboard
Tape the sheets together with 2" wide clear packaging tape or other
thin single face plastic tape available through office supply stores and
most home centers. Apply the tape, centered directly over the top of
the seam edges. Roll the tape with a steel seam roller.
• Double layer construction over
joist or trusses on 16" centers.
• Single layer floors constructed
with APA Rated Sturd-I-Floor
T&G Panels, minimum 23/32"
over joists or trusses on
19.2" centers.
DURACERAMIC INSTALLATION
Tile Layout
• L ayout is slightly different for grouted and ungrouted floors. The grout line
width must be added to the tile dimension for layout on grouted floors.
Additional chalk lines are also used to keep the joints straight. DuraCeramic
nominal tile size is 15 5/8" x 15 5/8". DuraCeramic Dimensions nominal tile
size is 12" x 24". Ovations nominal tile size is 14" x 14".
• It is important to avoid positioning the tile joints directly over underlayment
joints or seams in UnderFlor or existing flooring. If this should occur, reposition chalk lines to offset joints by at least 3" or half of the tile dimension.
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1 /2 Drop Layout
• Snap a second perpendicular chalkline 12" away from the first
perpendicular line (Fig. 8). Complete a dry layout in the first 2 rows
starting from the perpendicular chalklines. If the border tile
in either row is less than 6", adjust the perpendicular lines 6" in
either direction.
DuraCeramic
DuraCeramic Ovations
(15 5/8" x 15 5/8")Dimensions(14" x 14")
(12" x 24")
Square or Straight Yes
Yes
Yes
Diagonal
Yes
NoYes
½ Drop
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/3 Drop
No
Yes
No
Paver
No
Ungrouted only
No
Herringbone
No
Ungrouted only
No
Basic Square Layouts
• P lace a mark in the center of the floor at each end of the room.
(AB) Then snap a chalk line between the marks.
• F ind the center of the line and snap a second chalk line at a right
angle (CD); use the 3’, 4’, 5’ method to form a right angle (Fig. 6).
Figure 8 - 1/2 Drop Layout.
1/3 Drop Layout
• Snap two additional chalklines, one 8" and the other 16" away from
the center perpendicular line (Fig. 9). Complete a dry layout in the first
3 rows starting from the center perpendicular chalkline. If the border
tile in any of the 3 rows is less than 4", adjust all three perpendicular
lines 4" in either direction.
C
4'
A
5'
90°
3'
B
Fig. 6 - Square layout.
• M
ake a dry layout in one quadrant along the center and perpendicular
chalk lines. Remember to allow the desired grout line space between
the tiles. A story pole (board marked with tile dimensions, including
grout line width) can also be used in place of a dry layout.
Center Line
• M
easure the distance between the last whole tile and the wall. If the
distance is less than half a tile, snap a new chalk line one-half the
dimension of a full tile away from the original chalk line (Fig. 7).
This will provide a balanced layout with larger cut tile at the border.
Figure 9 - 1/3 Drop Layout.
Note: Chalk lines can be easily removed or difficult to see after applying
adhesive over some subfloor surfaces like old flooring and concrete. To
avoid loosing the lines, mark the subfloor with a pencil and a straightedge,
directly over the chalk lines.
Adhesive Application
Congoleum DS100 DuraSet Adhesive is a pressure-sensitive adhesive
that must be allowed to dry completely to a tack before setting tiles.
• A pply the adhesive with the trowel blade adaptor included with
the adhesive. The recommended trowel notch size is 1/16" wide,
1/32" deep, 1/32" apart.
• S pread the adhesive over one-half of the subfloor and a few inches
beyond the center chalk line.
• A llow the adhesive to dry completely to a tack before installing the tile.
Normal dry to tack time is about 45 to 60 minutes; longer in cool or
humid conditions. The adhesive will turn from light blue to clear when
tacky dry and will not transfer to the finger when firmly touched. Do
not use fans to accelerate adhesive drying time. Fan drying can cause
the top surface of the adhesive to dry prematurely, trapping residual
moisture in and preventing the adhesive from fully curing.
Fig. 7 - Adjust layout at center lines
for larger border tiles.
• W
hen installing DuraCeramic Dimensions in a 1/2 drop layout or a 1/3
drop layout it will be necessary to snap additional chalklines for starting
locations. First complete a basic square layout with center and perpendicular lines. Normally the tiles are laid with the long dimension parallel
with the long dimension of the room.
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• Tile must be installed within 12 hours after adhesive turns clear.
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Setting Floor Tiles
• P osition two spacers along the edge of adjacent tiles, then lay the next
tile gently against the spacers without forcing it into place (Fig. 13).
Continue to set the tiles in straight rows to complete each section
(Fig. 14). Follow the chalk lines to keep the joints straight and make
minor adjustments if necessary. Remove the spacers immediately
after setting each tile.
• C
arefully position the first tile into the adhesive at the intersection of
the chalk lines (Fig. 10). The tile will bond instantly on contact so it must
be positioned accurately without sliding it. Press the tile firmly into the
adhesive. Follow the procedures below for grouted and ungrouted floors.
Fig. 10 - Positioning tiles.
Grouted Floors
• T he desired grout line width should be determined prior to starting the
flooring installation. It is important to understand that the finished grout
line will be 1/16" to 3/32" wider than the space between the tiles, since
the grout will extend onto part of the radius along the top edge of the
tile (Fig. 11).
Fig. 13 - Position spacers before setting the tile.
GROUT
Fig. 11 - The finished grout line width is wider
than the space between the tiles.
Spacer Size
Actual Grout
Line Width
1/8"3/16"1/4"
3/16" to 7/32"1/4" to 9/32"
Fig. 14 - Set tile in straight rows.
Ungrouted Floors
5/16 to 11/32"
• W
hen installing an ungrouted floor, continue setting the tiles in a
stair-step pattern along the center and perpendicular lines (Fig. 15).
Hold the tile in a low angle to the floor and position it tightly against the
previously laid tile. Press it firmly into the adhesive. Continue working
toward the walls to complete the first quadrant before starting the next.
Check to make sure corners are lined up and adjust if necessary to
prevent run-out.
• U se spacers to maintain the joint width. Small pieces of DuraCeramic
or 1/8" tile, cut into 1" squares, work very well as spacers, depending
on the desired grout line width.
• If standard tile spacers are used, it will be necessary to remove one leg
of the spacer (Fig. 12) otherwise it will interfere with positioning the tile.
Stand spacers on end. Do not place tile spacers flat at the intersection
of tiles; they can become bonded, making it difficult to remove them
without damaging the edge of the tile.
Fig. 15 - Install ungrouted floors following
a stair-step pattern.
Fig. 12 - Use spacers with one leg removed.
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Grouted and Ungrouted Floors
• Make a dry layout in one quadrant along the center and perpendicular
chalk lines.
• Measure the distance between the last whole tile and the wall. If the
distance in either row is less than one-forth of the diagonal dimension
of the tile, adjust the starting point and snap a new chalk line 1/4 of
the diagonal dimension of the tile away from the original chalk line
(Fig. 18). This will provide a balanced layout with larger cut tile around
the perimeter.
• S pread the adhesive on the second half of the floor so it can dry while
you are cutting and fitting the last row of tiles along the wall. Complete
the second half of the room following the same procedures.
• Roll the floor slowly, in both directions, with a 100-pound, three-section
roller within one hour after setting the tiles (Fig. 16). Re-roll the entire
floor immediately before grouting or applying joint sealer.
Fig. 16 - Roll the floor within one hour after setting tiles.
Fig. 18 - Adjusting chalk lines for
a diagonal Layout.
Cutting Tile to Fit
The last row of tiles will need to be cut to fit to walls and other vertical surfaces. (Remember to subtract the grout line dimension for grouted floors).
Allow a 1/8" space for expansion between the edge of the tile and the wall.
Herringbone Layout for Ungrouted DuraCeramic
Dimensions Only
• The Herringbone layout requires only a basic square layout with a
center and perpendicular chalkline. Complete a dry layout starting at the
intersection of the chalklines to determine the size of the cut border tile.
If the border tile is less than 6" adjust the chalkline 6" in either direction.
Tip: Spread adhesive in 3 quadrants (starting quadrant and adjacent
quadrants) when installing a herringbone layout (Fig. 19).
Straight Cuts
• M
easure the distance between the last whole tile and the wall. Subtract
the dimensions for the grout and expansion space. Use this dimension
to mark the tile.
• Place a square or straightedge over the marks and score the surface
with a sharp utility knife. Break the tile over the score mark by flexing
it downward.
• Install the tile with the cut edge against the wall.
Irregular Shapes
• Scribe the tile to fit.
• Warm the tile with a hot air heat gun. Score the surface with a sharp
utility knife and break the tile over the score mark by flexing it
downward or cut the tile with a coping saw.
CUSTOM FLOOR INSTALLATIONS
Diagonal Layouts (For DuraCeramic and Ovations ONLY, not for use
with DuraCeramic Dimensions)
Fig. 19 - Adjust the chalkline 6” in either direction
if necessary to achieve a larger border tile. After
completing dry layout spread adhesive in 3 quadrants.
• L ay out the center and perpendicular lines as previously described for a
square layout. Place a mark on each line an equal distance away from
the center point (distance from center is arbitrary).
• Use a slightly larger arbitrary size and swing an arc on both sides of
each line from points E, F, G, H (Fig. 17). Snap diagonal chalk lines at
the point where the marks intersect. If done correctly, the chalk lines
will intersect at the center point.
Installing Borders and Insets
• Borders can be created easily by using an accent color or different size
tile on a square layout. Plan the layout to allow for a uniform border size
using full size tile in the field if possible. When using a square border
with a diagonal layout, it is necessary to prepare the cut edge of the
diagonal tile where it meets the border.
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F
A
E
G
B
H
D
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Fig. 17 - Diagonal Layout.
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Finishing Cut Edges for Borders and Insets
• U se the tip of a hard rubber float and fully pack the grout into the
joints (Fig. 21). Hold the float in a low angle and press firmly with short
strokes at a right angle to the joint.
• When installing tile with a diagonal layout and a square border, it will
be necessary to prepare the cut edge of the diagonally cut tile. First cut
the tile to the desired size. Then heat the cut edge and back of the tile
with a heat gun to soften it. Place the tile on a flat surface and roll the
edge with a steel hand roller to turn the edge downward, forming a slight
radius (Fig. 20). Allow the tile to cool before installing it.
Fig. 21 - Pack the grout into the joints.
• E xtend the grout a few inches in to the next row of tile so water does
not run into the unfinished joints during cleanup (Fig. 22).
Fig. 20 - Roll the cut edge to form a slight radius.
Grout and joint sealer application
Grouting Floors
• D
uraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations can be grouted
immediately or within 24 hours after setting the tiles.
• Tiles must be grouted using DuraCeramic Premix Grout. This exclusive
premixed acrylic grout is designed for high flexural strength and
adhesion to the edge of the tile. This feature provides durability to
resist cracking from thermal dimensional changes and normal subfloor
deflection. Traditional cement grouts are not recommended and will
not perform properly.
Fig. 22 - Extend grout a few inches into the next row.
• R emove excess grout from the surface of the tile by holding the float at
a 45° angle to the floor surface and moving diagonally across the joints.
Grout Application
Tools and Equipment
• Hard, green, rubber epoxy float
• Firm, square-edge sponge
• 3M® white nylon scrubbing pad
• Spray bottle of water
• Water buckets
• Rubber gloves
• Safety glasses
Soft grout floats and soft sponges are not recommended because
they tend to pull the grout out of the joint, leaving it shallow.
Initial Cleanup
Initial cleanup should be done immediately after finishing each section.
The faster the grout is removed from the tile, the easier it is to clean up.
The DuraCeramic installation accessory kit contains the recommended
pads and sponge to make clean-up easier.
• Apply a light mist of water with the spray bottle over the grouted tiles
and allow it to remain on the surface for at least 30 seconds.
• Use a slightly wet 3M white nylon pad to loosen the grout residue.
Apply light pressure while moving the pad in a circular motion (Fig. 23).
Surface Preparation
• R e-roll the floor just before grouting and check to make sure all edges
are tightly seated in the setting adhesive. The joints must be clean and
dry. Remove any adhesive smears from the surface and edges of the
tile with mineral spirits before grouting.
Application
• Always wear rubber gloves when working with grout.
• Start grouting floors at the far end of the room and work toward
the entrance.
• Apply grout in small sections, up to 20 sq. ft. and cleanup immediately
or before grout films over (approximately 5 minutes).
Fig. 23 - Use a 3M white, nylon pad to
loosen grout residue.
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• U se a firm square edge sponge to remove the excess water solution. Use
light pressure and wipe diagonally across the joints (Fig. 24). Do not allow
the water to flow into the ungrouted joints or accumulate in finished areas.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLATION
• Install or replace base moldings and return furniture to the room
by rolling or sliding them over strips of hardboard.
• Use acrylic caulking at bathtubs, showers and other wet areas to
prevent water from seeping under the floor.
• Wait 48 hours before damp mopping the floor and at least 5 days
before wet mopping or washing. Adhesive smears can be removed
with mineral spirits.
REPAIR
DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations can be repaired
easily if it is necessary to replace a tile.
Grouted Floors
Fig. 24 - Wipe diagonally across the joint
to remove excess water.
• U se a heat gun to warm the grout along one edge of the tile. The
grout will soften when heated.
• Place a straight edge over the center of the grout line and cut the
grout with a sharp utility knife (Fig. 25).
• T hen rinse the sponge in clean water and wipe diagonally again to shape
joints evenly and remove any remaining grout residue. Change rinse
water frequently. Clean tools with water while grout is wet. If allowed
to dry, remove with an ammonia-based window cleaner.
Final Cleanup
• Allow grout to dry for 24 hours.
• Remove any remaining grout haze with an ammonia-based window
cleaner or a dilute solution of 1/4 cup household ammonia to one gallon
of warm water. Apply a small amount of the solution over a small section
and allow it to remain for about 30 seconds. Use a clean sponge mop or
a 3M nylon white pad to loosen the grout haze. Rinse with fresh water
and buff with a soft, dry terry cloth towel. Do not use grout haze
removers or solvents.
Fig. 25 - Cut along the center of the
grout line after heating it.
Keep all traffic off newly tiled floors for 24 hours.
Resume normal traffic after 48 hours. ­
• R emove as much of the grout as possible using care to avoid cutting
into the edge of the adjacent tile. Repeat this process on all four
sides of the damaged tile.
• Next, heat the tile a few inches in from the corner. While the tile is
warm, drive a putty knife or screwdriver into the heated area with a
hammer (Fig. 26).
Joint Sealer Application
DuraCeramic DS200 Joint Sealer is designed to keep surface water
and dirt from penetrating ungrouted floor joints. Apply joint sealer to
the tile joints only.
Surface Preparation
• R oll the floor with a 100 lb., three-section roller just before sealing the
floor and check to make sure all edges are tightly seated in the setting
adhesive. The joints must be clean and dry. Remove any adhesive smears
from the surface and edges of the tile with mineral spirits before sealing.
Vacuum the floor to remove dust and loose particles.
Application
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S hake the applicator bottle and allow air bubbles to dissipate before using.
Remove the plastic cap and screw the applicator tip onto the bottle.
Cut 1/16" off of the applicator tip to provide a small opening.
Start in the far corner of the room and apply a uniform 1/16" bead of
sealer in the tile joint. Apply the sealer to the first 2 or 3 rows, then come
back immediately and seal the perpendicular (cross) joints in this area
before the sealer develops a surface film (about 4 minutes). Repeat this
process to seal the entire floor.
The color of the sealer will change from white to clear when it dries.
If the nozzle becomes clogged, use a straight pin to free the flow.
Protect newly applied joint sealer from foot traffic and dust until it dries,
(approximately 8 hours). Keep traffic to a minimum and do not wash
the floor for the first 48 hours.
Use water cleanup for wet sealer and mineral spirits for dry sealer.
Caution: Mineral spirits is flammable. Read and follow label instructions.
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Fig. 26 - Drive a putty knife into the
heated area and pry upward.
• T hen, pry upward to release the tile from the adhesive. Continue
lifting the tile as you heat it until it is completely removed.
• To install the new tile, re-apply DS100 DuraSet Adhesive over the
exposed subfloor using the flat side of a trowel; it is not necessary
to remove the old adhesive.
• Allow the adhesive to dry completely to a tack and then reinstall the
new tile using spacers to maintain the grout line width.
• Roll the tile with a 100-pound, three-section roller.
• Re-grout the tile with DuraCeramic Grout following label instructions.
Allow grout to dry for 24 hours and remove any remaining grout haze.
Ungrouted Tile Floors
• U se a utility knife and carefully cut through the joint sealer using care
to avoid cutting into the adjacent tiles.
• Follow the same procedure for Grouted Floors to remove the tile and
re-adhere the replacement tile.
• Re-apply DuraCeramic DS200 Joint Sealer along all four sides of the
tile to seal the joints.
Congoleum UnderFlor Repair Techniques
Repair techniques are very easy on Congoleum UnderFlor installations. Use
these procedures for repairs for DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions
or Ovations installed over Congoleum UnderFlor.
Ungrouted Repair
• C
arefully score the tile to be removed across the corner edge
about 1 inch from the corner.
• Apply heat to the area.
• Using a putty knife and hammer, position the putty knife over the
scored edge and tap it until the corner is released.
• Apply heat as you go and carefully begin to pry up the piece from the
Congoleum UnderFlor using a putty knife. If you keep the tile heated,
it should release without damaging the UnderFlor.
• When the piece has been removed, check the adhesive tack. If it is
still tacky to the touch, simply position the new piece in place.
• If the adhesive is not tacky, reapply adhesive with the flat side of the
trowel and let it tack up. Then set the replacement piece into place.
• Roll the replacement piece with a roller.
Grouted Repair
• Use a heat gun to warm the grout.
• Using a sharp utility knife, carefully score the joint, cutting through the
grout. Make sure that you do not apply a lot of pressure because you
do not want to cut into the Congoleum UnderFlor. Carefully score the
tile to be removed across the corner edge about 1 inch from the corner.
• Apply heat to the area.
• Using a putty knife and hammer, position the putty knife over the
scored edge and tap it until the corner is released.
• Apply heat as you go and carefully begin to pry up the piece from the
Congoleum UnderFlor using a putty knife. If you keep the tile heated,
it should release without damaging the UnderFlor.
• When the piece has been removed, check the adhesive tack. If it is
still tacky to the touch, simply position the new piece in place.
• If the adhesive is not tacky, reapply adhesive with the flat side of the
trowel and let it tack up. Then set the replacement piece into place.
• Roll the replacement piece with a roller.
• Re-grout the tile with DuraCeramic grout following label instructions.
Allow grout to dry for 24 hours and remove any remaining grout haze.
Replacing the Congoleum UnderFlor
If the Congoleum UnderFlor is cut or damaged during the repair
procedure and needs to be replaced, follow these procedures.
• Using the piece that was removed as a template, cut a fill piece of
Congoleum UnderFlor.
• Slide pieces of thin, clear, sticky, one-sided packaging tape centered
under the cut out edges.
3500 Quakerbridge Road, PO Box 3127
Mercerville, NJ 08619-0127 • www.congoleum.com
• T ip: Here’s a tip to make it easier to slide the tape under the edges.
Cut the piece of tile that was removed to make it about 1 inch
shorter. Cut the thin packaging tape to that dimension. Carefully
fasten the tape along the edge of the product overlapping it about
1/4 inch. Turn the piece over so that the tape is now sticky side up
and slide it under the cut out edge. Firmly press down on the edge
and pull the replacement piece away to release the tape.
• C
arefully lay in the new cut piece of UnderFlor pressing it firmly
onto the tape.
• Apply DS100 adhesive to the Congoleum UnderFlor and allow
it to tack up.
• Lay in the replacement flooring and roll it to set it in place.
• Roll the replacement piece with a roller to set it.
• Re-grout the tile or reapply DS200 joint sealer to finish the repair.
PREVENTIVE CARE
• M
ake sure furniture legs have large surface, nonstaining floor protectors. Replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides with smooth,
flat glides that are in flat contact with the floor. Glides should be
equipped with self-adhesive felt pads to avoid scratching the surface
of the floor. The pads should be checked periodically for grit and wear
and replaced when necessary.
• Heavy furniture or appliances that are not moved often should be
equipped with flat, nonstaining composition furniture casters or cups
of appropriate size – available square from 1 1/2" to 2 5/8" and round
from 1 3/8" to 1 5/8".
• Mobile appliances and furniture should be equipped with easily swiveling casters. They should be at least 2" in diameter with nonstaining
hard rubber treads at least 3/4" wide. Do not use ball-shaped casters.
• Place mats at outside entrances to prevent dirt, grit and soil from
being tracked onto your floor.
Caution: DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions and Ovations, like
other types of hard-surfaced floors, can become slippery when wet.
Allow time for the floor to dry after washing. Immediately wipe up
wet areas from spills or wet feet. Place mats at outside entrances
to prevent water, snow or ice from being tracked onto your floor.
Improper polishes or finishes can also cause slipperiness.
REGULAR CARE
• S weep or vacuum regularly to remove grit and sand that can abrade,
dull or scratch your new floor. Do not use a vacuum with a beater
brush, because it may damage the floor’s surface.
• Wipe up spills promptly with a damp cloth or mop.
• Wash the floor with Congoleum Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner or
other suitable floor cleaner.
CAUTION: Avoid one-step “mop and polish” products, dishwashing
liquids and oil-based cleaners. These may leave a residue which can
attract dirt and dull the floor’s finish. Avoid cleaners that contain
abrasives or solvents which may permanently damage the floor.
• D
o not use silicone sealers or penetrating sealers on the tile surface. A
copolymer or acrylic grout sealer compatible with acrylic grouts may be
used on the grout. Do not use a penetrating silicone sealer on the grout.
• Do not buff the floor. Do not apply polish to DuraCeramic or
DuraCeramic Dimensions, Floor Polish use is optional for Ovations.
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Specialty Adhesives - Use Mapei G21 or G15 on
installations in hospital rooms or medical facilities where
Hill-Rom beds are used or where frequent surface wetting
will occur such as in grocery store produce areas.
Recommended Substrates
for AD-62 Adhesive
• Porous Substrates (Concrete, wood underlayment
and patching and leveling compounds) - Before
installing flooring allow adhesive to dry/flash for 5 to 10
minutes. The flooring must be laid in to wet adhesive
to achieve 100% transfer of the adhesive to the back
of the flooring when rolled.
• Non-porous substrates (Cement terrazzo and some
steel trowel finished concrete) - It will be necessary
to allow the adhesive to dry/flash longer when covering
over non-porous surfaces. Before installing flooring allow
adhesive to dry/flash 20 to 40 minutes or until the valleys
between the trowel ridges turn clear (the trowel ridges
will be wet) to achieve approximately 100% transfer of
the trowel pattern to the back of the flooring when rolled.
(See chart below).
™
Structure® and Impact Commercial Installation
Instructions / pages: 1- 3
Structure, ImpactTM and Endurance® Residential and
Light Commercial Installation Instructions / pages: 3 - 7
General Information
• Always store and transport cartons on a flat surface neatly
stacked no more than 15 cartons high. Ideal storage
temperatures range from 50ºF to 90ºF (10ºC to 32ºC).
• Acclimate the room(s) flooring and adhesive at a constant
temperature between 65ºF and 85ºF (18ºC and 29ºC) for
48 hours before, during and 72 hours after installation.
Thereafter the room temperature should not exceed 90ºF
(32ºC) or fall below 55ºF (13ºC).
• Make sure the pattern is correct and the lot numbers are
the same on each carton.
Impact SmartLockTM Installation
Instructions / pages: 7 - 10
Endurance SmartLinkTM Installation
Instructions / pages: 10 - 12
Structure and Impact
commercial Installation
Instructions
AD-32 Pressure
Sensitive
Adhesive
AD-62 Wet Set Adhesive
Service
Rating
Residential and
Light Commercial
Commercial
Substrate
All Approved
Substrates
Adhesive
Adhesive Selection
Proper adhesive selection is determined by the type of
service the floor will receive. Using the proper adhesive
will help maintain tight joints and reduce the potential for
indentation from heavy loads.
AD-32 Adhesive is a pressure sensitive adhesive that
can be used over all approved porous and non-porous
substrates. AD-32 is recommended for residential and light
commercial applications where heavy rolling and static
loads are not expected. The adhesive is applied and then
allowed to dry to a tack before installing flooring.
Trowel
Notch
AD-62 Commercial Adhesive is a wet-set adhesive that
dries hard and must be used in commercial applications,
where heavy static or rolling loads are present, where
temperature fluctuations are likely to occur or when adjustability during installation is desired. AD-62 is recommended
for use over porous substrates and select non-porous
substrates. DO NOT use AD-62 over existing resilient
tile or sheet flooring products.
*AD-62 Adhesive is recommended for large tiles because
it allows for adjustability during installation. AD-32 may
be used when job site conditions require the use of a
pressure sensitive adhesive.
Approved
Porous Substrates
Approved
Non-porous
Substrates
1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" 1/32" x 1/16" x 1/32"
U-notch
Square-notch
U-notch
(16 x .16 x .16 cm) (.08 x .16 x .08 cm)
(16 x .08 x .08 cm)
Spread
Rate
200 - 250 ft.²/gal.
(18.6 - 23.2 m²)
125 -150 ft.²/ gal.
(11.6 - 13.9 m²)
185 -245 ft.²/ gal.
(17.2 - 22.8 m²)
Dry/ Flash
Time
30 to 60 minutes
5 to 10 minutes
20 to 40 minutes
Working
Time
Up to 30 minutes
Up to 20 minutes
6 hours
Note: AD-62 Adhesive flash time and working time may
vary based on temperature, humidity, substrate porosity,
trowel application and jobsite conditions.
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Subfloors and Preparation
that the product is a non-asbestos containing material,
you must presume it contains asbestos. Regulations may
require that the material be tested to determine asbestos
content and may govern the removal and disposal of the
material. If you must remove old flooring material, contact
the Resilient Floor Covering Institute to obtain a copy of
the Recommended Work Practices for the Removal of
Resilient Floor Covering.
For detailed information on subfloors and preparation,
please refer to supporting document “Suitable Substrates”
at www.congoleum.com. Certain requirements may apply
in order to prepare these substrates for resilient flooring.
Substrates covered with existing flooring may also be
acceptable for residential and light commercial applications.
Ensure that concrete subfloors are sufficiently dry by
conducting moisture and pH tests. The subfloor, regardless of the type must be flat, smooth, clean, dry, structurally
sound and free of paint, old adhesive residue, wax, grease,
oil, solvent, curing and parting compounds and other
substances that could interfere with adhesion or the performance of the flooring. Never use liquid adhesive remover
or solvent cleaners for removing old adhesive residue or
other substances on the subfloor. These substances must
be mechanically removed. Conduct bond tests to confirm
suitable adhesion to the substrate. The flatness of the
subfloor is particularly important for keeping joints tight and
in alignment when installing large format tiles. Deviations
in the subfloor should not exceed 3/16" in 10' or 1/16" in 1'.
Subfloor deflection should not exceed 1/360th of the span.
Job Site Conditions
• Resilient flooring installation should be scheduled after
all other trades have completed their work.
• The HVAC systems must be in operation for at least
10 days prior to flooring installation and thereafter to
maintain a constant temperature. Portable heaters may
not provide adequate heat. Never use kerosene heaters.
• Proper acclimation of the room, subfloor, flooring material,
adhesive and all installation accessory products is critical
to the success of the adhesive and flooring performance.
Installation over cold subfloors will delay adhesive flash
time and dry time, effect the size of the floor and increase
the potential for indentation and/or adhesive displacement.
The subfloor temperature must be between 65ºF and 85ºF
(18ºC and 29ºC) at the time of installation.
• Acclimate the room(s) flooring and adhesive at a constant
temperature between 65ºF and 85ºF (18ºC and 29ºC)
for 48 hours before, during and 72 hours after installation.
Thereafter the room temperature should not exceed 90ºF
(32ºC) or fall below 55ºF (13ºC).
• Unopen cartons of flooring should be neatly stacked in the
room where they will be installed during the acclimation
period. Open cartons just prior to installation.
Suitable Substrates
and Surface Materials
• Fully cured, dry concrete on all grade levels Moisture
vapor emissions should not exceed 5 pounds (ASTM
F1869) or 80% RH (ASTM F2170) with a pH range
between 5 and 9.
• Approved suspended wood floors and underlayments.
• Cement-based self-levelling underlayments and
patching compounds.
Special Installation Requirements
• Prepared ceramic tile, marble and cement terrazzo
• All plank products should be installed with end joints
randomly staggered at least 8" apart. Avoid using pieces
less than 6" long at the end of the row.
• Planks and tiles can be combined on custom installations.
• 18" x 36" tiles can be installed in an ashlar layout with
a 9", 12" or 18" drop pattern, depending on the desired
appearance. A square layout with all 4 corners lined up
is not recommended.
• 18" x 18" and 18" x 36" tiles have directional arrows
printed on the back. Turn tiles randomly in alternating
directions to achieve the best visual appearance.
• When installing flooring in a wet-set application with
AD-62, the flooring must be rolled with a 100 pound three
section roller immediately after completing each section
and while adhesive is still wet and again 1 hour later.
• Proper adhesive selection and application will ensure
good adhesion, tighter joints and reduce the potential
for indentation from rolling and static loads.
• Aluminum, steel and stainless steel.
• Radiant-heated subfloors where the maximum surface
temperature of the floor does not exceed 85ºF (29ºC)
in any area.
The following existing floors may be suitable for residential
and light commercial applications only.
• Existing qualifying resilient sheet flooring-single layer,
fully adhered and well bonded.
• Existing vinyl composition tile (VCT) - single layer, well
bonded over, on or above grade level only.
Note: Some previously manufactured vinyl floor covering
and asphalt “cutback” adhesive contain asbestos.
For preparation or removal of these products, refer to the
Resilient Floor Covering Institute’s publication “Recommended Work Practices for the Removal of Resilient Floor
Covering”. These work practices must be followed. For a
copy of the recommended work practices, please contact:
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) 115 Broad Street,
Suite 201, La Grange, GA 30204 - www.rfci.com.
Installation Recommendations
Layout
Warning: Do not sand, dry sweep, dry scrape, drill, saw,
beadblast or mechanically chip or pulverize existing resilient
flooring, backing, lining felt, asphaltic “cutback” adhesive
or other adhesive. These products may contain asbestos
fibers or crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust. Inhalation of
such dust is a cancer and respiratory tract hazard. Smoking
by individuals exposed to asbestos fibers greatly increases
the risk of serious bodily harm. Unless positively certain
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Layout will depend on the product size and adhesive
system being used. Snap a chalk line down the center
of the floor parallel with the long dimension of the room.
Adjust the chalk line if necessary to avoid narrow pieces
at the walls. When installing 18" x 18" or 18" x 36" tiles it will
be necessary to snap additional chalk lines perpendicular
(90°) to the center line. Also see special instructions for
AD-62 wet-set adhesive applications.
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Finishing the Job
When planning the layout make sure tile and plank joints
fall at least 6" (15.2cm) away from joints in the underlayment and/or seams in existing flooring. Do not install
over expansion joints.
• Clean any adhesive smears on the face of the flooring
immediately while wet with a clean cloth and dilute
solution of neutral cleaner and water. Mineral spirits can
be used to remove dried adhesive.
• Keep traffic off the newly installed floor for at least
24 hours after installation. Open to light traffic for the next
48 hours. Resume normal traffic after 72 hours.
• Protect the floor from rolling or static loads for at least
72 hours after installation to allow adhesive to set firm.
• Always use strips of hardwood or plywood when moving
heavy objects such as furniture or equipment over the
floor even when using carts or dollies with wheels.
• Allow adhesive to dry a minimum of 4 days before
wetting or washing the new floor.
Cutting
Flooring can be trimmed to fit using a sharp utility knife
or tile cutter. When using a utility knife, score the surface
of the tile or plank and flex it downward to break it at the
score mark. Always place the cut edge against the wall.
For Installation with AD-32
Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
Apply AD-32 Adhesive over one-half of the subfloor up
to the chalk line. Allow adhesive to dry completely to a
tack, normally 30 to 60 minutes, longer in cool or humid
conditions. Adhesive will turn from off white to clear
when dry.
Carefully install the first row of tile or plank along the edge
of the chalk line. When installing plank, start with a whole
plank in the first row. Use 2/3 of a plank to start the second
row and 1/3 of a plank for the third row. Thereafter install
planks in a random layout offsetting end joints by at least
8". Avoid using small pieces less than 6". Complete each
row including the cut piece at the end of the row. Always
place cut ends against the wall. Complete the opposite
side of the room and roll the entire floor in both directions
with a 100 pound, three-section roller. Restrict to light
traffic for the next 48 hours.
Structure, Impact,
Endurance Residential
and Light Commercial
Installation Instructions
These products are installed directly adhered to the
subfloor surface. In residential applications only, Impact
and Endurance can be installed over a Congoleum
UnderFlor. Use Congoleum AD-32 Pressure Sensitive
Adhesive for installations over all approved subfloor
surfaces including Congoleum UnderFlor.
For Installation with AD-62
Wet Set Adhesive
When working with wet set adhesive it will be necessary
to start the installation at the wall to avoid walking on freshly
installed flooring. Transfer the center chalk line to within
24" to 36" from the wall opposite the entrance of the room
using a multiple of the plank or tile width. Snap additional
chalk lines to divide the floor into sections for adhesive
application.
Apply AD-62 Adhesive in the first section. Spread the
adhesive evenly over the subfloor, keeping the trowel at
a 45º angle to the surface. Apply only enough adhesive that
can be covered with plank or tile within the 20 to 30 minute
working time. Before setting tiles or planks, allow adhesive
to flash off for 5 to 10 minutes over porous surfaces or
20 to 40 minutes over approved non-porous surfaces.
Do not walk on or work on freshly laid flooring until the
adhesive has set sufficiently to eliminate shifting.
If unavoidable use a kneeling board. Fitting flooring net
to the walls will reduce the possibility of tiles shifting.
Carefully install the first row of tile or plank along the edge
of the chalk line. When installing plank, start with a whole
plank in the first row. Use 2/3 of a plank to start the
second row and 1/3 of a plank for the third row. Thereafter
install planks in a random layout offsetting end joints by
at least 8". Complete each row including the cut piece at
the end of the row. Always place cut ends against the wall.
Clean any adhesive smears on the face of the flooring
immediately with a clean wet cloth before it dries. Roll the
floor with a 100 pound three section roller immediately after
completing each section and while adhesive is still wet.
Re-roll it again after 1 hour. Failure to roll the floor can
result in poor adhesion and indentation of the finished floor.
General Information
• Resilient flooring installation should be scheduled
after all other trades have completed their work
• The HVAC systems must be in operation for at least
10 days prior to flooring installation and thereafter to
maintain a constant temperature.
• It is important to maintain proper temperature at the time
of installation in order to minimize thermal dimensional
changes. The subfloor, all flooring material, and adhesive
must be conditioned at a constant temperature between
65°F (18°C) and 85°F (29°C) for 48 hours prior to, during
and 72 hours after installation. Thereafter, maintain the
room temperature between 55°F (13°C) and 90°F (32°C).
• Unopen cartons of flooring should be neatly stacked
in the room where they will be installed during the
acclimation period. Open cartons just prior to installation.
• When using flooring from two or more cartons, make
sure pattern and run numbers found on the carton are
the same.
• Mix and install flooring from several different cartons
to achieve a random appearance.
Subfloor Information
The existing subfloor type and condition, preparation
involved, cost and replacement ease, are all important
considerations when selecting the best installation method
for a particular job. The chart (on next page) provides a
list of common subfloors and requirements for each
installation method.
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Subfloor Surface
When Installed over
Underflor (Residential only)
When Directly
Adhered to Subfloor
Suspended Wood
subfloor over joist
or trusses up to
19.2" OC.
• Single layer Sturd-I-Floor rated
panel 23/32" or heavier
• Double layer construction,
minimum 1" thick
Double layer construction,
minimum 1" thick with suitable
underlayment panel. Do not install
directly adhered over oriented
strand board or particle board.
Wood Panel
Underlayment
Plywood and other hardwood
veneer panels, oriented strand
board, NPA rated particle board.
The surface must be smooth
and structurally sound.
APA rated Underlayment grade
plywood and other underlayment
grade veneer panels that are
intended for use as flooring
underlayment and that carry
a written warranty by the panel
manufacturer.
Concrete, on, above
and below grade
With vapor emissions
up to 5 lbs.
With vapor emissions
up to 5 lbs.
Lightweight
Concrete and
Gypsum Topping
with a minimum
2000 psi
compression
rating
Preferred Method
Must be smooth, dry and in
sound condition. Repair all
cracks, holes and damaged
areas.
Must be smooth, dry and in sound
condition. Repair all cracks, holes
and damaged areas. Seal with a
sealer/primer recommended by
the topping manufacturer. A bond
test is recommended. Do not
install over powdery surfaces.
Radiant Heated
Floors
Preferred Method
Gapping at end joints can occur
with temperature fluctuations
The temperature of the floor should be limited to 70°F (21°C) for
24 hours before, during and 48 hours after installation. There after the
temperature should be raised gradually to the desired temperature.
The maximum floor temperature should not exceed 85°F (29°C).
Existing Resilient
Flooring and Tile
Note: Refer to
warning statement
below.
Ceramic, Marble
and Granite
Must be single layer,
fully adhered and in good
condition. Do not install over
heavy cushioned or cushioned
backed flooring or tile installed
below grade.
Must be single layer, fully adhered,
and in good condition. Do not
install over heavy cushioned or
cushioned backed flooring, tile
installed below grade or self
adhering tile. Remove wax or
polish and level embossed areas
with an embossing leveler
Tile must be well bonded. Grind high spots and fill low areas to a
smooth surface with a latex modified portland cement underlayment.
Subfloor Preparation
All subfloor surfaces must be clean, dry, smooth structurally sound and
free of contaminants or reagents that can interfere with adhesion or cause
discoloration to the floor such as paint, wax, oil, grease, solvent, adhesive
residue, curing and parting compounds, sealers and surface hardeners.
All surface imperfections should be leveled with a portland cement-based
latex patching compound. Gypsum-based patching compounds are not
recommended. Deviations in the subfloor should not exceed 3/16" in 10'
or 1/16" in 1'. Subfloor deflection should not exceed 1/360th of the span.
Wood Floors must be structurally sound and free of movement with at least
18" (46 cm) of well-ventilated air space below. An effective vapor barrier laid
on the ground surface must be used in a crawl space. Do not install flooring
over wood subfloors laid directly on concrete or over sleeper construction
laid over concrete subfloors.
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Sand joints smooth and set fasteners
1/32" (.8 mm) below the surface.
Fill underlayment joints wider than 1/32"
(.8 mm). Rough, weathered or damaged
subfloor panels must be sanded smooth
or covered with a suitable underlayment
panel. Congoleum will not assume
responsibility for claims related to subfloor
problems regardless of the underlayment
or subfloor material used.
Concrete Floors must be clean, dry,
smooth and free of dust. Level, rough
or uneven surfaces, cracks and control
joints with a portland cement-based
patching compound. Do not install flooring
over expansion joints. Moisture vapor
emissions must not exceed 5 lbs. /1000
ft.²/24 hours when tested with calcium
chloride test kits in accordance with
ASTM F-1869 or be greater than
80% RH (relative humidity) when tested
with IN Situ Probes in accordance with
ASTM F 2170. Surface pH must be
between 5 and 9.
Existing Resilient Floors must be single
layer, fully adhered and well bonded over
an approved subfloor. Remove all wax,
floor finish or polish prior to installation.
Use embossing leveler to level embossed
floors. Do not install new flooring over
loose laid or perimeter fastened floors,
soft or heavily cushioned floors, cushioned backed flooring, self -adhered tile
or tile installed below grade level.
Adhesive Residue must be completely
removed on installations where flooring
will be directly bonded to the subfloor.
Refer to the Resilient Floor Covering
Institute (RFCI) Recommended Work
Practices for procedures involving
adhesive removal. Do not use solvent
or liquid adhesive removers to remove
old adhesive residue. These products
can have a damaging effect on the new
floor and adhesive.
Warning
Existing Resilient Flooring
WARNING: DO NOT SAND, DRY
SWEEP, DRILL, SAW, BEADBLAST,
OR MECHANICALLY CHIP OR
PULVERIZE EXISTING RESILIENT
FLOORING, BACKING, LINING FELT,
ASPHALTIC “CUT-BACK” ADHESIVE,
OR OTHER ADHESIVE. THESE
PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN ASBESTOS
FIBERS AND/OR CRYSTALLINE SILICA.
AVOID CREATING DUST. INHALATION
OF SUCH DUST IS A CANCER AND
RESPIRATORY TRACT HAZARD.
Various federal, state, and local government agencies
have regulations governing the removal of in-place
asbestos containing material. If you are considering the
removal of a resilient floor covering structure that contains
or is presumed to contain asbestos, you must review
and comply with all applicable regulations. Regulations
outside the United States may vary.
Copies of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute
Recommended Work Practices for the Removal
of Resilient Floor Coverings are available from:
Fig. 3
Avoid using small pieces less than 6" at the wall. Always
hold planks in a low angle when positioning them to ensure
a tight joint. Complete each row including the cut piece at
the end of the row. Always place cut ends against the
wall. Complete the opposite side of the room and roll the
entire floor in both directions with a 100 pound, threesection roller. Restrict to light traffic for the next 48 hours.
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)
115 Broad Street
Suite 201
La Grange, GA 30204
www.rfci.com
Installation Recommendations
Layout
Tile Installations - Snap a chalk line down the center of
the floor parallel with the long dimension of the room. Find
the center of the chalk line and snap a second chalk line
at a right angle to the center line. Adjust the chalk line if
necessary to avoid narrow pieces at the side walls (Fig. 4).
When planning the layout make sure tile and plank
joints fall at least 6" (15.2cm) away from joints in the
underlayment and or seams in existing flooring.
Plank Installations - Snap a chalk line down the
center of the floor parallel with the long dimension
of the room (Fig. 1).
Fig. 4 - Adjust layout at center lines
for larger border tiles.
Fig. 1 - Center line
18" x 36" tiles can be installed in an ashlar layout with
a 9", 12" or 18" drop pattern, depending on the desired
appearance. A square layout with all 4 corners lined up
is not recommended. For Ashlar layouts additional chalk
lines will be required to establish starting locations in
each row (Fig. 5).
Adjust the chalk line if necessary to avoid narrow pieces
at the side walls (Fig. 2).
Center Line
Fig. 2 - Adjust center line
Apply AD-32 Adhesive with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" notched
trowel over one-half of the subfloor up to the center chalk
line. Allow adhesive to dry completely to a tack, normally
30 to 60 minutes, longer in cool or humid conditions.
Adhesive will turn from off white to translucent when dry.
Fig. 5 - Ashlar layout starting lines.
Apply AD-32 Adhesive with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" notched
trowel over one-half of the subfloor up to the center chalk line.
Allow adhesive to dry completely to a tack, normally 30 to 60
minutes, longer in cool or humid conditions. Adhesive will
turn from off white to translucent when dry.
Carefully install the first row of tile or plank along the edge
of the chalk line. Start with a whole plank in the first row.
Use 2/3rds of a plank to start the second row and 1/3rd
of a plank for the third row. Thereafter install planks in a
random layout offsetting end joints by at least 8". (Fig. 3).
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Carefully position the first tile in the adhesive at the
intersection of the center and perpendicular chalk
lines (Fig. 6).
Straight Cuts
Place a loose piece directly over the top of the last full tile,
making sure all edges are lined up. Use a whole piece as
a measuring device, position one edge against the wall
and mark the loose piece with a pencil along the opposite
edge (Fig. 9).
Fig. 6 - Position the first tile at the intersection.
The tile will bond instantly upon contact so it must be
positioned accurately with out sliding it. Press the tile
firmly into the adhesive once it is in position. Install
square tiles in the first quadrant along the center and
perpendicular lines in a stair step fashion (Fig. 7).
Fig. 9
Next, place the marked tile on a cutting board. Using a carpenter square as a guide, score the pencil line carefully with
a sharp utility knife. Break or cut the tile along the score mark.
Irregular Cuts
Scribe the flooring to fit to irregular shapes such as door trim,
pipes, etc. Cut with a utility knife.
Congoleum Underflor
Underflor provides an alternative to direct bonding to the
subfloor and helps to address various subfloor challenges.
General Information
• Always roll sheets of Underflor tightly around a tube
with the vinyl side out for storing and transporting. Avoid
distorting Underflor.
Fig. 7
• Condition the room and all flooring materials at a constant
temperature between 65°F (18°C) and 85°F (29°C) for
48 hours prior to, during and 72 hours after installation.
Install rectangular tiles along the center line in straight
rows. Complete each row, including cut pieces at the
wall before proceeding to the next row (Fig. 8).
• All Underflor underlayment and finished flooring must
be installed with a 1/4" space around the perimeter of the
room to allow for expansion and contraction of the flooring
system and subfloor. Under cut door casing and slide
finished flooring under for a finished appearance.
• Use AD-32 Adhesive for installing products over Underflor.
Hard setting adhesives should never be used with Underflor.
Underflor Installation
Only Impact and Endurance are recommended for
installation over Underflor. Install Underflor with the vinyl
side down just prior to installation of finished flooring. Always
install Underflor running perpendicular to the long dimension
of the product. Install Underflor with joints positioned at least
4" away from the seams in the underlayment. Install planks
with staggered end joints positioned at least 2" away from
the seams in the Underflor (Fig. 10).
Fig. 8
Always hold the tile in a low angle when positioning it to
ensure a neatly fit joint with no gaps. At the end of each
row the tile will need to be cut to fit. Be sure to place cut
ends toward the wall. Complete the opposite side of the
room following the same procedure and roll the entire
floor in both directions with a 100 pound, three-section
roller. Restrict to light traffic for the next 48 hours.
Cutting Flooring to Fit
The flooring will need to be cut to fit to walls and other
vertical surfaces.
Fig. 10
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Repairs
Thoroughly sweep the floor to remove all loose dirt and
debris. Unroll the first sheet and trim it to fit allowing a
1/4" space between the edge of the sheet and the wall.
To replace a damaged plank follow the procedures below:
• Using a sharp utility knife cut through a corner of the
damaged plank taking care not to cut into the adjacent
plank or into the Underflor below.
Unroll the second sheet and position it with the seam edge
butted lightly up to the first sheet.
Tape the sheets together with 2" wide clear packing tape
or other thin single face plastic tape available through
office supply stores and most home centers. Apply the
tape, centered directly over the top of the seam edges.
Roll the tape with a steel seam roller.
• Warm the plank with a heat gun.
• Lift the end of the plank and continue heating.
• As you provide sufficient heat, the plank will release
from the adhesive.
• Lift out the entire plank and warm the exposed adhesive.
• Install the new plank.
• Set the new plank firmly into place and roll with a
hand roller.
• Normal activity can resume immediately after completing
the repair.
Suitable Packaging Tapes Include:
• Scotch 3850 Packing Tape
• Duck™ Tape Standard Packaging Tape
• Shurtape® HP Series
Do not use masking tape, fiber reinforced tape, duct tape
or other thick tapes that might telegraph through the
finished flooring.
Install finished flooring immediately after installing
Underflor to prevent contamination that could affect
the adhesive bond.
Impact SmartLock
Installation Instructions
Finished Flooring Installation
Impact SmartLock Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
with Interlocking Joints is part of the Timeless by
Congoleum collection. Impact SmartLock is constructed
with a patented interlocking joints that locks the plank
together to form a tight, durable, water proof joint. Impact
SmartLock is installed as a floating floor so no adhesive
is required.
Establish the layout as previously described and snap
center and perpendicular chalk lines as required making
certain that the finished flooring joints are at least 2" away
from the seams in the Underflor.
Spread AD-32 Adhesive using a 1/16" x 1/32" x1/32"
notched trowel over one-half the floor up to the center
line. Do not apply excess adhesive. Allow adhesive to
dry completely to a tack, normally 45 to 60 minutes,
before installing flooring. Adhesive will turn from off-white
to translucent when ready.
General Information
• Impact SmartLock is recommended for residential interior
use in enclosed rooms with continuously maintained
temperatures ranging between 65°F and 85°F. Do not
install flooring in areas where wide temperature fluctuations
can occur or over sloped floors, ramps or in wet areas
When installing flooring over UnderFlor, slight growth
(buckles) may occur immediately after adhesive application. This is normal and will not affect the finished flooring
installation.
• Handle cartons and plank flooring carefully to protect the
locking edge profile. Always store and transport cartons
neatly stacked on a smooth, flat, solid surface. Do not
stack more than 10 cartons high.
Install flooring following installation instructions as
previously outlined for direct bond installation. Remember
to allow a 1/4" expansion space around the perimeter of
the room. If necessary to adjust or remove a tile or plank,
use a heat gun to warm it up first. Complete the opposite
side of the room following the same procedure.
• Acclimate the flooring and room(s) at a constant
temperature between 65°F and 85°F for 48 hours prior
to, during and continuously after installation.
• Mix planks from several different cartons to ensure a
random appearance.
Immediately After Installation
Replace the base moldings and return appliances and
furniture to the room by rolling or sliding them over strips
of hardboard.
• Always allow a 1/4" expansion space around the entire
perimeter of the room, at all base cabinets, fixtures and
pipes. Cover the exposed edges with trim or fill the gap
with a high quality acrylic caulking.
When installing over UnderFlor, all finish trim and transition
moldings must be installed so they do not bind or restrict
the finished flooring from moving when expansion and
contraction occurs during seasonal changes. Fasten the
trim to the wall not to the subfloor. Do not drive fasteners
into the floor or underlayment.
• All base cabinets must be installed prior to installing
flooring. Do not install base cabinets or island cabinets
on top of the floor.
• In a large single room with a length of 40 feet and a width
greater than 25 feet, the addition of T-molding expansion
joints will be required. When transitioning from an adjacent
area into another room (i.e. a hallway into a bedroom)
maintain adequate expansion in the doorways by using
T-moldings and undercutting the door casings.
Seal all areas that may be exposed to surface spills, i.e.
tubs, toilet and showers with a high quality acrylic caulking.
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Existing Flooring
•P
rotect Impact SmartLock finished installations
from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Close
curtains or blinds where extreme sunlight hits
the floor. Prolonged direct sunlight can result
in fading and discoloration. Excessive surface
temperatures can cause floor expansion that may
result in buckling or delamination.
Impact SmartLock can be installed over a variety of finished
floors including single layer resilient sheet floor and tile,
ceramic, marble and terrazzo. The surface must be in good
condition with no indication of excessive moisture or moisture damage. Level deep or wide grout lines with embossing
leveler. Do not install flooring over heavy cushioned floors,
cushioned backed floors or over tile installed over concrete
below grade level.
Preparing the Area
• Remove all furniture and appliances from the room(s).
• Remove wall and doorway trim
• Always undercut wood door casings
The grout joints in ceramic tile and marble must be leveled
so they are flush with the tile surface. Additionally the tile
may require several skim coats to achieve a flat surface.
Subfloor Recommendations
Asbestos Warning
Impact SmartLock can be installed over a variety of
subfloor surfaces including concrete on all grade levels,
wood subfloors and many existing hard surface floors.
The subfloors must be clean, smooth, flat, solid and dry.
Do not install planks over floors that are sloped
for drainage or uneven floors where deviations are
greater than 3/16" in 10' or 1/16" in 1'. Subfloor deflection should not exceed 1/360th of the span. Uneven
or wavy floors must be leveled with portland cement
based patching compound.
WARNING: DO NOT SAND, DRY SWEEP, DRILL, SAW,
BEADBLAST, OR MECHANICALLY CHIP OR PULVERIZE
EXISTING RESILIENT FLOORING, BACKING, LINING
FELT, ASPHALTIC “CUT-BACK” ADHESIVE, OR OTHER
ADHESIVE. THESE PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN
ASBESTOS FIBERS AND/OR CRYSTALLINE SILICA.
AVOID CREATING DUST. INHALATION OF SUCH DUST
IS A CANCER AND RESPIRATORY TRACT HAZARD.
Installation
Wood Subfloors
For best appearance planks should be installed parallel
to the long dimension of the room and preferably parallel
with outside light sources i.e. windows and doors.
Impact SmartLock is suitable for installation over
double layer wood subfloors a minimum of 1" thick.
Single layer subfloors constructed with APA rated
Sturd-I-Floor panels, 23/32" or heavier should be
covered with a minimum 1/4" underlayment. Joist
spacing should not exceed 19.2". Set fasteners 1/32"
below the subfloor surface, sand joints smooth and
fill holes and gaps wider than 1/8" wide. Install
suitable underlayment when necessary to achieve a
flat or solid surface. Impact SmartLock can be installed
over underlayment grade plywood, lauan plywood and
other underlayments that are recommended by the
panel manufacturer for use with vinyl flooring.
Measure the width of the room and snap a chalk line down
the center of the floor. Determine the width of the plank
in the last row either through measurements or dry layouts.
If smaller than one-half of the plank width, adjust the chalk
line in either direction one-half of the plank width to achieve
larger cut planks at the side walls. Snap a second chalk line
by measuring from the center line over toward the starting
wall. Use a multiple of the plank width to establish the
starting line for the first rows of planks.
Start the installation in the left hand corner of the room with
the edge of the plank accurately positioned at the chalk line
and with the tongue side and end toward the starting wall.
If necessary trim the plank to fit to the wall allowing a 1/4"
expansion space. If starting the first row with a whole plank
width it will be necessary to trim the tongue off against the
wall. Always place the cut edge against the wall.
Concrete Subfloors
Impact SmartLock can be installed over concrete on
all grade levels. Moisture vapor emissions should not
exceed 5 lbs./24 hour per 1,000 sq. when tested with
the Anhydrous Calcium Chloride Test in accordance with
ASTM F 1869 or 80% RH in accordance with ASTM F
2170 “Standard Test Method for Determining Relative
Humidity in Concrete Slabs using in situ Probes”.
To trim planks use a utility knife and a straight edge. Score
the top surface of the plank and flex it downward to separate
the pieces.
Fill cracks; saw cuts and control joints and level wavy
floors or uneven areas that exceed 3/16" in 10' or 1/16"
in 1'. Do not install flooring over expansion joints.
Attach the end joints of the planks in the first row by inserting
the tongue into the groove while holding the plank at a 10º to
15º angle to the floor. Apply light pressure inward and down
until the planks lock together (Fig. 1). Use spacers in the first
row between the edge and end of the planks and the wall to
maintain a 1/4" expansion space.
Radiant Heated Systems
Impact SmartLock can be installed over in-floor radiant
heating systems provided the subfloor surface does not
exceed 85°F at any point. The initial floor temperature
should not exceed 70°F for 24 hours prior to and 48
hours after installation. Thereafter the temperature
should be gradually increased to the desire setting up
to 85°F. Radiant heating systems that are installed on
top of the subfloor surface must be covered with
a minimum 3/4" concrete topping.
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Fig. 1
Start the second row using 1/3rd of a plank (Fig. 2).
When fitting around door trim it will be necessary to slide
the plank under the trim. This can be accomplished by
starting the row on the side of the room with the door trim
and then sliding the plank into place once it is attached.
The row can be completed by inserting the tongue in to
the groove or the groove into the tongue depending on the
direction. A tapping block can also be used to lock the joints
together while the planks are in a flat position. Use a piece
of scrap flooring with the corresponding joint male or female
and a series of light taps until the joint is gradually locked
together. Do not hit the edge directly or use excessive force
as it could damage the edge of the plank.
Special Instructions
Bathrooms
Fig. 2
Place the cut end against the wall. Insert the tongue on
the long side of the plank into the groove of the plank in
the first row. Hold the plank in a 10º to 15º angle while
applying light pressure inward and down until they lock
together. To complete the second and all successive rows
it will be necessary to lock the short end into the previous
plank first before locking the long side of the plank. Angle
the plank and push the tongue into the groove until the
tongue locks into place. It may be necessary to lift both
planks slightly to lock the long joint together. Complete
the second row allowing a 1/4" expansion space at the
end of the row.
When Impact SmartLock is installed in a bathroom the
flooring can be laid under the toilet provided that the floor
is separated from adjacent rooms with a doorway threshold or transition molding. Otherwise the flooring should be
fit around the toilet leaving a 1/8" expansion space. Use a
high quality acrylic caulking to fill the expansion space at
the toilet, bathtub, shower and all wet areas to prevent
surface water from seeping under the floor.
Stairs
Impact SmartLock can be installed fully adhered over
steps using AD-32 Adhesive. Follow the instruction on the
adhesive for trowel size and drying time. Always use a
flush stair nose molding to finish each step at the nose.
Start the third row using 2/3rds of a plank with the cut
end against the wall. Complete each row thereafter using
a random layout with end joints off-set by at least 8". Plan
the layout to avoid using small planks (less than 6") at the
walls. The cut piece at the end of the row can often be
used to start the next row provided it achieves a random
layout. Always place the cut end against the wall and
allow a 1/4" expansion space.
Finishing the Job
Remove all spacers. Install door and wall trim so they do
not pin or restrict the floor from moving. Do not install trim
tight to the floor. Drive fasteners into the wall and not the
floor. When installing doorway transition moldings allow a
1/4" expansion space between the edge of the floor and the
molding fasteners. Do not drive fasteners in to the floor.
Impact SmartLock is unique in that it can be installed easily
when working forward (placing the tongue in to the groove)
or backward (placing the groove in to the tongue).
Return appliances to the room by rolling or sliding over
strips of hardboard to prevent damaging the floor.
This allows for easy fitting around door trim and changing
direction to go into alcoves or adjoining rooms. SmartLock
can also be assembled by using a pull bar or tapping block
in difficult areas such as the last row and when fitting
around door trim. Use a pull bar to lock the joints together
in the last row (Fig. 3).
Repairs
Impact SmartLock is a tough, durable floor however if a
plank becomes damaged it can be replaced.
Damaged planks along the wall can be replaced by unlocking the planks in that area and then re-installing them after
the replacement plank is installed. Follow the instructions
below for replacing a plank in the body of the floor.
• Use a straight edge and utility knife to make a cut down
the center of the damaged plank to within 2" of the ends.
• Make diagonal cuts from the corner of the plank back
to the center cut.
Fig. 4
• Remove the damaged plank by lifting the edge of each
piece until it unlocks.
Fig. 3
• Prepare the replacement plank by removing the bottom
of the groove along the long and short side. Check the
replacement piece by laying it into place. The plank should
fit neatly into place with out gaps at the joints. Remove
the plank.
Always use a pull bar on the cut edge of the plank.
Factory edges can be damaged if the pull bar is used
directly against them.
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• Before completing the repair, place a 2" wide strip of wax
paper under the centered under the edge of the tongue on
the long and short side. This will prevent adhesive from
bonding the plank to the subfloor.
• Next apply a 1/8" bead of Loctite Power Grab clear heavy
duty construction adhesive to the exposed groove along
the long and short end of the surrounding planks. Do not
use excess adhesive.
• Immediately while adhesive is wet install the replacement
plank by inserting the tongue into the groove along the long
side. Use a tapping block to lock the short end and then
drop the plank into position. Remove excess adhesive from
the surface and roll the edges with a steel hand roller.
Clean the surface immediately with a clean cloth and mild
detergent to remove any adhesive residue. Then dry with
a clean soft cloth. Note, adhesive and adhesive film is not
removable if allowed to dry on the surface of the floor.
Apply weight to the adhered edges for 20 to 30 minutes.
• Keep traffic off the repair for 12 hours.
Endurance SmartLink
Installation Instructions
Endurance SmartLink Plank is a floating flooring
system that utilizes an attached adhesive strip to
connect the planks together. No additional adhesive
is required. You simply connect the planks together by
pressing the edges into the adhesive strip. The planks
bond to each other, not to the floor.
General Information
• Endurance SmartLink is recommended for installation in
enclosed heated areas where HVAC has been in operation
for at least 10 days. Do not install Endurance SmartLink
on ramps or in rooms with sloping floors or floor drains.
Specification
Wood subfloor
suspended over
joist or trusses up
to 19.2" OC
• Single layer Sturd-I-Floor rated panel 23/32"
or heavier
• Double layer construction, minimum 1" thick
• Minimum of 18" of well ventilated air space
below structural supports
Wood
Underlayments
Plywood, other hardwood veneer panels,
particleboard, OSB - Sand joints smooth
and set fasteners 1/32" below the surface.
Do not install over weathered or rough
underlayment.
Concrete, on, above
and below grade
With vapor emissions 5 lbs. or less.
Do not install over expansion joints.
Lightweight
Concrete and
Gypsum Topping
Minimum 2000 psi compression rating.
Must be smooth, dry and in sound condition.
Repair all cracks and damaged areas.
Radiant Heated
Floors
The temperature of the floor should be
limited to 70°F (21°C) for 24 hours before,
during and 48 hours after installation.
Thereafter the maximum floor temperature
should not exceed 85°F (29°C).
Existing Resilient
Flooring and Tile
Note: Refer to warning
statement below.
Must be single layer, fully adhered and in
good condition. Do not install over heavy
cushioned or cushioned backed flooring or
tile installed below grade. Heavily embossed
floors should be leveled with embossing
leveler.
Ceramic, Marble
and Terrazzo
Must be well bonded. Grind high spots
and fill low areas to a smooth surface
with a latex modified portland cement
underlayment to achieve a flat surface.
• Protect Impact SmartLock finished installations from
prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Close curtains
or blinds where extreme sunlight hits the floor.
Prolonged direct sunlight can result in fading and
discoloration. Excessive surface temperatures can
cause floor expansion that may result in buckling
or delamination.
• Always handle, store and transport Endurance SmartLink
carefully to prevent distortions. Store and transport cartons
on a flat surface in neat stacks no more than 10 cartons
high. Store cartons flat, never on the end or side.
• The subfloor and all flooring material must be conditioned
at a constant temperature between 65°F (18°C) and 85°F
(29°C) for 48 hours prior to, during and 72 hours after
installation. Thereafter, maintain a room temperature
between 55°F (13°C) and 85°F (29°C).
Preparing the Area
• Move all furniture, appliances, and fixtures from the room.
• Remove all binding strips or other restrictive molding from
doorways, walls, etc.
• Undercut wood door casing so that the flooring can be
slid under it.
• Endurance SmartLink is a floating floor. Allow 1/4" space
for expansion between the planks and all vertical surfaces.
Cover the space with trim. Do not install base cabinets on
top of Endurance SmartLink.
Subfloor Requirements
Endurance SmartLink Plank can be installed directly over
a variety of subfloor surfaces. All subfloor surfaces must
be clean, dry, smooth and free of movement. In remodel
applications remove all adhesive residue or other substances
that can prevent the floor from floating. Deviations in the
subfloor should not exceed 3/16" in 10' or 1/16" in 1'.
Subfloor deflection should not exceed 1/360th of the span.
Set nails and fasteners 1/32" below the surface.
• In a large single room with a length of 40 feet and a width
greater than 25 feet, the addition of T-molding expansion
joints will be required. When transitioning from an adjacent
area into another room (i.e. a hallway into a bedroom)
maintain adequate expansion in the doorways by using
T-moldings and undercutting the door casings.
• Do not install Endurance SmartLink in a dusty environment
or remove the paper liner from the adhesive strip until
ready to be covered with a plank.
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Subfloor Surface
Fill depressions wider than 1/8" with a portland cementbased latex patching compound.
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WARNING: DO NOT SAND, DRY SWEEP, DRILL,
SAW, BEADBLAST, OR MECHANICALLY CHIP OR
PULVERIZE EXISTING RESILIENT FLOORING, BACKING,
LINING FELT, ASPHALTIC “CUT-BACK” ADHESIVE, OR
OTHER ADHESIVE.
Caution: The paper liner is slippery. Place it into the trash
immediately after it is removed from the adhesive strip to
avoid a slip hazard. Protect the exposed adhesive strip
from dust and foot traffic.
Do not remove the paper liner until you are ready to cover
the adhesive strip with another plank. Continue to install
the planks in the first row including the cut piece at the
end of the row.
These products may contain asbestos fibers and/or
crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust. Inhalation of such
dust is a cancer and respiratory tract hazard.
Various federal, state, and local government agencies
have regulations governing the removal of in-place
asbestos containing material. If you are considering the
removal of a resilient floor covering structure that contains
or is presumed to contain asbestos, you must review and
comply with all applicable regulations. Regulations outside
the United States may vary.
Lay the second row starting in the left corner with a plank
cut 2/3 the length or about 24" (Fig. 2). Place the cut end
against the wall. The piece you cut off can be used at the
other end of the row if the layout permits. Remove the paper
liner from the installed plank in the first row and place it in
the trash. Lay the plank by holding one end up while slowly
positioning the other end and edge into the adhesive strip
against the previous laid planks to achieve a tight joint.
Do not slide planks together. If adjustments are required,
lift the plank off the adhesive strip and reposition it.
Complete the second row including the cut piece at the
end of the row. Use a hand roller to secure the plank in
the adhesive strip and level the joints.
Copies of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute
Recommended Work Practices for the Removal of
Resilient Floor Coverings are available from:
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)
115 Broad Street • Suite 201
La Grange, GA 30204 • www.rfci.com
Start the third row with a plank cut to 1/3 the length;
about 12" (Fig. 2).
Layout – Determine the direction that planks will be
installed in the room. Normally the long direction of the plank
will be installed parallel with the long direction of the room.
To balance the flooring in the room, mark the center of the
floor. Measure the distance from the mark to the wall. Divide
this measurement by the plank width (6"). If the remainder is
less than half a plank width (3"), then add 3" to the remainder to determine the width of the plank in the first row.
Figure 2
Example: Room width 12'-2" or 6'-1" on each side of
the center mark 6'-1" (73") divided by 6" equal 12 with
a remainder of 1". Since 1" is less than one half of the
plank width, add 3" to the remainder for a starting plank
width of 4".
Thereafter maintain a random layout with end joints
staggered by at least 8". Always put the cut end against
the wall. Plan the layout to avoid using small pieces
(less than 6") at the ends of the row.
Once you have completed 3 or 4 rows, it is easier to work
from on top of the installed plank. Continue to install the
planks by laying each plank in place without sliding it.
Make sure the joints are laid together tight; if necessary,
lift the plank and re-position it to close any open joints.
Note: Check to make sure that the joints in the finished
floor offset joints in the underlayment by at least 2". Adjust
the layout if necessary.
Installation – Note: The first row of planks can be secured
to the subfloor with a strip of thin double face tape to prevent
it from moving during installation. Use a string or chalk line
to make sure the first row is straight before the planks are
secured to the tape.
After completing the installation roll the entire floor in both
directions with a 100 pound three section roller. Use a
hand roller to secure the edges and ends in the adhesive
strip and level the joints.
Lay the first row of planks along the wall starting in the
left corner with the adhesive strips facing out away from
the walls (Fig. 1).
Cutting – Cut planks with a sharp utility knife and straight
edge or square.
Measure the space between the last whole plank and the
wall and subtract 1/4". Mark the plank and place it over a
cutting board. Carefully score the top surface of the plank,
release liner and adhesive strip where it will be cut. Bend
the plank at the score mark until it breaks. Cut the tape on
the bottom side at the score mark to separate the pieces.
Install the plank with the cut end against the wall. For
more intricate cuts make a paper template of the area
and transfer it to the plank.
Adhesive Strip
Figure 1
Allow a 1/4" space between the edge of the planks and the
wall, base cabinets and any other vertical surfaces. Remove
the paper liner from the adhesive strip at the end of the
first plank and secure the end of the next plank by pressing
down on the planks.
Caution: Use extreme caution when using a knife to avoid
injury. Always keep fingers and hands away from the cutting
path. Keep children and pets away from the work area.
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Intricate Room Layouts – Some installations with
multiple rooms, closets, intricate layouts or alcoves may
require changing the direction of the planks. This can
easily be done by removing the adhesive strips from a
plank and placing them along the edge and end of the
plank where the direction will change. Carefully position
the adhesive strip centered along the edge and end of the
plank without overlapping the strips. When done correctly,
the plank(s) will have an adhesive strip on both sides and
one end (Fig. 3).
Repairs
Small chips or gouges can often be repaired by filling the
damaged area with a matching wax stick that is available
in most home centers or Testors® model paint available in
craft stores. If damage is more extensive, a plank can be
removed and replaced easily. To replace a damaged plank
follow the procedures below:
• Using a sharp utility knife cut through a corner of the
damaged plank taking care not to cut into the adjacent
planks.
• Use a putty knife and hammer if necessary to lift the
corner of the plank.
Adhesive Strip
Figure 3
Continue to install planks in the opposite direction
as required.
Bathrooms
Only when the bathroom is installed as a separate room
can the toilet be set on the planks. Always fill the gap
around the entire perimeter and at fixtures with a high
quality acrylic or silicone caulking to prevent water from
seeping under the floor. Caulking should be used even
when the perimeter will be covered with trim.
• After the corner is removed, carefully lift the plank off
the adhesive strip. Use one hand to lift the plank and the
other to hold the floor down. If necessary, use a heat gun
to heat the plank along the edges over the adhesive strip.
This will allow it to release more easily.
• Remove the adhesive strips from the replacement plank.
• Install the replacement plank starting in the corner and
working toward the opposite end.
• Roll the replacement plank with a steel hand roller to
seat it into the adhesive and level the edges.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLATION
• Install wall trim around the entire perimeter to cover the
1/4" expansion space. Place trim lightly over the floor and
secure it to the wall or cabinets, not to the floor. Install
doorway transition moldings. Do not pin the floor with the
molding or drive fasteners through the floor.
• Seal the edge with a high quality acrylic or sicone caulking
in wet areas to prevent water from seeping under the floor.
• Return appliances and furniture to the room by rolling or
sliding them over strips of plywood or hardboard. Install
protective felt pads on chairs and other movable furniture.
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Featuring
Installation Accessories
Congoleum DuraCeramic installation accessories have been developed to provide
the best system available to ensure a quality installation for your customers.
Contact your Congoleum distributor for more information.
DS100 DuraSet Adhesive
®
DuraSet Adhesive is the only adhesive that can be
used with DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Dimensions
and Ovations.
Order Code: DS100
Description: DS100 is a high
strength, solvent free, low odor,
pressure-sensitive adhesive
that provides high, aggressive
initial tack and exceptional bond
strength. A properly notched,
trowel blade adapter is included
with each pail of adhesive.
Use: Use Congoleum DS100
DuraSet Adhesive for all
approved floor and wall applications.
Set tiles into tacky dry adhesive for floor applications. Mortar, mastic or other adhesives are not recommended.
DS100 can also be used for installing other Congoleum dry back
tile products. It is not recommended for use with solid vinyl tile,
rubber tile or resilient sheet products.
Advantages: Moisture and alkali resistant, high initial tack,
exceptional bond strength, solvent free and low odor.
Coverage: Approximately 200 to 250 sq. ft. per gallon with
required trowel size, (1/16" wide x 1/32" deep x 1/32" apart).
Working Times: Floors: 12 hours. Dry to tack - 45 to
60 minutes under normal conditions. Walls: 10 to 20 minutes.
Dry to tack - 20 to 30 minutes.
Color: Pale blue, turns clear when dry.
Size: 1 quart (12/ctn.); 1 gallon (4/ctn.); 4 gallon
Tracers: Dark Red
Clean Up: Use water for wet adhesive and mineral spirits for
dry adhesive. CAUTION: Mineral spirits is flammable. Read
and follow label instructions.
Shelf Life: One year if original container is not opened.
Protect from Freezing: Freeze/Thaw stable up to 5 cycles.
Store at room temperature.
Nonflammable / Noncombustible
CAUTION: POTENTIAL SKIN AND EYE IRRITANT
DuraCeramic Installation Accessory Kit
Congoleum UnderFlor
®
DuraCeramic Accessory Kit contains the recommended
materials for grouting your DuraCeramic and Ovations
floor properly.
Order Code: DD-01
Kit Contents: 1 yellow
square-edged sponge, (2) 3M®
white nylon scrubbing pads
Please refer to the DuraCeramic
Installation Guide for complete
installation instructions.
UnderFlor is the all-in-one underlayment system for
floating installations of Congoleum DuraCeramic,
DuraCeramic Dimensions, Ovations and Endurance.
• UF120 – Available in 6 ft. wide rolls –
180 ft. long (120 sq. yds. or 1,080 sq. ft.)
• UFB07 – Convenient job-pack sized 6 ft. wide roll –
16.7 ft. long (11.11 sq. yds. or 100 sq. ft.)
Please refer to the DuraCeramic Installation Guide for
complete installation instructions.
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DS200™ DuraCeramic Joint Sealer
DuraCeramic Joint Sealer is designed to keep surface
water and dirt from penetrating ungrouted joints.
DS200
• Use water for wet sealer and household ammonia
and water with a 3M® white nylon pad.
• White, turns clear when dry. (Approximately 8 hours)
• 8 ounce bottle (12/ctn.)
• One year if original container is not opened.
• Freeze/Thaw stable up to 5 cycles.
• Store at room temperature.
POTENTIAL SKIN AND EYE IRRITANT
• DS200 is a high strength, flexible, water-based
acrylic sealer.
• Optional for sealing joints in ungrouted
DuraCeramic floors.
• Approximately 320 square feet of tile with
a 1/16" wide bead.
DuraCeramic Premixed Grout
DuraCeramic Premixed Grout is the only grout that can
be used with DuraCeramic and Ovations.
Order Code: Use
specific color code
Description: Premixed,
sanded acrylic grout
Use: For use with
Congoleum DuraCeramic
flooring in grouting joints
1/16" to 1/4" in width.
Grout Coverage
Joint Width
Approximate Coverage
16” x 16” Tile
14” x 14” Tile
1/16" (1.6mm)
110 sq. ft./qt. (10m2)
450 sq. ft./gal. (42m2)
1/8" (3.2mm)
80 sq. ft./qt. (7.4m2)
325 sq. ft./gal. (31m2)
3/16" (4.8mm)
70 sq. ft./qt. (6.5m2)
275 sq. ft./gal. (26m2)
1/4" (6.4mm)
55 sq. ft./qt. (5m2)
225 sq. ft./gal. (21m2)
Congoleum Grout Colors
DG49 Light Almond
Can also be used for
grouting most ceramic, quarry and porcelain floor tile.
DG14 Biscuit
Advantages:
• Premixed - Ready to Use, Easy Application
• Flexible - Resists Cracking
• Color Consistent - No Shading
• Stain Resistant - Easy Care
• Color Variety - Popular, Versatile Colors Available
• Easy Clean Up
Limitations: Not for nonvitreous tiles or natural stones.
Not for exterior, shower floors, or underwater use.
Working Time: 10 minutes
Set-Up Time: 16 to 24 hours
Clean Up: Follow label instructions. Do not use grout haze
removers or solvents.
Size: 1 quart (6/ctn.); 1 gallon (4/ctn.)
Shelf Life: Two years if original container is not opened.
Protect from Freezing: Freeze/Thaw stable up to 5 cycles.
Store at room temperature.
Nonflammable/Noncombustible
WARNING: POTENTIAL SKIN, EYE AND
RESPIRATORY IRRITANT.
DG15 Bone
DG35 Navajo Brown
DG44 Pale Umber
DG06 Harvest
DG39 Ivory
DG02 Pewter
DG05 Chamois
DG42 Mocha
DG07 Chocolate
DG04 Bahama Beige
DG11 Sahara Beige
DG09 Gray
DG47 Charcoal
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of Congoleum DuraCeramic , DuraCeramic Dimensions , Ovations ,
Impact, Endurance and Sotto
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®
Here’s why Congoleum
UnderFlor is perfect for
your next installation.
Recommended Use
• Residential applications on all grade levels
• Interior use in dry, heated areas
• A floating system for
Subfloor and Preparation
All subfloors should be clean, smooth and dry.
installations over:
•
Plywood
•
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
•
Particle Board
•
Concrete
•
Gypsum Toppings
•
Existing Floors
- Resilient
- Hardwood
•
Install over:
• Double layer wood construction over joists
Old Adhesive Residue and Paint
• An economical alternative to costly
underlayments
• A time-saving installation system,
no down time, no special tools
Order Codes:
UF120 - Available in 6' wide rolls –
180 ft. long (120 sq. yds.
or 1,080 sq. ft.)
UFB07 - Convenient job-pack sized
6' wide roll – 16.7 ft. long
(11.11 sq. yds. or 100 sq. ft.)
Fig. 1. Unroll with vinyl side down.
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or trusses on up to 19.2" on center
• Single layer APA rated Sturd-I-Floor T&G
Panels, minimum 23/32" over joists or
trusses up to 19.2" on center
• APA underlayment grade plywood
• Oriented strand board (OSB)
• NPA rated particleboard
• On, above and below grade concrete
• Gypsum topping and lightweight concrete
• Single layer, fully adhered resilient flooring
• Old adhesive residue and paint
General Information
All Congoleum UnderFlor underlayment and
finished flooring must be installed with a
1/8" to 1/4" space around the perimeter of the
room to allow for expansion and contraction.
Fig. 2. Cut leaving 1/8" to 1/4" space
at perimeter.
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TM
TiPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL
Installation
Congoleum UnderFlor
provides:
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UnderFlor Installation
• Install Congoleum UnderFlor with the vinyl
(shiny) side down just prior to installation
(Fig. 1).
• Congoleum UnderFlor must be positioned in
the room with seams at least 4" away from
joints in the finished flooring.
• Unroll the first sheet and trim to fit allowing
1/8" to 1/4" space between the edge of the
sheet and the wall (Fig. 2). Unroll the second
sheet and position it with the seam edge
butted lightly up to the first sheet.
• To secure sheets, we recommend 2" wide
clear, thin packaging tape (Fig. 3). Apply the
single faced tape on the surface, centered
over the seam.
• Install floor using the recommended
adhesive following recommended installation
instructions (Fig. 4).
Trim and Molding
All finish trim and transition moldings must
be installed so that they do not bind or restrict
the finished flooring from moving when
expansion and contractions occurs during
seasonal changes. For detailed installation
instructions on Congoleum UnderFlor,
please visit www.congoleum.com.
Fig. 3. Butt edges and apply clear,
thin packaging tape.
Fig. 4. Apply adhesive and
install product.
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Wide Width Solid Vinyl Flooring
R esidential I nstallation
R e c ommendations
ZōN is manufactured by a state of the art extrusion process that provides brilliant thru-colors in a 10' wide
solid vinyl sheet. The surface texture features raised designs that provide a unique dimensional pattern that
compliments many commercial and residential applications. The base is re-enforced with a strong fiber mesh
for true sizing and added toughness to withstand commercial foot traffic, large diameter castors even cars in
unheated residential garages.
Please refer to ZōN Commercial Installation Recommendations for all commercial applications
Installation System
Application
Adhesive/TapeSeams
Fully Adhesive
Residential, enclosed, interior applications
over all approved subfloors and surfaces
AS-01 Adhesive
Perimeter Fastened
Residential, enclosed, interior applications over concrete
subfloors, concrete subfloors covered with approved flooring
and residential garages
AS-01 Adhesive or QS 120
QuikStik Tape – Seams and
room perimeter
Modified Loose Lay
Residential, enclosed, interior applications over concrete
subfloors and concrete subfloors covered with approved
flooring. Trim must be installed around the entire perimeter
of the room
AS-01 Adhesive or QS 120
QuikStik Tape – Seams and
Doorways
GENERAL INFORMATION
Overlap and Double
Cut, seal all seams
with SU80 or SU92
Seam Sealer
• Do not unroll flooring until ready for installation.
Once unrolled, install within 4 hours
• While ZōN is very flexible, it should never be folded or
creased during storage, transporting or installation.
• Compression marks from the raised pattern may be
visible on the sheet when the flooring is unrolled. This
is normal and will recover.
Recommended Applications
• ZōN installed in residential applications must be sealed
with a one step cleaner/protector like Mop & Glo® to
guard against soil retention and staining from various
reagents. This initial maintenance step should be
performed prior to receiving regular traffic.
• Refer to the section on Garage Installation for special
instructions when installing ZōN in garages and enclosed,
un-heated areas.
• Do not install ZōN in exterior areas, on walkways or ramps,
in showers, on walls or in areas with sloped floor drains.
Installation Temperature and Site Conditions
Condition the room(s) and all flooring materials at a
constant temperature between 65F (18C) and 85F (29C)
for at least 48 hours before during, and 48 hours after
installation. Thereafter maintain temperatures between
55F (13C) and 100F (38C).
Exception – Unheated garages, enclosed breezeways
and other unheated enclosed areas on concrete must be
between 55F (13C) and 100F (38C) during installation.
Installation outside these temperatures is not recommended.
Recommended Installation Accessories
• AS-01 Adhesive – For fully adhered applications over
porous and non-porous surfaces, for securing the seams
and perimeter on loose lay and perimeter fastened floors.
• Congoleum QS120 QuikStik Tape – Seams and doorways
on loose lay applications and seams and the perimeter on
perimeter fastened applications including garages.
• SU80 or SU92 Seam Sealer – Sealing all chemical welded
seams Note: The TO70 Applicator Kit will be required when
using SU92 Seam Sealer.
• ZōN .080" (2mm) Color Matching Reducer – For Garage
entrance and other transitions to a flat surface; available
in 10' length
SUBFLOORS AND PREPARATION
For detailed information on subfloors and preparation,
please refer to supporting document Suitable Substrates
at www.congoleum.com. Certain requirements may apply
in order to prepare these substrates for resilient flooring.
Substrates covered with approved existing flooring may
be acceptable for residential applications.
ZōN can be installed over the following subfloors and
surfaces
• Fully cured, dry concrete on all grade levels
(Moisture vapor emissions should not exceed 3 lbs.
(ASTM F1869) or 75% RH (ASTM F2170) with
a pH range between 5 and 9).
Storage and Handling
• Always store and transport ZōN rolled face out, wrapped
tightly around a rigid core.
• Store on a flat surface with continuous supports to avoid
distortions.
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• Approved suspended, double layer wood floors and
underlayments
• Cement-based self-leveling underlayments and
patching compounds
• Prepared ceramic tile, marble and cement terrazzo
• Radiant-heated subfloors where the maximum surface
temperature of the floor does not exceed 85F (29ºC)
in any area.
• Existing inlaid resilient sheet flooring-single layer,
fully adhered and well bonded
• Existing vinyl composition tile (VCT) - single layer,
well bonded over on or above grade level only
• Existing cushioned vinyl floors with felt backing-single
layer, fully adhered and well bonded; prepare with
embossing leveler
Warning: Do not sand, dry sweep, dry scrape,
drill, saw, beadblast or mechanically chip or pulverize existing resilient flooring, backing, lining felt,
asphaltic “cutback” adhesive or other adhesive.
These products may contain asbestos fibers or
crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust. Inhalation of
such dust is a cancer and respiratory tract hazard.
Smoking by individuals exposed to asbestos fibers
greatly increases the risk of serious bodily harm.
Unless positively certain that the product is a nonasbestos containing material, you must presume
it contains asbestos. Regulations may require that
the material be tested to determine asbestos content and may govern the removal and disposal of
the material. If you must remove old flooring material contact the Resilient Floor Covering Institute to
obtain a copy of the Recommended Work Practices
for the Removal of Resilient Floor Covering.
Do not install ZōN over strip wood floors, particleboard,
oriented strand board (OSB), hardboard, cork or other
acoustical underlayments, heavy cushioned floors,
cushioned backed floors, floating floors of any type
including wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tile or plank (LVT)
or self adhering tile.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
Modified Loose Lay Method
The subfloor, regardless of the type, must be flat,
smooth, clean, dry, structurally sound and free of
paint, old adhesive residue, wax, grease, oil, solvent,
curing and parting compounds and other substances
that could interfere with adhesion or the performance
of the flooring. Never use liquid adhesive remover or
solvent cleaners for removing old adhesive residue or
other substances on the subfloor. These substances
must be mechanically removed.
The modified loose lay method is recommended for use
in residential applications over concrete subfloors and
concrete subfloors covered with approved flooring in
rooms up to 400 sq. ft. (37.2 m²). The entire perimeter
must be covered with trim. Flooring that is installed by
the modified loose lay method must be properly protected
against distortions prior to installation. Always roll
flooring with the face out, wrapped tightly around a rigid
core. Do not install distorted flooring by the modified
loose lay method.
• Unroll flooring over the prepared subfloor
• Position it squarely in the room and relieve inside and
outside corners so the flooring lays flat. Use a push
broom to remove trapped air under the floor. Start in
the center of the room and work out toward the edges.
• Trim the floor allowing a 1/16" to 1/8" (1.6mm - 3.2mm)
space around the entire perimeter and at vertical
objects. At doorways, undercut the door trim and fit the
flooring 1/4" (6.4mm) long so it slides under the trim.
• Use Congoleum QS120 QuikStik Tape or AS-01
Adhesive to secure the flooring at net fit areas, i.e.
bath tub, shower-base or finished doors where trim
can not be installed. Never fit flooring tight as it will
result in a buckle. Turn the edge of the floor back and
either apply a 4" (10.2 cm) band of adhesive with a 1/4"
(6.4mm) nap paint roller following label instructions or
place a strip of QS 120 QuikStik Tape on the floor and
directly against the vertical surface. Roll the tape with a
steel hand roller and remove the release liner. Lay the
floor back into place and push any fullness out toward
the edges. Roll the floor into the tape with the steel hand
roller. Use a high quality acrylic caulking and seal the
edge of the sheet at all net fit and wet areas.
• Install trim around the entire perimeter. Do not place
trim tightly against the floor or nail into the floor when
installing trim.
Ensure that concrete subfloors are sufficiently dry by
conducting moisture and pH tests.
Conduct bond tests to confirm suitable adhesion to
the substrate. Do not install flooring over expansion
joints. Deviations in the subfloor should not exceed
3/16" in 10' or 1/16" in 1'. Grind high spots and fill all
low areas with a portland cement, latex modified
patching compound or self-leveling underlayment.
Wood floors must be double layer construction with
an approved underlayment with joists or trusses
spaced 16" (41cm) or 19.2" (49cm) on center. Subfloor
deflection should not exceed 1/360th of the span. Set
nails or fasteners 1/32" (.8mm) below the surface; sand
joints smooth and fill with a portland cement, latex
modified patching compound in accordance with
underlayment manufacturer’s recommendations.
Note: Some previously manufactured vinyl floor
covering and asphalt “cutback” adhesive contain
asbestos. For preparation or removal of these products,
refer to the Resilient Floor Covering Institutes
publication “Recommended Work Practices for the
Removal of Resilient Floor Covering. These work
practices must be followed. For a copy of the
recommended work practices, please contact:
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)
401 East Jefferson Street
Suite 102
Rockville, MD 20850
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Flooring that is installed by the modified loose lay method
can be seamed. Refer to seaming instructions for the
Modified Loose Lay Method below.
Perimeter Fastened Method
The perimeter fastened method is recommended for
use in residential applications over concrete subfloors
or concrete subfloors covered with approved flooring.
Either QS 120 QuikStik Tape or AS-01 Adhesive can be
used for fastening the perimeter. The entire perimeter
must be covered with trim. Flooring that is installed by the
perimeter fastened method must be properly protected
against distortions prior to installation. Always roll flooring
with the face out, wrapped tightly around a rigid core.
Do not install flooring that is distorted by the perimeter
fastening method.
• When using QuikStik Tape to secure the perimeter,
lay the tape into place and roll it with a steel hand roller
before laying the flooring out. Leave the release liner
on the tape.
• Unroll flooring and position it squarely in the room.
Relieve inside and outside corners so the flooring lays
flat. Use a push broom to remove trapped air under
the floor. Start in the center of the room and work out
toward the edges.
• Trim the floor allowing a 1/16" to 1/8" (1.6mm - 3.2mm)
space around the perimeter where trim will be installed.
ZōN can be fit net when perimeter installed in areas
where no trim will be installed. Never fit flooring tight as
it will result in a buckle. At doorways undercut the door
trim and fit the flooring long so it slides under the trim at
least 1/4" (6.4mm).
• After fitting the floor to the room and allowing all distortions to flatten secure the perimeter with QuikStik Tape
or AS-01 Adhesive.
- QuikStik Tape – If using QuikStik tape turn one edge
of the flooring back at a time and remove the release
liner. Immediately lay the flooring into the tape and
carefully push any fullness out toward the wall. Roll
the flooring into the tape with a steel hand roller.
- AS-01 Adhesive – Turn back one edge of the sheet
and apply a 4" (10.2cm) band of adhesive with a 1/4"
(6.4mm) nap paint roller. Allow the adhesive to dry to
a tack before re-setting the flooring. Push any fullness
out toward the perimeter of the room and roll the sheet
into the adhesive with a steel hand roller.Repeat the
process along each wall to secure the entire perimeter
of the room.
• Install trim around the entire perimeter. Finish and seal
all net fit areas and wet areas with a thin bead of acrylic
caulking.
Flooring that is installed by the perimeter fastened
method can be seamed. Refer to seaming instructions
for the Perimeter Fastened Method below.
Fully Adhered Method
The fully adhered method is recommended for use
in residential applications over all approved subfloors.
Always roll flooring with the face out, wrapped tightly
around a rigid core. Install flooring with in 4 hours
after unrolling.
Adhesive
AS-01 Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
Service Rating
Residential Applications
Substrate
All Approved Substrates
Applicator
Apply with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" (1.6 x .8 x .8mm)
notched trowel, then back roll with a 1/4" (6.4mm)
nap paint roller
Spread Rate
200 to 250 ft.²/gal (18.6 m² - 23.2 m²)
Dry/Flash Time
Approximately 20 to 30 minutes or until
dry to the touch
Working Time
30 minutes after dry to touch
Restrictions
Restrict from traffic for the first 24 hours,
open to light traffic for the next 24 hours
• Unroll flooring and position it squarely in the room. Relieve
inside and outside corners so the flooring lays flat.
• Trim the floor allowing a 1/16" (1.6mm) space around the
perimeter where trim will be installed. ZōN can be fit net in
areas where no trim will be installed. Never fit flooring tight
as it will result in a buckle. At doorways undercut the door
trim and fit the flooring long so it slides under the trim at
least 1/4" (6.4mm).
• To adhere the floor, lap or tube one-half of the floor back
on itself to expose the subfloor. Apply adhesive with a
1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" (1.6 x .8 x .8mm) “U” notched trowel.
Apply adhesive in sections and then back roll the adhesive
while wet with a 1/4" (6.4mm) nap paint roller to flatten all
trowel ridges. Failure to back roll adhesive could result in
trowel notch show through. Allow adhesive to dry to a tack
approximately 20 to 30 minutes or until tacky dry to the
touch prior to setting flooring in to it.
After completing the first half of the room repeat the process
to complete the second half. Roll the entire floor immediately
in both directions with a 100 (45.4 kg) pound, three section,
steel roller. When seams are required allow a 24" (61 cm)
wide dry zone at the seam.
Seaming
Modified Loose Lay Method
Pattern
Specification
Diamond Do Not Reverse
Sheets
Honeycomb Do Not Reverse
Sheets
Do Not Reverse
Geometric
Sheets
Length Direction
Match
Cross
Direction
12" (30.5cm)
12" (30.5cm)
24" (61cm)
24" (61cm)
24" (61cm)
24" (61cm)
Seam Placement
Place seams in the least conspicuous and least traveled
areas in the room when ever possible. Place seams at
least 6" (15.2 cm) away from wood underlayment joints
and seams in old sheet flooring.
When installing over tile, place the seam in the center of
a row of tile.
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Cutting the Seam
ZōN is seamed by the overlap and double cut method only
(other methods are not recommended and will not produce
a satisfactory seam). All seams must be cut in the flat, continuous seam lanes in straight lines only (curve or circular
cuts are not possible due to the raised design elements).
Install the first sheet leaving a 12" (30cm) dry zone at
the seam edge. Unroll the second sheet and match the
pattern starting from the center of the room and working
out toward the edges.
Install the second sheet leaving a 12" (30cm) dry zone
at the seam edge.
Place a 3" (7.6cm) wide piece of scrap flooring face
down under the seam.
Cut the seam in the center of the seaming lane using
a sharp utility knife and a steel straight edge. Hold the
knife at a 90º angle to the floor and cut the seam in a
single pass.
Turn the seam edges back and remove the scrap and
trimmed selvage edges.
Adhesive Application
Loose Lay and Perimeter Fastened Floors –
Secure the seam edges with AS-01 Adhesive or
QS 120 QuikStik Tape.
AS-01 Adhesive – Apply a 6" (15.2cm) band of AS-01
Adhesive with a 1/4" (6.4mm) nap paint roller, centered
under the seam. Allow the adhesive to dry to a tack and
then re-set the seam edges. Roll the seam with a steel
hand roller. Remove any adhesive smears from the surface
of the flooring with a clean cloth dampened with mineral
spirits. Caution, mineral spirits is flammable, read and
follow all cautionary information on the container label.
QS 120 QuikStik Tape – Position a strip of tape centered
under the seam. Roll the tape with a steel hand roller.
Remove the release liner and re-set the seam edges.
Roll the seam with a steel hand roller.
Fully Adhered Floors – Apply the adhesive in the dry
zone up to the adhesive line. Do not overlap the adhesive.
Allow the adhesive to dry to a tack before re-setting the
seam edges. Immediately roll the seam with a 100 pound
(45.4 kg), three section roller, then level the edges with
a steel hand roller.
Sealing Seams
All seams must be sealed by the end of the day with
SU80 or SU92 Seam Sealer. Shake the seam sealer in
the original container to mix the flatting additive. Pour
the seam sealer into the plastic squeeze bottle and
secure the applicator nozzle. Allow bubbles to dissipate
(about 5 to 10 minutes).
Insert the slotted fin of the nozzle into one end of the
seam cut and apply light constant hand pressure on the
applicator bottle to control the flow. Move slowly with as few
interruptions as possible and apply a bead of seam sealer
approximately 1/8" (3.2mm) wide centered over the seam.
Accidental spills should be blotted immediately from the
surface. Keep traffic off sealed seam for at least 8 hours.
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F inis h ing t h e J ob
• Clean any adhesive smears on the face of the flooring
immediately while wet with a clean cloth and dilute solution
of neutral cleaner and water. Mineral spirits can be used
to remove dried adhesive.
• Keep traffic off the newly installed floor for at least 24 hours
after installation. Open to light traffic for the next 24 hours.
Resume normal traffic thereafter.
• Protect the floor from rolling or static loads for at least
48 hours after installation to allow adhesive to cure.
• Always use strips of hardwood or plywood when moving
heavy objects such as furniture or equipment over the floor,
even when using carts or dollies with wheels.
• Protect the floor against ground in dirt and debris on
installations where initial maintenance can not be performed
prior to exposure to traffic or in active construction sites.
Use un-dyed Kraft paper to cover the floor until the initial
maintenance is performed.
Special Installation Instructions for:
Garages and Enclosed, Unheated Rooms
ZōN can be installed in unheated garages, enclosed breezeways and similar enclosed areas. The 10' width is ideal for
most garages and normally one sheet per bay is all that is
needed. Customers should understand that installation in
garages and unheated enclosed rooms will require specific
care to prevent tracked in water and liquid spills from being
a slip hazard. Vinyl flooring is slippery when wet. Use
non-staining walk off mats in the walk ways and wipe up
water and spills immediately to ensure a safe walking area.
Vinyl flooring can stain from rubber tires and various reagents
often stored in garages and outdoor sheds. Use small carpet
samples or Congoleum Stain Guard under tires to prevent
staining and store all chemicals and fertilizers on protective
liners. Clean up oil leaks, antifreeze and other spills on the
surface immediately.
Materials Needed
• QS 120 QuikStik Tape (one roll of tape will cover
a two car garage)
• .080" x 10' ZōN Reducer per garage door
• Loctite PL Premium Polyurethane Construction
Adhesive (available at home centers)
• Congoleum SU80 Seam Sealer (Required for seams)
• Portland cement-based patching compound – optional
General Information
ZōN installs best at temperatures between 65F (18C) and
85F (29C), but can be installed in temperatures as low as
55F (13C) in enclosed, un-heated areas.
Place flooring in the garage or enclosed room and allow it
to adjust to the temperature for 24 hours before installation.
Keep it rolled tightly on a rigid tube with the face out until
ready for installation. Once unrolled it must be installed with
in 4 hours provided all distortions are flat.
Preparation
The subfloor must be smooth, clean and dry prior to flooring
installation.
Clear items from the garage or enclosed room. Scrape loose
paint and debris from the concrete. Clean heavily soiled
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concrete floors with an extra strength cleaner like Simple
Green® or Spic and Span® and a stiff bristle brush, then rinse
and allow it to dry completely. This is particularly important
in the areas where tape will be applied to secure the floor.
Tape will not stick to damp or dusty surfaces.
For a smoother looking floor, scrape or grind sharp ridges
and fill chips and cracks with a cement patching compound.
Do not fill concrete expansion joints.
Oil and other stains on the concrete should be completely
removed in the seam areas and along the edges where tape
or adhesive will be applied. Oil stains and other spills on the
subfloor that will be in the un-adhered portion of the sheet
can be covered with aluminum foil. Use masking tape to
secure the edges of the foil.
Vacuum or sweep the floor thoroughly, making sure all
grit is removed.
Use a fine notched trowel or notched putty knife to spread
the adhesive up to the pencil line and at least 1" under
the edge of the sheet. Lay the flooring and reducer in to
the adhesive and roll it with a steel hand roller. Secure
the reducer with masking tape if necessary to hold it in
place until adhesive sets up.
Multiple Car Garage (for 2 or more cars)
When installing more than one sheet it will be necessary to
seam the floor. Refer to the seaming instructions for Loose
Lay and Perimeter Fastened Floors using QS 120 QuikStik
Tape under the seam. All seams must be sealed with SU80
or SU92 Seam Sealer.
Care Instructions
• Do not drive on the floor or disturb the reducer for at least
24 hours after installation.
• 48 hours after installation and prior to service the floor
should be cleaned with two coats of a one step cleaner
like Mop & Glo® (available at most home centers and
grocery stores). Follow label instructions for application
and drying time.
• Various items that are common in the garage can permanently mark or stain vinyl flooring. These items include
but are not limited to, rubber tires, rubber backed mats,
antifreeze, oil, gas and other petroleum products, fertilizer
and rust. To reduce the potential for staining clean up all
liquid spills immediately. Congoleum Stain Guard which is
available for purchase by contacting 1877floorguy.com or
by calling 1(877) 356-6748 and can be applied to the floor
in the areas where tires are commonly in contact with the
floor to prevent stain. Small carpet samples can also be
used under tires to protect the floor from tire staining
• Use strips of hardboard and dollies to move heavy
objects on the floor. Do not slide sharp or heavy
equipment over the floor.
• Sweep the floor as needed to remove loose dirt and grit
• Never turn the steering wheel while the car is stationary
• Never drive vehicles with studded tires or chains on
the floor
• Caution wet floors are slippery.
- Use non-staining walk off mats at the entrance to
prevent tracked in water
- Clean up liquid spills immediately to prevent a slip
hazard.
Enclosed Unheated Areas
Follow instructions for Garage Floor Installation where
applicable.
Garage Floor Installation
Follow instructions for Garage Floor Installation where
applicable.
Floor Layout
For the best appearance, whenever possible, lay the flooring
with the seams centered between each garage bay. Do not
place seams in or across the tire path.
Installing the Floor
Note: Before installing the floor, determine the best location
for the ZōN Reducer at the garage entrance. If the garage
door rests on the same level as the floor, place the reducer
up to the inside of the garage door. Mark the front edge of
the reducer with a pencil.
If the garage door rests on the apron below the level of the
floor place the ZōN Reducer on the flat surface and mark the
front edge of the reducer with a pencil. The reducer should
be installed after the floor is installed.
• Place a strip of QuikStik tape around the entire perimeter
of the garage or enclosed room and roll it with a steel hand
roller. Leave the release liner on the tape.
• Lay the first sheet in place with the factory edges
positioned approximately 1/16" away from the wall.
Use care to avoid folding or creasing the flooring.
• Use a push broom to flatten any distortions and remove
trapped air from under the sheet. Start in the center of the
room and work out toward the edges in both directions
• Trim the flooring to fit the walls allowing a 1/16" (1.6mm)
to 1/8" (3.2mm) gap
• The floor at the garage entrance should be cut in a straight
line 1" (2.5cm) away from the pencil line where the reducer
will be placed.
• To secure the flooring turn back one edge at a time and
remove the release liner from the tape and lay the flooring
back in to place forcing any fullness out toward the wall.
Roll the flooring into the tape with the steel hand roller.
• Use Loctite® PL Premium® Polyurethane Construction
Adhesive to secure the reducer and the flooring at the
garage entrance. Apply a 3/8" (9.5mm) bead of adhesive
on the subfloor where the reducer will be positioned.
Trademark Listings
Bright ‘n Easy, Congoleum and ZōN are registered
trademarks of Congoleum Corporation AS-01, AD-62,
SU80, SU92 are trademarks of Congoleum Corporation
www.congoleum.com
Congoleum Corporation
PO Box 3127
Mercerville, NJ 08619-0127
www.congoleum.com
September 2013
© 2013 Congoleum Corporation
Printed in USA
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ZōN, Geometric Red
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Storage and Handling
TM
• Always store and transport ZōN rolled face out,
wrapped tightly around a rigid core.
• Store on a flat surface with continuous supports
to avoid distortions.
• Long term storage temperatures range between
55°F and 90°F (13°C and 32°C).
• Do not unroll flooring until ready for installation.
Once unrolled, install within 4 hours.
• While ZōN is very flexible it should never be folded
or creased during storage, transporting or installation.
• Compression marks from the raised pattern may be
visible on the sheet when the flooring is unrolled.
This is normal and will recover.
Wide Width Solid Vinyl Flooring
Commer c ial I nstallation
R e c ommendations
ZōN is manufactured by a state-of-the-art extrusion
process that provides brilliant thru-colors in a 10' wide
solid vinyl sheet. The surface textures feature raised
designs that provide a unique dimensional pattern
that compliments many commercial and residential
applications. The base is re-enforced with a strong
fiber mesh for true sizing and added toughness to
withstand commercial foot traffic, large diameter
castors, even cars in unheated residential garages.
Installation Temperature and Site Conditions
• Condition the room(s) and all flooring materials at a
constant temperature between 65°F and 85°F (18°C
and 29°C) for at least 48 hours before, during, and 48
hours after installation. Thereafter maintain temperatures
between 55°F and 100°F (13°C and 38°C).
• HVAC systems must be in operation for at least
10 days prior to flooring installation and thereafter
to maintain a constant temperature. Portable
heaters may not provide adequate heat. Never
use kerosene heaters.
• Resilient flooring installation should be scheduled
after all other trades have completed their work.
• ZōN must be protected against ground in dirt and
debris until initial maintenance is performed. If
maintenance is delayed, cover the floor with an
un-dyed Kraft Paper.
Please refer to ZōN Residential Installation
Recommendations for all residential applications.
Installation
System
ApplicationAdhesive
Seams
Fully AS-01 Release Adhesive OR Chemical Weld
Commercial
Adhesive
AD-62
or Heat Weld*
*AD-62 Adhesive must be used when heat welding seams
GENERAL INFORMATION
SUBFLOORS AND PREPARATION
Proper Recommended Applications
• ZōN must be maintained using floor polish to protect
against soil retention and stain from various reagents.
Commercial walk off mats will be required for added
protection at check out registers and other areas where
concentrated or pivotal traffic is expected to prevent
excess wear.
• Do not install ZōN in food preparation areas, commercial
kitchens, on ramps, in showers, on walls or in areas with
sloped floor drains.
For detailed information on subfloors and preparation,
please refer to supporting document Suitable Substrates
at www.congoleum.com. Certain requirements may
apply in order to prepare these substrates for resilient
flooring. Substrates covered with approved existing
flooring may also be acceptable for residential and
light commercial applications.
ZōN can be installed over the following subfloors and
surfaces depending on the intended service application.
Recommended Installation Accessories
Commercial and Light Commercial Applications
• AS-01 Adhesive – Fully adhered applications over porous
and non-porous surfaces where heavy static or rolling loads
are not expected. AS-01 is a pressure sensitive adhesive
for use over all recommended surfaces.
• AD-62 Wet-Set Adhesive – Fully adhered applications
over porous substrates. AD-62 Adhesive must be used
in commercial applications where heavy rolling loads
are expected and/or heat welding is required.
• SU80 or SU92 Seam Sealer-Sealing all chemical welded
seams. Note: The TO70 Applicator Kit will be required
when using SU92 Seam Sealer.
• ZōN 4mm Color Matching Welding Rod - For heat welded
seams.
• ZōN .080" (2mm) Color Matching Reducer - For transitions
to a flat surface; available in 10’ length.
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• Fully cured, dry concrete on all grade levels (Moisture
vapor emissions should not exceed 3 pounds (ASTM
F1869) or 75% RH (ASTM F2170) with a pH range
between 5 and 9.
• Approved suspended, double layer wood floors
and underlayments.
• Cement-based self-leveling underlayments and
patching compounds.
• Prepared ceramic tile, marble and cement terrazzo.
• Aluminum, steel and stainless steel.
• Radiant-heated subfloors where the maximum
surface temperature of the floor does not exceed
85F (29ºC) in any area.
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Light Commercial Applications
• Existing inlaid resilient sheet flooring single layer,
fully adhered and well bonded.
• Existing vinyl composition tile (VCT) – single layer,
well bonded over, on or above grade level only.
Do not install ZōN over strip wood floors, particleboard,
oriented strand board (OSB), hardboard, cork or other
acoustical underlayments, cushioned floors, cushioned
backed floors, floating floors of any type including
wood, laminate or luxury vinyl tile or plank (LVT) or
self adhering tile.
The subfloor, regardless of the type must meet all
applicable building codes, be flat, smooth, clean, dry, structurally sound and free of paint, old adhesive residue, wax,
grease, oil, solvent, curing and parting compounds and
other substances that could interfere with adhesion
or the performance of the flooring. Never use liquid
adhesive remover or solvent cleaners for removing old
adhesive residue or other substances on the subfloor.
These substances must be mechanically removed.
Ensure that concrete subfloors are sufficiently dry by
conducting moisture and pH tests.
Conduct bond tests to confirm suitable adhesion to the
substrate. Do not install flooring over expansion joints.
Deviations in the subfloor should not exceed 3/16" in
10' or 1/16" in 1'.
Grind high spots and fill all low areas with a Portland
cement, latex modified patching compound or selfleveling underlayment.
Wood floors must be double layer construction with an
approved underlayment with joists or trusses spaced 16"
(41cm) or 19.2" (49cm) on center. Subfloor deflection
should not exceed 1/360th of the span. Set nails or
fasteners 1/32" (.8mm) below the surface; sand joints
smooth and fill with a Portland cement, latex modified
patching compound in accordance with underlayment
manufacturers recommendations.
Note: Some previously manufactured vinyl floor
covering and asphalt “cutback” adhesive contain
asbestos. For preparation or removal of these
products, refer to the Resilient Floor Covering
Institutes publication “Recommended Work Practices
for the Removal of Resilient Floor Covering.
These work practices must be followed. For a copy
of the recommended work practices, please contact:
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)
115 Broad Street
Suite 201
La Grange, GA 30204
Fully Adhered Method
The fully adhered method is recommended for use
in all commercial and light commercial applications
over all approved subfloors. All commercial and light
commercial applications must be fully adhered with
Congoleum AS-01 or AD-62 Adhesive. The adhesive
selection will depend on the subfloor type, porosity
and intended service.
Always roll flooring with the face out, wrapped tightly
around a rigid core. Install flooring within 4 hours
after unrolling.
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Unroll flooring and position it squarely in the room. Relieve
inside and outside corners so the flooring lays flat.
Trim the floor allowing a 1/16" (1.6mm) space around the
perimeter where trim will be installed. ZōN can be fit net in
areas where no trim will be installed. Never fit flooring tight
as it will result in a buckle. At doorways undercut the door
trim and fit the flooring long so it slides under the trim at
least 1/4" (6.4mm).
To adhere the floor, lap or tube one-half of the floor back
on itself to expose the subfloor. Apply the recommended
adhesive following the instructions below. After completing
the first half of the room repeat the process to complete the
second half. When seams are required allow a 24" (61cm)
wide dry zone at the seam.
Warning: Do not sand, dry sweep, dry scrape, drill,
saw, beadblast or mechanically chip or pulverize existing
resilient flooring, backing, lining felt, asphaltic “cutback”
adhesive or other adhesive. These products may contain
asbestos fibers or crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust.
Inhalation of such dust is a cancer and respiratory tract
hazard. Smoking by individuals exposed to asbestos
fibers greatly increases the risk of serious bodily harm.
Unless positively certain that the product is a non-asbestos
containing material, you must presume it contains
asbestos. Regulations may require that the material be
tested to determine asbestos content and may govern
the removal and disposal of the material. If you must
remove old flooring material contact the Resilient Floor
Covering Institute to obtain a copy of the Recommended
Work Practices for the Removal of Resilient Floor Covering.
Installation procedure
AS-01 Pressure
Sensitive Adhesive
AD-62 Wet Set Adhesive
Service
Rating
Light Commercial and
Commercial Applications*
Commercial and Light
Commercial Applications
Substrate
All Approved Substrates
Approved Porous Substrates
Applicator/
Trowel Notch
1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" U-notch
(.16 x .08 x .08 cm)
1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" U-notch
(1.6 x .8 x .8mm)
Special
Instructions
Back roll adhesive with a 1/4"
(6.4mm) nap paint roller after
applying with a trowel
Back roll adhesive with a 1/4"
(6.4mm) nap paint roller after
applying with a trowel)
200- 250 ft.²/gal
(18.6 m² - 23.2 m²)
185-245 ft.²/ gal
(17.2 m² - 22.8m²)
Approximately 20 to 30 minutes
or until dry to the touch
0-10 minutes
Working Time
30 minutes after dry to tack
Up to 20 minutes
Restrictions
Restrict from traffic for the
first 24 hours, open to light
traffic for the next 48 hours
Restrict from traffic for the
first 24 hours, open to light
traffic for the next 72 hours
Adhesive
Spread
Rate
Dry/ Flash
Time
* Where heavy static or rolling loads are not expected
Note: Adhesive flash time and working time may vary based on temperature,
humidity, substrate porosity, trowel application and jobsite conditions.
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Cutting the Seam
Congoleum AS-01 Adhesive is a pressure sensitive
adhesive, recommended for use over all approved
porous and non-porous subfloor surfaces. Use AD-62
in commercial applications where heavy static or rolling
loads are expected or where heat welding is required.
ZōN is seamed by the overlap and double cut method
only (other methods are not recommended and will not
produce a satisfactory seam). All seams must be cut in
the flat, continuous seam lanes in straight lines only
(curve or circular cuts are not possible due to the raised
design elements).
Install the first sheet leaving a 12" (30.5cm) dry zone at
the seam edge.
Unroll the second sheet and match the pattern starting
from the center of the room and working out toward
the edges.
Install the second sheet again leaving a 12" (30.5cm)
dry zone at the seam edge.
Place a 3" (7.6cm) wide piece of scrap flooring face
down under the seam.
Cut the seam in the center of the seaming lane using
a sharp utility knife and a steel straight edge. Hold
the knife at a 90º angle to the floor and cut the seam
in a single pass.
Turn the seam edges back and remove the scrap and
selvage edges.
Spread the selected adhesive in the dry zone up to the
adhesive line. Do not overlap the adhesive. Remember to
apply the adhesive with a trowel and back roll with a 1/4"
(6.4mm) nap paint roller to flatten adhesive ridges. When
using AS-01 allow the adhesive to dry to a tack after back
rolling and before re-setting the seam edges. When using
AD-62 Adhesive allow the adhesive to flash off for a few
minutes after back rolling and before re-setting the seam
edges. Place the seam edges into the adhesive using care
to avoid getting adhesive into the seam cut. If this occurs
lift the seam edges and remove the adhesive with a clean
damp cloth then reposition the seam edges. Immediately
roll the seam with a 100 pound (45.4kg), three section
roller, then level the edges with a steel hand roller.
• Apply adhesive with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" (1.6 x .8 x
.8mm) “U” notched trowel. Apply adhesive in sections and
then back roll the adhesive while wet with a 1/4" (6.4mm)
nap paint roller to flatten all trowel ridges. Failure to back
roll adhesive could result in trowel notch show through.
Allow the adhesive to dry to a tack approximately 20 to 30
minutes or until tacky dry to the touch prior to setting flooring into it. Roll the floor immediately in both directions with
a 100 pound (45.4 kg), three section roller.
Congoleum AD-62 Adhesive is a wet setting adhesive
designed for commercial applications where heavy static
or rolling loads are expected over porous subfloors only.
• Porous Substrates (Concrete, wood underlayment and
patching and leveling compounds) – Apply adhesive
with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" (1.6 x .8 x .8mm) “U” notched
trowel and then back roll the adhesive with a 1/4" (6.4mm)
nap paint roller. Before installing flooring allow adhesive to
dry/flash for 3 to 10 minutes. The flooring must be laid into
wet adhesive to achieve 100% transfer of the adhesive to
the back of the flooring when rolled. Roll the floor immediately in both directions with a
100 pound (45.4kg), three section roller.
• Clean any adhesive smears on the face of the flooring immediately with a clean wet cloth before it dries. Dry adhesive can be removed with mineral spirits. Caution mineral
spirits is flammable. Read and follow all
cautionary information on the label.
Seaming Fully Adhered Flooring
ZōN seams can be chemically welded or heat welded.
Floors that are heat welded must be installed with
AD-62 Adhesive. The adhesive must cure for at least
48 hours before heat welding the seams.
Chemical Welding Seams
Seam Placement
All seams must be sealed by the end of the day with
SU80 or SU92 Seam Sealer.
Shake the seam sealer in the original container to mix
the flatting additive.
Pour the seam sealer into the plastic squeeze bottle
and secure the applicator nozzle.
Allow bubbles to dissipate (about 5 to 10 minutes).
Insert the slotted fin of the nozzle into one end of the
seam cut and apply light constant hand pressure on
the applicator bottle to control the flow. Move slowly
with as few interruptions as possible and apply a bead
of seam sealer approximately 1/8" (3.2mm) wide
centered over the seam. Keep traffic off sealed seam
for at least 24 hours.
Seam Specifications
Pattern
Specification
Do Not Reverse Diamond
Sheets
Honeycomb
Do Not Reverse
Sheets
Do Not Reverse
Geometric
Sheets
Length Direction
Match
Cross
Direction
12" (30.5cm)
12" (30.5cm)
24" (61cm)
24" (61cm)
24" (61cm)
24" (61cm)
Place seams in the least conspicuous and least traveled
areas in the room whenever possible.
Place seams at least 6" (15.2cm) away from wood
underlayment joints and seams in old sheet flooring.
When installing over tile, place the seam in the center
of a row of tile.
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Heat Welding Seams
NOTE: If welding rod is not allowed to cool before
final trimming, shrinkage can result in a concave joint.
Always use a sharp trimming knife held on a slight
angle to produce a smooth finished joint.
In addition to chemical welding, seams in ZōN can also
be heat welded with ZōN matching welding rod. Heat
welding should only be done by an experienced, professional installer. Heat welded floors must be installed with
AD-62 Adhesive. Adhesive must be allowed to dry for a
minimum of 48 hours prior to heat welding.
Finishing the Job
• Clean any adhesive smears on the face of the flooring
immediately while wet with a clean cloth and dilute
solution of neutral cleaner and water. Mineral spirits
can be used to remove dried adhesive.
• Keep traffic off the newly installed floor for at least
24 hours after installation. Open to light traffic for the
next 48 to 72 hours depending on the adhesive used.
Resume normal traffic thereafter.
• Protect the floor from rolling or static loads for at least
72 hours after installation to allow adhesive to set firm.
• Always use strips of hardwood or plywood when
moving heavy objects such as furniture or equipment
over the floor even when using carts or dollies
with wheels.
• It is very important to protect the floor against ground
in dirt and debris on installations where initial
maintenance cannot be performed prior to exposure
to traffic or in active construction sites. Use un-dyed
Kraft paper to cover the floor until the initial
maintenance is performed.
Cut the seam(s) by the recess scribe method with a 1/64"
(0.4mm) gap to provide a track for grooving or routing out
the seam. Use a recess scriber with a sharp pin to mark
the seam cut.
Allow the adhesive to set up for 48 hours before heat
welding.
After the adhesive has set, groove out the seam using
a power router or hand grooving tool. Adjust the grooving
tool to cut a “U” shaped groove 3mm wide, extending
two-thirds into the flooring thickness.
Use a heat welding gun equipped with a standard 5mm,
round, speed nozzle or welding nozzle with integrated
welding rod roller. Pre-heat the welding gun to 350°C
to 500°C (662°F to 932°F). The temperature will vary
depending on the welding speed.
CAUTION
Heat welding equipment operates at high temperatures and can cause severe burns. Handle equipment
carefully and use safety precautions to protect
yourself and others on the job site. Keep away from
combustible, flammable, and explosive substances.
Use adequate ventilation when heat welding. Avoid
breathing fumes. Refer to the tool manufacturer’s
operating manual for additional precautions.
Check the heat setting using a scrap piece of ZōN. A
small ridge will form on the sides of the welding rod along
the groove when properly welded. A low temperature setting, or moving too fast will result in a weak bond. A high
temperature setting or moving too slowly can scorch the
seam edges.
Position the welding rod along the seam so that it does
not interfere with the welding procedure.
Starting at one end of the seam, insert the welding rod into
the nozzle and force it into the seam groove. Move slowly
at a constant speed applying sufficient heat to properly
weld the seam. As you approach the end of the seam, it
will be necessary to stop and change direction. To prepare
the joint, cut a tapered groove from the bottom of the rod
to the top (will be about 3/8" or 9.5mm long). Then complete the weld from the wall to the rod in place, starting at
the wall and extending to the tapered groove. Overlap the
groove and the welding rod in place to join them together.
Trademark Listings
Bright ‘n Easy, Congoleum and ZōN are registered
trademarks of Congoleum Corporation AS-01, AD-62,
SU80, SU92 are trademarks of Congoleum Corporation
To finish the seam, remove excess welding rod while warm
(not hot) with a sharp spatula knife and spatula guide or
trim plate. Allow the welding rod to completely cool, then
trim the seam weld again with a narrow trim knife that is
made for sports floors with raised design elements. The
narrow trim knife is available through: 1877floorguy.com
or by calling (877) 356-6748 (Slim Trim Knife order #WDD645) or Sinclair at (800) 624-2408 (Small Welding Rod/
Trimming Knife order # 11-580).
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Maintenance and Warranty Information
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Caring for Your Floor
Immediately After Installation
• Keep traffic to a minimum during the first 24 hours to allow the adhesive
to harden. Then open to light foot traffic only for the next 24 hours.
Resume normal traffic after 48 hours.
• Protect and do not disturb the sealed seams on your resilient sheet flooring for at least 16 hours after seam sealer application to ensure a proper
seam bond.
• Furniture should not be placed on the floor for 24 hours so the adhesive
(and grout, if applicable), have adequate time to dry.
• Always move heavy furniture and appliances with care to avoid gouging
or tearing the floor. First, lay strips of plywood or hardboard panels on the
floor. Then roll, “walk” or slide these items on the strips. Do not push or
pull appliances and heavy furniture without taking these precautions.
• Wash your floor using Congoleum Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner or
other suitable floor cleaner 48 hours after installation.
Caution: Resilient flooring, like other types of smooth floors, can
become slippery when wet. Allow time for the floor to dry after washing.
Immediately wipe up wet areas from spills or wet feet. Place mats
at outside entrances to prevent water, snow or ice from being tracked
onto your floor. Improper polishes or finishes can cause the floor to
become slippery.
• Immediately after the installation of Endurance SmartLink:
• Keep the room temperature between 65°F and 85°F for at least
48 hours after installation. Maintain the room temperature between
55°F and 85°F thereafter.
• Do not wash or scrub Endurance SmartLink flooring for at least
5 days after installation. This allows the adhesive bond to develop
by preventing moisture and cleaning agents from interfering with the
bonding process. Spot cleaning is acceptable, but do not apply
excess moisture or cleaning solution.
Preventative Care
• Make sure furniture legs have large surface, nonstaining floor protectors.
Replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides with smooth,
flat glides, that are flat on the floor. Glides should be equipped with
self-adhesive felt pads to avoid scratching the surface of the floor.
The pads should be checked periodically for grit and wear and replaced
when necessary.
• Heavy furniture or appliances should be equipped with flat, nonstaining
composition furniture casters or cups of appropriate size - available
square from 1 1/2" to 2 5/8" and round from 1 3/8" to 1 5/8".
• Moveable appliances and furniture should be equipped with easily
swiveling casters. They should be at least 2" in diameter with nonstaining
hard rubber treads with a minimum 3/4" flat surface width. Do not use
ball-shaped casters.
• Place mats at outside entrances to prevent dirt, grit and soil from being
tracked onto your floor. Use 100% latex-backed mats (labeled nonstaining), because some rubber-backed mats or carpets may permanently
discolor your floor.
• To help prevent staining from asphalt tracking, we recommend the use
of a latex-based driveway sealer.
• Draw drapes and blinds during peak periods of strong sunlight.
Flooring, like other home furnishing products, may discolor or fade
when over-exposed to the sun.
• Heat-producing appliances such as a refrigerator or range, or hot air
registers emitting a direct flow of heat in excess of 120° F, even
intermittently, can scorch, burn, discolor or fade your floor. Cigarettes,
matches and other very hot objects can also damage your floor.
• Avoid wearing stiletto or spiked heels on your floor. These types of
heels can indent or damage many types of floors.
• DO NOT USE STEAM CLEANERS on Congoleum Floors, they can
permanently damage the floor.
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Regular Care (all products)
• Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and grit that can abrade, dull
or scratch your floor. Do not use a vacuum with a beater brush, because
it may damage the floor’s surface.
• Wipe up spills promptly with a damp cloth or mop.
• For a more thorough cleaning, wash your floor with Congoleum Bright ’N
Easy No-Rinse Cleaner or other suitable, non-detergent based resilient
floor cleaner.
Caution: Avoid one-step “mop and polish” products, dishwashing liquids
and oil-based cleaners. These may leave a residue which can attract dirt
and dull your floor’s finish. Avoid cleaners that contain abrasives or
solvents which may permanently damage your floor.
• Remove excess water after washing the floor.
• A copolymer or acrylic grout sealer compatible with acrylic grouts may
be used on DuraCeramic Grout. Do not use a penetrating silicone sealer
on the grout.
• The gloss level may change over time depending on the amount of traffic,
care, and maintenance the floor receives. To restore the appearance,
first use Congoleum Bright ’N Easy Polish Remover to remove any
ground-in dirt and excess polish buildup. Rinse thoroughly. Then apply
Congoleum Bright ’N Easy Floor Polish (03002) to obtain a high-gloss
finish or Congoleum Bright ’N Easy Satin-Gloss Floor Polish (03007) to
obtain a satin-gloss or natural-gloss finish. Do not apply polish to
Ultima®, DuraCeramic® Origins, DuraCeramic Dimensions®, AirStep Vibe®,
AirStep Advantage®, AirStep Evolution®, AirStep Plus®, ArmorCore UR or
ArmorCore Pro UR.
Care for ZōN, Alternatives, Choices and CX Series
These products require a polish to seal and protect the color and design.
A minimum of two coats of polish for residential use and three to five coats
for commercial use is required. There are special care and maintenance
procedures for ZōN. Please refer to the Congoleum website at
www.congoleum.com for specific maintenance information for ZōN.
Initial Residential Maintenance
After the floor has been installed and the adhesive has dried (48 hours),
initial maintenance MUST BE performed on your Alternatives, Choices or
CX Series floor. If these instructions are not followed, permanent staining
may occur.
• Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove loose dirt.
• If needed, after installation use lighter fluid applied with a clean cloth
to remove scuff marks and adhesive residue. Keep traffic off treated
area for 30 minutes.
Caution: Lighter fluid is a flammable solvent. Carefully read and
follow cautionary information on label.
• Wash the floor with Congoleum Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner or
other suitable resilient floor cleaner. Be sure it is thoroughly dry before
applying polish.
• Apply a minimum of two coats of Congoleum Bright ’N Easy Floor Polish
to seal and protect the floor.
Regular Maintenance
• Follow the general maintenance tips.
• Apply additional coats of polish as needed.
Periodic Maintenance
• Periodically, it will be necessary to remove polish buildup. Use Congoleum
Bright ’N Easy Polish Remover, following label instructions. Rinse well
and allow to dry before re-applying polish.
• Each time the polish is stripped, apply a minimum of two coats of
Congoleum Bright ’N Easy Floor Polish to reseal and protect the floor.
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How to Treat Stains, Spills and Scuffs
Follow the remedies in order. Unless instructed otherwise, use a clean, white cloth or towel with the recommended liquids.
Always rinse the affected area with clean water after treatment.
Stains and Spills
Acids, Alkalis Dye, Dye Markings
Blood Food, Candy
Ketchup, Mustard Fruit and Fruit Juices
Cleaners, Strong Soaps Grass
Remedy
• Scrub area with Congoleum Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner full strength.
• Rub the area with a 10 to 1 dilution of water to liquid bleach.
• Rub the area with isopropyl alcohol*.
† If rust stain does not respond, use lemon juice or a cream of tartar solution.
Iodine, Mercurochrome
Rust†
Urine, Excrement
Vomit
Paint and Solvent Spills
Dry Cleaning Fluids
Nail Polish
Wood Stains
Lacquer SolventsVarnish
Latex Paints
Oil-Based Paints
Remedy
• If substance is dry, gently peel it from the floor. (Avoid sharp instruments
that could scratch the floor.)
• Scrub area with Congoleum Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner.
• Rub lightly with mineral spirits or paint thinner*.
Substances That Won’t Wipe Up
Oil Adhesives
Grease
Asphalt Chewing Gum Remedy
• Carefully remove excess with a dull kitchen knife.
• Scrub area with Congoleum Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner.
• Rub lightly with mineral spirits, isopropyl alcohol* or lighter fluid*.
Candle Wax
Tar
Scuffs and Smudges
Rubber Heel Marks Scuffs
Shoe Polish
Smudges
Remedy
• Scrub area with Congoleum Bright ’N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner.
• Rub lightly with isopropyl alcohol* or lighter fluid*.
Caution: Isopropyl alcohol, lighter fluid, mineral spirits and paint thinner are flammable solvents. Carefully read and follow cautionary information on label.
Keep traffic off treated area for 30 minutes.*
Congoleum Products Warranty Summary
This is an abbreviated warranty summary, please find complete specific warranties for each product on our website www.congoleum.com.
Duraceramic Products
Coverage
R esidential L imited W arranty
DuraCeramic Origins
W
arranty
• will not wear through • will be free of manufacturing defects • will not stain
• will not change gloss level • will not rip, tear, scratch, cut, chip or break
Coverage
DuraCeramic Dimensions
P
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
eriod
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
A dditional S cotchgard TM P rotector L imited W arranty
W
arranty
• will be easy to clean • will repel dirt and grime
P
15 Years
15 Years
eriod
15 Years
15 Years
Labor coverage - 5 years if labor paid for when original floor was installed.
Coverage
L ight C ommercial L imited W arranty
W
arranty
• will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
P
5 Years
5 Years
eriod
5 Years
5 Years
Labor coverage - if labor paid for when original floor was installed: Year 1 – 100%, Years 2-3 – 50%, Year 4+ – No labor.
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Ovations Ovations
Product
Coverage
R esidential L imited W arranty
W
arranty
• will not wear through • will be free of manufacturing defects • will not stain
• will not fade P
eriod
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
Labor coverage - 5 years if labor paid for when original floor was installed.
Vinyl composition tile R esidential L imited W arranty
Alternatives Products
Coverage
W
• will not wear through • will be free of manufacturing defects • will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
Choices arranty
10 Years
10 Years
5 Years
CX Series
P
eriod
10 Years
10 Years
5 Years
10 Years
10 Years
5 Years
Labor coverage - 5 years if labor paid for when original floor was installed.
C ommercial L imited W arranty
Coverage
W
• will be free of manufacturing defects • will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
5 Years
5 Years
arranty
P
eriod
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
Labor coverage - if labor paid for when original floor was installed: Year 1 – 100%, Years 2-3 – 50%, Year 4+ – No labor.
T imeless R esidential L imited W arranty
Structure
Impact & Impact SmartLock
Products
Endurance &
Endurance SmartLink
Coverage
W
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
25 Years
25 Years
25 Years
25 Years
25 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
Lifetime
25 Years
10 Years
• will not wear through • will be free of manufacturing defects • will not stain
• will not fade • will not rip or tear • will not permanently indent when proper
floor protectors are used
arranty
P
eriod
Labor coverage - 5 years if labor paid for when original floor was installed.
C ommercial L imited W arranty
L I G H T C ommercial L imited W arranty
Structure
Impact & Impact SmartLock
Products
Coverage
W
• will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
5 Years
5 Years
arranty
Endurance &
Endurance SmartLink
P
eriod
7 Years
7 Years
Labor coverage - if labor paid for when original floor was installed: Year 1 – 100%, Years 2-3 – 50%, Year 4+ – No labor.
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4
5 Years
5 Years
A ir S tep R esidential L imited W arranty
AirStep
AirStep AirStep
AirStep
AirStep
AdvantageVibe Evolution Plus Basix
Products
Coverage
W
• will not wear through
• will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not stain including stains from asphalt tracking, rubber - backed mats and common household items
• will not permanently scuff from shoe soles including sneakers
• will not fade or discolor from heat or sunlight
• will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
• will not gouge, rip or tear from normal use
• will not permanently indent when proper floor protectors are used
arranty
P
eriod
Lifetime Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime Lifetime
Lifetime 50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
A dditional S cotchgard TM P rotector L imited W arranty
• will be easy to clean
• will repel dirt and grime
15 Years 15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
NA
NA
Correct installation practices must be followed to ensure a trouble-free installation. While installation errors are the responsibility of your flooring
installer and not covered by Congoleum's warranty. If the flooring is correctly installed following all guidelines in the AirStep Installation Instructions,
your floors will be warranted as follows:
1.Not to curl
2.Not to open at seams
3.Not to buckle
4.Not to release over joints in underlayment panels
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years 20 Years 20 Years 20 Years 20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
The conditions 1,2,3 and 4 above will be warranted as long as the flooring is installed in an occupied residence that maintains a temperature range of
55°F to 100°F. Any of the above conditions will not be covered if caused by job site environmental conditions in new construction or renovation work.
Labor coverage - If labor paid for when original floor was installed:
AirStep Advantage, AirStep Vibe, AirStep Evolution, AirStep Plus - 5 years if labor paid for when original floor was installed.
AirStep Basix: Year 1 – 100%, Years 3-5 – 50%, Year 6+ – No labor.
light commercial L imited W arranty
Coverage
Product W
AirStep Vibe
arranty
• will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
P
eriod
5 Years 5 Years
Labor coverage - if labor paid for when original floor was installed: Year 1 – 100%, Years 2-3 – 50%, Year 4+ – No labor.
U ltima Product Ultima
Coverage
W
arranty
• will not wear through
• will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not stain including stains from asphalt tracking, rubber-backed mats and common household items
• will not permanently scuff from shoe soles including sneakers
• will not will not fade or discolor from heat or sunlight
• will not discolor from mold mildew or alkali
• will not gouge, rip or tear from normal use
• will not permanently indent when proper floor protectors are used
R esidential L imited W arranty
P
eriod
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
A dditional S cotchgard TM P rotector L imited W arranty
• will be easy to clean • will repel dirt and grime
15 Years
15 Years
Labor coverage - 5 years if labor paid for when original floor was installed.
5
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prelude Product
Coverage
R esidential L imited W arranty
Prelude
W
arranty
• will not wear through • will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not stain from asphalt tracking
• will not gouge, rip or tear from normal use
• will not discolor from mold mildew or alkali P
eriod
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
Labor coverage - 1-3 years at 100% if labor paid for when original floor was installed; no labor after 3 years.
Z N
R esidential L imited W arranty
Product
Coverage
W
arranty
• will not wear through • will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not discolor from mold mildew or alkali
P
eriod
10 Years
10 Years
5 Years
Labor coverage - 5 years if labor paid for when original floor was installed.
C ommercial L imited W arranty
Coverage
W
arranty
• will be free of manufacturing defects • will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
P
eriod
5 Years
5 Years
Labor coverage - if labor paid for when original floor was installed: Year 1 – 100%, Years 2-3 – 50%, Year 4+ – No labor.
A rmor C ore Products
R esidential L imited W arranty
Coverage
• will not wear out
• will be free of manufacturing defects
• will not stain from asphalt tracking • will not gouge, rip or tear from normal use
• will not indent when proper floor protectors are used
• will not discolor from mold, mildew or alkali
• will not stain, including stains from rubber-backed mats
and common household items
• will not permanently scuff from shoe soles including sneakers
• will not fade or discolor from heat or sunlight
• will be easy to clean and repel dirt and grime
• will not curl, open at seams, buckle, release in joints
over underlayment panels
ArmorCore
Pro UR
W
ArmorCore UR
arranty
ArmorCore
Pro
P
ArmorCore
eriod
10 Years 10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years —
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
10 Years
—
5 Years
—
Labor coverage
ArmorCore & ArmorCore Pro - 1-3 years at 100% if labor paid for when original floor was installed; no labor after 3 years.
ArmorCore UR & ArmorCore Pro UR - 1-3 years at 100% if labor paid for when original floor was installed; 50% labor for 4-5 years; no labor after 5 years.
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AIRSTEP, AIRSTEP Vibe, AIRSTEP Advantage, AIRSTEP BASIX, AIRSTEP EVOLUTION, AIRSTEP PLUS, ALTERNATIVES, ARMORGUARD, BRIGHT ‘N EASY, CHOICES, CX SERIES, DURACERAMIC, DURACERAMIC Dimensions, ENDURANCE, EVOLUTION, FIVE-STAR, FLOR-EVER, OVATIONS, PRELUDE, Structure, ULTIMA and ZōN are registered
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Wide Width Solid Vinyl Flooring
Residential Care and
M a i n t e n a n c e S p e c i f i c at i o n s
Newly Installed Floors
Maintaining Residential Floors
with Floor Polish
• Allow adhesive to dry a minimum of 2 days before
performing initial maintenance, wetting or washing the
new floor.
Initial Maintenance
• Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt
and grit.
• If necessary clean the floor with a neutral floor
cleaner and a brush to remove stubborn or ground-in
dirt. Rinse the floor thoroughly and allow it to dry
completely.
• Apply at least 1 application of one step cleaner/
protector like Mop & Glo® following label instructions.
Allow to dry. Then apply 2 to 3 coats of a high quality
acrylic floor finish like Congoleum 3002 Bright ‘N Easy
High Gloss Floor Polish or 3007 Bright ‘N Easy Satin
Gloss Polish following label instructions.
• ZōN must be maintained in residential sites with a
one step cleaner/protector like Mop and Glo® or a
high quality acrylic floor finish like Congoleum Bright
‘N Easy High Gloss Floor Polish to protect the floor
against ground in dirt and stains. Refer to the instructions below for each maintenance system.
• Use a clean cloth dampened with mineral spirits to
remove adhesive smears or scuffs on the surface.
Caution: Mineral spirits and other solvents are
flammable. Carefully read and follow cautionary
information on label.
Safety Information
CAUTION: Wet floors are slippery. Water, other liquids
and foreign matter on the surface of the floor can
cause it to be slippery and should be removed immediately. Improper waxes and finishes can also cause
slipperiness. Whenever washing, waxing or stripping
floors, traffic should be excluded from the area due to
the possibility of slipping. The use of walk-off mats at
entrances will reduce tracked-in water.
Regular Maintenance
• Sweep, vacuum or dry mop the floor daily to remove
loose dirt and grit.
• Damp-mop the floor as needed with a dilute solution
of neutral cleaner like Congoleum 3001 Bright ‘N Easy
No-Rinse Cleaner. Use a soft bristle brush and a
concentrated neutral cleaning solution to remove
heavy soil. Rinse heavily soiled floors after scrubbing
and allow to dry.
• Periodically it may be necessary to apply additional
coats of polish. Clean the floor thoroughly and allow
it to dry. Apply two additional coats of polish for best
results.
One Step Cleaner/Protector Maintenance System
• Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove all loose
dirt and grit.
• If necessary clean the floor with a neutral floor
cleaner and a brush to remove stubborn or groundin dirt. Rinse the floor thoroughly and allow it to dry
completely.
• Apply at least 2 applications of one step cleaner/protector like Mop & Glo®, following label instructions.
• Thereafter, clean the floor as needed by alternating
between a neutral cleaner like Congoleum Bright ‘N
Easy No-Rinse Cleaner and the one step cleaner/
protector.
• Note: Repeated use of a one step cleaner/protector
can eventually result in build up and discoloration
of the protective film. Refer to label instructions for
removal. Immediately after removal of the old film,
re-apply at least 2 applications of a one step cleaner/
protector.
Periodic Maintenance
Periodically, it will be necessary to remove polish to
prevent buildup. Use rubber gloves to avoid skin contact
with the polish remover and residual solution.
• Use a full strength polish remover like Congoleum Bright
‘N Easy Floor Polish Remover to remove old polish build
up following label instruction for use and safe handling.
• Work in small sections about 4'x 4'. Pour an appropriate
amount of polish remover directly on the floor. Spread
the solution over the area so that it is completely wet.
Do not allow the solution to dry on the floor, if necessary
re-apply more to keep it wet.
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• Allow it to penetrate the polish for 5 minutes and then
use a medium stiff scrub brush or deck brush to scrub
the floor. Immediately remove the solution with a wet
vacuum or mop. Then thoroughly rinse the floor
before going to the next section. Complete each
section following the above procedures to completely
remove the old floor finish.
• When finished, rinse the entire floor with a clean
mop and clean water and allow it to dry.
• Apply at least 1 application of one step cleaner/
protector like Mop & Glo® following label instructions.
Allow to dry. Then apply 2 to 3 coats of a high quality
acrylic floor finish like Congoleum 3002 Bright ‘N Easy
High Gloss Floor Polish or 3007 Bright ‘N Easy Satin
Gloss Polish following label instructions.
• To help prevent staining from asphalt tracking,
we recommend the use of a latex-based driveway
sealer.
• Draw drapes and blinds during peak periods
of strong sunlight. Flooring, like other interior
furnishing products, may discolor or fade when
over-exposed to the sun.
• Heat-producing appliances and equipment such as
a refrigerator or range, or hot air registers emitting
a direct flow of heat in excess of 120° F, even
intermittently, can scorch, burn, discolor or fade
the floor. Cigarettes, matches and other very hot
objects can also damage the floor.
• Some solutions contain chemicals that may
permanently stain or damage flooring if not cleaned
up immediately. Asphalt sealers used on driveways
and parking lots, particularly those recently installed
or resealed with coal tar sealer, can cause permanent
staining in prominent traffic areas. Regular maintenance and floor mats placed at entryways will reduce
or eliminate coal tar stains. Congoleum recommends
the use of latex-emulsion sealers where possible.
• Never use steam cleaning machines; they can
permanently damage the floor.
Preventative Care
• Use care to protect the newly installed floor from rolling
loads for the first 72 hours while adhesive is drying.
• Always use strips of hardwood or plywood when
moving heavy objects such as furniture and
equipment over the floor even when using carts
or dollies with wheels.
• Heavy furniture or appliances should be equipped
with flat, non-staining composition furniture casters
or cups of appropriate size – available square
from 1 1/2" to 2 5/8" and round from 1 3/8" to 1 5/8".
Replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides
with smooth, flat glides that are flat on the floor.
• Moveable appliances and furniture should be equipped
with easily swiveling casters. They should be at least
2" in diameter with non-staining hard rubber treads with
a minimum 3/4" flat surface width. Do not use ballshaped casters.
• Place mats at outside entrances to prevent dirt,
grit and soil from being tracked onto your floor.
Use 100% latex-backed mats (labeled non-staining),
because some rubber-backed mats or carpets may
permanently discolor your floor.
Safety Information
CAUTION: Wet floors are slippery. Water, other
liquids and foreign matter on the surface of the floor
can cause it to be slippery and should be removed
immediately. Improper waxes and finishes can also
cause slipperiness. Whenever washing, waxing or
stripping floors, traffic should be excluded from the
area due to the possibility of slipping. The use of
walk-off mats at entrances will reduce tracked-in water.
Trademark Listings
Bright ‘n Easy, Congoleum and ZōN are registered
trademarks of Congoleum Corporation AS-01, AD-62,
SU80, SU92 are trademarks of Congoleum Corporation
www.congoleum.com
Congoleum Corporation
PO Box 3127
Mercerville, NJ 08619-0127
www.congoleum.com
September 2013
© 2013 Congoleum Corporation
Printed in USA
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Initial Maintenance
ZōN must be thoroughly scrubbed with a floor
machine, scrubbing brush and liquid stripping
solution to properly prepare the floor for the
initial polish application.
Wide Width Solid Vinyl Flooring
• Sweep or dry mop the floor to remove loose dirt
and grit. Do not use sweeping compounds or oil
treated mops.
Commercial Care and
Maintenance Specifications
• Scrub the floor with a 170 rpm floor machine
equipped with a natural fiber, medium, grade
scrubbing brush and a liquid stripping solution like
Congoleum 5003C Bright’ N Easy Commercial
Polish Remover, following label instructions for
dilution. Apply a liberal amount of solution with a
mop and allow it to sit on the floor for a few minutes
before scrubbing. Do not allow the solution to dry
on the floor, re-wet if necessary. Do not use no-scrub
or no rinse stripping solutions.
ZōN is a solid vinyl commercial sheet flooring product
with raised design elements. This uniquely textured
surface must be maintained using floor polish to
protect against soil retention and stain from various
reagents. The maintenance specifications below
provide an easy and economical system for preparing
and maintaining the floor.
• While scrubbing move the floor machine back and
forth in one direction and then back and forth in a
perpendicular direction to get into the crevices.
Safety Information
CAUTION: Wet floors are slippery. Water, other liquids
and foreign matter on the surface of the floor can cause
it to be slippery and should be removed immediately.
Improper waxes and finishes can also cause slipperiness. Whenever washing, waxing or stripping floors,
traffic should be excluded from the area due to the
possibility of slipping and signage to warn against a slip
hazard should be prominently placed. The use of walkoff mats at entrances will reduce tracked-in water.
• Use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the residual
stripping solution before it dries.
• Rinse the floor thoroughly with a clean mop,
changing water frequently. Allow to dry.
• Apply 3 to 5 coats of high quality acrylic floor polish
like Congoleum 5002C Bright ’N Easy Commercial
Polish following label instructions. Allow the polish
to dry between coats.
WARNING: An electric shock hazard exists when
performing maintenance with a floor machine. Use
a ground fault circuit interrupter for any electrical
connection in a wet environment.
WARNING: An electric shock hazard exists. Use
a ground fault circuit interrupter for any electrical
connection in a wet environment.
New Floors-Immediately
after Installation
Regular Maintenance
• Sweep or dry mop the floor daily to remove loose
dirt and grit. Do not use sweeping compounds or
oil treated mops.
• Allow adhesive to dry a minimum of 4 days before
performing initial maintenance, wetting or washing
the new floor.
• Damp-mop the floor as needed with a dilute solution
of neutral cleaner like Congoleum 5001C Commercial
Bright ‘N Easy No-Rinse Cleaner. To remove heavy
soil use a slow speed floor machine up to 300 rpm,
equipped with a soft, natural fiber scrubbing brush
and a concentrated neutral cleaning solution. Rinse
the floor after scrubbing and allow it to dry.
• It is very important to protect the floor against
ground in dirt and debris on installations where initial
maintenance can not be performed prior to exposure
to traffic or in active construction sites. Use plain,
un-dyed Kraft paper to cover the floor until the initial
maintenance is performed.
• Use a clean cloth dampened with mineral spirits to
remove adhesive smears or scuffs on the surface.
Caution: Mineral spirits and other solvents are
flammable. Carefully read and follow cautionary
information on label.
• Periodically it may be necessary to apply additional
coats of polish. Clean the floor thoroughly and allow
it to dry. Apply two additional coats of polish for
best results.
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• After a significant polish base has been applied
(5 to 6 coats) the floor can be spray buffed to
maintain the appearance of the polish. Use a floor
machine up to 300 rpm equipped with a soft bonnet
or lambs wool buffing pad. Use a spray buff solution
at all times when buffing, do not dry buff. Never
use nylon buffing pads on the floor.
• Place mats at outside entrances to prevent dirt,
grit and soil from being tracked onto your floor.
Use 100% latex-backed mats (labeled non-staining),
because some rubber-backed mats or carpets may
permanently discolor your floor.
Periodic Maintenance
• Draw drapes and blinds during peak periods of strong
sunlight. Flooring, like other interior furnishing products,
may discolor or fade when over-exposed to the sun.
• To help prevent staining from asphalt tracking, we
recommend the use of a latex-based driveway sealer.
Periodically, it will be necessary to remove polish
to prevent buildup.
• Heat-producing appliances and equipment such as
a refrigerator or range, or hot air registers emitting a
direct flow of heat in excess of 120° F, even
intermittently, can scorch, burn, discolor or fade the
floor. Cigarettes, matches and other very hot objects
can also damage the floor.
• Scrub the floor with a 170 rpm floor machine
equipped with a natural fiber, medium grade
scrubbing brush and a liquid stripping solution like
Congoleum 5003C Bright’ N Easy Commercial Polish
Remover, following label instructions for dilution.
Apply a liberal amount of solution with a mop and
allow it to sit on the floor for a few minutes before
scrubbing. Do not allow the solution to dry on the
floor; re-wet if necessary. Do not use no-scrub or
no rinse stripping solutions.
• Some solutions contain chemicals that may
permanently stain or damage flooring if not cleaned
up immediately. Asphalt sealers used on driveways
and parking lots, particularly those recently installed
or resealed with coal tar sealer, can cause permanent
staining in prominent traffic areas. Regular maintenance
and floor mats placed at entryways will reduce or
eliminate coal tar stains. Congoleum recommends the
use of latex-emulsion sealers where possible.
• While scrubbing move the floor machine back and
forth in one direction and then back and forth in a
perpendicular direction to get into the crevices.
• Use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the residual
stripping solution before it dries.
• Never use steam cleaning machines on Congoleum
floors; they can permanently damage the floor.
• Rinse the floor thoroughly with a clean mop,
changing water frequently. Allow to dry.
Safety Information
• Re-apply 3 to 5 coats of high quality acrylic floor
polish like Congoleum 5002C Bright ’N Easy
Commercial Polish following label instructions.
Allow the polish to dry between coats.
CAUTION: Wet floors are slippery. Water, other liquids
and foreign matter on the surface of the floor can
cause it to be slippery and should be removed immediately. Improper waxes and finishes can also cause
slipperiness. Whenever washing, waxing or stripping
floors, traffic should be excluded from the area due to
the possibility of slipping, and signage to warn against
a slip hazard should be prominently placed. The use of
walk-off mats at entrances will reduce tracked-in water.
Preventative Care
• Use care to protect the newly installed floor from
rolling loads for the first 72 hours while adhesive
is drying.
• Always use strips of hardwood or plywood when
moving heavy objects such as furniture and
equipment over the floor even when using carts
or dollies with wheels.
• Heavy furniture or appliances should be equipped
with flat, non-staining composition furniture
casters or cups of appropriate size – available square
from 1 1/2" to 2 5/8" and round from 1 3/8" to 1 5/8".
Replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides
with smooth, flat glides that are flat on the floor.
www.congoleum.com
Congoleum Corporation
PO Box 3127
Mercerville, NJ 08619-0127
www.congoleum.com
• Moveable appliances and furniture should be
equipped with easily swiveling casters. They should
be at least 2" in diameter with non-staining hard
rubber treads with a minimum 3/4" flat surface width.
Do not use ball-shaped casters.
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Printed in USA
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PO Box 3127
Mercerville, NJ 08619-0127
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