DROP & DONE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

OPTIONS

1. Drop&Done can be installed loose-lay with two-sided tape around the perimeter of the room.

2. Drop&Done can be installed full spread with release adhesives such as Mapei Eco 810.

3. For heavy duty commercial applications, Drop&Done can be glued down permanently with Mapei Eco 360 or Henry's 422.

4. For installation over radiant heat, we recommend to use the permanent glue method.

SUBFLOOR

Drop & Done can be installed over any hard and flat surface. You do not have to double your plywood. You do not have to remove existing vinyl. Over ceramic tiles, you need to fill the grout lines with a proper leveling compound. Subfloor must be even within 1/8" over 6'.

Caution; Drop & Done is not suitable for installation over carpet.

PREPARATION

The material should be allowed to acclimatize at room temperature (approx 20 ˚C) for 48 hours prior to installation. New concrete floors need to dry out for at least 60 days prior to installation. Make sure the floor is smooth, clean, and free of wax, grease, oil or dust. Uneven areas must be fixed with a proper leveling compound.

INSTALLATION:

Install two-sided tape (6 to 8 cm wide) or apply a 10 cm wide strip of release adhesive around the perimeter of the room. If you use glue, let the adhesive dry for 20 minutes or until it can be touched without transfer.

For full spread installation with release or permanent adhesive, follow instructions on the pales, Begin laying your floor SNUG along the longest wall. Lay a complete row of planks and cut the last one to fit against the opposite wall. The cut edge should always face the wall. When you reach the last row, cut the last plank to fit SNUG. The plank should not be forced into place. For best visual effect, always stagger the planks from row to row.

MAINTENANCE

Easy as 1-2-3-
Sweep, Vacuum and Mop floor regularly!

Our strong polyurethane coating will protect your floor for many years. Follow the precautions below for keeping your floor looking good for years to come.

Use plastic, glass or other non-staining cups with flat under surfaces not less than 2 inches in diameter for legs of heavy appliances and furniture. Use proper floor protectors on all chairs. Remove all small diameter buttons from legs of straight chairs and replace with medal glides no smaller than 1inch in diameter. Examine your protectors periodically, check for burs or debris or wear make sure the surface is smooth. Do not drag any types of furniture across your floor! Avoid rolling type caster chairs if possible. If not make sure the rollers are the double type wheels at least 2" in diameter. These precautions will prevent scratches and indentations from appearing on your floor.

Do not expose floor to frequent standing water and wipe up all spills quickly. Watch for tracked in dirt and grit particles. Use walk off mats at all room entrances. Do not use rubber or latex back mats. Certain chemicals in backing can stain vinyl. Use Non-staining vinyl mats or woven rugs that are colorfast.Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolong periods. The use of drapes and blinds are recommended. Direct sunlight over long period of time can cause discoloration.

No finishes are needed. SOFT CERAMIK has a strong permanent polyurethane finish. Do not use any type of harsh detergent or solvents like lacquer thinner, abrasive cleaners or Mop and Shine type products, which can leave a film. Avoid vinegar as a cleaning agent. Use cleaners that are recommended for vinyl. The use of steam mops is ok. Do not use vacuums with beater bars.

Commercial Maintenance:
Follow same recommendations as above. Daily sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming will prevent dirt and grit particles from being grounded into surface of plank or tile. The amount of foot traffic will dictate you maintenance program but washing the floor by damp mopping and use of an auto scrubber should be part of the program. Heavy use and extremely dirty floors should be scrubbed with a175-300RPM-floor buffer. No Scrubber or Buffer can exceed 300 RPM! A red type pad should be used for scrubbing and a white pad for
buffing. Suitable made for vinyl-cleaning products should be used.

LIFETIME RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

Our Lifetime Residential Limited Warranty for Drop & Done means that for as long as you own your house, from the date of purchase, your floor will be free from manufacturing defects and will not wear through or permanently stain from common household products when installed and maintained according to instructions supplied with each carton. This guarantee applies only to the original purchaser and proof of purchase is required for all claims. The guarantee is for replacement or refund of the vinyl planks only, no labor. Claims for wear must show a minimum dime size area. High-heeled shoes, rolling carts, furniture and chairs without protective pads can damage the floor and are not covered by this warranty. If you wish to file a claim under warranty, contact the authorized dealer where the flooring was purchased.

15-YEAR COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

Our 15 Year Limited Commercial Warranty for Drop & Done means that for fifteen years, from the date of purchase, your floor will be free from manufacturing defects and will not wear through when installed and maintained according to instructions supplied with each carton. This guarantee applies only to the original end user and proof of purchase is required for all claims. The guarantee is for replacement or refund of the material only, no labor. Claims for wear must show a minimum dime size area. High-heeled shoes, rolling carts, furniture and chairs without protective pads can damage the floor and are not covered by this warranty.


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