Republic Floors LVP Installation Guide
Welcome to the Republic Floors LVP Installation Guide!
Republic Floors is renowned for its exceptional SPC plank, a versatile flooring solution that harmonizes with any style of home design scheme. Our commitment to excellence extends to making the installation process as effortless as possible, allowing you to transform your space into a stunning showcase of style and sophistication.
In this comprehensive installation guide, we'll walk you through the steps to ensure a seamless and visually captivating end result. From prepping your subfloors to the final finishing touches, Republic Floors is here to support you every step of the way.
Let's embark on this journey together, where your vision meets our expertise, and your space is transformed into a masterpiece of design and durability.
Inspection of all flooring materials must be done before installation. Materials with visible defects are not covered under warranties once they are installed.
Our Pure SPC MAX floors are manufactured in accordance with accepted industry standards, which permit defect tolerance not to exceed 2%.
Sub-floor must be flat, dry, smooth, level, free from residues and structurally sound.
A level slope is a foundation that is less from 5mm over 2 meters or ¼” over 6 feet.
Documents must be kept of all test results for warranty purposes.
Preparing the Room
Check that the doors can still open and close after Pure SPC flooring is installed.
Radiant Floor Heating
Pure SPC MAX can be installed over a multiple of in-floor heating systems, provided that
instructions from the supplier of the in-floor heating system are followed.
Pure SPC MAX floors can be cast in a concrete floor or in thin layer of filler on the surface of
concrete sub-floor. In addition, they can be installed under a wood sub-floor or installed
on the surface of the sub-floor as electrical matting.
The temperature of the sub-floor or the heat radiating from electric heating mats
should not exceed 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degree Celsius).
Pure SPC MAX flooring must be installed indoors.
Pure SPC MAX flooring should not be exposed to temperatures above 140° F (60° C)
or below 32° F (0° C).
Expansion space should be left around the perimeter. Typically expansion is equal to the thickness of the product installed.
You can install on grade, below grade or above.
Republic Floor requires 3/8” expansion for every 20 feet in length or width. A T-molding is required for greater than 40 feet in length or width.
A ¼” expansion space must also be for undercut jambs and casing.
Start in a corner and lay first row with tongue sides toward walls. Proper expansion space can be achieved by pulling floor away from wall once first three rows have been installed.
Hold the next board against the first board at approximately 45 degree angle and lay flat on floor. Continue in this manner for the entire first row.
Cut end board in first row to correct length and start second row with left over piece (if possible). End joints must be staggered by at least 8” for a natural random appearance. Butt seam must be placed in each row regardless of width.
Hold boards approximately 45 degree angles to board in front. Press forward to engage joint and lay flat on floor.
When three rows have been laid, pull floor away from starting wall until there is proper amount of expansion space. Place shims between floor and wall to maintain this space.
You can proceed until the entire floor is finished.
Trim the underlayment before installing quarter rounds or wall base.