Description - Shaw Northampton luxury vinyl planks have been constructed using VersaLock AG Technology which allows each plank to be securely locked on all sides, eliminating the need for adhesive. Stylish and lightly embossed, this flooring collection is certain to accent any room’s décor. Designed to not stain, fade, or wear through, these moisture resistant vinyl planks can be installed above, at, or below grade and are backed by a 25 year warranty. Composed of virgin vinyl material, Shaw Northampton vinyl planks are very easy to clean and are very safe containing no hazardous metals or chemicals.
Material – Shaw vinyl flooring is constructed with virgin vinyl, also known as DOTP, and contains no hazardous metals or chemicals.
Size – Luxury Vinyl Planks are 6" wide x 48" long.
Thickness – 4mm
Wear Layer – 12 MIL
Weight – Each vinyl tile weighs ~3.09 lbs.
Recommended Uses – Shaw Northampton vinyl floor planks have been constructed for use in both residential and light commercial applications and can be found in kitchens, bedrooms, basements, as home office flooring, in dens, as dining rooms flooring, in churches, as office flooring and much more.
Luxury Vinyl planks are easy to keep clean and maintain. Maintenance of the floor typically includes:
- Daily or weekly vacuuming or dropping of dirt, grit, dust etc.
- Use felt pads under chair and furniture legs to prevent scratching of the floor surface.
- Place door mats at all entrances to prevent tracked in dirt, rocks, moisture, and other debris.
- Avoid using rubber backed mats as they can stain the flooring surface over time.
- When mopping, use a damp and never a wet mop.
- Clean up spill immediately to prevent damage to the floor.
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Installation is simple, and is commonly done by our customers. Installation of Shaw planks is as follows:
- Complete any necessary floor prep.
- Square the product in the room leaving a 2-5 mm expansion space against the wall.
- Start with the tongue side facing the wall (see diagram at left).
- After the initial starter board, press the end seam of the second plank into the end seam of the first plank, and then lock them together by laying the plank down. Continue working left to right
- Install the first plank in the second row by inserting the tongue into the groove of the plank in the first row. This is best done with a low angle of the plank.
- Insert the long side seam at a slight angle first. As the top surfaces meet, rotate the plank down into the locked position. Engage the end seam, using a rubber mallet if necessary.
- Planks may be cut with a utility knife using the “score and snap” technique.
- Continue installing planks removing any gaps using a tapping block and a scrap of flooring to cover the tapping block. Be careful not to damage In*Step tongue and groove.
- Protect all exposed edges of the In-Step by installing wall moulding and/or transition strips. Make sure that no plank will be secured in any way to the subfloor.
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