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LUXURY FLOORS - ALL THE DETAILS

Tarkett products are known for their consistently superior quality, ease of installation and durability. That’s because we engineer our products to the highest standards. Top quality material is only half of the story. A floor covering's beauty and serviceability is also dependent on installation over a suitable substrate. By carefully following the installation instructions, it should be a simple matter to make each installation of Tarkett resilient flooring a job we can all be proud of. As part of our pledge, our flooring products are covered by extensive warranties against manufacturing defects. Any warranty is only as a good as the job planning and the installation that is performed. Tarkett recognizes the importance of the dealer and installer, and the part they play, in the warranty coverage of our flooring products.

The Technical Resources pages of this Web site contains much of the information you may need for your at home project.

INSTALLATION

Tarkett Installation & Maintenance Manual

Watch Transcend Installation Video Here

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Tarkett Consumer Protection Plan

How To Maintain Your Luxury Vinyl Floor

Refer To The Tarkett Installation & Maintenance Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I maintain my new Tarkett floor?
We suggest the use of our Tarkett SureShine(r) products. In the Tarkett SureShine® product line, we have cleaner, and both high-gloss and matte-satin polishes. We believe you will be well satisfied with the performance of these products; they will keep your flooring looking new for many years to come.

What kind of wood underlayment is approved by Tarkett?
 Tarkett recommends a minimum of 1/4-inch American Plywood Association (APA) approved plywood be used; this is the best underlayment for our products. We also allow the use of lauan, but it must be exterior grade, Type 1 Exterior that has a fully waterproof glue bond. The acceptable types are designated with the letter "P" and the acceptable face grades are "CC" and "BB".

How do I remove dried adhesive from my new Tarkett flooring without harming it?
It would have been a relatively easy task to use a cloth dampened with water to remove wet adhesive from your flooring. However, now that the adhesive is dry, a cloth dampened in mineral spirits will have to be used to remove it. The areas where the adhesive was removed should then immediately be rinsed clean with water.

What kind of protectors do I need to put on the bottom of my dining room chairs?
We have found that flat, polished metal glides at least one-inch in diameter provide the best protection for vinyl flooring. They cannot trap dirt in them as felt pads would and the metal glides will glide across the surface of the tile; they do not dig into the floor surface as some plastic type glides do.

What type of mats or throw rugs may be used on my Tarkett flooring that will not cause a stain?
It is best to check with the rug/mat manufacturer to provide you with information as to whether their products will stain vinyl. We can tell you that rubber-backed mats will stain vinyl, so those types should be avoided.

I need a list of dealers in my area where I can purchase Tarkett. Where can I obtain this list?
Please go to our website (www.tarkettna.com/home) and click on the Store Locator link. After you put in your zip code, a list of dealers for your area will pull up.

I have dark scuff marks on my Tarkett flooring that normal, everyday cleaning will not remove. How would I remove those marks?
We recommend wiping the affected areas with a cloth dampened in mineral spirits. You should then immediately rinse those areas with water to remove any residue.

Even though your Tarkett Quik-Stik products have adhesive factory applied to the back of the tiles, can I use additional adhesive?
Yes, you may use TARKETT 800 adhesive with Quick-Stik tiles if you prefer. Our Quik-Stik products are designed with the do-it-yourselfer in mind and have a good quality adhesive applied. No other adhesive is necessary for a successful installation.

Is it really necessary to roll all Tarkett installations?
Yes, every Tarkett installation should be rolled with a 100-pound, three-part roller. A hand roller should be used in areas where the larger roller will not reach. Rolling the flooring will ensure that the adhesive ridges are flattened and any entrapped air is expelled, thereby ensuring a good, proper bond.

What is the formula used when figuring jobs laying Tarkett Elements 12" x 12" and 9" x 9"?
One (1) 12" x 12" and one (1) 9" x 9" is a module equaling 1.56. Take the square footage of the room and divide it by 1.56 to get the total number of modules needed. Divide the total number of modules by the number of pieces in a carton of 12" x 12" and 9" x 9". Don't forget waste factor.

How much waste should be considered for the average PermaStone installation?
Approximately 7% - 10% waste should be factored in on PermaStone installations.

What is the number for Tarkett Technical Services?
1-800-227-4662 or 1-800-367-8275

How may I obtain MSDS sheets, specifications sheets, or technical information on your Tarkett products?
You may fax your request to the Tarkett Technical Department at 610-266-5638 and the information will be promptly faxed to you.