WPC & SPC Flooring Installation Guide

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ATTENTION! READ BEFORE INSTALLING. FAILURE TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN PRODUCT DAMAGE AND/OR VOID ALL WARRANTIES.

MODERN HOME CONCEPTS, INC. ALSO HONORS THE INSTALLATION GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY THE NWFA. THESE ARE INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 1-800-422-4556.


BEFORE INSTALLATION

  1. Purchaser/Installer should inspect all materials for defects. Claims will only be accepted before installation — slight color variations are standard and make the floor look more natural.
  2. Purchaser/Installer should inspect the area and make sure it is suitable for installation. The subfloor should be dry, flat (without any humps or voids), clean, solid, sound, and unevenness. Adhesive residue, carpet staples, cracks, or holes should not be present.
  3. Humidity of area where installation will take place should remain between 35% to 55%, with constant temperature of 68°F to 77°F, and not to exposed to direct sunlight.
  4. Concrete floors must cure at least 60 days before installation.
  5. If installing over a radiant heating system, check with manufacturer of radiant heating system that it is compatible with the flooring, and that the temperature will not exceed 85°F. The radiant heating system need to be at least ½” (12mm) below the subfloor installation surface, and not contact with the flooring directly.
  6. Store the planks in the original packing horizontally and avoid direct sunlight.

HOW TO INSTALL

  1. Find a starting point. We suggest starting from the right corner. Leave a ½” gap to allow for subfloor movement or product expansion.
  2. Interlock long ends by inserting the tongue into the grooves at an angle of about 20°. Fold the plank so that the short end from one plank fits on top of the next plank.
  3. If you hear a “click” sound, that means the planks locked correctly, and the seam between planks is tight. If gaps occur, lift top plank slowly away from bottom plank to re-install.
  4. Interlock the plank tightly against the first row at an about 20° angle and fold down — this helps the short end of one plank fit onto the next plank.
  5. Continue above steps for remaining rows. Remember to always place the cut end of the first plank against the wall.
  6. A long run exceeding 30 or 40 feet or doorways in adjacent areas require a break and a T-molding, to allow for expansion.

MAINTENANCE

  1. Clean the floor regularly with sweeping or vacuuming. Use a vacuum without a beater bar. Use damp mop to wipe the floor. Remove excessive water after cleaning.
  2. In case of excessive amounts of water, remove the water as immediately as possible. Then use a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity back to normal levels.
  3. Use floor protectants to prevent things that could severely scratch your floor surface, such as pets, certain shoes, furniture, etc.
  4. Avoid dirt by using walk-off mats.
  5. Avoid exposing in direct sunlight. Keep temperatures under 110°F all year around