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Armstrong Raffia: Pearl Vinyl Composite Tile 55803

Armstrong Raffia: Pearl Vinyl Composite Tile 55803

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Approved Subfloor: Wood, Concrete, Ceramic, Terrazzo, Marble, Metal, Existing Resilient
Carton Coverage: 44 sq ft
Color Group: Gray
Color Name: Pearl
Colors: Oats,White
Description: Vinyl Composite Tile
Dimensions: 24" L x 12" W x 0.125" T
Finish Type: Fast Start Acrylic
Finish Warranty: 5 Year Limited Commercial
Installation: Glue Down
Installation Method: Glue Down
Length: 24
Locking: Full Spread Adhesive
Manufacturer: Armstrong
Manufacturer SKU: 55803
Planks Per Carton: 22
Size: 12x24
Style Name: Raffia
Thickness: 0.125
Visual: Stone
Where to Install: On, Above or Below Grade
Width: 12
 
Vinyl Composition Tile
Installation System
 
Product
 
Adhesive/Full Spread
 
Adhesive/Tile-On
 
Comment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imperial Texture
MultiColor
RAVE
Stonetex
Companion Square
FeatureTile/Strips
 
S-89, S-515, S-700 or S-750
 
S-515 or S-750
 
Stonetex - lay with directional arrows pointing in the same direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARTEFFECTS
 
S-89, S-515, S-700 OR S-750
 
S-515 or S-750
 
For best overall visual effect, install with the directional arrows pointing in the same direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAFETY ZONE
 
S-89, S-515, S-700, S-750 OR S-230
     
S-515 or S-750
 
Roll tile with 100-lb. roller.  Lay arrows in same direction.  For S-230, follow instructions for Specialty Areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vinyl No-Wax
(Dry Back)
 
S-515 or S-750
 
S-515 or S-750
 
Roll tile with 100-lb. roller.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Urethane No-Wax
(Dry Back)
     
S-89, S-515, S-700 OR S-750
 
S-515 or S-750
     
Roll tile with 100-lb. roller.
 
Suitable Substrates:
All substrates listed below must be properly prepared and meet the requirements discussed in Chapter IV, Subfloors and Underlayments.  There may be certain exceptions and special conditions for these substrates to be suitable for the Vinyl Composition Tile Installation System.
 
Full Spread:
  • Concrete
  • Approved Suspended Wood
  • Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Lead, Copper, Brass, Bronze
  • Ceramic Tile, Terrazzo, Marble
  • Polymeric Poured (seamless) Floors
Tile-On:
  • Existing Resilient Sheet Floors
  • Vinyl Composition, Vinyl Asbestos, Asphalt, Rubber and Vinyl Tile-on Grade or Suspended Only
Job Conditions/Preparation:
  • Substrates must be dry, clean, smooth and free from paint, varnish, wax, oils, solvents and other foreign matter.  In renovation or remodel work, remove any existing adhesive residue* so that no ridges or puddles are evident and a thin, smooth film remains.
  • When using S-230, remove any existing adhesive residue* so that 80% of the overall area of the original substrate is exposed.  If these requirements are not followed, curled and/or loose tile could result.  For Tile-On, remove wax or other finishes with a commercially available liquid wax stripper.  Replace or repair indented or otherwise damaged areas.
  • Allow all flooring materials and adhesives to condition to the room temperature a minimum of 48 hours before starting the installation.
  • The area to receive resilient flooring should be maintained at a minimum of 65°F (18°C) and a maximum of 100°F (38°C) for 48 hours before, during and for 48 hours after completion.  When using S-230 Epoxy Adhesive the maximum room temperature should not exceed 85°F (29°C).
  • During the service life of the floor the temperature should never fall below 55°F (13°C).  The performance of the flooring material and adhesives can be adversely affected below this minimum temperature.
  • Conduct calcium chloride tests or percent relative humidity tests.  Bond Tests should also be conducted for compatibility with the substrate.  Please refer to Chapter IV, Subfloors and Underlayments.
  • Radiant-heated substrates must not exceed a maximum surface temperature of 85°F (29°C).
  • Concrete floors should be tested for alkalinity.  The allowable readings for the installation of Armstrong flooring are 5 to 9 on the pH scale.

*Some previously manufactured asphaltic "cutback" adhesives contained asbestos (see warning statement on page xii).  For removal instructions, refer to the Resilient Floor Covering Institutes's publication Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings.

Fitting:
See Chapter VII, Layout and Fitting, for room layout.
 
Before installing the material, plan the layout so tile joints fall at least 6" (15.2 cm) away from subfloor/underlayment joints.  Do not install over expansion joints.
 
When installing over an existing resilient floor, plan the layout so the new joints are a minimum of 6" (15.2 cm) away from the original seams.  When installing over tile floors, joints should fall in the center of the tile.
 
When installing 12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) tiles, avoid having border pieces less than 6" (15.2 cm) wide.
 
Abutting Different Gauges of Resilient Flooring:  When installing thinner gauge material next to thicker gauge materials, install thicker material first and then butt a 12" (30.5 cm) wide pieces of S-153 Scribing Felt against the thicker material.  Adhere the Scribing Felt to the subfloor with S-235 Adhesive.  Use the fine notching of the Armstrong S-891 Towel over nonporous substrates such as existing resilient flooring, and use the regular notching of the Armstrong S-891 Trowel over porous subfloors such as wood and concrete.  Use Armstrong S-184 Fast-Setting Cement-Based Patch and Skim Coat or S-194 Patch, Underlayment and Embossing Leveler to feather the edge of the S-153 Scribing Felt to the level of the substrate.  Allow the patch to dry completely before installing the flooring.  Scribing Felt is not recommended to be used under the entire installation.
 
Adhesive Open Times and Working Times
Adhesive
Open Time
Working Time
S-89
60 minutes or more
18 hours
S-515
Approximately 30 minutes or more
24 hours
S-700
Approximately 30 minutes or more
18 hours
S-750
Approximately 30 minutes or more
6 hours
S-230
Minimum 20 minutes
1 hour

 

NOTE:  All adhesives except S-230 should be dry-to-touch before installing tile.  The amount of open time will vary according to job conditions, temperature, humidity, air flow and type of substrate.  All adhesives are applied with fine notching [1/32" (0.8 mm) deep, 1/16" (1.6 mm) wide, 5/64" (2 mm) apart.]
 
Procedure:
See Chapter VI, Adhesives, Trowel Notchings and Seam Treatments.
 
When using tile from two or more cartons, check to be sure all pattern and lot numbers are the same to ensure proper color match.  On larger installations, open several cartons and mix them as they are installed to help blend any slight shade differences from one carton to the next.
 
Tile products with directional arrows on the back should be installed with the arrows all pointing in the same direction.
 
Tile Installed Using S-89, S-515, S-700 or S-750:
  1. Line off entire area to be installed.
  2. Apply the adhesive over the area not covering the chalk lines and using the fine notching of the S-891 Trowel.  You may prefer to spread and install one quarter of the room at a time.
  3. Allow the adhesive to set until dry-to-touch (except for S-230) following the recommended open time.  To test, press your thumb lightly on the surface of the adhesive in several places.  IF the surface feels slightly tacky as your thumb is drawn away and does not stick to your thumb, the adhesive is ready for the installation.
  4. Install the tile along the chalk lines, laying the field area first and then fitting in the border tile.
  5. Roll all residential tile and SAFTEY ZONE in both directions within the adhesive working time using a 100-lb. roller.
  6. Clean adhesive from the surface of the tile using a clean white cloth dampened with a neutral detergent and water.
  7. Tile should not be exposed to rolling load traffic for at least 72 hours after installation to allow setting and drying of the adhesive.
SAFETY ZONE in Specialty Areas:
  1. Line off entire area to be installed.
  2. Move chalk lines to one corner or end of the area farthest from the doorway.  These lines should be two or three feet from the wall depending on your reach.
  3. Remove the bottom of S-230 cans Part A and Part B with a can opener.  Mix entire contents of Part A and Part B together with a stirring motion while at the same time lifting from the bottom. Mix thoroughly for 3 to 5 minutes to a uniform color.  Do not over mix. Never mix S-230 Adhesive on the subfloor surface.
  4. Immediately pour the entire unit of mixed adhesive onto the subfloor.  Do not leave mixed adhesive in cans because it shortens pot life and working time, and may generate excessive heat.  Maximum pot life of the S-230 Adhesive is approximately 10 minutes depending on temperature and atmospheric conditions.
  5. Apply S-230 Adhesive for only two or three rows of tile (Fig. 3). Working time of S-230 is approximately one hour.
  6. Tile may be placed into the adhesive immediately, but allowing a 15–20 minute open time and fitting border tile tightly will reduce tile shifting and adhesive oozing. Do not allow the adhesive to dry completely.
  7. Install tile with the arrows on the back of the tile pointing in the same direction.
  8. Roll tile in both directions within one hour of spreading S-230 Adhesive using a 100-lb. roller. Re-roll one hour later in both directions. Remove adhesive residue from the surface of all the tile immediately using a clean white cloth dampened with neutral detergent and water. Dried S-230 Adhesive cannot be removed.
  9. Do not work on newly adhered tile except to roll tile. Use a kneeling board if necessary.
  10. Continue Steps 4 through 9 until entire area is completed.
  11. Do not allow traffic on tile for 24 hours after installation.
  12. Flooring should not be exposed to rolling load traffic for at least 72 hours after installation to allow setting and drying of the adhesive.
Precautions:
  • S-230 Adhesive is recommended for SAFETY ZONE in areas that may be exposed to frequent surface moisture and/or cooler temperatures.
  • S-230 Adhesive may also be used to install the first 3 to 5 rows of SAFETY ZONE when used in areas that will be affected by surface moisture and/or cooler temperatures.
  • Tiles are to be heated from the back only, never the face.
  • Do not wash tile for at least four days after installation. This will allow the tile to become well seated in the adhesive and prevent excess moisture and cleaning agents from interfering with the adhesive bond.
  • Products installed using the Tile-On System may have less resistance to indentation.We strongly recommend the use of Armstrong Floor Protectors.
  • S-89 is not recommended over wood substrates.

 
 
Commercial Floors Warranty
 
PRODUCTS
Armstrong warrants its regular (first quality) commercial floor products to be free from manufacturing defects for five years from the date of purchase.
 
INSTALLATION
Armstrong warrants the installation integrity of these products for five years from the date of purchase.  Installation integrity means that the products are installed according to the Armstrong Guaranteed Installation Systems manual, F-5061.  The F-5061 manual is revised on a yearly basis, and floor must be installed according to the recommendations contained in the issue of F-5061 that is current and available at the time of installation.
 
WORKMANSHIP
Armstrong does not warrant installers' workmanship.  Workmanship errors should be addressed to the contractor who installed the floor.  Your Armstrong commercial floor should be professionally installed by contractors who have demonstrated expertise in installing commercial floors.
 
TERMS
  • Within One Year:  If a defect covered by this warranty is reported to Armstrong in writing within one year of purchase, Armstrong will supply new material of the same or similar grade sufficient to repair or replace the defective material.  Armstrong will also pay reasonable labor costs.
  • Within Two Years:  If a defect covered by this warranty is reported to Armstrong in writing after one year but within two years of purchase, Armstrong will supply new material of the same or similar grade sufficient to repair or replace the defective material.  Armstrong will also pay fifty percent of reasonable labor costs.
  • After Two Years:  If a defect covered by this warranty is reported to Armstrong in writing after two years but within five years of purchase, Armstrong will supply new material of the same or similar grade sufficient to repair or replace the defective material.  Armstrong will not pay labor costs.
Armstrong will not pay labor costs to repair or replace materials with defects that were apparent before or at the time of installation.
 
EXCLUSIONS
The following are not covered by this warranty:
  • Improper installation.
  • Differences in color between products and samples or photographs.
  • Indentation from improper loading including heels, spiked shoes, rolling loads, chairs or other furniture not using floor protectors.
  • Discoloration.
  • Failure of the floor to adhere to the subfloor due to, for example, moisture, alkaline or hydrostatic pressure from the subfloor.
  • Inappropriate end-user activities.
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES BEYOND THIS EXPRESSED WARRANTY.  ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE EXCLUDED.
 
ARMSTRONG EXCLUDES ANY LIABILITY FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.  THE REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABE FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
 
WARRANTY OWNER
This warranty extends only to the original end-user.