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Watco Interlocking Flooring

Tough PVC tiles ideal for covering contaminated concrete

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Can be removed and used again elsewhere
  • Resistant to chemicals, oils and solvents
  • Takes forklift traffic and high impact
Description

Watco Interlocking Flooring tiles are the ideal solution for covering damaged floor surfaces, where repair can be impractical and expensive. Each tile in the Watco range are simply laid on the surface and tapped into place using a rubber mallet. As no glue is required tiles can easily be moved or replaced at little expense. Watco Interlocking Flooring tiles are manufactured from highly durable PVC to the highest quality standards and are available in a variety of styles, finishes and colours to meet your requirements.

Recommended areas of use

  • PVC floor tiles are ideal for weak or contaminated surfaces which cannot be adequately cleaned or receive a coating

Features

  • Suitable for floors that require regular access to the sub-floor and are subject to impact, abrasion or vibration
  • Quick and simple to install, no gluing required, simply tap into place with a rubber mallet
  • Once fitted, the tiles can be lifted, replaced and transported as required
  • Environmentally friendly, high recycled PVC content
  • Resistant to chemicals, oils and solvents
  • Edge ramps and corner pieces are also available to reduce trip hazards

Flat design suitable for vehicular traffic. Raised disc design suitable for pedestrian traffic.

Specifications
Properties Anti slip and anti fatigue. Tiles are 500 x 500mm square and 7mm thick. Edge Ramps are 500 x 90mm and 7mm thick. Edge Ramp & Corners are 590 x 90mm and 7mm thick.
Suitable for Weak or contaminated surfaces which cannot be adequately cleaned to receive a coating.
Surfaces Floors.
Interior or Exterior Interior.
Application

Preparation

Watco Interlocking Flooring can be installed over any hard surface and in most situations will not require gluing. The only situations where we recommend gluing are where the tiles will be located in direct sunlight (e.g. south facing loading bay) or there will be very heavy traffic movements combined with tight turning circles. 

If the installation is to take place when the temperature is cold (below 15°C) it is essential that the tiles are allowed to acclimatise for a minimum of 12 hours. If possible installation should be carried out at a temperature of 18°C+. 

A 5mm expansion gap must be left between the tiles and any fixed point to allow expansion and contraction of the tiles when changes in temperature occur.

If appearance is critical we recommend the application of a small trial area first. 

Working method

Start installation of the tiles from the middle, working outward towards the sides. This will ensure even distribution of the weight and surface tension of the tiles. The tiles can be connected with a rubber mallet or engineering hammer.

Finishing and edges

When all full size tiles are laid it is advisable to wait 24 hours before cutting the edge sections. This will allow the tiles to settle and expand fully. Remember to leave a 5mm expansion gap between the tiles and any fixed points (walls, machines etc.) To get the best results when cutting use a table saw, guillotine or jigsaw. We recommend finishing the 5 mm expansion gap between the tiles and the walls with either:

  • A bead of silicon mastic
  • A sit on skirting profile such as Gradus SO100

Making an external corner

An external corner piece is available from Watco. Alternatively, the edge ramps can be cut to form a corner as follows:

  • Lay all complete ramps (fig 1) A, B, C, D. Until only the corner remains to be completed
  • Using the spare ramp E, cut the triangle e1 off E following the marking on the underside of the ramp. Do the same for triangle e2
  • Discard the remainder of ramp E
  • Lay e1 next to ramp A and e2 next to ramp D (fig 2). This will complete your external corner

Making an internal corner

  • Lay all complete ramps (fig 4) A, B, until only the corner remains to be completed
  • Take ramp C, cut off triangle c1 following the markings on the underside. Repeat the instructions for ramp D cutting off triangle d1
  • Discard the corners c1 and d1
  • Connect ramp D to ramp A and ramp C to ramp B (fig 5). This will complete your internal corner

Instructions

Instruction Guide

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