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FAQ Floor Tiles

What tools do I need to apply Classic Floor Tiles?
  • craft mat
  • metal edge ruler
  • tape measure
  • craft knife
  • pen

You can find some of these tools here.


How do I install Classic Floor Tiles?

  1. Place the floor tiles in the room at least 48h before application at room temperature ( 20-2

    2

    °C)
  2. Fix any cracks or chips in existing tiles before you start 

  3. Clean the floor thoroughly removing any dirt or grease
  4. Dry the floor

  5. Remove the backing paper

  6. Apply the tiles by pressing it down firmly with your hands. Press in the middle first and then the edges. Optional: Use an unused paint roller for a firmer pressing. Make sure that edges are butted together
  7. The tiles can be cut to size. Mark the back with a pen and then score your mark with a craft knife
  8. Bend to snap the score
  9. Allow 24h for the adhesive to bond

This video show how to apply self-adhesive floor tiles




How do I clean Classic Floor Tiles?
  • Wait 5 days before cleaning the Classic Floor Tiles for the first time
  • Clean the tiles regularly. They can be damp-wiped with a light detergent 
  • Vacuum cleaners and brooms are fine to use
  • Take care with sharp objects
  • Avoid standing moisture

On what floor surfaces can Classic Floor Tiles be applied to?
  • (floating) screed
  • Glued PVC floor
  • Polished concrete
  • Smooth, jointless wooden floor (Caution: should be degreased and neutralised with water)
  • Ceramic tiles (Caution: the ceramic tiles should have a smooth surface and the joints should not be wider than 3mm)

On what floor surfaces can Classic Floor Tiles not be installed?
  • Floating floors (Laminate, Click Vinyl, Parquet)
  • Linoleum
  • Smooth surfaces (e.g. carpets)
  • Floors with heating
  • Outside
  • Floors exposed to high temperature or permanent direct sunlight
  • Floors exposed to permanent moisture
  • Dirty and dusty floors

Can the self-adhesive floor tiles be used on the wall or as a backsplash?
No, we only recommend the application on the floor. The glue is not strong enough. Moreover, other criteria for the wall application have to be fulfilled which they aren't tested for.

Can the floor tiles be used in the shower?
No they can't. The edges butt joined and not overlapped or sealed. If applied in a shower, water will eventually find its way underneath the tiles. 


How do I prepare the floors before installing the floor tiles?
The subfloor should be free of dirt, dust, soiling, grease, oil, old glue and wax. Unevennesses of more than 0,5mm, tile joints wider than 3mm, as well as any cracks or holes have to be filled.

Are the Classic Floor Tiles removable?
Yes

How do I remove the Floor Tiles?
  • Lift up the Classic Floor Tiles with a cutter knife or a scraper
  • Remove the Classic Floor Tiles carefully
  • If it´s difficult to lift up the Classic Floor Tiles you can warm them up with a dryer
  • Glue residues can be removed with a scraper

Please note that due to the nature of the material, it is unavoidable that after some time, the adhesive force and the dimensional stability will be reduced (mainly due to solar radiation and temperature fluctuations).

Is the subfloor damaged after removing the floor tiles?
This depends on the subfloor. 

Are there glue residues after removing the floor tiles?
Yes, but they can be removed.

What are the ideal room conditions for Classic Floor Tiles?
  • Indoor
  • Room with limited level of use
  • Room temperature before, during and after applying the Classic Floor Tiles is at 20° - 22°C
  • Room/ floor is not exposed to high temperatures / heat
    • No oven
    • No conservatory
    • No floor heating
    • No big windows/ only low light radiation
  • No area where standing moisture could occur 

What material are the floor tiles made of?
Virgin PVC

Do the floor tiles have a CE Label?
Yes, the floor tiles fulfil all criteria of the CE Label.

Are the floor tiles critical to health?
No, they do not contain any hazardous goods and have low emission values (VOC Label A+).

Do the floor tiles have an anti-slip effect?
No. However most of the designs are textured which makes them less slippery. 

Can the floor tiles be applied on subfloors with floor heating?
We do not recommend applying the floor tiles on subfloors with floor heating because this influences the adhesion of the glue. Moreover it is possible that the floor tiles shrink.

What happens if water gets on the floor tiles?
The glue is water-resistant. But in general standing moisture has to be avoided. Also, please damp-wipe the floor only.

Do the floor tiles lose their colour after a while?
If the floor tiles are not exposed to permanent sun light they won´t change their colour. In case of permanent exposure to sun light a change in colour is possible.

What are the advantages of the floor tiles in comparison to e.g. laminate?
The floor tiles can be applied easily. If a floor tile is damaged it can be removed and replaced by a new floor tile. Due to the self-adhesive backside no additional glue is necessary. As they have a small size they can be transported very easily. 

Do the floor tiles change their size after a while?
If the floor tiles are exposed to high temperature they can change their size. Moreover, it is possible that the glue loses its strength.

Is an acclimatisation necessary before applying the floor tiles?
Yes, an acclimatisation of 48 hours at room temperature (20-22°C) is recommended.