SPC Flooring Installation Instructions

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Product Inspections

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 floors are manufactured in accordance with accepted industry standards, which permit defect tolerance not to exceed 2%.


Sub-Floor Preparation

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 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 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).


Installation Guidelines

Pure SPC flooring must be installed indoors.

Pure SPC 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.


Pure SPC flooring carries a limited 25 year residential warranty and a limited 10 year commercial warranty for wear to the finish under proper usage and maintenance conditions. Pure SPC flooring is guaranteed to be 100% waterproof but spills should be cleaned in a timely manner to prevent the possibility of mold or mildew growth.
The guarantee applies only to the original purchaser and proof of purchase is required for all claims. The guarantee is for replacement or refund of the Pure SPC material only, not for any labor. Claims for wear must show a minimum dime size area. This guarantee is pro-rated based on the amount of time the Pure SPC floor has been installed.
A percentage would be replaced depending on the length of time since the Pure SPC floor was installed. Defect of goods must be proven by inspection procedures deemed proper by the Manufacturer. Warranty is conditioned upon Manufacturers receipt of notice in writing from the buyer of the alleged defect prior to expiration of the warranty period and evidence that the products were properly installed by a licensed installer and not subject to any of the exclusions described below.

air legs to prevent damage to the floor. Replace the felt pads when dirty or worn. For extremely heavy objects, use wide, non staining rubber cups. Protective floor coverings for wheeled office furniture should be used.


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