Installation Instructions – Diamond Core SPC

Diamond Core SPC can be used and installed as a DIY product. Although we strongly recommend using a professional to make sure your subfloors and installation method are adequate to keep your warranty in order. Every box has the installation instructions on the back on the box. If you would like to view the instructions online please view instructions or download them as a pdf.

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Diamond Core SPC

Rigid Core Technology

Construction

Composite vinyl floor

Wear layer thickness

0.5mm UV scratch resistant protective coating

Vinyl layer thickness

0.5mm

IPXE underlayment thickness

1.5mm

Core thickness

4mm density of 2000 kgs/m³

Total thickness

6.5 mm.

Length

1500 mm.

Width

228 mm.

Surface Finish

Polyurethane UV-coating with a 10 -12 gloss factor

Texture option

Antique wood finish and 4-sided micro bevel

Installation method

Click system

Warranty

30 years Heavy domestic / 10 years Light commercial use.

Water proof

100%

Technical Data

TEST

Dimensional squareness and straightness

Dimensional stability and curling

Peel Strength

Impact Test

Abrasion Resistance

Scratch Test

Flexibility

Chemical Resistance

Resistance to Impact

Colour fastness to artificial light

Residual indentation after static loading

Slip Resistance

Fire Classification

Smoke Density

Wear Resistance

Formaldehyde Emmision

Thermal Resistance

EN NORMS

EN 427

EN 434:1994

 

 

 

 

 

EN 423

 

EN 20105:B02 method A

EN 433

EN 1404+AC

EN 13501-1

 

EN 660-2:1999
/EN549-2011

EN 1404:2004+
AC:2006

EN12524/EN12667

RESULTS

Squareness: 0.11mm
Straightness: 0.08mm

Stability: Pass 0.06%
Curling: Pass 0.065mm

11.6kgs

5.5mm

0.015kgs

3Kgs

 

Pass

5.5mm

Pass = Grade 6

Pass
0.02mm

Class DS

Bf1 – S1

 

Group T

Class E1

Pass: 0.151W/M-K

ASTM NORMS

0.25
0.25

0.25%**
1.00mm**

5.5Kgs

10mm

0.159g

2.5Kgs/p>

ASTM F137:2008

ASTM F925

ASTM F1265:2003A

ASTM F1515

ASTM F970

ASTM E648-10

ASTM E66

 

 

 

RESULTS

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass 100MM

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass/Classt

Pass, 450

 

Pass 0.005mg.m3

Pass

Flooring Composition

The diagram below displays the Flooring composition of the various types of floors that are available.
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Warning: Heating mats work very well under carpet, tile and stone; however, we do not recommend placing them directly underneath the Diamond Core vinyl floor. It is best to install Diamond Core vinyl flooring over embedded floor heating systems. Refer to manufacturer/distributor for installation & operating instructions.

Protection and Maintenance of Your Floor
Lasting beauty can be achieved through purchasing a quality floor covering and providing proper on-going
maintenance. Please follow the recommendations in this guide to retain the fresh look and protect the floor finish.

  • After installation, we recommend a first cleaning to remove any loose dirt or debris that may have been caused during installation. Also, in order to protect the floor surface from walked in abrasive dirt and debris
    we recommend the use of an effective barrier system to limit the amount of moisture, dirt and grit that may
    enter the area, by using a good walk on/off mat.
  • Check any new cleaning agent on a small test patch of the floor in an inconspicuous area.
  • Avoid using harsh cleaners or any cleaner with an ammonia base.
  • Furniture should be moved onto the newly installed floor using an appliance hand truck over hardboard
    runways, or pulled on towels/blankets into position and be fitted with felt pads to protect your flooring
    surface.
  • Avoid exposure to long periods of direct sunlight. Close blinds or drapes during peak sunlight hours. Floor covering subjected to excessive heat and light is subject to thermal degradation. Use appropriate precautions
    to protect the floor.
  • Natural ventilation or intermittent air conditioning in vacant/holiday homes should be used.
  • Oil or petroleum-based products can result in surface staining. Do not track asphalt-driveway sealer or
    automobile-oil drips onto the vinyl floor covering.
  • Use non-staining mats. Rubber will discolour the floor or cause it to turn yellow.
  • Frequently moved furniture should be equipped with felt pads to avoid scratching the floor. Heavy furniture and appliances should be equipped with non-staining large surface floor protectors. Furniture with castors or wheels must be easy swivelling, large surface non-staining and suitable for resilient floors. Do NOT use ball type castors as they can damage the floor. For office chairs soft-wheeled castors must be used.
  • Use felt floor protectors under furniture.
  • Do not allow pets with unclipped nails to damage your flooring. It may result in severe scratching to the surface. The same is true for any high/stiletto heeled shoes that do not have proper tips on the heels.
  • Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to remove loose dirt. Do NOT use vacuums that use a beater bar or turn
    beater bar off.
  • Do NOT use electric brooms with hard plastic bottoms with no padding.
  • Clean up spills immediately.
  • Micro mop (damp) as needed using clean water and a diluted floor cleaner. Do NOT use harsh cleaners or chemicals on the floor. Do NOT use abrasive scrubbing tools. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or
    “mop and shine” products.
  • Vinyl Flooring, like other smooth floors, may become slippery when wet. Allow time for the floor to dry after washing. Immediately wipe up wet areas from spills, foreign substances or wet feet.
  • If your floor has been exposed to excessive amounts of water due to flooding, do not panic, Diamond Core is waterproof. Simply remove the water as quickly as possible. A humidifier should be promptly turned on in the room to reduce the moisture levels back to normal. Do not dry the room to below the normal moisture
    level that existed previously.

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