At their single storey offices in Rogers, Arkansas, accountants and advisors, BKD, have had new flooring installed throughout their premises. They chose Mannington Bark II carpet tiles for all offices and work areas and VCTs (Vinyl Composite Tiles) for the lunch room – all installed using the InstaLay flooring installation system.
The old carpet was removed and the InstaLay 30lg simply loose laid over the concrete sub-floor without the need for surface preparations or wet adhesives. As the release film was peeled back to expose InstaLay’s unique self-adhesive membrane, the carpet tiles were rapidly positioned and pressed into place. With its recycled rubber crumb composition creating an anti-fatigue system, the 3mm IL30lg gives great underfoot comfort and will also allow easy replacement of individual tiles in the future, if required.
The hard wearing VCTs in the 192 sq ft (18m2) lunch room were installed in the same manner, with the area being completed and ready to walk on in under 30 minutes. Here the 2.5mm IL25hg was used with the VCTs, providing a strong bond and a firmer floor.
The 5,300 sq ft (492m2) of carpet tiling was completed inside two days, with furniture being moved and replaced on top of the newly installed tiles as soon as they were in position. The contractors, Innerplan, who had not used InstaLay before, were impressed by how it was so quick, clean and easy to work with.
Using InstaLay provided various benefits:
- It was simply loose laid with no major sub-floor preparation.
- It required no smelly and time consuming wet adhesives.
- It considerably reduced installation times and costs.
- It could be walked on immediately after installation.
- It provided excellent underfoot comfort and outstanding acoustic performance.
- It is environmentally friendly, hygienic, VOC free and long lasting.
BKD were delighted with their comfortable new flooring and were surprised at how quickly it was installed.