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Installation and Handling

If you have never installed PROTECT-ALL Commercial Flooring the following information should be adhered too:
1. A vapor barrier (10 mil) must be installed under a concrete slab.
2. Proper moisture tests need to be conducted to maintain warranty Maximum of three lbs. of moisture emissions allowable).
3. All coatings and curing compounds need to be removed from the slab.
4. The sub-floor needs to be cleaned of all foreign debris and dirt.
5. Always use new v-notch trowels to spread adhesive. ⅛" v-notch for ¼" material and 1/16" v-notch for ⅛" material.
6. Floor should be cut in with base and corners, before adhesive is applied.
7. Flooring should be set into Oscoda Plastics' adhesive immediately.
8. A 100 lb. roller is required to roll the flooring into the adhesive.
9. Welding temperatures should be 550º-650º F (circle rod), or 900º-950º F (v-rod).
10. Maximum speed of welding should be one linear foot per minute for circle rod, and two linear feet per minute for v-rod.
11. Failure to follow all of Oscoda Plastics' installation instructions and use all the required system components will void the manufacturer's warranty.

INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

Surface

Gloss Finish

Adhesive

Seams

Base

Gym Floors

Matte

Optional

Optional

Chem/Heat Weld

Optional

Multi -Purpose

Matte

Optional

Optional

Chem/Heat Weld

Optional

Fitness

Matte

Optional

Optional

Chem/Heat Weld

Optional

Locker Rooms

Matte

No

Optional

Chem/Heat Weld

Required

Showers & Wet Areas

Matte/Rough Side Up

No

Required

Heat Weld

Required

Kitchen & Food Preparation

Matte

No

Required

Heat Weld

Required

Interior Hallways

Matte

Yes

Optional

Chem/Heat Weld

Optional

Exterior Walkways

Optional

No

Required

Heat Weld

Optional

Labs/Computers

Matte

Yes

Optional

Chem/Heat Weld

Optional

Interlocking Tiles

Optional

Optional

No

No

No

24″ x 24″ Tiles

Optional

Optional

Optional

Chem/Heat Weld

Optional

Access Floors

Matte

Yes

No

No

No

Notes:
The gloss finish is recommended for any surface not exposed to continual water cleaning or standing water. This finish will aid in maintenance and improves overall appearance of the floor.
Surface considerations include maintenance and slip resistance. The matte surface provides excellent slip-resistance in most applications where shoes are commonly worn. In areas where bare feet are common, installing the rough side up is suggested.

Care should be taken whenever loose laying PROTECT-ALL.
Never Loose lay PROTECT-ALL where installation will be exposed to direct sunlight and/or if there will be a temperature variation of 10° or more in the ambient air or sub-floor.
Chemical seam-sealing or heat-welding is recommended in loose-lay applications, except for temporary gym floor covers and interlocks.
Heat-welding, cove base, Z-bar, specified adhesives, and stainless steel drain rings are required in all wet applications. The addition of stainless steel corner guards is highly recommended in commercial kitchens or wet areas that will receive traffic from heavy carts.

Please review the attached PDF for further information relating to installation of PROTECT-ALL.
Should have have any further questions please contact Integrated Matting Systems on Toll Free 0800-683-623 (0800-MUDMAD).