FRENCH ANTIQUE SERIES
- Wear Layer: 28 mil High Density vinyl
- Plank Dimensions: W 9” x L 60” x T 3/16”
- Pallet Dimensions: W 38” x L 61” x H 30”
- Surface Treatment: Polyurethane with antimicrobial finish on top wear layer
- Material: Loose Lay Luxury Vinyl Plank with fibreglass core, non-slip padded backing
- Box: 30.02 sqft/box 8 planks per box
- Pallet: 1561 sqft 52 boxes per pallet
- Box: 57 lbs. (18.9 kg)
- Pallet: 2964 lbs. (1037.8 kg)
- Sound Transmission (IIC): 57 (100+ with the addition of an acoustic underlay)
French Antique Series Installation
The material should be allowed to acclimatize at room temperature (approx. 20 ˚C) for 48 hours prior to installation. New concrete floors need to dry out for at least 60 days prior to installation. Make sure the floor is smooth, clean, and free of wax, grease, oil or dust. Uneven areas must be fixed with a proper leveling compound and sanded smooth.
Inspect flooring for any defective planks prior to installation. Moisture in substrate must not exceed 8% as tested by installer prior to work proceeding.
For a loose-lay install: Permanent adhesive can be used around the perimeter and in a grid pattern on the floor depending on where the high traffic areas are. Ie. Doorways, or pivot points where additional bonding would be prudent.
For a full spread installation, using a release or permanent adhesive, follow instructions noted on the pails. Approximately 20 to 30 minutes after applying adhesive and allowing enough time for the adhesive to tack up, lay the floor planks, staggering the planks for the best visual effect. Press firmly ensure that product is lying flat and working it to ensure the planks are aligned without gaps.
Begin laying your floor tight along the longest wall. Lay a complete row of planks and cut the last one to fit against the opposite wall. The cut edge should always face the wall. When you reach the last row, cut the last plank to fit tight. The plank should not be forced into place.
Do not use pressure- sensitive release adhesive in front of southern room exposures-use a permanent glue method to avoid adhesive gapping.
By following the precautions below, our strong polyurethane wear layer coating will protect your floor for many years. Use plastic, glass or other non-staining cups or padding under surfaces legs of heavy appliances and furniture. Use proper floor protectors on all chairs. Remove all small diameter buttons from legs of straight chairs and replace with medal glides no smaller than 1” in diameter. Examine your protectors periodically, check for burrs, debris or wear ensuring the surface is smooth. Do not drag furniture across your floor!
Avoid rolling type caster chairs if possible. If not, make sure the rollers have castor protectors and the double type wheels at least 2” in diameter. These precautions will prevent scratches and indentations from appearing on your floor.
Do not expose floor to frequent standing water and wipe up all spills quickly. Watch for tracked in dirt and grit particles. Use walk off mats at all room entrances. Do not use rubber or latex back mats. Certain chemicals in backing can stain vinyl. Use non-staining vinyl mats or woven rugs that are colorfast. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolong periods. The use of drapes and blinds are recommended. Direct sunlight over long period of time can cause discoloration.
No finishes are needed. Our FRENCH ANTIQUE Series flooring has a strong permanent polyurethane finish. Do not use any type of harsh detergent or solvents like lacquer thinner, abrasive cleaners’ products, which can leave a film. Avoid vinegar as a cleaning agent. Use neutral pH cleaners that are recommended for vinyl. Do not use vacuums with beater bars or steam mops
Commercial Maintenance: Follow recommendations as above.
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French Antique Series Warranty
25 YEAR RESIDENTIAL LIMITED WARRANTY
Our 25 year Limited Warranty for FRENCH ANTIQUE Luxury Vinyl plank means that for as long as you own your home, from the date of product purchase, your floor will be free from manufacturing defects and will not wear through or permanently stain from common household products when installed and maintained in accordance to manufacturer instructions (supplied with each product carton). This guarantee applies only to the original purchaser and proof of purchase is required for all claims. The guarantee is for replacement or refund of the vinyl planks only and does not include labour or installation materials (i.e. glues, subfloors, tape, etc.). Claims for wear must show a minimum dime size area. High heel shoes, rolling carts, furniture and chairs without protective pads can damage the floor and are not covered by this warranty. If you wish to file a claim under warranty, please contact the authorized dealer where the flooring was purchased.
15 YEAR LIMITED COMMERCIAL WARRANTY
Our 15 Year Limited Commercial Warranty for FRENCH ANTIQUE Luxury plank means that for fifteen (15) years, from the date of product purchase, your floor will be free from manufacturing defects and will not wear through when installed and maintained in accordance to manufacturer instructions (supplied with each product carton). The guarantee is for replacement or refund of the vinyl planks only and does not include labour or installation materials (i.e. glues, subfloors, tape, etc.). Claims for wear must show a minimum dime size area. High heel shoes, rolling carts, furniture and chairs without protective pads can damage the floor and are not covered by this warranty. If you wish to file a claim under warranty, please contact the authorized dealer where the flooring was purchased.
Our Warranty does not include the following:
- Dissatisfaction due to improper installation, maintenance, or irregularities caused by subfloor or existing floor.
- Reduction in gloss due to normal use.
- Damages due to stains, burns, cuts, scratches, indentations and other accidents or abuse.
- Problems or damages due to moisture, fungus, alkali or hydrostatic pressure in subfloor.
- Color shade variations from samples or printed illustrations compared to actual product.
- Installation of flooring over improper material: e.g. particleboard, chip wood, press board
- Installation in temperature ranges other than those in accordance with instruction.
- Gapping due to improper installation or adhesive shrinkage.
We will not pay labor costs to repair or replace material with defects that were apparent before or at the time of installation. Inspection by an authorized representative may be necessary to verify the manufacturing defect exists, or you may be requested to submit samples of defective material to CDM Distribution Inc. If replacement is needed in accordance with this warranty and the defective material or pattern has been discontinued, CDM Distribution Inc. reserves the right to select and supply similar CDM Distribution Inc. replacement material. If a manufacturing defect is found, CDM Distribution Inc. should be notified promptly.