Earthwerks LVP Heavy Use Commercial Warranty

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Lifetime Residential Warranty / 30-Year Heavy Use Commercial Warranty


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Earthwerks Parkhill 20 mil Commercial Grade LVP

SPECS

MAINTENANCE FOR LUXURY VINYL TILE AND PLANK

PRIOR TO AND AFTER INSTALLATION
The home must have a working heat and air conditioning source operational for a minimum of one week prior to installation and remain in operation during the life of the floor. Conditions should be at the same temperature and humidity level expected during normal use (between 65°-85°F/18°-29°C with a relative humidity no greater than 65%).

BASIC CLEANING
Once all traces of adhesive have been removed, the floor should be dry vacuumed to remove all dust and loose debris, then clean with our EarthWerks® Floor Cleaner in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and allow to dry. Always remove excess water. It not only can cause slip and fall hazards, but the water can attack the adhesive, break the bond, and cause the flooring to release from the substrate. Do not use soap-based detergents, caustic cleaners or abrasive cleaners.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES AND TIPS ON CARE
The easiest way to reduce maintenance costs is to reduce the amount of dirt, grit and moisture brought into a building with an effective barrier mat. This should be cleaned regularly. The use of rubber-backed mats is NOT acceptable since they are known to cause yellow stains in vinyl floors.

Never slide heavy furniture or fittings over an unprotected floor or severe scratching may result. The floor should be protected from the wheels or feet of fittings, avoiding rubber products, which may stain. Use hard plastic or felt pads under heavy furniture to prevent point loads. Use flat, polished metal glides with a minimum 1” diameter under chairs and stools. These should have a rounded edge and pivot to remain in flat contact with the floor.
Non-staining felt pads can be used, provided they are changed on a regular basis to prevent dirt, debris and sand build-up. Wide, non-staining casters

at least 2” in diameter or floor protectors should be used on rolling furniture such as office chairs.

Furniture polish and window cleaning agents should be applied to a cloth to avoid spillage onto the floor. Contact with some agents, such as silicone, will make the floor surface extremely slippery, which may result in accidents.

Regular cleaning is more beneficial to the floorcovering and more cost effective than occasional heavy cleaning.

SPOT PROTECTION AND REMOVAL
Most domestic agents will not harm the floor, however all residue of cleaning agents should be removed to avoid discoloration.

The following substances can cause discoloration:
Tar, Nail Polish, Varnish, Spices, Shoe Polish, Paints containing acetone, Lipstick, Solvent-based Paints, Rubber Mats, Coco-Fiber Mats, Asphalt, Permanent Marker Pens, Crayons

Action:
1. Wipe immediately with a paper towel or cloth.
2.Spots,whichhavealreadydried,mightberemovedusingaplastic scraper
3. The area should then be washed with diluted cleaning agent using a damp cloth or sponge.
4. Obstinate spots might be removed with a firm nylon sponge.
5. Should the spot still remain, moisten a cloth with clear odorless mineral spirits and rub with circular movements over the whole area.

Always test in a inconspicuous area to check for compatibility of the mineral spirits and flooring.

Note: Only use mineral spirits in well-ventilated rooms.

Additional Considerations:
Regular light maintenance is more cost effective than periodic heavy maintenance and more beneficial to the floorcovering.

  •  Always sweep, mop or dry vacuum the floor regularly. Never use a steam mop as they can cause damage to the
  •  Always use clean equipment – dirty equipment only redistributes the dirt.
  •  Do not mix cleaning products from different manufacturers – they may not be compatible.
  •  Always remove any spillage immediately.

flooring.

  •  Always remove excess water.
  •  Always take precautions to prevent dark rubber from coming into contact with the floor.
  •  Never deviate from the manufacturer’s recommended dilution rates.
  •  Wet floors are slippery; always use warning signs to advise that cleaning is in progress
  •  Protect against direct sunlight through the use of curtains, blinds or solar film to protect against thermal dimensional

change.

Fold-Down Installation Instructions

All instructions and recommendations are based on the most recent information available. They should be followed for an ideal installation. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in installation failures. EarthWerks® is not liable for improper installation practices beyond our guidelines and current industry standards.

  1. This product should be stored in a climate controlled area with an average temperature between 55-850 F (13- 290C). Allareaswhereproductwillbeinstalledmusthaveaworkingheatandairconditioningsource,operational for a minimum of one week prior to installation and remain in operation during and after installation. Conditions should be at the same temperature and humidity level expected during normal use (between 55-850 F / 13-290 C with relative humidity no greater than 65%). This product should NEVER be installed outdoors.
  2. Product should only be installed after the jobsite has been cleaned and cleared of debris that could potentially damage a finished plank installation.
  3. During the Fold-Down installation, mix and install planks from several different cartons to minimize shade variation.
  4. The finished Fold-Down installation should be protected from exposure to direct sunlight.

SUBFLOOR INFORMATION

Although this Fold-Down locking system is designed to be a “floating” floor installation, proper preparation of the subfloor is still a major part of a successful installation. Roughness or unevenness of the subfloor may telegraph through the new floor. Unevenness in the subfloor can also cause problems with the integrity of the locking system and possibly cause the locking system to disengage. All subfloors should be smooth and flat with the tolerance not exceeding more than 1/8” in a 6’ span. All subfloor and underlayment patching must be done with a non-shrinking, water-resistant Portland cement patching compound.

  1. Concrete Subfloors
    1. Concrete subfloors must be dry, smooth, and free from dust, solvent, paint, wax, grease, oil, asphalt sealingcompounds, and other extraneous materials. The surface must be hard and dense, and free from powder orflaking.
    2. New concrete slabs must be thoroughly dry (at least six weeks) and completely cured. The final responsibility fordetermining if the concrete is dry enough for installation of the flooring lies with the floor covering installer.
    3. Holes, grooves, expansion joints and other depressions must be filled with a Portland cement-based underlaymentand troweled smooth and feathered even with the surrounding surface.
    4. Concrete floors with a radiant heating system are acceptable, provided the heating system is embedded intoeither the concrete or covered with a Portland cement based self-leveler. Heating system must be covered with a minimum 1?2” separation between the flooring and heat source. The temperature of the subfloor must not exceed 85°F at any point. Before installation, turn on the heating system to eliminate any residual moisture.
  2. Wood Subfloors
    1. Wood subfloors must be suspended at least 18” above the ground. Adequate cross-ventilation must be provided,and the ground surface of a crawl space must be covered with a suitable vapor barrier.
    2. Wood subfloors directly on concrete or installed over sleeper construction are NOT suitable for the installation.
    3. All wood and wood composition panels, including plywood, OSB, flake board, and particle boards can be usedproviding they are smooth, flat, structurally sound, and free of deflection.
    4. A 1/4” underlayment panel should be installed over the subfloor if the surface of the wood subfloor is not smooth.
  3. Existing Floor Coverings

 

  1. Fold-Down Products can be installed over most existing hard–surface floor coverings provided the existing floor surface is smooth, or can be made smooth.
  2. When installing over ceramic tile it is best to smooth the grout lines and texture with a cement patch or leveling compound. Smooth ceramic with narrow grout lines may be suitable without the need for a cementious overlay.
  3. Heavily cushioned vinyl flooring or vinyl flooring consisting of multiple layers are NOT suitable subfloor forinstallation.

TOOLS NEEDED: Carpenters Square or Straight Edge, Tape Measure, Pencil, Wall Spacers, White Rubber Mallet, Blue Painters Tape, Circular Saw, Undercut Saw (if needed), Tile Cutter (if desired).

INSTALLATION

  1. Getting Started
    1. Before starting, first measure the width of the room, and then divide the room’s width by the width of the plank.If this means that the last row of planks will be narrower than 2”, then you will need to cut the first row of planks to make it narrower. Cut in such a way that both rows of planks (the first and last to be installed in the room) will have the same approximate width for an overall continuous look. See “Installing the Last Row.”
      Note: To cut the boards, always saw with the teeth cutting down into the face or top of the board. Cutting from the top down helps protect the surface.
    2. The planks install easily without glue. Simply attach the tongue on one plank to the groove side on another plank and the planks will lock snugly together.
    3. Begin the installation of the planks in the left hand corner of the room with the long direction parallel to the incoming sunlight source or to the longest wall of the room (if this is possible). Be sure to install the first row of boards with the tongue side facing the wall. We recommend leaving 1?4” expansion space at all vertical surfaces (columns, posts, islands, etc.) to accommodate movement of the structure and adjacent floors.
  2. Position the First Row
    1. With the tongue side facing the wall, align the end of the second plank with the first and lock theend joints together by pushing it straight down on top of the first plank. If needed gently tap downward with a white rubber mallet.
    2. Lock the ends of the planks together until the first row is finished. Cut the last board in the row to the necessary length.

• If the starting wall is out of square, it will be necessary to scribe the first row to match the

wall, allowing the opposite side of the row to present a true square base for the rest of the floor. When the first row is complete, you must have a straight, even base established.

C. Installing the Rest of the Floor
1. To start the second row, cut a plank that is at least 8” shorter than the first plank in the first

row (you may use the leftover from the last plank of the first row). Then install this first plank by inserting the long side tongue into the groove of the plank in the first row at a 25- degree angle to the floor. Line up the first plank of the second row so the outside end is even with the outside end of the first plank on the first row.

 

  1. Lay the remaining planks in the row by first locking the long side in place, lifting the outside edge and sliding to the previous plank. Fold down and press or tap the end joint downward to lock together.
  2. The planks cannot be forced together. If they are not lying flat then they will not align properly during locking. If this occurs, begin again, insuring the edges of both planks meet evenly while applying equal pressure while rotating the plank.
  3. Once the third row has been clicked into place, check for a tight fit on sides and ends.
  4. To install the rest of the flooring, continue placing boards from left to right, plank by plank, and row by row.

• Under door jambs or toe kicks of cabinets, there may not be enough clearance to achieve the required angle necessary to engage the sides. The tongue portion of the sides should be cut away using a wood chisel, and the boards glued together using high quality white wood (PVAC) glue.

7. To disengage the planks, lift the outside edge and remove from the long side seam(s). Lay the planks flat and slide the ends horizontally in opposite directions to disengage. Avoid pulling upwards on the end joints to disengage the short ends so as not to break them.

D. Installing the Last Row
Most often the entire length of the last row will need to be cut so that it is narrow enough to fit the remaining space. When this occurs, follow this simple procedure:
1. Lay a row of boards with the tongue toward the wall, directly on top of the last row installed.
2. Take a full width scrap piece of the product that is being installed with the face down and the tongue side against

the wall. Use 1?4” spaces against the wall to ensure the proper expansion space.
3. Draw a line along the row moving down the wall. The resulting line gives the proper width for the last row which,

when cut, can then be wedged into place using a pull bar.

REPAIRS

In the unlikely event that a piece of Fold-Down product is damaged for whatever reason, the simplest method of repair is to disconnect the planks carefully (protecting the tongue and groove edges) until the damaged piece can be removed. Then replace the damaged piece with a new one and reassemble the disconnected planks. This typically works for planks that are closest to the two long walls of a room. For damaged pieces that are not close to the perimeter, you may have to remove the damaged pieces and insert new pieces without the short and long end grooves.

  1. Using a sharp utility knife and a straight edge, cut out the damaged piece by leaving approximately 1” strip attached to the adjacent pieces.
  2. Carefully cut back from the four corners of the plank to the inside edges in space left by the cut out piece.
  3. Remove the plank edges carefully from of the adjacent pieces, making sure the tongues and grooves of theadjacent planks are not damaged.
  4. Using a utility knife, remove the tongue strip on both the long and short ends of the replacement piece. In addition,remove the groove strip of the short end of the replacement piece.
  5. Place double-sided carpet tape along the three sides of the adjacent pieces, making sure the tongues and groovesof the adjacent planks are not damaged. Only the top-side release paper should be removed. The bottom-siderelease paper should NOT be adhered to the subfloor.
  6. Position the replacement plank by engaging the groove of the long side into the tongue of the adjoining piece andpushing down on the other three sides. The carpet tape will hold the replacement piece in place with its adjacent planks. Use a hand roller to further secure the tape.

 

AFTER INSTALLATION

Sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove any debris.
Flooring should be one of the last items installed in a project. Protect the floors while other trades are finishing their work prior to final cleanup and turnover to the owner. Use rosin or other breathable paper and blue painters tape to hold the paper to the floor. Make sure no debris is under the paper.

MAINTENANCE AND PROTECTION OF YOUR NEW FLOOR

Clean up spills immediately. Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly and damp mop weekly. We recommend using Earthwerks Floor Cleaner EWFC32 for routine cleaning. This can be purchased from the flooring dealer where the Fold-Down Product was purchased. Do not use soap based detergents or abrasive cleaners. Earthwerks does not recommend the use of steam cleaners on our flooring. To avoid possible permanent indentation or damage, proper floor protection devices must be used under furniture and appliances. Exercise care when removing and replacing furniture or appliances.

Preventative maintenance is a must with any type of flooring. Please use entry mats to stop as much dirt prior to entry of the building. Make sure all furniture is well protected, avoiding rubber products as they can cause stains. Use hard plastic or felt pads under heavy furniture to prevent point loads. Use flat, polished metal glides with a minimum 1” diameter under chairs and stools. These should have a rounded edge and pivot to remain in flat contact with the floor. Non-staining felt pads can be used provided they are changed on a regular basis to prevent dirt, debris and sand buildup. Wide, non-staining casters at least 2” in diameter or floor protectors should be used on rolling furniture such as office chairs. Also sweeping and damp mopping the floor on a regular basis and a diligent inspection of the floor protection installed on the furniture can be helpful. Never slide heavy furniture over unprotected floors.

These instructions are general guidelines for the proper procedures for installing and maintaining this flooring product.

LVT LIMITED WARRANTY

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED WARRANTY

EarthWerks® provides a one (1) year Limited Warranty that the EarthWerks® Luxury Vinyl product is free of any manufacturing defects. If such products are found to be defective, EarthWerks® will supply new EarthWerks® LVT products of the same or similar style, size, color, grade and gauge for replacement of the defective area and will pay reasonable labor cost if it was professionally installed or will repair the defect. Non defective products that were damaged by improper installation would not constitute a valid claim under this Limited Warranty. EarthWerks® reserves the right to inspect any claim and request photographs and/or samples prior to approving such claim.

PRE-INSTALLATION LIMITED WARRANTY

EarthWerks® warrants that this product is free of visual defects. You and/or your installer should carefully inspect each piece before installation. Any pieces that appear to have defects should not be installed. EarthWerks® will not be responsible for any claim for product installed with visual defects.

WEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

EarthWerks® Luxury Vinyl is protected with a wear layer. EarthWerks® warrants that there will be no wear-through of the wear layer for the amount of years indicated for the specific product from normal traffic or maintenance. “Wear-through” refers to complete loss of the wear layer so that the printed design layer is changed or affected. The term of your specific product Wear Limited Warranty will appear within the specification of each product on the website www.earthwerks.com, as well as the grid below.

  • ?  This Limited Warranty only applies provided the recommended installation instructions and maintenance procedures are followed. For complete details on installation and maintenance, see the Information section of the website, www.earthwerks.com, or review the Installation/Maintenance and Limited Warranty brochure/term sheet which is available prior to sale, the terms of which are hereby agreed to have been included in all sales contracts with this product
  • ?  If product is found to be defective, EarthWerks® will supply new EarthWerks® LVT products of the same or similar style, size, color, grade and gauge for replacement of the defective area and will pay reasonable labor cost if it was professionally installed or will repair the defect.
  • ?  After corrective action is taken on an existing defect, you will continue to receive limited warranty coverage for the remaining period of your original limited warranty.
  • ?  Labor must be provided by a certified professional flooring installer, using the guidelines put forth by EarthWerks® in the Installation and Maintenance instructions. The cost of replacement/ repair labor by a professional installer must be approved by the EarthWerks® claims department and will be paid according to the following schedule:

o First Year at 100%, Second Year at 90% with an applicable percentage of 10% less each year, continuing until the 10th year. No labor will be paid after 10th year.

? Multifamily use of Wear Limited Warranty will be covered for units and common areas under the specific Commercial Warranty associated with the product.

EXCLUSIONS TO LIMITED WARRANTY

  • ?  Dissatisfaction due to improper installation or maintenance. For additional information for proper installation and maintenance, please review the information on the product packaging or visit www.earthwerks.com and view “Information” tab.
  • ?  For products sold as “Do-It-Yourself” no labor costs will be provided as part of this warranty.
  • ?  Damages resulting from misuse or abuse including, but not limited to, scratches, cuts, burns, stains, indentation, improper orinsufficient maintenance, use of steam cleaners, and lack of proper floor protector.
  • ?  Floor products sold as irregulars or second quality are sold “as is.”
  • ?  Damages or failure of floor to adhere to subfloor resulting from excessive moisture, alkali and/ or hydrostatic pressure.
  • ?  Color variations between samples or printed illustrations and the actual production runs.
  • ?  Discoloration due to use of rubber-backed mats, coco-fiber mats, solvent-based polishes or cleaners, or asphalt tracked in fromdriveways or parking lots.
  • ?  Reduction of gloss from use.
  • ?  Products sold through unauthorized internet dealers. To confirm authorization, contact EarthWerks® at 1-800-979-7943.
  • ?  Installation over plywood, gypcrete or other similar materials that have not been first sealed with a product expressly approved byEarthWerks® in writing prior to installation.
  • ?  Residential or Commercial installation with heavy wheeled vehicle traffic that permanently indents or damages the flooring.
  • ?  This limited warranty is not valid for any product purchased in the United States which is installed outside the United States. ANYPRODUCTS PURCHASED IN THE UNITED STATES THAT ARE INSTALLED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES ARE SOLD WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.EarthWerks® reserves the right to final judgment regarding claim approval.This limited warranty is made solely to the original purchaser of EarthWerks® Luxury Vinyl Flooring products and is not transferable under any circumstances. Limited warranty period begins on date of purchase. This limited warranty is expressly in lieu of any other expressed warranty whether oral or written. No representative, employee, or agent of EarthWerks®, or any other person, is authorized to assume for EarthWerks® any additional liability or responsibility in connection with EarthWerks® products. Consequently, agents, employees, distributors, and dealers of EarthWerks® are not authorized to make modifications to this limited warranty, or additional warranties on behalf of EarthWerks®. Accordingly, additional statements such as dealer advertising or presentations, whether oral or written, do not constitute warranties by EarthWerks® and should not be relied upon. IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY ARE LIMITED TO A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ANY CASE, EARTHWERKS® SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM BREACH OF LIMITED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY EVEN IF EARTHWERKS® OR ITS AGENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONOF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITIATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. EarthWerks® reserves the right to modify or change this warranty.

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