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LVT INSTALLATION ADVICE

Your LVT flooring should be stored and transported on a flat surface in neat stacks. Always store the cartons flat and never put them upright. Do not store the cartons in very cold (less than 2°C) or very warm (more than 40°C) or humid places.

Visual Inspection
Please inspect product prior to installation. Check that the colours correspond to those ordered, the quantities are correct and there is no visible damage to the boxes. Check the vinyl planks or tiles during installation for any visible defects. In the unlikely event please do not install any planks or tiles that display any imperfections.

Suitability
Natural Solutions LVT can be laid on concrete, cementitious screed, anhydrite (calcium sulphate), timber and ceramic tiles, which have been suitably prepared.
For further advice on suitability of specific subfloors please consult a professional flooring expert.

Temperature conditions before during and after installation
Natural Solutions LVT is best installed with a room temperature of between 18°C and 27°C and a floor temperature of above 15°C. Installations in areas colder  than recommended will influence the convenience friendly installation properties of this flooring. The planks or tiles could be less easy to handle and less flexible,  whilst cutting could be heavier with small pieces difficult to cut out. The lower the temperature, the more difficult to handle.

For installation in areas warmer than recommended, we advise consultation with your local installer on how to create the appropriate installation conditions.
A constant temperature, fluctuating no more than 5°C per day and not below the required 18°C room temperature and 15°C floor temperature, should be maintained 24 hours before, during and 72 hours after installation.

Acclimatisation
Natural Solutions LVT must acclimatise in the room of installation, or an equivalent area for at least 24 hours prior to installation, or until such time as the product has achieved an ambient temperature. Again, this is a minimum temperature of 18°C and a maximum of 27°C.
• Unpack the flooring and check all planks or tiles in daylight for possible defects or discrepancies in colour.
• Stack the plank or tiles in straight piles away from heating, cooling or windows with direct intense sunlight. This is to achieve a gradual acclimatisation.

Underfloor heating
Natural Solutions LVT can be used with traditional water based underfloor heating systems, provided there is a constant room temperature of 18°C for the acclimatisation period, installation and 72 hours after installation.
The underfloor heating must be gradually increased by increments of 5°C until it reaches the standard operating temperature conditions, with a maximum temperature of 27°C. For suitability of the system please check the manufacturer’s instructions.

Installation from one batch
We recommend that you always use materials from a single production batch for each installation, as we cannot guarantee a match between batches.

Easy to cut
Natural Solutions LVT planks or tiles are easily cut using a straight blade in a utility knife. Cut the print side of the plank or tile several times and snap along the line.

Contact with water
Prevent the floor from coming into contact with a large amount of water, or from being submerged, as the Click connection is not fully waterproof.

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