• ASTM F 3261 Rigid Polymeric Core

    Summary ASTM F 3261 Standard Specification for Resilient Flooring in Modular Format with Rigid Polymeric Core This specification is issued under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings.For the complete text of this standard and other ASTM standards visit the ASTM website at www.astm.org or contact ASTM Customer Service at…

  • Glossary of Terms – Resilient – A Through Z

    Term Definition Above Grade  A suspended floor, located above ground level, with a minimum if 18″  of well ventilated air space below.A suspended floor is normally over a basement but may be over crawl space. Air Bubbles Trapped air under flooring.  Bubbles can be small or large in size.  When…

  • Armstrong Flooring Resistance to Staining and Reagents Chart – Commercial Resilient

    Stain and Reagent Resistance Vinyls are generally resistant to alkalis, acids, alcohols, oils, greases and aliphatic hydrocarbons. They can be softened by ketones, esters and chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons. For stain resistance of specific Armstrong floors, see the attached resistance to staining and reagents chart. If any particular chemicals or…

  • Preparation of Fiber Reinforced Concrete

    Fiberglass fibers added to concrete for extra strength is commonly referred to as “fiber reinforced concrete”. When these fibers extend up through the surface, the concrete is sometimes called “fuzzy” or “hairy” concrete. These surface fibers, if not removed or encapsulated, could telegraph through the flooring material or present a…

  • Underlayment Board Manufacturers

    Georgia-Pacific Building Products133 Peachtree Street NEAtlanta, GA 30303Wood Products1-800-284-5347Gypsum Products1-800-225-6119www.buildgp.com James Hardie26300 La Alameda, Suite 400Mission Viejo CA 92691(888) 542-7343(888) J-Hardiewww.jameshardie.com United States Gypsum Company (USG)For technical assistance:800.USG.4YOU (874.4968)​www.usg.com Tecply/Plywood & Door1435 Morris AvenueP.O. Box 1212Union City NJ 07083(908) 687-7890888-2TECPLY (Technical Support)www.tecply.com Weyerhaeuser CompanyP.O. Box 9777Federal Way, WA 98063Engineered Wood…

  • Resilient Flooring Removal Equipment

    Blastrac, NA13201 North Santa Fe AveOklahoma City, OK 73112800-256-3440www.surfacepreparation.com Innovatech Products & Equipment832 80th Street SWEverett, WA 98203800-267-6682www.innovatech.bartellglobal.com O.E.M. ProductsPO Box 435Mustang, OK 73064866-636-7763www.tileremoval.com Sinclair Equipment Company6686 Merchandise WayDiamond Springs, CA 95619-9451800-624-2408www.sineqco.com UFLOOR Systems14509 E. 33rd Place Unit GAurora CA 80011866-505-4810www.ufloorsystems.com This does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by…

  • ASTM F 1913 Sheet Vinyl Floor Covering Without Backing

    Summary ASTM F 1913 Standard Specification for Vinyl Sheet Floor Covering Without Backing This specification is issued under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor CoveringsFor the complete text of this standard and other ASTM standards visit the ASTM website at www.astm.org or contact ASTM Customer Service at…

  • Estimating Sheet and Tile Flooring

    A. INTRODUCTION A material estimate is a list of the quantities of materials, sundries and accessories necessary for completely installing resilient flooring in a given area according to the specifications. This is not to be confused with a cost estimate, which would include the labor, trucking and overhead. In order…

  • Lightweight Concrete

    Resilient flooring may be acceptable over lightweight aggregate concretes having dry densities greater than 90 lbs per cubic foot and cellular concretes having plastic (wet) densities over l00 lbs per cubic foot (94 lbs dry weight), providing the surface is troweled to a smooth, even finish. This is a minimum requirement for…

  • Curing, Sealing, Hardening or Parting Compounds

    “Curing compounds leave a film that can interfere with the adhesion of other materials to the treated surface… Their use should be avoided on surfaces that will later be covered with resilient floor coverings…where applicable, a letter of compatibility should be issued prior to the use of a curing compound…