utilizes the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Manual of
Practice, including MasterFormat, SectionFormat and PageFormat.
Further this document utilizes manufacturer specific guidelines
using the proprietary method of specifying (per Project and Master
indicated by brackets [ ]; Delete optional text in final copy of
further specifies ElectraFloor Standard and ElectraFloor Titanium
Series ESD Conductive resilient flooring as distributed by United SCP, Incorporated. and manufactured by United SCP Certified flooring
Manufacturers. Revise the document section numbers and title (below)
to suit your projects requirements, specification practices and
Please refer to
CFI Master Format for other section numbers and titles including
09600 flooring and 09650 Resilient flooring.
flooring, ESD conductive resilient vinyl flooring
PART 1, GENERAL
Conductive resilient vinyl flooring roll goods and tiles including:
1. Full spread
adhesive and (heat welded) seamless installation method.
2. Full spread
adhesive and flash coved installation method.
Note: Revise paragraph below to suit project requirements.
Add section numbers and titles per CSI MasterFormat specifiers
1. Concrete: Refer
to Div 3 Concrete Sections for cast-in-place concrete, toppings and
Subflooring: Refer to Div 6 Carpentry Section for wood Subflooring
and wood underlayment.
flooring Accessories: Refer to Div 9 (Finishes Sections) for wall
bases, reducer strips, metal edge strips and other resilient
Note: Articles below may be omitted when specifying
manufacturer’s proprietary products and recommended installation
methods. However, retain reference articles as listed below if
specifying products and installation by industry reference
standard. If retained, list the standard(s) referenced in this
section, indicate issuing authority name, acronym, standard
designation and title. Establish policy for indicating edition date
of referenced standard(s). “Conditions of Contract” or Division 1
References Section may establish date of standards referenced in
(American Society of Testing and Materials):
1. ASTM D 638M-9
(test method for tensile properties of plastics).
2. ASTM E 648-88
(test method for critical radiant flux of floor covering utilizing
radiant energy source).
3. ASTM E 662-83
(test method for specific density of smoke as generated by solid
4. ASTM F 150-91
(test method for electrical resistance of conductive and dissipative
5. ASTM F 710-86
(preparation of concrete or monolithic floors prior to receiving
6. ASTM F 970-87
(test method for static load limit).
7. ASTM F 1700-96
(standard specifications for vinyl flooring tiles).
Spec (Federal Specifications):
1. Fed Spec
SS-T-312B Tile, flooring; asphalt, rubber and vinyl.
(National Fire Protection Association):
1. NFPA 99-1993
Standards for Health Care Facilities.
2. NFPA 253-1984
(critical radiant flux of floor covering systems using a radiant
3. NFPA 258-1998
(test method for specific density of smoke as generated by solid
(Federal Test Standard):
1. FTS 101C,
Method 4046 (charge decay time).
(American Association of Textile Colorist and Chemist):
1. AATCC 134
(Electrical Overstress / Electrostatic Discharge Association).
1. EOS / ESD
S7.1, 1997 (floor material characterization of materials).
Note: Article below should be restricted to statements
describing design or performance requirements and functional (not
dimensional) tolerances of complete system. Limit descriptions to
composite and operational properties to extent necessary to link
multiple components of a system and to interface with other systems.
Provide flooring which has been manufactured, fabricated and
installed to maintain performance criteria certified by United SCP,
Incorporated without damage, defects or failure.
Article below includes submittal of relevant data to be furnished by
Contractor before, during or after construction. Coordinate this
article with Architect’s and Contractors duties and responsibilities
in “Conditions of Contract” and Division 1 Submittal Procedures
Submit listed submittals in accordance with “Conditions of the
Contract” and Division 1 Submittal Procedures Section.
B. Product Data:
Submit product data, including United SCP product data product sheet
for specified products.
C. Shop Drawings:
Submit shop drawings showing layout, profiles and product components
including anchorage, accessories, finish colors, patterns and
Submit selection and verification samples for finishes, colors and
Submit the following:
1. Test Reports:
Certified test reports Showing compliance with specified performance
characteristics and physical properties.
Product certificates from manufacturer certifying materials comply
with specified performance characteristics and criteria and physical
Instructions: Manufacturers installation instructions.
Coordinate paragraph below with part 3 Field Quality Requirements
Article herein. Retain or delete as applicable.
Field Reports specified herein.
Submit the following:
1. Operation and
Maintenance Data: Operation and maintenance data for installed
products in accordance with Division 1 Close out Submittals
(maintenance and operation data section). include methods for
maintaining installed product and precautions against cleaning and
methods detrimental to finishes and performance.
Warranty documents specified herein.
Article below should include prerequisites, standards, limitations
and criteria which establish an overall level of quality for
products and workmanship for this section. Coordinate below article
with Division 1 Quality Assurance Section.
Installer Qualifications: Installer experienced in performing
work of this section who has experience in installation of work
similar to that required for this project. Installer should submit
certification indication qualifications.
Paragraph below should list obligations for compliance with a
specific code requirement particular to this section. General
statements to comply with a particular code are typically addressed
in “Conditions of Contract” and Division 1 Regulatory Section.
Repetitive statements should be avoided.
Performance Characteristics. Provide resilient vinyl tile flooring
with the following fire performance characteristics as determined by
testing products in accordance with ASTM or another certified
testing and inspection agency acceptable to authorities having
A. Class 1 rating
per NFPA 253, ASTM 648, critical radiant flux
B. Class 2 rating
per BS: 476, part 7; 1978
C. Flame spread 0
per AS 1530.
D. B1 Rating per
Retain paragraph below for erected assemblies (either on site or off
site) required for review of construction, coordination of work of
several sections, testing and observation of operation. Mock-ups,
when accepted or approved establish standards by which work can be
judges. Coordinate below with Division 1 Quality Control Mock-Up
Mock-Ups: Install at project site a mock-up using acceptable
products and manufacturer approved installation methods. Obtain
Owners and Architect’s acceptance of finish color, texture and
pattern as well as workmanship standards. Comply with Division 1
Quality Control (Mock-Up Requirements) Section.
Note: Edit paragraph below to specify mock-up size.
1. Mock-up size:
[specify mock-up size.]
Maintain mock-up during construction for workmanship comparison.
Mock-up may be Incorporated into final construction upon owner’s
Coordinate paragraph below with Division 1 Project Management and
Coordination (Project Meetings) Section.
Conduct pre-installation meeting to verify project requirements,
substrate conditions, manufacturer’s installation instructions and
manufacturers warranty requirements. Comply with Division 1 Project
Managements and Coordination (Project Meetings) Section.
Conduct pre-installation testing as follows: [specify testing.]
Article below should include special and unique requirements.
Coordinate article below with Division 1 Product Requirements
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Comply with Division 1 Product Requirements Sections.
Comply with manufacturers ordering instructions and lead time
requirements to avoid construction delays.
Deliver materials in manufacturers original, unopened, undamaged
containers with Identification Labels intact.
D. Storage and
Store materials protected from exposure to harmful weather
conditions and at temperature and humidity conditions recommended by
should be stored in areas that are fully enclosed and weather tight
with the permanent HVAC system set at a uniform temperature of at
least 68 degrees F (20 degrees C) for 72 hours prior to, during and
Requirements / Conditions:
In accordance with manufacturers recommendations: Areas to receive
flooring shall be clean, fully enclosed and weather tight with the
permanent HVAC set at a uniform temperature of at least 68 degrees.
The flooring material shall be conditioned in the same manor.
Maximum temperature should not exceed 90 degrees F after
Maintain air temperature in spaces where products will be installed
for a time period before, after during and after installation as
recommended by the manufacturer.
Conditions: 68 degrees F (20 degrees C) for 72 hours prior to,
during and after installation.
[Specify existing conditions affecting product use and
Verify actual measurements / openings by field measurements
before fabrication; show recorded measurements and fabrication
schedule with construction progress to avoid construction delays.
Article below is a combination of two CSI Section Format article
Install flooring after finishing operations including painting and
ceiling operations have been completed.
Do not install flooring over substrates until substrates have cured
and are dry to bond with adhesive as determined by resilient
flooring manufacturers recommended bond, moisture test and PH test.
Coordinate article below with the “Conditions of the Contract for
Construction.” If other “Conditions” are used for the project,
revise article below accordingly.
Refer to “Conditions of the Contract” for project Warranty
Submit for owner’s acceptance, manufacturers standard
warranty document executed by authorized
company official. Manufacturers warranty is in addition to, and not
a limitation of other right Owner may have under Contract Documents.
Coordinate paragraph below with the manufacturers warranty
Period: Five (5) year limited warranty commencing on the Date of
Coordinate article below with Division 1 Closeout Submittal
(Maintenance Materials) Section.
Deliver to owner extra materials from same production run as
products installed. Package products with a protective covering and
identify with descriptive labels. Comply with Division 1 Closeout
Submittals (Maintenance materials) Section.
Revise paragraph below specifying size and percentage as required
Furnish quantity of flooring units equal to 5% of amount installed.
Storage and Protection: Comply with owners requirements for
delivery, storage and protection of extra materials.
PART 2, PRODUCTS
Retain article below for proprietary method specifications. Add
product attributes performance characteristics, material standards
and descriptions as applicable. Use of such phrases as” or equal”
or “approval equal” or similar phrases may cause ambiguity in
specifications. Such phrases require clarification (procedural,
legal and regulatory) and assignment of responsible for determining
“or equal” products.
RESILIENT ROLL GOODS AND TILE FLOORING.
United SCP Incorporated.
Paragraph below is an addition to CSI Section Format and a
supplement to MANU-SPEC. Retain or delete paragraph below per
project requirements and specifiers practice.
United SCP Incorporated
4878 Lakeview Circle
Contact: [Specify representative contact information]
United ElectraFloor Standard Series and ElectraFloor Titanium Series
conductive vinyl sheet goods, tiles and adhesives:
Static conductive resilient vinyl flooring with full surface
Gauge: 2.0 mm
ElectraFloor Standard Series; 6' 6"
Sheet Width: ElectraFloor Titanium Series;
4' and 4' 6"
Sheet Length: 66'
ElectraFloor Standard; 430.56 Square Feet.
ElectraFloor Titanium: (4'
widths); 264 Square Feet.
ElectraFloor Titanium: (4' 6"
widths); 297 Square Feet.
ElectraFloor Standard: 325 pounds.
ElectraFloor Titanium; (4'
widths); 158 pounds.
ElectraFloor Titanium; (4' 6"
widths); 178 pounds.
3. Color (s): As
selected by Architect from Manufacturers standard colors.
United SCP Incorporated, United SCP conductive adhesive.
5. Heat Welding
Rod: United SCP Incorporated, ElectraFloor welding rod (select color).
Resistance:1.0E04 to 9.9E05
Paragraph below is an addition to CSI SectionFormat and a supplement
to Manu-Spec. Retain or delete paragraph below per project
requirements and specifiers practice.
Refer to Product Criteria Forms as an attachment to this section
1. Product Forms:
Subject to compliance with specified requirements, provide products
specified in United Product Data Sheets for selected materials.
Edit article below to suit project requirements. If substitutions
are permitted, edit text below. Add text to refer to Division 1
Project Requirements (Product Substitutions Procedures) Section.
No substitutions permitted.
Add article below for alternates required for project; state work
covered. Coordinate with part 1 General Summary Article herein,
applicable Division 1 Sections and other Bid and Contract Documents.
Refer to “Other” sections for related materials as follows:
and Patching Compounds: Refer to Division 3 Concrete sections for
Portland cement-based underlayments.
flooring Accessories: Refer to Division 9 (Finishes) Sections for
resilient flooring accessories.
Joint Covers: Refer to “other” specification section for expansion
joint covers appropriate for resilient flooring.
PART 3: EXECUTION
Article below is an addition to CSI SectionFormat and a supplement
to Manu-Spec. Revise article below to suit project requirements and
2.04 SOURCE QUALITY:
A. Source Quality: Obtain flooring
product materials from a single supplier.
PART 3 EXECUTION
Specifier Note: Article below is an
addition to CSI SectionFormat and a supplement to Manu-Spec. Revise
article below to suit project requirements and specifiers practice.
3.01 MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS
A. Compliance: Comply with
manufacturers product data, including product technical bulletins,
product catalog instructions and product carton instructions for
A. Site Verification of conditions:
Verify substrate conditions (which have been previously installed
under other sections) are acceptable for product installation in
accordance with manufacturers instructions.
B. Material Inspection: In accordance
with manufacturers installation requirements, visually inspect
materials prior to installation. Materials with visual defects shall
not be installed and shall not be considered as a legitimate claim.
A. Adjacent Surface Protection:
Protect adjacent work areas and finish surfaces from damage during
B. Surface Preparation:
Prepare floor substrate in accordance with manufacturers
Substrate: Prepare floor substrate to be smooth, rigid, flat, level,
permanently dry, clean and free of foreign materials such as dust,
paint, grease, oils, solvents, curing and hardening compounds,
sealers, asphalt and old adhesives.
Floor Substrate: Concrete floor substrate shall have a minimum
compressive strength of 3,500 PSI. Refer to Division 3 (Concrete)
sections for patching and repairing cracked materials and leveling
compounds with Portland cement based compounds. Do not install
flooring over gypsum based leveling or patching materials.
a. Reference Standard: Comply with ASTM F 710 Practice for Preparing
Concrete Floors and other Monolithic Floors to Receive Resilient
C. Concrete Moisture Test: Perform
moisture test on concrete floors regardless of the age or grade
level with a minimum of three tests for the first 1000 sq/ft. The
test shall be of the Calcium Chloride variety. One test shall be
conducted for every 1000 sq/ft of the flooring. The testing shall be
conducted around the perimeter of the room, at columns and where
moisture may be evident. The moisture emissions from the concrete
shall not exceed 3.0 lbs per 1000 sq/ft in 24 hours. For the most
accurate results the weight of the Calcium Chloride dish shall be
made on the job site at the start and end of each test. A diagram of
the area showing the location and results of each test shall be
submitted to the Architect, General Contractor and End User. If the
test exceeds the limitations the installation shall not proceed
until the problem has been corrected.
D. Concrete pH Test: Perform pH test
on concrete regardless of age or grade level. If the pH is greater
than 10 it must be neutralized prior to beginning the installation.
E. Wood Floor Substrates: prepare
wood subfloor substrate to be rigid, double construction with a one
inch minimum thickness, free from harmful movement and have at least
18 inches of well ventilated air space below. Do not install
flooring over wooden subfloors built on sleepers over, below or on
grade concrete floors.
1. Refer to
Division 6 Carpentry sections for wood subfloor construction.
Specifier Note: Coordinate
article below with manufacturers recommended installation details
A. Full Spread Adhesive Method
Installation: Install flooring with full spread adhesive method from
established area center marks in order floor flooring tiles or rolls
at opposite edges to be of equal width. Avoid using cut tile widths
that are less than 4 inches of tile width. Install Tiles or Roll
Goods with room axis.
spread Adhesive Method, Seamless Installation: Rout out seams and
heat weld together with complimentary colored heat welding rod of
vinyl composition in accordance United SCP Specifications.
Material Installation: Use trowel as recommended by United SCP Incorporated
for specific type of adhesive. Spread at a rate of approximately 150
sq/ft per gallon.
B. Installation Techniques:
demountable partitions and other items are indicated for
installation on top of finished flooring, install flooring prior to
installation of said items.
2. Scribe, cut, fit, flooring materials to butt lightly to vertical
surfaces, permanent fixtures and built-in furniture, including
pipes, outlets, edgings, thresholds, nosing and cabinets.
flooring materials into toe spaces, door reveals, closets and
flooring materials on covers for telephones, electrical ducts and
similar items occurring within floor finish areas. Maintain overall
continuity of color and pattern with pieces of flooring installed on
5. Do not
install tile flooring over expansion joints unless approved by
United SCP Incorporated. Rather, utilize expansion joint covers manufactured
for use with resilient flooring. Refer to previous sections for
expansion joint covers.
floor covering to flooring substrate without producing open cracks,
voids, raising and puckering at joints, telegraphing of adhesive
spreader marks or other surface imperfections in completed
adhesive applied to substrate in compliance with United SCP Incorporated
recommendations, including those for proper trowel notching,
adhesive mixing and adhesive open / working times.
covering in accordance with United SCP Incorporated recommendations.
a minimum of two (2), grounding connections for the first every 500
square, one (1) grounding connection for each 1,000 square feet
thereafter. For special circumstances including ordinance usage and
other explosive environments contact United SCP.
installed floor in accordance with EOS/ESD S7.1 and as required by
end user specifications (if any).
C. Finish flooring Patterns: Lay
floor coverings in same direction.
3.05 FIELD QUALITY REQUIREMENTS
Specifier Note: Edit paragraph below.
Establish number and duration of periodic site visits with Owner and
United SCP, Incorporated. Consult with United SCP Incorporated for services required.
Coordinate paragraph below with Division 1 Quality Assurance Section
and Part 1 Quality Assurance Submittals herein. Delete if not
A. United SCP Incorporated Field Services:
Upon Owners request and with at least a 1 week notice, provide field
service consisting of product use recommendations and periodic site
visits for inspection of product installation and certification of
electrical resistance of finished flooring installation.
Visits: [Specify number and duration of periodic site visits]
Specifier Note: Coordinate
article below with Division 1 Execution Requirements (Cleaning)
A. Cleaning: Remove temporary
coverings and protection from adjacent work areas. Repair or replace
damaged installed products. Clean installed products in accordance
with United SCP, Incorporated instructions prior to owner’s acceptance.
Remove construction debris from project site and legally dispose of
visible adhesive and other surface blemishes using cleaning
recommendations provided by United SCP.
2. Sweep and vacuum floor after installation.
3. Do not wash floor until after time period recommended by United SCP.
4. Damp mop floor covering to remove black marks and soil.
Specifier Note: Coordinate article
below with Division 1 Execution Requirements Section.
A. Protection: Protect installed
finished product and finish surfaces from damage during
construction. Remove and legally dispose of protective coverings at
time of Substantial Completion.
3.08 INITIAL MAINTENANCE
Specifier Note: Add or
Delete article below according to your project requirements.
A. General: include in Contract Sum
Amount cost for initial maintenance procedures and execute
procedures after flooring installation as recommended by United SCP
Specifier Note: Retain article below
to suit project requirements. CSI PageFormat allows for schedules,
forms and tables to be located at end of section. Article may be
used to describe specific criteria requirements of similar products
3.09 SCHEDULES AND (PRODUCT CRITERIA)
Specifier Note: Retain
paragraph below to suit project requirements. Reference a schedule
or include a schedule as an attachment, which indicates where to
locate products and equipment.
A. Schedules: [Specify reference to
Specifier Note: Retain
paragraph below to suit project requirements. include form as an
attachment, which indicated product criteria.
B. Product Criteria Forms
Attachments: Refer to Product Criteria Form(s) [No.] of [No.], Dated
[Specify Date], attached herein.