1. Preparing Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl™ (LWV) for Installation
1.1. Goods must be rolled face out, cushion in. Do not crease fabric. All claims and warranties voided if rolled any other way or if product has been cut, fitted, or installed.
1.2. Before cutting, check the following: Product Quality, Color, Style, and Dimensions.
1.2.1. Product’s weave may not run parallel to the cut edge. Due to the fabric’s weaving process, some wave, bow, or skew is normal. Tolerance level is 1.5” in either direction.
1.2.2. It is normal for some patterns to exhibit light or dark shading. This shading can be more evident at seams where two pieces of the same style meet.
1.2.3. If fabric does not meet expectations, please contact Infinity’s customer support.
1.3. For 10’ width fabric, trim off selvage. Trim flat on table with a straight edge, using a new razor blade for each cut. Always cut product from the face side of the fabric. Dull blades may damage the product or produce rough edges. Clean cuts allow for reduced seam visibility. No matter how clean the cut, woven vinyl installations typically show seams.
1.3.1. Note that “T” seams are not recommended with woven vinyl.
1.4. Delaminating issues, while not common, can be resolved by spray glue or seam sealer injections. If the area to be repaired is near an outer edge, pull back the face fabric and spray the area with a multipurpose glue. If the area to be repaired is further in, an injectable adhesive is required. Inject the site using seam sealer—depth should be no greater than 1/32” (just through the face fabric). Weight should be applied with both repair methods.
2. Preparing Floor for Installation
3.1. This product has a vinyl back and must be installed using a solvent-free, latex-resin adhesive that works with vinyl. Many adhesives are specifically designed for the installation of most outdoor and marine carpets. Adhesive should also be nonflammable and freeze-thaw stable.
For additional security, LWV can also be stapled down to wooden surfaces, applying staples along the edges.
3.2. Adhesive and woven vinyl must be acclimated on-site. The minimum temperature should be no less than 65°F for 24 hours before, during, and 24 hours after the installation.
3.3. Product should be spread flat and laid open for up to 30 minutes before applying to the floor. This method ensures best adhesive transfer — a 100% transfer of adhesive onto the foam backing must be obtained.
3.4. Adhesive should be applied with a paint roller or trowel to the floor only. If a trowel is used, ensure proper trowel notch will achieve a 100% transfer of wet adhesive to fabric. Recommended trowel specs: 1/8″ x 1/8″ x 1/8″ V-Notch; 108 sq. ft./gallon
Allow adhesive to develop tack before placing the woven vinyl. Do not allow the adhesive to dry or develop a skin. Pull woven vinyl back periodically to check for proper adhesive transfer.
3.5. Use a dry paint roller, plastic smoother, or similar tool to remove air bubbles and to ensure fabric has made good contact with the floor. Use scissors or razor knife to trim edges.
3.6. Use a seam roller to flatten edges at seams and edges. Seams will be visible using woven vinyl fabric.
3.7. If installation will have seams, do not glue LWV to LWV — vinyl will not adhere to itself. Overlap the second strip of LWV with the first strip, double cut, and smooth out firmly. Care must be taken to avoid damaging the subfloor. Excess trimmed edge should be removed from the floor and seam closed within one hour. Repeat for each seam.
3.7.1. Note that due to the weaving process, some bow and skew may be expected. Keep these natural variations in mind when seaming LWV.
3.8. Clean up any wet adhesive with soapy water. A soft bristle brush can also be used. Blot dry with a clean towel, and be sure to wash any other surfaces clean of adhesive. Dried adhesive should be removed with an adhesive remover.