Can hardwood be installed over vinyl or concrete subfloors?
Yes, hardwood flooring can be installed over existing vinyl tile or sheet as long as it does not exceed one layer, is in good shape, strongly secured, and over a suitable subfloor. Concrete slab subfloors are suitable for all glue-down… Read more →Read More
Can I install hardwood floors in any room?
Hardwood flooring can be installed in nearly every room in a commercial setting. However, it is best to avoid installing hardwood flooring in areas that get a lot of water exposure like bathrooms or laundry facilities. A secondary concern that… Read more →Read More
Can LVT be installed in areas susceptible to topical water?
Yes, LVT or rigid core click can be installed in areas susceptible to topical moisture including restaurants, kitchen areas and even bathrooms. In fact, luxury vinyl is naturally water resistant. While vinyl is easily manageable against topical moisture, there are… Read more →Read More
Are there jobsite conditions that need to be considered for the installation?
Certainly, yes. Please consult your Parterre Sales Representative or our Installation Guidelines – Luxury Vinyl Tile + Plank (or the Installation Guidelines specific to your product) for complete information.Read More
What is the best kind of adhesive for my project?
Before choosing an adhesive, it is important to understand the potential moisture exposure of the installation space, the need for flexibility in removing product for future replacements or repairs, or the concern of indentations and traffic lines due to heavy… Read more →Read More
What if I run out of Parterre adhesive during the installation, are there adhesives other than Parterre adhesives that you recommend?
In general, it is best to use adhesive provided by the flooring manufacturer you purchased flooring or surface products. At Parterre, we take great care in engineering and testing the best adhesives for use with Parterre luxury flooring and surface products. Adhesive… Read more →Read More
What is the acceptable moisture level for your adhesive?
Parterre Universal Adhesive Moisture testing must be performed utilizing both ASTM F1869 Calcium Chloride Test with moisture levels not to exceed 5 pounds per 24 hours per 1,000 square feet and ASTM F2170 in situ Relative Humidity (RH) Tests with RH… Read more →Read More
Can I go over a floor that has been chemically abated?
Yes, with proper preparation. Please consult your Parterre Sales Representative or our Installation Guidelines – Luxury Vinyl Tile + Plank (or the Installation Guidelines specific to your product) for complete information.Read More
How do I prepare a floor that had asbestos tile or adhesive previously installed?
For many years, asbestos was formulated into some resilient floorings and adhesives until federal law banned the use of asbestos in these products. The presence of asbestos in the existing flooring should be investigated whenever a new installation of vinyl flooring… Read more →Read More