CFS Instaloc, a PVC interlocking floor tile, provides reliable top quality floor tile solutions to all sectors of the market.
The CFS Instaloc interlocking floor tiles are ideal for industrial, commercial & retail, garage & workshop, factory & warehousing, gym, and residential flooring environments.
Available in Textured 7mm for industrial, factory and warehouse use and Textured 5mm for commercial, retail and residential garages.
Key advantage of CFS Instaloc product range:
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Technical Specification Norm R-Tile Industrial
Textured: 7mm – 500x500mm | 508x508mm including interlocking system
Textured: 5mm – 500x500mm | 508x508mm including interlocking system
Textured 7mm: 9.2kg/m2
Textured 5mm: 8.0kg/m2
Fire Class EN 13501-1 BFLS1
Electrical Resistance BS EN 1081 1012
Anti-Slip BS EN 13893 Anti-Slip DS
Deutsche Norm R10
Chemical Resistance BS EN 423 Good
Hydrochloric Acid• 96% Ethanol• 96% Methanol• 100% Acetic Acid• 100% Nitric Acid 69% Sulphuric Acid • 98% Chromic Acid • 40% Toluene, Trichloethulene, Acetone, Engine Oils, Gasoline, Urine.
Thermal Conductivity ISO 8302 7mm: 0.3807 m2 K/W
5mm: 0.3807 m2 K/W
Electrostatic Behaviour BS EN 1815 2kV
Flexibility BS EN 435 Flexibility
1.- POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU START YOUR INSTALLATION:
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LOOSE LAY OR GLUE?
Instaloc can be installed over any hard surface and in most situations will not require gluing. We recommended gluing the tiles in the following situations.
• DIRECT SUNLIGHT
It is advisable to glue the tiles in areas subject to direct sunlight such as glass fronted entrance foyers, shop fronts, south facing loading bay doors etc. It is possible that the tiles in direct sunlight will get very hot and expand at a faster and higher rate than the remainder of the floor.
• HEAVY TRUCKS AND/OR TIGHT TURNING CIRCLES
Certain fork lift and pallet truck designs can cause a problem, heavy trucks with small wheels, especially electric trucks where the battery is located over the main drive wheel. If you use this type of vehicle we strongly advise you to test the tiles with the trucks before making a decision on which thickness to use.
• EXTERNAL HEAT SOURCES /CATALTIC CONVERTERS
Ovens, furnaces and catalytic converters can make the floor extremely hot and may cause the tiles to expand. To avoid this problem, glue the tiles in the area in front of the oven or where the catalytic converter will sit when the car is parked.
• STAINING / DISCOLOURING / STAINING FROM RUBBER TYRES
It is possible that certain rubber tyres and wheels may stain the tile. This is a result of a chemical reaction that occurs between the anti-oxidant that is used in some rubbers and the plasticizer used in vinyl. The reaction is brown in colour so is less visible in certain colours of the tile (dark grey, terracotta and black). Instaloc recommends that if your application is susceptible to staining from tyres, hair dyes and other harsh chemicals, to consider the application of our anti- colour/anti-stain two-part solvent free waterborne polyurethane sealer. We can offer specially treated tiles with this PU.
• UV STABILITY
Instaloc is not recommended for external use and the colours are not UV stable.
• BATCH CONTROL
We are unable to guarantee 100% colour consistency between individual production batches. Each individual order will be supplied from a single batch but in the event that you need additional tiles or wish to extend the area we cannot guarantee subsequent orders will be supplied from the same batch.
2.- TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
All you need is a non-marking rubber mallet or engineering hammer, chalk line or another method of keeping the tiles square and a way to cut the tiles. Instaloc can be cut using several methods, a lot will depend on personal preference, experience and the tools you have on hand but we recommend the following:
• Magnum shear/guillotine
• Stanley/utility knife with a concave blade Always use a straight edge and wear cut proof gloves
• Electric jig saw with a medium or rough wood blade
• Table saw or band saw with a medium or rough wood blade.
3.- THE INSTALLATION |KEY SUMMARY :
• Let the tiles acclimatise, the minimum recommended installation temperature is 15°C.
• Split the pallet and spread the tiles across the floor prior to starting installation.
• Start from the centre and create your square using a chalk line or laser line.
• Don’t force the tiles, offer up the corner of the tile and gently hammer the joints together.
• Allow the floor to settle before measuring and cutting up against walls and fixed points.
• Leave a minimum of 5mm gap between the tiles and any fixed point.
• Create a template for difficult/complicated cuts
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RECOMMENDED CLEANING FOR SMOOTH TEXTURED SURFACES
It is critical that the correct cleaning regime is used to maintain your Instaloc floor surface.
If the appropriate cleaning machine is used with the correct cleaning chemical this will ensure that your floor surface will always have a clean appearance, whilst maintaining a safe level slip resistance.
We highly recommend that a scrubber dryer with the appropriate scrubber dryer detergent and pad is used for the cleaning of all Instaloc floors. We can suggest machines to clean all sizes of floor surfaces. It
is important that the machine you use has sufficient pad pressure and has good squeezy blade surface contact to produce an efficient clean.
It is also important that your floor surface is swept thoroughly before a scrubber dryer is used if you suffer with high volumes of dust, swarf and any other debris. We would suggest the use of a high quality range sweeper, which is ideal for keeping your floors dust free. Depending on your requirements, we can also suggest the use of a combination machine, which can both sweep and scrub and dry all in one process.
If you do not suffer with dust and debris, then a scrubber drier machine will be adequate.
RECOMMENDED CLEANING FOR SMOOTH TEXTURED SURFACES
We highly recommend the use of floor pads for the successful cleaning of smooth style textured floors.
Floor pads are more effective than using scrubbing brushes as the pad makes better surface contact resulting in a better clean. Please use the below cleaning pads dependent on floor traffic:
Please Note: We do not recommend using industrial cleaning pads which include diamond elements as these can damage your Instaloc floor.
ACTIVE Scrubber Dryer Detergents heavy duty formulation removes even the toughest grease and grime. Low foaming, specially designed for machines with suction driers. Ideal for cleaning large warehouses, retail outlets with heavy footfall, manufacturing locations, garages etc. rapid grease cutting ensures only one pass of the machine is required.
It is critical that the correct chemical is used, as if an inferior chemical is used this may not remove all dirt and grease required, resulting in a dirty floor, which may also cause slip resistance issues.
We recommend “Scrubber Dryer Detergent” (or similar).
Recommended Chemical Dilution
For heavy duty scrubbing dilute 1 part to 10 parts hot water For maintenance cleaning dilute 1 part to 80 parts hot or cold water.
CORRECT SIZE OF MACHINE
It is critical to choose the correct size of machine for your environment. There are machines to suit all sizes of floor surfaces, from 50m2 to 50,000m2 We can arrange a referral to cleaning and maintenance companies, who can advise regarding the correct size of machine and cleaning schedule for your floor surfaces.
If the cleaning schedule is followed, your Instaloc floor will remain clean and slip free.