Installation Instructions Diamond Tile Vinyl

Diamond Tile 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 download them as a pdf.

PRE-INSTALLATION SUBFLOOR REQUIREMENTS

All Subfloors must be:

• Dry
• Clean: Thoroughly swept and free of all debris
• Structurally sound
• Level: Flat to 4.7mm per 3.3 meters radius

Wood sub-floors must be dry and well secured. Nail or screw every 15cm along joists to avoid squeaking. If not level, sand down high spots and fill low spots with a leveling patch. Make sure all crawl space are open & has proper ventilation. Concrete subfloors must be fully cured, at least 60 days old, and should have a painted or 200 micron polyethylene vapour barrier between concrete and ground. Subfloor should be flat and level within 4.7mm per 3.3 meters. If necessary grind high spots down and level low spots with a leveling compound. Ceramic Tile, resilient tile and sheet vinyl must be well bonded to subfloor, in good condition, clean and level. Do not sand existing vinyl floors, as they may contain asbestos.

Diamond Tile

Rigid Tile Technology

Construction

Composite vinyl floor

Wear layer thickness

0.7mm UV scratch resistant protective coating

Core thickness

6mm density of 2000 kgs/m³

Total thickness

6mm

Length

900 mm.

Width

450 mm.

Surface Finish

Coral stone 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

Impact test

Abrasion / wear resistance

Castor chair

Flexibility

Chemical Resistance

Sound Reduction

Colour fastness to artificial light

Residual indentation

Slip Resistance (dry)

Slip Resistance (Wet)

Reaction to Fire (and smoke Production)

Formaldehyde Emission

Thermal Resistance

STANDARD

EN426

EN436

EN660-2

ISO4918

EN435

EN423

EN423
EN ISO 10140-3
ISO 717-2
EN ISO 140-8

ISO 105-B02,
method 3

EN433

EN13893

DIN51130

EN 13501-1

EN717-1

EN12667

REQUIREMENTS

Size: <0.15% from Nominal
If size <400mm: ≤0.25mm
If size >400mm: ≤0.34mm

Stability: 0.15%
Curling: ≤1.2mm

5.5mm

After 25,000 cycles: Delamination – none. Appearance < “slight change” No cracks (20mm Mandrel) Pass

≥ Grade 6

≤0.1mm

Class DS: Coefficient of Friction >0.30

Grade R10:>10° and <19° Bf1-S1 Classification:Critical Flux:>8.0KW/m²
Flame Spread: <150mm within 20s, Smoke value as % x min:<750. Class EO: Release<0.05mg/m³ N/A

RESULTS

Pass
Pass
Pass

Surpasses Requirements

Pass

Fv<2.0mm³/100r Passes Requirements Passes Requirements No effect ^Lw = 11dB
C1^= -6dB

Pass

Pass

Surpasses Requirements

Surpasses Requirements

Pass

0 mg.m³

0.21149W/mk@25°C

DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AS PDF

Flooring Composition

diamond vinyl tile composition

Warning: Heating mats work very well under carpet, tile and stone; however, we do not recommend placing them directly underneath the Diamond Tile floor. It is best to install Diamond Tile 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.
  • Protect the floor surface from walked in abrasive dirt and debris 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.
  • Natural ventilation or intermittent air conditioning in vacant/holiday homes should be used.
  • Oil or petroleum-based products can result in surface staining.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pets with unclipped nails may result in severe scratching to the floor 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.
  • 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. /li>
  • 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 de-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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