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Konecto Sierra Plank: La Porte Floating Locking Floor System 11069

Konecto Sierra Plank:  La Porte Floating Locking Floor System 11069

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Approved Subfloor: Wood, Concrete, Vinyl, Linoleum, Ceramic
Carton Coverage: 22.50 sq ft
Color Group: Beige/Tan
Color Name: La Porte
Colors: Latte,Pumpkin,Bronze
Description: Luxury Resilient Tile
Dimensions: 36" L x 6" W x 0.19" T
Finish Type: Urethane
Finish Warranty: 25 Years
Installation: Glueless Click
Installation Method: Float
Length: 36
Locking: Floating Lock-Connect
Manufacturer: Konecto
Size: 6x36
Style Name: Sierra Plank
Thickness: 0.19
Visual: Wood
Where to Install: On, Above or Below Grade
Width: 6



  • Floating, Glueless Installation System

Simple to install!  Konecto™ planks float over most subfloors and lock together, without the use of messy adhesives

  • 100% Water Resistant
The perfect flooring solution for bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements
  • Looks & Feels Like Real Wood
With authentic hardwood textures on every plank you can create a beautiful hardwood look in any room of your home
  • Luxurious Resilient Flooring
        Warm and comfortable underfoot, resilient floors absorb sound and are guaranteed not to chip or crack

What makes KONECTO so unique & revolutionary?
No messy adhesives or glue is necessary. Because of Konecto's flexibility the planks can be installed over uneven sub-floors or existing floors such as natural wood, concrete, vinyl, linoleum and even ceramic.
Konecto looks and feels like wood, yet it is waterproof, so it can be installed in moisture prone areas that traditionally have been "off-limits" for traditional wood flooring and laminate products, like basements and bathrooms.
Each Konecto plank secures to each other not your sub-floor, using the revolutionary Konecto Strip. It's free floating. To cut a plank, simply score and snap.
No underlayment is necessary and Konecto is quiet and warm under foot.
It comes in three grades and thirty color choices to fit your budget and aesthetic needs.
Konecto Plank Installation Instructions:
1. Tools needed: utility knife & straight edge
2. Material needed: Measure the length and width of your room. If the room has alcoves or offsets, measure these separately. This will give you the square footage of the room. Have a minimum of 10% extra to cover mistakes, trimming and for future needs and or replacement. An example: Konecto Country and Sierra comes in 36" x 6" planks or 1.5 square feet per plank. 15 planks per case = 22.5 square feet per case.
So, if your room is 10' x 10' or 100 sq.ft., we would recommend you have 6 cases (135 sq.ft.)
Most installations require about 10% overage. However this can vary depending upon the room size and layout.
Condition Konecto Prior to installation: Konecto must be stored at room temperature of at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit. For 24 to 48 hours before installation. You don't have to remove planks from carton.
When installing Konecto be sure to deep dust, dirt or foreign particles away from the KonectoStrip. The cleaner the KonectoStrip remains, the better the bond between planks. The Konecto planks are best kept in the box until you are ready to install them. A protective sheet of paper has been placed between each plank insuring the KonectoStrip remains clean and ready to use.
Subfloor Preparation:
Virtually no surface preparation is needed. Konecto can be installed over most existing floors including wood, vinyl, linoleum, concrete and even ceramic tile.
All subfloors must be sound, solid and have little flexibility
Approved subfloors
Concrete: Any large cracks or voids must be filled with a cementitious patching compound.
Lightweight concretes are approved.
Wood subfloors must be sturdy, flat and have little flexibility.
OSB is approved. It must be sturdy, flat and have little flexibility.
All other subfloors, i.e. particleboard, chipboard, wafer board, etc. must be sturdy, flat and have little flexibility.
Quarry tile, terrazzo and ceramic tile: Use caution with highly embossed tile. This type of tile plus grout joints wider than 1/4 inch should be filled with a high quality cementitious patching product.
Radiant Heat: Subfloors should have operated for at least 3 weeks prior to installation to drive out moisture and calibrate temperature settings. All radiant heat floors should be turned off 3 days prior to installation and remain off for at least 6 days after installation to allow the adhesive to fully cure. Maximum operating temperature should never exceed 85° F. Radiant heat components must be a minimum of 1/2" separated from Konecto. This is the only type of radiant heat that is approved.
Flooring and subfloor room temperature should be between 65° and 85° Fahrenheit. Maintain proper temperature for 48 hours before and after installation. After that, maintain temperatures between 55° F and 85° F. The building's heating and air-conditioning system should be turned on at least one week before installation. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in an installation failure (i.e. flooring may expand or contract resulting in gapping). Konecto is an interior product only.
Konecto is water/moisture proof, and does not support mold or mildew. However, excessive moisture in the subfloor can cause mold, mildew, and moisture related issues in other products that can support this type of growth.
Existing Resilient Floors:
Existing resilient tile and sheet vinyl floors must be in good condition and thoroughly bonded to the structural floor...The exception is that any tile or sheet that is of a soft cushion construction must be removed. Note: A layer of resilient or soft underlayments like lauan may compromise the inherent strength of Konecto. Do not install over more than one layer of existing flooring, to prevent indentation or possible stress on the adhesive seams.
If laying Konecto over existing ceramic tile, it may be necessary to skim coat the grout lines with a floor leveler. If you install Konecto over an existing floor that has an embossing or grout line on it, we recommend you skim coat with a floor leveler if the embossing or grout line is greater than 1/8" (3 mm).
Check for any dips in the subfloor that can create a void underneath the floor that will cause stress on the plank seams when walking on it. If so please fill in and level subfloor with embossing leveler. Konecto is waterproof so it can be installed directly over concrete floors in the basement. If your concrete floor has any bumps or burrs of concrete sticking up, simply knock them off with a hammer and chisel and fill in the holes.
If you have asbestos tiles and don't want to pay for an expensive asbestos abatement job. Konecto is the perfect answer. Any loose of damaged tiles should be patched prior to installing Konecto over the asbestos floor. Never sand asbestos floors from any floor manufacturer, if you think the floor may have asbestos. We recommend the following actions in the room you are installing Konecto in: Beware of any sheetrock taping and sanding, POE, painting, wall prep, finishes, and other activities that produce lots of dust. Cover Konecto with a drop cloth...
Before laying out the floor, check the wall you are starting from and make sure it is square to the opposite wall. Simply measure the room from opposite ends of the wall to the far wall. If the measurements are different you can make adjustments on the first row of Konecto by scribing the plank on the over edge.
1. Lay a row of loose planks without securing them to each other first to determine if you need to adjust the length of the first plank to avoid a small piece of less than 12" on the opposite wall from where you started.
2. Installation should start in a corner and proceed from the wall with the under-edge facing out away from the wall. Allow a gap of 1/8" or less. (2-3 mm) for subfloor movement, which should be covered by molding. Trim off the top over-edge facing the corner wall.
3. When securing two planks together, you should angle (45 degrees) the second plank into the corresponding edge. The over-edge always placed on top of the under-edge. Use one hand to hold the plank and the other hand to guide the edge into place for a tight fit by rolling the plank as you go. Be careful to keep the seams tight. You can push the plank slightly against the adjoining plank to create a tight seam, if necessary, after the connection has been made.
4. One of the great attributes of Konecto: it's forgiving.
If your seam appears not to be tight, you can immediately pull apart the planks and reapply it. Slowly lift the top lank away from the bottom plank and simply reapply them - repeating step #3. Be careful not to pull the planks apart fast as you could rip or damage the KonectoStrip. You have at least 10 to 15 minutes of "open time" in which you can re-work the seams before any damage occurs to the adhesive on the KonectoStrip. The less pressure (or walking on) applied to Konecto, the longer this "open time".
5. When installing the plank, it is strongly recommended to stagger the rows so that the short edge (6") seams are not in a straight uniform line. We recommend the staggered random method. However you may want to try other "patterns" of planks to suit your taste.
6. Start the second row with the plank cut at about 2/3 length (2 feet). Simply measure and mark the plank, then using a straight edge and utility knife, simply score the plank and snap.
7. The over-edge butts up to the first row. Again, get one corner of the plank started tightly against the other and on a 45 degree angle roll the plank tightly into place. The remaining 1/3 piece can be used on the far wall, if the layout of the room permits. When cutting Konecto for length, be sure to always cut the short side of the plank with the over edge, the remaining piece can then be used on the opposite side of the room, at the end of that row.
8. Start the third row with the plank cut at 1/3 of a length (1 foot). Again the remaining piece can be used at the opposite end of the row, if the layout of the room permits.
9. Continue this pattern for the remainder of the rows to be installed. Always place the cut end of the first plank against the wall.
10. Fitting around irregular objects, no problem. Simply make a pattern out of heavy paper to fit around pipes or irregular objects. Place the pattern upon the plank and trace. Cut along trace lines using a utility knife or heavy duty scissors, and lay plank.
11. After installation is completed, roll the seams with a 100 lbs 3 section floor roller to insure bonding of both adhesive edges.
Replacement of Plank
Be sure to keep some spare Konecto planks in case there is an unforeseen need for replacement. If you need to replace a plank of Konecto use a heat gun and heat up the outside of the damaged plank, along the "under lip" KonectoStrip on the long and butt end of the plank. You can determine the "under lip" KonectoStrip by finding the installation starting wall. It is on the right side and top of the plank when facing plank and starting wall is on you left from the second row on. Hold the heat gun at least 6" away and be careful not to burn surface of plank. This will soften the adhesive enough for you to then make an incision with your utility knife along the seam cutting through the whole plank. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VERY SHARP BLADE IN YOUR UTILITY KNIFE!!
Cut a slot around 6 inches from the long side you just cut. Then using a flat head screw driver or putty knife, pry up the damaged plank. Once you can grip the plank pull it away from the "under lip" KonectoStrip from the adjoining plank be careful not to rip or damage strip.
If strip is damaged then please replace using alternate method. On "Over lip" KonectoStrip on adjoining plank use heat gun to soften adhesive and peel back original "Under lip" KonectoStrip on side and butt end of plank. Lift adjoining planks and slide replacement plank into place. Use a hand roller on all four seams of plank.
Alternate Method:
Use a heat gun being careful not to burn plank surface. This will soften the adhesive enough for you to then make an incision with your utility knife along the seam cutting through both the "over lip" and "under lip" KonectoStrip. Do this on all four sides. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VERY SHARP BLADE IN YOUR UTILITY KNIFE!! Cut a slot in the center of the plank to be removed. Then using a flat head screwdriver or putty knives, pry up the damaged plank. If the edges of plank that is removed do not cut out cleanly, you may need to go back with your SHARP utility knife and with a straight edge "clean up" the edges so that perfect rectangle is left with no KonectoStrips remaining from the adjoining planks - just a prefect rectangle remains.
When installing the replacement plank, first cut off the "under lip" KonectoStrip from one side and simply "attach it" to the "over lip" on the opposite side. Do this for both the long and short sides.
Take double face tape and cut four pieces to be placed all around the plank leaving the bottom cover on tape lift adjoining planks and side tape into position leaving at least 1 inch of tape exposed all around plank.
Position replacement planks and press into place. By not gluing the tape to the floor you will keep the installation floating so no buckling can occur.
Konecto Tile Installation Instructions:
Divide the room into equal quadrants using chalk lines. Dry-lay a row of tiles using the enclosed wax paper to protect the KonectoStrip, and then from the center line to the side wall determine the space left for the borders tiles adjust the chalk lines to achieve a balance layout with equal size borders all around. (This can readily be figured out from the room dimensions without putting down the tiles if desired.)
Once the border tiles are determined cut tile down to size. Start in corner of room with border tiles and lay down a row to end of wall with KonectoStrip facing out from the wall. Then lay adjoining row creating a 90 degree angle. Make sure by using a plumb line or laser gun that both rows are completely straight and secure. Use double face tape to keep both rows in place. If the wall is uneven, adjustments can be made by scribing the boarder tiles on the over edge. Then proceed in laying tiles in a staircase fashion. See diagram below:


























IMPORTANT: All Konecto Tile seams must be rolled with a minimum 100-lb roller after installation. Use a hand roller in areas not reached with a 100-lb. roller.
Tile Replacement:
Use a heat gun being careful not to burn tile surface. This will soften the adhesive enough for you to then make an incision with your utility knife along the seam cutting through both the "over lip" and "under lip" KonectoStrip. Do this on all four sides. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VERY SHARP BLADE IN YOUR UTILITY KNIFE!! Cut a slot in the center of the tile to be removed. Then using a flat head screw driver or putty knives, pry up the damaged plank. If the edges of plank that is removed do not cut out cleanly, you may need to go back with your SHARP utility knife and with a straight edge "clean up" the edges so that perfect rectangle is left with no KonectoStrips remaining from the adjoining planks - just a perfect rectangle remains.
When installing the replacement plank, first cut off the "under lip" KonectoStrip from one side and simply "attach it" to the "over lip" on the opposite side. Do this for both the long and short sides. Take double face tape and cut four pieces to be placed all around the tile leaving the bottom cover on tape lift adjoining tile and side tape into position leaving at least 1 inch of tape exposed all around tile. Position replacement tile and press into place. By not gluing the tape to the floor you will keep the installation floating so no buckling can occur.
Please follow same acclimation and subfloor conditions, and information listed for Konecto Plank for the Tile.
Troubleshooting for Plank and Tile:
Edges not sticking:
The Konecto adhesive can be reactivated as long as the strip is not contaminated with dirt and dust. You can reheat with heat gun and apply weight for small areas or use our liquid repair adhesive. In the winter time the adhesive is freeze thaw stable so if areas of the KonectoStrip are dull and not sticky then reactivate with a heat gun.
Konecto Butt end over edge is bending down when taking out of box:
Because of Konecto's flexibility the edges sometime bend in carton because of shipping. Just pull back the edge straight and put together and roll with hand roller. If this is not done the front edge will stick and a hump in the material will be seen that rolling may not take out.
Konecto Adhesive Instructions
Konecto Repair adhesive is a specially formulated adhesive to be used in repairing and reinforcing the bond of the Konecto Plank and Tile adhesive strip. Special care should be taken to use the adhesive properly. Avoid skin and eye contact and use with proper ventilation. Please follow instructions on bottle for First Aid and Storage.
The adhesive should be applied in a steady bead in the middle of the KonectoStrip from top to bottom of strip, being careful not to get any on the edge so it will bleed on to the surface of the tile. If any adhesive gets on the Plank or Tile surface it needs to be immediately removed with a wet rag before it dries or it will not be able to be removed without damaging the plank or tile.
Note: Please disregard all reference to applying floor finish on Aluminum Oxide Konecto Prestige. The Aluminum Oxide will give you a permanent finish.
Although KONECTO floors are durable, all floor coverings require some care to look their best and many problems can be prevented before they occur. The type and frequency of traffic on your floor will determine the frequency of maintenance needed. The type of floor and even the color will also have some bearing on how much care may be necessary. For example, solid color floors will visually show scuffs, scratches, dirt and general wear to a greater degree than multi-colors of chips or patterns. Of course, white or light colors will visually show staining to a greater degree than darker colors. For this reason, solid color and white floors should receive special attention in regard to preventative maintenance and amount of care provided. Good judgment when choosing the type and style of floor will help prevent maintenance problems before the floor is even installed!
Here are the proper steps for maintaining your KONECTO floor:
1. In order to prevent indentations and scratches, provide glass, plastic or other non-staining cups with flat under surfaces not less than 2" in width for the legs of heavy furniture or appliance. Equip swiveled-type office chairs and other rolling furniture with broad surface non-staining casters at least 2" in diameter. Remove small diameter buttons from the legs of straight chairs and replace with metal glides that have bearing surfaces not less than 1" in diameter.
2. Protect your floor against burns. Burns from the glowing end of a cigarette, matches, or other extremely hot items can damage KONECTO floors.
3. Do not flood floor or subject to frequent standing water. KONECTO will not be affected by the moisture but other problems associated with excessive moisture can affect the job site and should be addressed. KONECTO plank should not be used as a Moisture Reduction System.
4. Protect your floor from tracked-in-dirt and grit particles by using mats at all outside entrances. Take time to remove any embedded grit particles from shoe soles before entering room. Avoid the use of rubber-backed mats, as certain rubber compounds can permanently stain vinyl. Avoid tracking in tar or asphalt from driveways, as this can also discolor vinyl. Avoid high heels on your floor. They can cause permanent damage. Do not use vinegar, one-step cleaner/polishes or oil soaps on KONECTO products.
5. All KONECTO floors have a good resistance to stains. They are not affected by most common household spills: however, any spill should be cleaned up immediately. The longer the spilled materials are left on the floor, the greater the risk of permanently staining the floor. For information regarding the proper method or solution to use on a specific stain, contact KONECTO's Technical Department or check troubleshooting guide.
6. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged periods. During peak sunlight hours, the use of the drapes or blinds is recommended. Prolonged direct sunlight can result in discoloration, and excessive temperatures might cause tile expansion.
7. Do not use vinegar as a cleaning agent on KONECTO vinyl products.
  • The type frequency of traffic on your KONECTO floor will determine the frequency of maintenance needed.
  • The type of floor, and even the color, will have some bearing on how much care may be necessary.
  • Regular adherence to an effective maintenance program should include:
    • thorough dirt and grit regulation and prompt removal of spills and stains protection of the floor surface
The most effective part of any floor maintenance program is the simplest: sweep, dust mop or vacuum KONECTO flooring DAILY, or more frequently if needed.
Initial Maintenance Upon Completion of the Installation:
1. Sweep or vacuum thoroughly and remove any adhesive residue from surface. Mineral spirits is fine for this.
2. Do not wash the floor for at least 24 hours after installation. Lightly damp mop with a very diluted solution of Vinyl Cleaner. Remove any scuffs and excessive soil by careful scrubbing. Certain types of rubber heel marks may be removed by rubbing with a cloth dampened in mineral spirits.
Routine Commercial Maintenance:
1. KONECTO solid vinyl plank has excellent durability and a history of performing well in heavy commercial installations as long as a sound maintenance program is followed. Light daily sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming will prevent dirt and grit particles from being ground into the surface of the tile. Non-rubber, walk off mats should be used to control the amount of dirt and grit reaching the floor. The mats should be as wide as the doorway and thick enough to trap dirt. Frequent light mopping will prevent the floor from becoming heavily soiled and will remove most spills and stains. The amount and type of traffic will dictate the frequency of washing. Wash the floor by damp mopping with a Neutral Cleaner diluted with warm water.
2. If the floor receives hard use and becomes extremely dirty, as in heavily used commercial installations, an occasional scrubbing may be necessary. This can be accomplished by using a low speed power buffer with a red scrubbing-type (polyester or nylon) pad. Spray the floor with diluted Neutral Cleaner and work the solution over the floor using the buffer and the scrubbing pad. After this has been done, remove the dirty residue by damp mopping with clear water or with a wet vacuum.
3. After damp mopping or scrubbing, the floor may be spray buffed with Acrylic based floor finish, using a white polishing type pad to restore the gloss. See later sections. The final buffing or polishing is important not only to achieve a high gloss but also make it easier to maintain in the future.
4. Apply regular coatings of Gloss or Matte Acrylic based floor finish as required.
5. If a matte finish is desired, floor cannot be buffed or a gloss floor will result. Use two coats of a Matte Acrylic based floor finish and monitor wear closely. When high traffic areas begin to show wear, apply another coat. Continue this program until low traffic areas begin to build up. Then strip using a Gloss & Matte Stripper for vinyl floors.
When necessary, to remove a buildup of finish, strip the floor with a Gloss & Matte Vinyl floor Stripper and appropriate stripping pads or brushes. You will need to damp mop or wet vacuum residue from the floor.
Stain Removal:
To remove stubborn spots or stains from KONECTO Luxury Vinyl Floors, always begin with mild cleaners such as Neutral PH Cleaner or a Gloss & Matte Vinyl floor Stripper. If this fails to remove the stain, use mineral spirits. Do not use harsh solvents such as acetone or lacquer thinner, as these can permanently soften the vinyl surface. For extreme staining (paints, permanent markers, dyes) try applying fingernail polish remover containing acetone (not straight acetone) applied to a soft cloth and rubbing. Any damage resulting from use of pure solvents IS NOT covered by warranty. Always test stronger cleaning agents on sample pieces or in unnoticeable areas first.
Scuffing & Scratching:
Although KONECTO Vinyl Planks are very resistant to scuffing and scratching, surface damage can occur with hard enough use, or if floor is improperly maintained. This is why Acrylic based floor finish is required in commercial installations. If damage occurs, either:
1. Hand buff the spot with 0000 steel wool using a solution of Gloss & Matte Vinyl floor Stripper. If damage is deep, try using 000 steel wool, or...
2. Machine buff using the appropriate pad with a solution of Gloss & Matte Vinyl floor Stripper, then recoat the floor with an Acrylic based floor finish.
Konecto Accessories
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Konecto Repair Adhesive: A liquid aggressive adhesive that when placed on KonectoStrip will leave a lasting tight bond.
Konecto Floor Cleaner: A specially formulated concentrated cleaner that when mixed with water will remove dirt and grime plus remove light scratches.
Konecto Scratch Remover: A 22 oz. spray that will remove and conceal scratch on isolated planks or tiles.
Konecto Accessories Available
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Konecto Transition Strip: A strip when apply will change an overlip to and underlip Konecto strip to change directions.
Two sizes available: one for Country Collection and one for Sierra and Prestige.
Limited Warranty
Non-Aluminum Oxide
This warranty covers materials and reasonable labor costs if professional installation was paid for when the floor was originally installed. KONECTO reserves the right to use its own source to obtain an installer for replacement flooring. This warranty does not include damage caused by fire, intentional abuse, damage caused by vacuum cleaner beater bar, caster wheels, and cutting from sharp objects, staining from latex or rubber based mats, asphalt tracking, minor shading, color or texture differences between samples and delivered product, exterior application or loss due to inconvenience, loss of time, incidental expenses or consequential damages. Konecto should not be used to seal an existing floor from moisture it is a floating floor which is waterproof but Konecto can not inhibit growth of mold, or problems associated with flooding, excessive moisture or alkalis in the subfloor or conditions arising from hydrostatic pressure. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of Incidental or consequential damages to that the above limitation and exclusion may not apply. Your warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other legal rights, which vary, from State to State.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the KONECTO product, not to any subsequent homeowner and is pro-rated. This warranty is in lieu of any other warranties, expressed or implied. If a defect is found KONECTO will repair the defective area or replace the floor with similar color, pattern and quality at your option. Please keep your receipt or obtain it from the original purchaser. KONECTO needs the receipt in order to verify date of purchase to help resolve any problems.
Konecto Sierra
25 Years
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