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Laying instructions


Precautions

- It is not recommended to place sisal and coco tapestry under 15°C soil temperature and above 70% relative humidity.

- When taking measurements, add 2 % (min. 5cm). This will permit you, later on, to offset any excesses or deficiencies where

necessary and/or any

deviations due to environmental factors (carpet can shrink).

- Allow the UNWRAPPED carpet to acclimatise to the local ambient conditions (min. 24 hours) before fixing it in place ( by min.

15°C).

- Check for optical flaws. Minor differences are inherent to natural fibres. If there are differences that are too striking, DO NOT

install the carpet.

- Several qualities are suitable for use of wheelchairs (see the symbol in the technical data) provided that you use protective chair

mats.

- Bouclé qualities, which are sensitive to point load are marked in the technical brochure with a pictogram. Possible flattened

loops can easily be drawn back by means of a hook, an awl, a needle or a thin screw driver. These qualities are not

appropriate

for use of heavy rolling material as moving barrows etc.

- For wool carpets it is normal that you will find loose fibres at the beginning. You can remove these by vacuuming. They don’t

have a negative

influence on the quality of your carpet.

- It should be noted that the carpet can revert to its natural colour when exposed to bright sunlight. Natural fibres are more sensitive

to sunlight than

synthetical fibres.

- From our carpets which are made out of paper, only Champlain is appropriate for wall-to-wall carpeting > 360cm.

Cutting and joining


- Put the carpets one over another (in the same fibre direction) and cut with a sharp Stanley knife .

- Or for a neater finish: cut the unusable edges between 2 warp-threads and flush them with the next strip to produce a perfect butt

joint

- Treat the edges with a anti-fraying spray (like Roberts Ankerweld n° 5920) and use a contact adhesive to avoid fraying. Remark:

this spray cannot

be used on paper carpets!

- During glueing the carpet can be stretched with a knee fastener / knee kicker, a hammer and a carpet punch.

- Wherever the risk of fraying is to great, use a skirting for a neat finish ((f.ex. at door entree) .

Glueing


Use. 500 g/m² of a reputable proprietary brand of polyacrylic glue (f.e. Profisafe 509, UZ 65 (Uzin) or Thomsit T490 – Henkel)

with a high spreading rate with a serrated spatula B 3 (erected). The latter should be dry, clean and smooth, non-friable and

without any crevices. Take the following requirements into consideration as well:

- Waiting time before placement approx. 10 to 20 min.

- Laying time (thorough glueing) 30 to 40 min.

- Time left to stand approx. 24 hours (before walking on it)

- Final fixation after 72 hours (before placement of furniture)

Placement


Always glue the entire bottom surface of the floor and press down firmly to ensure a perfect adherence. Never force the drying

process off the glue. Air bubbles can be corrected by injecting contact adhesive in the loosened patches of the carpet using a

syringe. Then smooth out the carpet in order to distribute the adhesive evenly.

More leaflet concerning cleaning and laying instructions (wall to wall coverings and special instructions for the

Zambesi, Allegro, Broadway, Harmony, Vivace, Malawi, Maori) available upon request.


Unfixed fitting, even in small rooms, is not recommended and at own risk.

Under office chairs it is recommended to place a protective shield.