Vinyl Flooring - Do-It-Yourself!!

Here is a handy step-by-step guide for those who want to install vinyl flooring on you own:
Preparations
01. The surface of the floor must be completely dry. Please note that even though the floor may appear dry. it may still retain moisture.
Moisture testing is a mandatory step in subfloor preparations.
02. In newly constructed buildings it is necessary to dry the flooring surface for 7 to 14 days prior to application to ensure that no moisture
is retained in cement surfaces.
03. Any palish. paint. dirt. etc. must be completely removed from the floor before installation. Dry mop and sweep the entire
floor to remove surface sand. soil. and debris.
04. Ensure that the floor surface is flat and level. Use a scraper to flatten the floor surface or a putty knife to remove gum and/or labels.
05. Maintain the room temperature above 15°C(59"F) before installation. Adhesive and flooring products must be kept in the same
environment for at least 24 hours before installation begins.
06. Use only DECORIA recommended adhesives.
Installation
01. Prepare all rulers. cutters. adhesives. spreaders. and compass dividers before commencing work.
02. Check that all application products are of the same batch/lot number.
03. Find the exact center of the floor by marking vertical and horizontal lines across the floor.
04. Measure the squareness of the marked lines. and then start applying adhesives on the first quarter of the marked floor space.
05. Work on small portions of the floor at a time. and apply adhesives accordingly. Optimum usage of adhesive is 0.3 to 0.45 kg per square meter.
06. Approximately 20 to 30 minutes after applying adhesive. lay the flooring products.
07. Keep a distance of 1 mm from the wall and the edge of the flooring products. Press products down firmly so that the product
lies flat on the ground.
08. As the adhesives are highly flammable. avoid any contact with sparks or open flames.
09. As the adhesives dry quickly. remove excess adhesive immediately by using alcohol or alkali water.
Maintenance
01. In order to allow the flooring adhesives time to cure. restrict traffic and do not move furniture onto a newly installed
floor for at least 24 hours after installation. Additionally. allow at least 3 days after installation before washing a newly tiled floor.
02. Be careful not to put any dents or marks on the floor when moving heavy furniture.
03. Find the exact center of the floor by marking vertical and horizontal lines across the floor.
04. Measure the squareness of the marked lines. and then start applying adhesives on the first quarter of the marked floor space.
05. Work on small portions of the floor at a time. and apply adhesives accordingly. Optimum usage of adhesive is 0.3 to 0.45 kg per square meter.
Acrylic latex based adhesives
(Commonly called as Acryl Adhesives)
01. Applied over the sub-floors so that its surface retains almost no moisture.
02. As it is non-toxic and a soft adhesive power. it provides for easy maintenance following installation.
03. Use 1/8 inch notched steel trowel when applying.
Chemically Engineered Resin Based Adhesives
(Commonly called as Urethane Adhesives)
01. Provides moisture and alkali resistance over non-porous surfaces.
02. Use 1/8 inch notched steel trowel when applying.
Thermosetting Epoxy Adhesives
(Commonly called as Epoxy Adhesives)
01. Recommended for use in places subjected to excessive heat or being cold and damp.
02. To be mixed in unequal quantities of two parts epoxy resin immediately prior to application.
03. Use 1/16 inch notched steel trowel when applying.
(Please note that improper installation of vinyl flooring on your own may result in voidance of warranty. We strongly recommend in engaging our certified Decoria Flooring installers to ensure quality assurance.