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Hanwha Do-It-Yourself” Vinyl Tile and Planks Installation Guide

Things you will need:

  • • Hanwha Vinyl Floor Tiles and Planks
  • • Hanwha or any Water-based Adhesive
  • • Adhesive Applicator or Spreader
  • • Meter Tape or Tape Measure
  • • Pencil or Chalk (as marker)
  • • Carpenter’s Square
  • • Sharp Utility Knife

Subfloor Preparation:

  • • Install over smooth, leveled and dry concrete and plywood floors;
  • • Subfloor must be clean and free from dust, grease, grime, or wax;
  • • Patch or fill cracks if necessary.
  • • If old floor has poor texture, use leveling compound to smoothen the surface.
  • • If subfloor,

• has existing vinyl,

  • • Remove existing vinyl tiles;
  • • Clean and remove adhesive residues.

• is wood,

  • • Check wood if it is firmly nailed or attached to the original subfloor.
  • • Repair any holes, indentations or open joints.
  • • Manually sand or use electric sander to smooth out rough areas.
  • • It must be smooth, clean, dry and dust-free.

• Is concrete,

  • • Make sure it is smooth and leveled.
  • • It must be free from holes, cracks and humps.
  • • It must be clean, dry and dust-free.

To Start Installing:

  • • Find and mark guidelines to the center point of the room
  • • Lay row of tiles in both directions from the center.
  • • Adjust to see the least wastage from cutting at the borders.

Spread Adhesive:

  • • Cover and spread evenly the water-based adhesive to a portion of the floor.
  • • Allow adhesive to set according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Tile Laying

  • • Place first tile into place starting at center. Make sure it is positioned correctly and press down firmly.
  • • Continue by laying all full tiles from center.
  • • Make sure arrows at the back all point in the same direction.

Cutting and Fitting

  • • Place the tile to be cut exactly over the last full tile; lay another full tile against the wall and mark the cutting line where the tiles over-lap;
  • • Using your sharp utility knife, cut tile on line. Check if the cut tile fits. Don’t force fit!
  • • Install tile and press firmly into place.

Finishing Up

  • • After installation, remove excess adhesives from the tile surface by lightly wiping with a damp cloth.
  • • Make sure the tiles are firmly adhered.
  • • Allow adhesive to dry.

Care Instructions

  • • Sweep or vacuum regularly.
  • • For heavy dirt and stains, wash with floor cleaner.
  • • Do not use soap-based detergents and abrasive cleaners.
  • • For a glossy shine, apply and polish with a liquid floor polish.
  • • Use floor protectors on chair and table legs to protect against indentation damage.