install roomtemp range of sheet vinyl
Just curious if anyone has a typical install temperature range for fully adhered sheet vinyl? Various vinyl manufacturers I’ve looked up have anywhere from 45 to 65 as the low range. A can of adhesive says, “for best results, the area to be installed, adhesive and flooring should be conditioned at 65 and at a maximum relative humidity of 65% for at least 24 hours before and after installation.” (what if its hotter than that?!)
But the vinyl manuf. also say that the product is never supposed to go below 55 degrees during the life of the product, which is simply ridiculous. At some point or other, a house is going to drop below 55.
So I guess on the install temps I’m wondering how much is actually required and how much is cover-yer-a$$?
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
— Mother Teresa
I won't install unless it is at least 60* for 24 hrs. before and after the install. I also won't go much over 80* durring an install, if the floor gets a lot of direct sun durring the install.
That mnfg stuff about not ever going below 55*for the life of the product is "gotcha" for thier warrenty. How many warehouse have you ever seen for none food products maintained above that temp?