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Installing ESD Flooring Over Tiles, VCT & Epoxy and or Old Asbestos Laden Flooring
Fast Clean and Non-Disruptive. Eliminate the headaches and COST of removing existing flooring. Perfect for covering old asbestos laden flooring.
Old factory flooring can make a perfect substrate for covering with our new generation of select esd flooring materials. Titanium sheet vinyl is well suited for this type of installation using URAS double stick adhesive sheets. Titanium / URAS is an outstanding solution for solving the headaches and disruptions associated with removing existing tiles, VCT and thick set epoxy. The install is odor free, doesn't create dust and provides safe reliable anchoring of the new flooring. Titanium features a full surface conductive backing. Hence it is recommended that the material be installed over the non conductive version of our URAS adhesive to avoid the cost and potential shadow thru of the conductive fibers (present in the conductive version of our URAS). Note: shadow thru is the slight telegraphing of underlayments that may show thru a flooring material after an extended period of time.
Prior to installing the Titanium flooring allow it to acclimate to the ambient environmental conditions of the installation area for at least 48 hours. The HVAC system should be functional and set at a temperature of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The area should be well lit, dry and weather tight. This process may also be used to cover concrete. To cover concrete pretest slab for vapor emissions using the standard ASTM F1869 calcium chloride test method. Vapor emissions must not exceed 3 pounds per 1000 square feet over a 24 hour period. For best results relax vinyl by unrolling it 24 hours prior to installation. The flatter the material lays prior to installation the easier it will be to use this process. The material may be loosely rolled back up immediately prior to installation should this make the material easier to handle during the installation phase. Due to the inherent nature of the conductive backing wipe or mop the backing clean of carbon dust for best bond.
PREPARATION OF SUBSTRATES:
Concrete: Thoroughly sweep and Vacuum concrete slab to remove dust. Oil free sweeping compounds may be used if needed. Repair deviations in concrete. For pointers on concrete repair for esd flooring Click Here. If this process is being used to cover concrete pretest slab for vapor emissions using the standard ASTM F1869 calcium chloride test method. Vapor emissions must not exceed 3 pounds per 1000 square feet over a 24 hour period.
Well Bonded Epoxy, Vinyl Tiles and VCT: Thoroughly sweep and Vacuum floor to remove dust. Strip flooring of any wax, oil or grease using ElectraStrip. Follow the directions for use! Like all floor stripping products ElectraStrip has a high pH level. Neutralize the pH by washing the floor with clean cool water mixed with 4 ounces of ElectraClean to each gallon of water used. Allow the area to dry thoroughly. Replace missing tiles and fill any deviations with Mapei Plani Patch (a Portland based concrete patching compound), smooth patched areas to create a level and smooth profile to avoid shadow thru of subsequent covering of Titanium ESD Sheet Vinyl.