Amtico Installation Types
Amtico Flooring Installation Types
Key Takeaways: Amtico Flooring Installation Types
- Do Amtico offer different types of flooring?
- Can I install my Amtico flooring myself?
- What is their click range called
- Do Amtico offer a self-adhesive LVT floor
- What is a floating LVT floor?
- What is acclimatisation of Amtico flooring?
The proliferation of luxury vinyl flooring in the UK market has driven a fair amount of innovation with regards to the different types of installation of LVT flooring available. All the leading brands now offer a selection of glue down; click and even floating floors. Amtico flooring is no different in this regard of bringing to market a choice of installtion methods through its ranges of luxury vinyl tiles. Although the company does not yet offer a self-adhesive option LVT.
The company recommends that your Amtico flooring is installed by a trained, professional fitter. You will need to check the relevant terms and conditions of your chosen range to ensure that if you do choose to DIY install then you are not invalidating your Amtico product guarantee and warranty. Also, regardless of the installation type you will need to follow recommended best practice for ensuring that you follow acclimatisation guidelines provided by the manufacturer.
We have listed below the installation types of Amtico Flooring by each range currently available in the UK. As Amtico updates it's offerings and brings new floors and methods of installation to the market you will need to check back on the manufacturer website for updates. We have started with their premium floor Signature and work our way through their LVT ranges featured on Flooring Hut:
Signature by Amtico - Glue Down Flooring
Installation of Amtico Signature tiles is straightforward, and follows the same guidelines that apply to all quality resilient tile floors. Amtico Signature is suitable for use in most heavy
commercial and residential areas. In all cases Amtico International products are not suitable for external installation or in unheated locations. Tiles, adhesive and subfloor must be allowed to stabilise to a constant temperature between 18°C-27°C for a period of at least 24 hours before, during and after installation. If tiles and adhesive have been stored outside of this temperature range, then it is recommended that acclimatisation is increased to 48 hours. Tiles must be stored flat and kept away from direct sunlight, heaters or air vents for proper conditioning.
With underfloor heating systems, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer and/or installer to recommend appropriate procedures and materials for producing a surface suitable for installing floor tiles. For electrical systems, this will require that the heating elements are fully embedded in a well-bonded and appropriate levelling compound, and that the temperature is adequately controlled to maintain the temperature at the subfloor surface at a maximum of 27˚C.
Recommended Adhesives: Only Amtico adhesives should be used – others may not give adequate performance and could fail.
- Amtico SF Adhesive
- Amtico PS Adhesive
- Amtico HT Adhesive
- Amtico HT Extra Adhesive
- Amtico Universal 2-Part Adhesive
Further information can be found here:
Spacia by Amtico - Glue Down Flooring (See above, Same as Signature)
Click Smart by Amtico - Click Flooring
For use in all interior residential areas, including kitchens, hallways, living spaces and bathrooms, but Not recommended in conservatories or unheated areas. Can be fitted onto all existing hard floor coverings and onto subfloors that are smooth, hard and flat. Amtico Click Smart can be installed onto damp floors at up to 95% humidity. Suitable for use with electric and water underfloor heating systems (surface floor temperature should be regulated to 27°C max).
Always store the boxes of product flat, and leave them in the room to be fitted for 24 hours to acclimatise to the temperature of installation (18-25°C). If tiles have been stored at levels significantly outside of this range the acclimatisation time may need to be increased. IMPORTANT: For Commercial Areas (in addition to the requirements above) - Amtico Click Smart is suitable for use in most commercial locations including office, retail or leisure. Not recommended for floors subjected to very heavy rolling loads or wide temperature fluctuations.
Further, more detailed information is available here:
Form by Amtico - Glue Down Flooring
The Amtico Form range has many different variations and permutations for design and install. With this in mind it is more sensible to point readers straight to the relevant Amtico PDF for all the relevant information direct from the manufacturer: