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This beautiful Sunflowers design was created by block printing, then scanning the artwork into the computer to create a vector file. Sunflowers represent loyalty and longevity. They are known as "happy flowers" making them ideal to brighten any space in a home, hotel, or restaurant. Cheer up an environment with this pattern on flooring, wall coverings, and rugs.

Available Colors: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple

Contact Us for Pricing.

Impactful top printed graphics provide clear, crisp images for your space. Perfect for rugs, play mats, trade shows and more.

Features:
• Impactful - Top printed graphics provide super clear images

• Easy Install - Lightweight roll out in your space

• Cost Effective - Our most cost-effective trade show flooring

• Small to Large - Ideal for smaller customers with smaller booth spaces

Specifications:
• Material: PVC Coated Polyester Woven Fabric

• Surface Texture: Semi-Smooth

• Topcoat: None

• Wear Layer: None

• Total Thickness: Approximately 2.2 mm (+/- 0.20 mm)

• Composition: 85% PVC, 15% Polyester

• Fire Retardant: Yes

• Slip Resistant: Yes

• Maximum Print Size: 10’ x 58’

• Weight: Approximately 0.215 lbs. per square foot

Our residential grade vinyl is 1.3 mm thick or in floor terms 50 mil.

Graphic Image Flooring Residential Grade Floor is our medium weight floor that is 1.3 mm thick clear vinyl with your image digitally printed directly to the underside. This provides you with a nice thick wear layer that is very durable and ideal for residential projects or companies looking for a more durable but lighter weight material for trade shows.

By comparison your vinyl from your retail flooring store is a laminated product with a wear layer that is typically around 10 mil thick. For vinyl or resilient flooring, the wear layer is the key determinant in the lifespan of your floor. Our residential grade is approximately 5 times thicker than general floors.

Features:
• Embossed surface that can withstand your traffic levels

• Impactful – high resolution prints provide impact for your pattern

• Easy Install – like standard floors except for the adhesive (see Technical Information)

• Easy Clean – soap and water are all that is required

Specifications:
• Material: 100% Polyvinyl

• Surface Texture: Wood Grain

• Topcoat: Satin - Water Based

• Wear Layer: 1.3 mm (50 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Total Thickness: 1.3 mm (50 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Composition: 100% Polyvinyl (Solid polyvinyl - No fillers, foams, or laminates)

• Weight: Approximately 0.4 lbs. per square foot

• Maximum Print Size: 10’ x 50’ before seams

• Production: Approximately 5 business days

• Shipping: FedEx Ground - Rate in Cart

Contact Us for Pricing.

Graphic Image Flooring Commercial Grade Floor is the workhorse and most durable floor from a top wear standpoint available. It is a 1.9 mm thick (about the thickness of a nickel) clear vinyl also with your printed graphic on the underside.
With the thickest wear layer of any roll-out floor on the market today you can rest assured that you will be able to reuse this floor for countless shows and events.

Commercial resilient floors from your specialty flooring store is a laminated product with a wear layer that is typically around 20 mil thick. For vinyl or resilient flooring, the wear layer is the key determinant in the lifespan of your floor.


The THICKEST WEAR LAYER OF ANY ROLLOUT FLOOR IN THE WORLD!

Features:
• Embossed surface that can withstand the highest traffic levels

• Impactful - best way to highlight your brand and stand out

• Easy Install – like standard floors except for the adhesive (see Technical Information)

• Easy Clean – soap and water are all that is required

Specifications:
• Material: 100% Polyvinyl• Surface Texture: Ceramic or Semi-Smooth

• Topcoat: Satin - Water Based• Wear Layer: 1.9 mm (75 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Total Thickness: 1.9 mm (75 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Composition: 100% Polyvinyl (Solid polyvinyl - No fillers, foams, or laminates)

• Weight: Approximately 0.5 lbs. per square foot

• Maximum Print Size: 10’ x 58’ before seams

• Production: Approximately 5 business days

• Shipping: FedEx Ground - Rate in Cart

Suitable Substrate Floor Preparations

Removal of all existing flooring is recommended whenever possible; however, in certain circumstances it may be possible to install over an existing floor.

Graphic Image Flooring™ vinyl flooring material may be installed over existing flooring surfaces such as terrazzo, epoxy, ceramic tile, quarry tile, metal floors, and in certain cases resilient floors and VCT, provided they are dry, well bonded, sound, smooth, and free of waxes, polishes and/or any other foreign materials.

The responsibility of determining if the existing floor is a suitable subfloor rests solely with the customer, installer, and flooring contractor. If there is any doubt, the existing floor should be removed.

Concrete Floors:

Concrete Floors must be smooth, clean, and permanently dry. Floors must be free of all foreign materials, including dust, sealers, paint, grease, oils, solvents, curing/hardening compounds, asphalt, old adhesive, residue, and any other contaminants.

Metal Subfloors:
Metal subfloors (Steel or Aluminum) must be clean, rigid, and free from all rust, oil, grease, coatings, and all other contaminants.

Wood Floors:

Wood floors should be double layer construction with a minimum total thickness of 1”. The subfloor
must be rigid, free from movement, and have at least 18” of well-ventilated air space below. Wood subfloors must not exceed 8% moisture content when measured with a Delmhorst Wood Moisture Tester. Do not install over particle board, chip board or Masonite™.

Unsuitable Substates Include:
Rubber, Cushioned Flooring, Strip Wood, Gypsum Based Underlayment or Lightweight Concrete

Preparation & Material HandlingMoisture Testing:

Graphic Image Flooring™ uses G-Floor Graphic™ clear vinyl products by Better Life Technology (BLT) are intended for use in high-traffic areas, therefore preparation is especially important. In most cases, remove all existing floor coverings before installing these products. You must follow all federal, state, and local regulations regarding the removal of existing flooring.

All concrete under floors must be tested for moisture before starting the installation using either the Anhydrous Calcium Chloride Test following ASTM F1869 procedures and/or the IN-SITU Relative Humidity Test following ASTM F2170.

The maximum permissible Moisture Vapor Emission Rate (“MVER”) is determined based on product construction and adhesive type. An MVER of up to 5 lb. moisture per 1,000 sq.ft. per 24 hour is the maximum acceptable MVER with G-Floor homogenous vinyl. The Relative Humidity Test readings according to ASTM F-2170 should not exceed (RH) 85%. If both tests are performed, the RH test is the qualifying standard.

NOTE:

While either of the industry accepted moisture-testing methods may be used, the results are not interchangeable; if both tests are performed, they must both be in the acceptable range to be considered valid.

Floor Cleaning:

Floor must be clean, smooth, flat, and dry. Remove all foreign substances such as wax, grease, dirt, construction marks and contaminants, and any substance or chemical that would interfere with a good bond. Prime extremely porous floors with Taylor Envirotec 2025 Universal Primer™ to prevent over absorption of adhesives, dust containment, and to insure a better bond of the adhesive to the subfloor/underlayment.

Patching & Leveling Compounds:

Use of Latex /Portland cement trowel underlayment or self-leveling cement-like products for repairing or leveling concrete subfloors is recommended where needed. Sand & fill approved underlayment panel joints using a latex/Portland cement compound.

Material Handling Procedures

It is imperative to maintain the material, adhesive, and job site at a temperature between 65°F - 85°F for 48 hours before and during the installation. If the material has been stored at colder temperatures, it will need to be unrolled and allowed to relax for at least 24 - 48 hours before proceeding with the installation.

The colder the storage or shipping the longer it will take to relax. Do not force or you risk damaging the vinyl. Contracting a qualified flooring installation service for all commercial installations is highly suggested.
• It may not be the floor covering installer’s responsibility to conduct the tests. It is, however, the floor covering installer’s responsibility to make sure these tests have been conducted and that the results are acceptable prior to installing the floor covering. When moisture tests are conducted, it indicates the conditions only at the time of the test.

• If the flooring contractor elects to install new floor covering over an existing floor covering, the flooring contractor assumes all responsibility as to the suitability and continued performance of the existing floor covering. If removal of existing resilient floor covering is required, follow Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) work practices.Inspection of flooring material prior to installation is required. Any defects should be reported within 2 days of receipt and prior to installation. Graphic Image Flooring™ is not responsible for material or labor costs to repair or replace material with defects that were apparent before, during or noticed at the end of an installation.

Applying Adhesive & Cold Weld Seams

WARNING: DO NOT USE MULTI-PURPOSE OR VCT ADHESIVE - MUST BE PLASTICIZER MIGRATION RESISTANT

The recommended adhesive for permanent installation is Taylor Resolute (Formerly MS+ Resilient). An alternative adhesive is Roberts 7350. If using another adhesive, it must be plasticizer migrant resistant to protect against chemical reaction between the adhesive and print.

The adhesive, floor covering, and area to receive flooring must maintain a temperature of 65º to 85º F and at a relative humidity of 30% to 60% for 72 hours before, during, and after the installation.When applying adhesive, use a notched trowel, size- 1/16 in. x 1/32 in. x 1/32 in. If the notches are too large, they place too much adhesive which can lead to trowel-marks showing through the material and/or excessive indentations. This can cause swelling, bubbles and buckling throughout the material. If the trowel notches are too small the adhesive will not hold the flooring down.

Spread adhesive covering 100% of the exposed subfloor, leave no gaps or puddles. Keep trowel away from vinyl backing as it may scratch the flooring and show through. Maintain uniform coverage by keeping the trowel clean and properly notched.

Taylor Resolute (MS+ Resilient):

Use Wet Set Method - The wet set method is essentially what its name infers the adhesive is troweled on the substrate, with the appropriate trowel, and lay sheet goods immediately into wet adhesive. Adhesive must wet transfer 100% to flooring product to ensure proper bond. Adhesive working time is approximately 45-50 minutes but will vary with ambient job site conditions. After installation of the flooring, roll installation with a 100 lb. roller.

Seams - Cold Weld:

Traditional Double-cutting method using Cold Weld Liquid:
1. Align the pattern and providing adequate overlap, adhere the sheets of material up to the designated dry zone.

2. Cut the seam using a utility knife with a new, sharp blade. Using a steel straightedge, cut through both sheets of flooring at a 90º angle to the floor covering.

3. Do not lift knife out of floor during seam cutting.

4. Once you have cut the seam, remove the selvage and fold back the sheets to expose the dry zone.

5. Apply adhesive with a properly notched trowel across the dry zone.

6. Allow adhesive to develop tack, lay sheet that was on the bottom during the cutting process into the adhesive first.

7. Place masking tape over the seam and press it down firmly.8. Cut through the masking tape over the join between the two sheets using a straight knife

9. Press the needle of the tube firmly into the seam and pull the tube along the joint.

10. Control the flow of liquid so that a 5 mm wide glue line appears on top of the masking tape.

11. Wait about 10 minutes for the glue to bond and then pull the masking tape off.

Heat Weld & Additional InformationSeams - Heat Weld:

Heat welding is the process of heat fusing two sheets of resilient sheet vinyl flooring together at the seam. A properly executed heat welded seam offers impervious, reinforced seams recommended for areas of high traffic, including those subjected to heavy rolling or wheeled loads, areas exposed to excessive moisture (frequent washing), healthcare applications (sanitation), laboratories, and clean rooms.

G-Floor™ welding thread is 4 mm in diameter and is meant to be used with a 4 mm nozzle. Use of a larger nozzle will cause improper bonding or permanent damage to the flooring, including burning or glazing of the vinyl wear layer surface.

Grooving: Using a grooving tool and a straight edge, groove the seam to a consistent depth of approximately 2/3 the thickness of the floor or half the thickness of the welding thread, whichever is less. Take care not to groove completely through the backing layer where the print is.

Welding: Using a heat gun set between 350°F – 400°F, insert the welding thread into the 4 mm speed nozzle as it comes into contact with the grooved seam. Keeping the nozzle perpendicular to the floor, apply slight downward pressure, and draw it along the seam at a smooth and constant speed. If stopping at any point along the seam, pull the heat gun away from the flooring, and cut the welding thread. This will prevent the heat gun from scorching the surface of the flooring and welding thread. Test seam strength by tugging a length of welding thread. If fused properly, it should break before pulling away from the seam.

Trimming: After allowing the thread to cool to room temperature it may be trimmed and skived. This must be done in two passes. The first pass is done using a trim plate and crescent knife, which will trim off the top half of the thread. The second pass is done using the spatula knife only and will trim the thread flush with the surface of the flooring.
Note that for embossed products, the thread can only be skived to the top of the embossing.

Glazing: Using a heat gun with the nozzle attached, draw it along the seam with the nozzle approximately 1/4” above the thread. Move the gun slowly enough to melt the surface of the thread, but fast enough to avoid damaging the flooring on either side. Note that glazing of the thread after trimming is required and will ensure correct color matching of the thread to the material and prevent the seam from collecting excessive soiling.

Additional Notes:

• Always inspect the flooring thoroughly before installation. Report any defects prior to installation.

• DO NOT mop your floor for about five days. The adhesives need time to cure.

• After installation is complete, keep traffic off of floor for at least 24 hours & heavy objects or rolling loads for 72 hours. DO NOT slide heavy appliances or furniture over or across the flooring. Always lift objects and place them on a hard board between the flooring and object and gently reposition them.

• Use permanent silicone next to bathtubs, showers, sliding doors, patio doors, around metal door jambs or similar areas.

• For bathroom installations, apply silicone around the toilet, next to the bathtubs and showers to prevent moisture from getting under the vinyl. Failure to seal properly can allow moisture under the vinyl which may damage the print.

• Note: if there is a ceramic sanitary cove and no place to install trim mold, you can apply silicone caulk around the walls.

• Make sure furniture legs have large surface, non-staining plastic floor protectors or non-staining felt pads. Protectors should be at least one inch in diameter and rest flat on the floor. The heavier the item, the wider the floor protector.Information provided is for G-Floor Graphic Vinyl™. Graphic Image Flooring™ is not responsible for errors and/or omissions. Always follow applicable label instructions.

Description

This beautiful Sunflowers design was created by block printing, then scanning the artwork into the computer to create a vector file. Sunflowers represent loyalty and longevity. They are known as "happy flowers" making them ideal to brighten any space in a home, hotel, or restaurant. Cheer up an environment with this pattern on flooring, wall coverings, and rugs.

Available Colors: Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple

Shorter-Term Use

Contact Us for Pricing.

Impactful top printed graphics provide clear, crisp images for your space. Perfect for rugs, play mats, trade shows and more.

Features:
• Impactful - Top printed graphics provide super clear images

• Easy Install - Lightweight roll out in your space

• Cost Effective - Our most cost-effective trade show flooring

• Small to Large - Ideal for smaller customers with smaller booth spaces

Specifications:
• Material: PVC Coated Polyester Woven Fabric

• Surface Texture: Semi-Smooth

• Topcoat: None

• Wear Layer: None

• Total Thickness: Approximately 2.2 mm (+/- 0.20 mm)

• Composition: 85% PVC, 15% Polyester

• Fire Retardant: Yes

• Slip Resistant: Yes

• Maximum Print Size: 10’ x 58’

• Weight: Approximately 0.215 lbs. per square foot

Residential Grade

Our residential grade vinyl is 1.3 mm thick or in floor terms 50 mil.

Graphic Image Flooring Residential Grade Floor is our medium weight floor that is 1.3 mm thick clear vinyl with your image digitally printed directly to the underside. This provides you with a nice thick wear layer that is very durable and ideal for residential projects or companies looking for a more durable but lighter weight material for trade shows.

By comparison your vinyl from your retail flooring store is a laminated product with a wear layer that is typically around 10 mil thick. For vinyl or resilient flooring, the wear layer is the key determinant in the lifespan of your floor. Our residential grade is approximately 5 times thicker than general floors.

Features:
• Embossed surface that can withstand your traffic levels

• Impactful – high resolution prints provide impact for your pattern

• Easy Install – like standard floors except for the adhesive (see Technical Information)

• Easy Clean – soap and water are all that is required

Specifications:
• Material: 100% Polyvinyl

• Surface Texture: Wood Grain

• Topcoat: Satin - Water Based

• Wear Layer: 1.3 mm (50 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Total Thickness: 1.3 mm (50 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Composition: 100% Polyvinyl (Solid polyvinyl - No fillers, foams, or laminates)

• Weight: Approximately 0.4 lbs. per square foot

• Maximum Print Size: 10’ x 50’ before seams

• Production: Approximately 5 business days

• Shipping: FedEx Ground - Rate in Cart

Commercial Grade

Contact Us for Pricing.

Graphic Image Flooring Commercial Grade Floor is the workhorse and most durable floor from a top wear standpoint available. It is a 1.9 mm thick (about the thickness of a nickel) clear vinyl also with your printed graphic on the underside.
With the thickest wear layer of any roll-out floor on the market today you can rest assured that you will be able to reuse this floor for countless shows and events.

Commercial resilient floors from your specialty flooring store is a laminated product with a wear layer that is typically around 20 mil thick. For vinyl or resilient flooring, the wear layer is the key determinant in the lifespan of your floor.


The THICKEST WEAR LAYER OF ANY ROLLOUT FLOOR IN THE WORLD!

Features:
• Embossed surface that can withstand the highest traffic levels

• Impactful - best way to highlight your brand and stand out

• Easy Install – like standard floors except for the adhesive (see Technical Information)

• Easy Clean – soap and water are all that is required

Specifications:
• Material: 100% Polyvinyl• Surface Texture: Ceramic or Semi-Smooth

• Topcoat: Satin - Water Based• Wear Layer: 1.9 mm (75 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Total Thickness: 1.9 mm (75 mil - 0.050" +/- .005)

• Composition: 100% Polyvinyl (Solid polyvinyl - No fillers, foams, or laminates)

• Weight: Approximately 0.5 lbs. per square foot

• Maximum Print Size: 10’ x 58’ before seams

• Production: Approximately 5 business days

• Shipping: FedEx Ground - Rate in Cart

Technical Data

Suitable Substrate Floor Preparations

Removal of all existing flooring is recommended whenever possible; however, in certain circumstances it may be possible to install over an existing floor.

Graphic Image Flooring™ vinyl flooring material may be installed over existing flooring surfaces such as terrazzo, epoxy, ceramic tile, quarry tile, metal floors, and in certain cases resilient floors and VCT, provided they are dry, well bonded, sound, smooth, and free of waxes, polishes and/or any other foreign materials.

The responsibility of determining if the existing floor is a suitable subfloor rests solely with the customer, installer, and flooring contractor. If there is any doubt, the existing floor should be removed.

Concrete Floors:

Concrete Floors must be smooth, clean, and permanently dry. Floors must be free of all foreign materials, including dust, sealers, paint, grease, oils, solvents, curing/hardening compounds, asphalt, old adhesive, residue, and any other contaminants.

Metal Subfloors:
Metal subfloors (Steel or Aluminum) must be clean, rigid, and free from all rust, oil, grease, coatings, and all other contaminants.

Wood Floors:

Wood floors should be double layer construction with a minimum total thickness of 1”. The subfloor
must be rigid, free from movement, and have at least 18” of well-ventilated air space below. Wood subfloors must not exceed 8% moisture content when measured with a Delmhorst Wood Moisture Tester. Do not install over particle board, chip board or Masonite™.

Unsuitable Substates Include:
Rubber, Cushioned Flooring, Strip Wood, Gypsum Based Underlayment or Lightweight Concrete

Preparation & Material HandlingMoisture Testing:

Graphic Image Flooring™ uses G-Floor Graphic™ clear vinyl products by Better Life Technology (BLT) are intended for use in high-traffic areas, therefore preparation is especially important. In most cases, remove all existing floor coverings before installing these products. You must follow all federal, state, and local regulations regarding the removal of existing flooring.

All concrete under floors must be tested for moisture before starting the installation using either the Anhydrous Calcium Chloride Test following ASTM F1869 procedures and/or the IN-SITU Relative Humidity Test following ASTM F2170.

The maximum permissible Moisture Vapor Emission Rate (“MVER”) is determined based on product construction and adhesive type. An MVER of up to 5 lb. moisture per 1,000 sq.ft. per 24 hour is the maximum acceptable MVER with G-Floor homogenous vinyl. The Relative Humidity Test readings according to ASTM F-2170 should not exceed (RH) 85%. If both tests are performed, the RH test is the qualifying standard.

NOTE:

While either of the industry accepted moisture-testing methods may be used, the results are not interchangeable; if both tests are performed, they must both be in the acceptable range to be considered valid.

Floor Cleaning:

Floor must be clean, smooth, flat, and dry. Remove all foreign substances such as wax, grease, dirt, construction marks and contaminants, and any substance or chemical that would interfere with a good bond. Prime extremely porous floors with Taylor Envirotec 2025 Universal Primer™ to prevent over absorption of adhesives, dust containment, and to insure a better bond of the adhesive to the subfloor/underlayment.

Patching & Leveling Compounds:

Use of Latex /Portland cement trowel underlayment or self-leveling cement-like products for repairing or leveling concrete subfloors is recommended where needed. Sand & fill approved underlayment panel joints using a latex/Portland cement compound.

Material Handling Procedures

It is imperative to maintain the material, adhesive, and job site at a temperature between 65°F - 85°F for 48 hours before and during the installation. If the material has been stored at colder temperatures, it will need to be unrolled and allowed to relax for at least 24 - 48 hours before proceeding with the installation.

The colder the storage or shipping the longer it will take to relax. Do not force or you risk damaging the vinyl. Contracting a qualified flooring installation service for all commercial installations is highly suggested.
• It may not be the floor covering installer’s responsibility to conduct the tests. It is, however, the floor covering installer’s responsibility to make sure these tests have been conducted and that the results are acceptable prior to installing the floor covering. When moisture tests are conducted, it indicates the conditions only at the time of the test.

• If the flooring contractor elects to install new floor covering over an existing floor covering, the flooring contractor assumes all responsibility as to the suitability and continued performance of the existing floor covering. If removal of existing resilient floor covering is required, follow Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) work practices.Inspection of flooring material prior to installation is required. Any defects should be reported within 2 days of receipt and prior to installation. Graphic Image Flooring™ is not responsible for material or labor costs to repair or replace material with defects that were apparent before, during or noticed at the end of an installation.

Installation Info

Applying Adhesive & Cold Weld Seams

WARNING: DO NOT USE MULTI-PURPOSE OR VCT ADHESIVE - MUST BE PLASTICIZER MIGRATION RESISTANT

The recommended adhesive for permanent installation is Taylor Resolute (Formerly MS+ Resilient). An alternative adhesive is Roberts 7350. If using another adhesive, it must be plasticizer migrant resistant to protect against chemical reaction between the adhesive and print.

The adhesive, floor covering, and area to receive flooring must maintain a temperature of 65º to 85º F and at a relative humidity of 30% to 60% for 72 hours before, during, and after the installation.When applying adhesive, use a notched trowel, size- 1/16 in. x 1/32 in. x 1/32 in. If the notches are too large, they place too much adhesive which can lead to trowel-marks showing through the material and/or excessive indentations. This can cause swelling, bubbles and buckling throughout the material. If the trowel notches are too small the adhesive will not hold the flooring down.

Spread adhesive covering 100% of the exposed subfloor, leave no gaps or puddles. Keep trowel away from vinyl backing as it may scratch the flooring and show through. Maintain uniform coverage by keeping the trowel clean and properly notched.

Taylor Resolute (MS+ Resilient):

Use Wet Set Method - The wet set method is essentially what its name infers the adhesive is troweled on the substrate, with the appropriate trowel, and lay sheet goods immediately into wet adhesive. Adhesive must wet transfer 100% to flooring product to ensure proper bond. Adhesive working time is approximately 45-50 minutes but will vary with ambient job site conditions. After installation of the flooring, roll installation with a 100 lb. roller.

Seams - Cold Weld:

Traditional Double-cutting method using Cold Weld Liquid:
1. Align the pattern and providing adequate overlap, adhere the sheets of material up to the designated dry zone.

2. Cut the seam using a utility knife with a new, sharp blade. Using a steel straightedge, cut through both sheets of flooring at a 90º angle to the floor covering.

3. Do not lift knife out of floor during seam cutting.

4. Once you have cut the seam, remove the selvage and fold back the sheets to expose the dry zone.

5. Apply adhesive with a properly notched trowel across the dry zone.

6. Allow adhesive to develop tack, lay sheet that was on the bottom during the cutting process into the adhesive first.

7. Place masking tape over the seam and press it down firmly.8. Cut through the masking tape over the join between the two sheets using a straight knife

9. Press the needle of the tube firmly into the seam and pull the tube along the joint.

10. Control the flow of liquid so that a 5 mm wide glue line appears on top of the masking tape.

11. Wait about 10 minutes for the glue to bond and then pull the masking tape off.

Heat Weld & Additional InformationSeams - Heat Weld:

Heat welding is the process of heat fusing two sheets of resilient sheet vinyl flooring together at the seam. A properly executed heat welded seam offers impervious, reinforced seams recommended for areas of high traffic, including those subjected to heavy rolling or wheeled loads, areas exposed to excessive moisture (frequent washing), healthcare applications (sanitation), laboratories, and clean rooms.

G-Floor™ welding thread is 4 mm in diameter and is meant to be used with a 4 mm nozzle. Use of a larger nozzle will cause improper bonding or permanent damage to the flooring, including burning or glazing of the vinyl wear layer surface.

Grooving: Using a grooving tool and a straight edge, groove the seam to a consistent depth of approximately 2/3 the thickness of the floor or half the thickness of the welding thread, whichever is less. Take care not to groove completely through the backing layer where the print is.

Welding: Using a heat gun set between 350°F – 400°F, insert the welding thread into the 4 mm speed nozzle as it comes into contact with the grooved seam. Keeping the nozzle perpendicular to the floor, apply slight downward pressure, and draw it along the seam at a smooth and constant speed. If stopping at any point along the seam, pull the heat gun away from the flooring, and cut the welding thread. This will prevent the heat gun from scorching the surface of the flooring and welding thread. Test seam strength by tugging a length of welding thread. If fused properly, it should break before pulling away from the seam.

Trimming: After allowing the thread to cool to room temperature it may be trimmed and skived. This must be done in two passes. The first pass is done using a trim plate and crescent knife, which will trim off the top half of the thread. The second pass is done using the spatula knife only and will trim the thread flush with the surface of the flooring.
Note that for embossed products, the thread can only be skived to the top of the embossing.

Glazing: Using a heat gun with the nozzle attached, draw it along the seam with the nozzle approximately 1/4” above the thread. Move the gun slowly enough to melt the surface of the thread, but fast enough to avoid damaging the flooring on either side. Note that glazing of the thread after trimming is required and will ensure correct color matching of the thread to the material and prevent the seam from collecting excessive soiling.

Additional Notes:

• Always inspect the flooring thoroughly before installation. Report any defects prior to installation.

• DO NOT mop your floor for about five days. The adhesives need time to cure.

• After installation is complete, keep traffic off of floor for at least 24 hours & heavy objects or rolling loads for 72 hours. DO NOT slide heavy appliances or furniture over or across the flooring. Always lift objects and place them on a hard board between the flooring and object and gently reposition them.

• Use permanent silicone next to bathtubs, showers, sliding doors, patio doors, around metal door jambs or similar areas.

• For bathroom installations, apply silicone around the toilet, next to the bathtubs and showers to prevent moisture from getting under the vinyl. Failure to seal properly can allow moisture under the vinyl which may damage the print.

• Note: if there is a ceramic sanitary cove and no place to install trim mold, you can apply silicone caulk around the walls.

• Make sure furniture legs have large surface, non-staining plastic floor protectors or non-staining felt pads. Protectors should be at least one inch in diameter and rest flat on the floor. The heavier the item, the wider the floor protector.Information provided is for G-Floor Graphic Vinyl™. Graphic Image Flooring™ is not responsible for errors and/or omissions. Always follow applicable label instructions.

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