B06B - SPECIFICATION GUIDE 09 65 30 - STATIC CONTROL
Revision 01 - December 2018
.1 Refer to Part A16 - Specification Guides before using this specification.
.2 This specification has been prepared to assist design professionals in the preparation of a project or office master specification used to specify static dissipative resilient flooring only.
.3 This specification section assumes the project manual will contain complete Division 1 - General Requirements sections and close coordination with it is required. If the project manual does not contain these sections, additional information should be included under appropriate articles.
.4 This Section number (09 65 30) including Section references noted under Related Work Specified Elsewhere is based on the MasterFormat 2004 numbering system.
.5 This specification is directed to the (General) Contractor (or Construction Manager). Where there is no General Contractor substitute the term flooring contractor.
.6 Review all requirements noted herein and carefully choose those that meet project requirements. The Specifier must choose one item from a series of items surrounded with [ .. ] brackets such as [Contractor] [Construction Manager] [Consultant] and delete the remainder. Items surrounded with (..) brackets are additional information / comments that should be left in the specification. Notes to the specifier and all other items not required contained herein must be deleted in project specifications.
.7 Adding or deleting items in this specification must be done with care and caution. The onus of doing so rests with the Specifier who must have a complete and thorough understanding of what is required. Where additional information must be added to this specification the Specifier must ensure that such information is not only accurate but also in accordance with NFCA requirements. Because of the above noted requirements NFCA strongly recommends that this specification be edited by a qualified specification writer (refer to Part A16 - Specification Guides, 1.02).
.8 This specification is not set-up with auto-numbering. Any changes (additions or deletions) therefore means that the specifier will have to re-number / re-space following items to suit.
.9 Revise header and footer to suit project requirements. As a suggestion insert project name particulars on left side of header and consultant name on bottom left and issue date on bottom right of the footer.
.10 For other resilient tile and sheet flooring refer to Guide Specification Section 09 65 00 (Part B06A).
1 • GENERAL
.1 This article (1.1) is not intended to scope static control resilient flooring work but to serve as a general description. The onus of defining the extent of this section of Work remains with the General Contractor, who will ensure that the area / scope of responsibility of any particular Subcontractor / supplier is set out in full detail when awarding the contract for static control resilient flooring work. The extent of this section of Work is also governed by the limits of local trade agreements and conditions. This article should be used in conjunction with Related Work.
.2 Subfloor preparation work is not included under this section, except as noted in Part B04A - Installation Guide - Scope of Work. If extended preparation work is required, this must be specified and a Separate Bid used or a Separate Price requested for this work as necessary. Refer to Part A12 - Substrate Preparation, Part A13 - Patching and Filling, and Part A16 - Specification Guides for information.
.3 Existing flooring to be removed is normally included in demolition work by the General Contractor (in Division 02). If its removal is the only demolition work, removal requirements could be included herein as an additional cost. Refer to Part A10 - Acceptable Conditions and Part B04A - Scope of Work.
.4 Labour requirements for the removal of asbestos-containing flooring materials and adhesives and/or any other hazardous flooring material must be Bid under a separate contract prior to the start of any new floor covering work. (Refer to Part A10 - Acceptable Conditions and Part B04A - Installation Guide - Scope of Work).
.1 Section Includes: All labour, materials, equipment, and services to supply and install static control resilient flooring to areas noted on drawings and schedules and as specified herein.
.2 The work shall also include but not necessarily be limited to the following
.1 The following is in compliance with Part B04A - Scope of Work and excludes maintenance data and cleaning instructions. Other jurisdictions may vary. The specifier must verify these requirements with the applicable Provincial Floor Covering Association and local trades.
.2 Delete, revise, or add to example selections listed below as required.
.a review and acceptance of conditions and surfaces.
.b job site co-ordination and cooperation.
.c resilient bases.
.d trims and accessories.
.e coordination with electrical for flooring grounding system connection requirements
.3 The following shall be supplied by others
.a acceptable substrate surfaces.
.b testing for moisture and alkalinity unless otherwise noted herein.
.c threshold at entries in accordance with the requirements of Section 08 70 00.
.d removal and disposal of existing floor covering materials including adhesive.
SPEC NOTE: Use the following items .4 and .5 only as required. Clauses may be revised to suit specification and/or form of Contract requirements as required.
.4 This Section along with the drawings forms part of the Contract and is to be read, interpreted, and coordinated with all other parts.
.5 Division 00 - Procurement and Contracting Requirements and Division 01 - General Requirements form an integral part of this Section of Work.
.6 Related Work Specified Elsewhere: Related work includes but is not necessarily limited to the following:
Hydrau SPEC NOTE: This lists work directly related to this section but not to be included as part of this section. Delete, revise, or add to example sections listed below as required. This is not a comprehensive list. Refer to CSC MasterFormat 2004 for additional Sections that may be related and amend as required. Coordinate items with other Sections of Work in the Project Manual.
Section 02 40 00 Demolition / Alterations (removal / disposal of existing floor finishes)
Section 02 42 10 Existing Flooring Removal (for flooring Contracts only)
Section 02 82 00 Facility Remediation (hazardous material removal)
Section 03 30 00 Cast-in-Place Concrete (substrates including topping and finishes)
Section 03 54 15 Hydraulic Cementitious Underlayment (for levelling)
Section 06 10 00 Rough Carpentry (subfloor framing and sheathing)
Section 06 20 00 Finish Carpentry (floor underlayment, wood bases)
Section 08 70 00 Hardware (thresholds by others)
Section 09 30 00 Tiling (transitions to static control resilient flooring)
Section 09 62 19 Laminate Flooring (transitions to static control resilient flooring)
Section 09 62 23 Bamboo Flooring (transitions to static control resilient flooring)
Section 09 62 29 Cork Flooring (transitions to static control resilient flooring)
Section 09 64 00 Hardwood Flooring (wood bases and transitions to static control resilient flooring)
Section 09 65 00 Resilient Flooring (bases and transitions to static control resilient flooring)
Division 23 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (floor grilles, etc.)
Division 26 Electrical (system grounding)
1.2 Reference Standards:
.1 The latest edition of the Floor Covering Reference Manual issued by the National Floor Covering Association of Canada (NFCA) shall govern all materials and workmanship. Whenever reference is made within this specification to NFCA requirements it shall mean, as a minimum, those standards and requirements noted in the NFCA Reference Manual.
.2 The latest applicable edition of the following reference standards and codes shall also govern all materials and installation work specified herein as applicable:
SPEC NOTE: Select appropriate standards and delete all others. Add other standards that may include those dealing with fire safety, indoor air quality, coefficient of friction, etc. as required.
CAN/ULC-S102.2, Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Covering and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies.
CSA A23.1-00, Concrete Materials and Methods of Concrete Construction.
CGSB 81-GP-1M, Flooring, Conductive and Spark Resistant.
ASTM F150, Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Conductive and Static Dissipative Resilient Flooring.
ASTM F1066, Standard Specification for Vinyl Composition Floor Tile.
ASTM F1303, Standard Specification for Sheet Vinyl Flooring With Backing.
ASTM F1700, Standard Specification for Solid Vinyl Floor Tile.
ASTM F1861, Standard Specification for Resilient Wall Base.
ASTM F1913, Standard Specification for Vinyl Sheet Floor Covering Without Backing.
ASTM F2034, Standard Specification for Sheet Linoleum Floor Covering.
ASTM F693, Standard Practice for Sealing Seams of Resilient Sheet Flooring Products by Use of Liquid Seam Sealers.
ASTM F1516, Standard Practice for Sealing Seams of Resilient Flooring Products by the Heat Weld Method (when Recommended).
ANSI/ESD S 7.1 ESD, Association Standard Test Method for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items - Resistive Characterisation of Materials - Flooring Materials.
ESD STM97.1, Floor Materials and Footwear - Resistance in combination with a person.
EN 100015, Basic specification - Protection of electrostatic-sensitive devices - Requirements for cleanroom areas.
IEC 1340-4-1, Part 4, Standard test methods for specific applications - Section 1: Electrostatic behaviour of floor coverings and installed floors.
Industrial Health and Safety Regulations of the Workers Compensation Board (WCB).
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
1.3 Quality Assurance:
.1 All preparation, materials, and workmanship shall be in strict accordance with NFCA requirements and material manufacturer's written recommendations and detail requirements for conditions of work that apply and guarantee / warranty periods noted herein.
.2 Any preparation, materials, and workmanship that does not meet NFCA requirements shall be repaired or replaced in accordance with Quality Assurance requirements at no additional cost to the Owner.
.3 The flooring contractor shall be recommended by the manufacturer / supplier of static control resilient flooring as qualified or licensed for installation of specified flooring materials including heat welding of seams, and must have a minimum of three (3) years local experience and have successfully completed a minimum of five (5) projects with the same or similar materials, quantities, and complexity as this project. If requested provide a list of similar flooring projects completed within the last two (2) years.
.4 The static control flooring manufacturer’s representative shall review all surfaces and conditions for material applications and provide sufficient site reviews and reports to ensure that the installation is in conformance with the product guarantee requirements.
SPEC NOTE: Use the following clause where the Quality Assurance Program is used.
.5 Only persons who are Trade Qualified or Product Qualified in accordance with NFCA Part A05 requirements shall be engaged in the installation of static control resilient flooring. Include the following if the project is under union jurisdiction [Apprentices may be employed provided they work at all times under the direct supervision of a Trade Qualified person. The ratio of apprentices to journey persons employed on site must not exceed the ratio outlined by local trade regulations.]
SPEC NOTE: Use the following where the Provincial Flooring Covering Association in area of this work offers the Quality Assurance Program.
1.4 Inspection Requirements:
.1 All flooring work shall be reviewed in strict accordance with NFCA Quality Assurance (QA) Program requirements by a qualified (i.e. QA Program accredited) Inspection Agency assigned by the Provincial Floor Covering Trade Association having jurisdiction. Only Inspectors who have been approved under the Quality Assurance Program shall be assigned.
.2 The appointed QA inspector shall notify the flooring contactor in writing of any substrate defects and potential problems that may affect the installation of flooring materials prior to commencement of work.
.3 Fully cooperate with QA inspector at all times in the performance of his/her duties when inspecting on-site areas and substrate surfaces scheduled to receive static control resilient flooring.
.4 The cost of QA reviews including the QA Maintenance Bond shall be included in the cost for this work.
1.5 Testing Requirements:
.1 Moisture and alkalinity tests shall be conducted by an independent third party testing agency using testing methods and devices in accordance with NFCA requirements and the floor covering manufacturer’s recommendations. In multiple story buildings each floor level shall be tested. All test locations shall be marked on As-Built Drawings.
.2 It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to provide and pay for such testing in a timely manner.
.3 The final test results must be in compliance with minimum NFCA requirements and resilient flooring and adhesive manufacturer’s recommendations, and unless otherwise permitted by the floor covering material manufacturers [and approved by the NFCA Quality Assurance Inspector]:
.a vapour emissions shall not exceed a rating of 3 lbs./ 1000 ft2 over a twenty-four (24) hour period.
.b alkalinity results shall not exceed a maximum pH rating of 7.
.4 Check substrate surfaces for level tolerances to ensure they are within NFCA requirements. These shall also be verified by the QA Inspector before commencement of flooring installation. Refer to 1.10 for requirements.
.5 Test grounding system for static control flooring in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure it meets specified requirements.
.6 Do not install flooring materials until testing results indicate that all substrate surfaces are acceptable for covering. Report any unsatisfactory conditions in writing to the Contractor.
1.6 Regulatory and Environmental Requirements:
.1 Ensure that all materials, including adhesives and other accessory products, are environmentally safe and are not prohibited by any applicable laws, regulations, bylaws, ordinances or orders of any government authority.
.2 Ensure that all employees are fully informed and comply, at all times with Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) requirements. Such compliance shall include but not be limited to:
.a Training of staff in the proper handling and storage of such materials.
.b Furnishing and use of workplace Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and labels for such materials.
SPEC NOTE: Use the following where required and revise to suit project requirements.
.3 LEED and environmental sustainability / recyclability requirements for flooring materials shall include the following:
.a Flooring materials shall be manufactured locally or be from a local distribution source.
.b Flooring materials used shall contain natural products or materials.
.c Flooring materials used must [be 100% recyclable] [contain a minimum recycled material content of [insert %].
.d Flooring materials including any adhesive and sealant used shall be low VOC materials and shall be conditioned on site to lessen off-gassing.
1.7 Pre-Installation Site Meeting:
.1 Before commencement of work on site, the Contractor, static control resilient flooring contractor and flooring manufacturer's factory/distributor representative and the [Consultant] [Owner] shall meet to discuss the following items:
.a Where applicable, removal and disposal of existing floor covering and adhesive materials.
.b Review of substrate requirements and conditions including substrate finish and level tolerances.
.c Substrate testing for moisture and alkalinity and provision of written results.
.d Confirmation of all floor covering materials, i.e., types, patterns / colours and miscellaneous related materials.
.e Scheduling of all flooring work, including material deliveries, handling, storage, conditioning, and staging of work.
.f Installation requirements, including system grounding, heating, ventilation, condition and preparation of acceptable substrates and protection of completed work.
.g Review of details, including, but not limited to (when applicable) seaming, bases, corners, and interfaces with adjacent materials (where applicable).
.h Coordination with electrical subtrade to ensure that floor grounding system requirements are provided.
.i Inspection procedures and reports.
.j Provision of maintenance materials and data requirements for cleaning, treatment, and maintenance of flooring installed.
.2 Keep minutes of meeting including responsibilities of various parties and deviations from specifications and installation instructions and distribute minutes to attendees within 48 hours.
1.8 Mock‑Up: (use for large projects as required)
.1 Prior to installation, install a sample of specified static control resilient flooring to designated area or room in accordance with site meeting requirements to show selected material, pattern / texture / colour schemes, direction of lay, grounding system, finish fits to walls and doorways, seam finish, base details at inside and outside corners, as well as workmanship.
.2 Following completion, the installation is to be reviewed by the Consultant, Contractor, resilient flooring contractor, and flooring manufacturer's factory/distributor representative. If accepted, the mock-up shall serve as the “Standard@ for all other such work throughout the building. Do not proceed with balance of installation until such approval has been
1.9 Product Delivery, Handling, and Storage:
.1 Deliver all flooring materials (including adhesives and accessories) wrapped / sealed in original labelled and unopened packaging with type and pattern / colour and registration numbers clearly marked on each roll, carton, or container.
.2 Prevent damage to and store all materials in strict accordance with manufacturer’s written requirements in a secure dry space on site at locations [designated by the Contractor] [pre-approved by the Owner]. Roll goods shall be stored on end and tile boxes should not be stacked over four boxes high.
SPEC NOTE: Sufficient secure, dry, and heated storage space to store floor covering materials, tools and equipment necessary for installation shall be provided by the Contractor or Owner.
.3 Deliver all materials to work areas when required and a minimum of 24 hours before installation to condition materials to site temperature and humidity conditions.
1.10 Installation Requirements:
.1 Work under this Section shall be limited to that indicated under the scope of work of this trade including the correction and filling of minor imperfections and irregularities with a non-shrinking latex-based patching / levelling compound and sanding it smooth.
.2 It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to provide conditions acceptable for the installation of floor covering materials. This shall include the provision of floor levels, finish tolerances, and conditions in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and minimum requirements of NFCA Part A10 - Acceptable Conditions including the following:
.a Substrate surfaces within flatness and level tolerances noted in Part A10 - Acceptable Conditions based on using [straightedge] [F-number] values. Where these values are exceeded the substrate surface shall be rectified by the Contractor before work of this section proceeds using a self-levelling cementitious topping.
SPEC NOTE: Refer to the following table for flatness and level tolerances for concrete as well as wood substrates. Note for suspended concrete slabs use FF value only if F-Number levelness system is used.
.b Concrete substrates machine trowelled to a smooth level surface that are free of all marks, imperfections or conditions that will telegraph through or damage installed flooring materials.
.c Grinding or sanding of ridges, undulations, projections and areas of carbonation and scaling and filling and levelling of expansion joints, cracks, grooves and other irregularities.
SPEC NOTE:When resilient flooring with a high gloss finish is required by the Owner careful attention must be paid to substrate preparation and cleaning requirements in both concrete and flooring specifications, as this type of finish will highlight any deficiencies in the substrate.
.d Clean, dry substrate surfaces free of contaminants detrimental to flooring installation (e.g. paint, varnish, oils, release agents, waxes, sealers and curing and hardening compounds not compatible with adhesives employed if flooring is glued down). Surfaces shall be broom cleaned.
.e Removal of existing flooring material including adhesive.
.f Environmental conditions prior to and immediately after flooring installation meeting the following criteria.
.i heating, air conditioning and humidity control facilities in operation.
.ii substrate moisture content and alkalinity level within manufacturer’s requirements. New concrete and suspect existing concrete surfaces shall be tested in accordance with NFCA requirements by an independent testing agency in a timely manner arranged by the Contractor with costs paid for by the Owner.
.iii environment and substrate temperatures within manufacturer’s requirements. This includes that the temperature of all materials to be installed and areas to receive flooring is maintained at a minimum of 18oC (65oF) and maximum of 30oC (85oF) for at least 48 hours prior to, during, and after installation, and that a minimum temperature of 13oC (55oF) is maintained thereafter.
.iv humidity range within manufacturer’s requirements and as a minimum between 35% and 50% assuming an 18oC to 25oC (65oF to 77oF) temperature. If humidity is not within this range, postpone installation until conditions are suitable.
.v areas to receive flooring shall be provided with adequate illumination (minimum of 500 lux at floor level) in accordance with WCB requirements.
Where these minimum requirements are not met they shall be rectified by the General Contractor before work of this section proceeds.
.3 The final type and condition of each substrate shall be in complete accordance with NFCA requirements and the flooring material manufacturer=s installation recommendations.
.4 Condition all flooring materials including adhesives on site to avoid potential expansion, contraction, and bonding problems.
.5 Consult with and coordinate flooring work and make provisions for all trades in advance to avoid future repairs. Refer to other flooring Sections for interface details and base type where applicable.
.6 Install flooring materials only after all other trade work, especially gypsum board and painting, has been completed and all overhead mechanical and lighting work, and other wall-mounted equipment has been installed.
.7 DO NOT proceed with installation until all unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected. Notify the Contractor in writing of all defects likely to impair finished work. Start of work implies acceptance of surfaces and conditions.
.8 Unless otherwise noted herein or pre-approved, resilient flooring seams shall be placed with consideration of traffic patterns.
.1 All submittals shall be in accordance with the requirements of Section 01 30 00.
.2 Submit manufacturer's product literature, technical data, and full range of products and patterns / colours available with sample set for review / selection.
.3 Submit manufacturer's product literature of accessory products and full range set of patterns / colours available, and minimum 100 mm (4") long sample of each type of protective edgings and reducer strips to be used for review / selection and pre‑approval.
.4 If required to meet project LEED requirements, submit manufacturer’s documentation as required, including indication of percentage of recycled content contained in each product by colour and recyclability of each product.
5 Submit material installation drawings for all areas clearly indicating flooring types, patterns / colours, pattern direction, joint (seam) locations (i.e. locations of length and cross seams and open edges) and other details required to clarify the work including type and finish / colour of trims and mouldings used for review before commencing installation.
SPEC NOTE: Note: Flooring will be installed in accordance with industry-accepted practice (i.e., with flooring installed long way of room or corridor and with end seams across the room or corridor). If the Design authority has other requirements, they must be either noted on drawings and/or indicated in the specification to ensure that adequate materials and pricing is included.
.6 Submit minimum 600 mm (24") square mock-up of flash-coved floor assembly showing flash coving, cap trim, feature strip, heat welded joint and corner details for review and acceptability before commencing installation.
.7 At project completion, submit a list of all materials installed, including adhesives, accessories and bases clearly indicating material and manufacturer’s names, type / pattern / colour name and numbers for Owner’s future reference.
1.12 Maintenance Materials and Data:
.1 At project completion, provide [full roll width x length of sheet flooring] [full boxes of tile flooring] to meet [two percent (2%)] of total area or minimum [five (5) square metres (fifty-five (55) square feet)] [ten (10) square metres (one hundred and ten (110) square feet)] from same production run of each type, pattern / colour of resilient flooring installed.
.2 At project completion provide balance of roll but no less than length required to meet a minimum of [two percent (2%)] of total length of each type, colour, and height from same production run of resilient base installed to a maximum of [one (1) full roll or 36500 mm (120 feet) for each].
.3 At project completion deliver all maintenance materials as directed and obtain a written receipt stating amount and date delivered. Receipt shall be signed by the Contractor who shall forward a copy to the Owner.
SPEC NOTE: NFCA notes that maintenance data, cleaning, and refinishing procedures are excluded from the scope of work for this trade. Such information should be requested from the floor covering manufacturer for each type of resilient floor covering installed.
.4 At project completion provide flooring manufacturers cleaning and maintenance data for type of flooring installed for Owner’s maintenance manual and later use.
.5 At project completion conduct a cleaning, treatment and maintenance training session with facility maintenance personnel.
SPEC NOTE: Use the following (1.13) where the Provincial Flooring Covering Association in area of this work offers the Quality Assurance Program.
1.13 Maintenance Bond:
.1 Furnish a 100% Two (2) year Maintenance Bond on completion of static control resilient flooring work. The Maintenance Bond shall warrant that the work has been performed in accordance with applicable NFCA Quality Assurance Program requirements. The cost of this Maintenance Bond shall be included in this Bid.
.2 Provide a facsimile of the bond to be used, together with written proof of ability to furnish the bond at no cost to the Owner with Bid.
.1 Provide the following warranties beyond date of Substantial Performance in writing as well as any details of other warranties offered that exceed noted minimum requirements:
SPEC NOTE: Review manufacturer’s warranties and revise noted values (what is really available) or ensure they meet minimum requirements noted.
.a Flooring manufacturer:
2 • PRODUCTS
SPEC NOTE: Delete, revise, or add to the items indicated below to suit project requirements. Note this must be done carefully!
2.1 General Requirements:
.1 All work shall be based on the use of specified materials. Other static dissipative flooring and accessory materials may be approved by the Consultant only before Bid Closing providing they meet or exceed the requirements specified herein. Refer to submittal requirements. No other products will be accepted after Bid Closing.
.2 All colours, patterns, and textures of acceptable static dissipative resilient flooring shall be as selected by the Consultant from manufacturer=s complete range as indicated on Finish Schedules and/or as noted below.
2.2 Installation Materials:
.1 Sheet Underlayment: plywood, medium density fibreboard, or cementitious board of type to suit conditions and as approved by both board and flooring manufacturers for use as an underlayment under resilient flooring materials.
.2 Substrate Primers and Sealers: as recommended by substrate filler and resilient flooring manufacturers.
.3 Substrate Filler: smooth trowelling, fast setting, non-shrinking, non-cracking, pre-mixed filler with Portland cement and polymeric modifiers (white latex) and a minimum compressive strength of 20 MPa (2900 psi) at 28 days for patching / filling / levelling substrates, type(s) to suit substrate conditions as recommended by each resilient flooring manufacturer. Gypsum based products are not permitted.
.4 Adhesives: premium grade, [low VOC (solvent-free)], alkaline and water resistant static conductive type to flooring manufacturers specific requirements. Manufacturer=s spread rates shall be strictly adhered to.
.5 Trowel: (for adhesive) notched type as recommended by flooring material and adhesive manufacturer.
.6 Roller: minimum weight as recommended by resilient flooring manufacturer.
.7 Heat Welding Rods: [solid colour] [patterned] rods to match / compliment flooring as recommended and supplied by flooring manufacturer, and as selected by the Consultant from manufacturer's standard range.
.8 Fasteners: non-corrosive staples, nails, tacks, and screws of type to suit material types
2.3 Static Control Flooring:
.1 Refer to Part B03B for a complete description of the following materials.
.2 Select from the following choices and delete those not required. If several different types of floor coverings and/or colours are used on a project, assign type numbers and ensure that they are specified herein and are shown on the Finish Schedule for each respective area.
.3 Refer to manufacturer=s product literature for specific information (size, gauge, data, etc. and revise information and values as required.
.4 Refer to manufacturer’s product literature for type of static control flooring selected and insert information noted.
.5 Verify and insert applicable standards. Note this must be done carefully!
Electrically conductive resilient flooring system complete with required grounding materials to CGSB 81-GP-1M and ASTM F150 or EN 1340-4. Provide following types:
.1 Static Dissipative Flooring: [insert flooring material type and thickness] to [insert flooring material standard] providing static control of 1.0 x 106 to 1.0 x 109 ohms.
.1 Conductive Flooring: [insert flooring material type and thickness] to [insert flooring material standard] providing static control of 2.5 x 104 to 1.0 x 106_ ohms.
.1 Super Conductive Flooring: [insert flooring material type and thickness] to [insert flooring material standard] providing static control of 1.0 to 1.0 x 10 4 _ ohms.
SPEC NOTE: Use the following only when required by static control flooring manufacturer.
.2 Static Control Grounding Grid: full or modified grounding grid system in accordance with flooring manufacturers specific requirements.
Refer to Finish Schedule for base types, locations, and colours and coordinate bases for other flooring as applicable. Provide the following base types:
.1 Rubber Base: [3 mm (1/8") thick x [63.5 mm (2 1/ 2")] [102 mm (4")] [150 mm (6")] [200 mm (8")] high top set moulded rubber [coved] [toeless (straight)] base to ASTM F1861, Type TP [, complete with pre‑moulded external [and internal] corners].
.1 Vinyl Base: [2 mm (0.080")] [3 mm (1/8") thick x [63.5 mm (2 1/ 2")] [102 mm (4")] [150 mm (6")] [200 mm (8")] high top set extruded vinyl [coved] [toeless (straight)] base to ASTM F1861, Type TV [, complete with pre‑moulded external [and internal] corners].
.2 Self-Coved Base: top set [3 mm (1/8") thick moulded rubber base to ASTM F1861, Type TP] [3 mm (1/8")] [2 mm (0.080") thick extruded vinyl base to ASTM F1861, Type TV], [63.5 mm (2 1/2")] [102 mm (4")] [150 mm (6") high, complete with [50 mm (2")] extended toe for heat welded flooring [, and with pre‑moulded external [and internal] corners].
.2 Flash-Coved Integral Base: fabricated from resilient sheet flooring that is flash-coved [100 mm (4")] [150 mm (6")] up wall face, complete with pre‑approved heat welded joint seams and interior and exterior corner details [and with continuous top cap as specified].
.3 Flash-Coved Base Supports: minimum 19 mm (3/4") radius (22 mm (7/8") for backed flooring) continuous wood, wax, or plastic fillet material as recommended by flooring manufacturer.
.4 Flash-Coved Base Cap: continuous PVC cap for transition of resilient flooring to wall finish covering, colour as selected by the Consultant from manufacturer's standard range. Provide the following types:
.a termination cap for flooring on gypsum board walls.
.b termination cap for flooring to ceramic wall tile.
.c transition cap for flooring to sheet vinyl wall covering.
.5 Use [standard B-wrapped outside corner] [pre-moulded corner] finish
2.5 Protective Edging and Reducers:
.1 Protective Edgings and Reducer Strips: [heavy] [medium] duty commercial grade [pre-formed / pre-finished metal] [tapered [rubber] [vinyl] type to suit application and traffic conditions as recommended by static control resilient flooring manufacturer with material, style, finish, and colour as selected by the Consultant from manufacturer's standard range to match resilient flooring and compliment flooring finishes. Items to be mechanically fastened or glue-applied to suit substrate conditions with a vandal proof, non-destructive wear surface as appropriate. Thickness as required for adjoining floor covering.
Note: All trims used must be pre-approved before use in accordance with submittal and design criteria noted herein.
3 • EXECUTION
3.1 Installation Requirements:
.1 Review substrate, environmental conditions and work by other trades to ensure that they are in complete compliance with the manufacturer's recommended installation specification and NFCA Standard requirements prior to the installation of resilient floor coverings. Start no work until all conditions are acceptable.
.2 Ensure that paint, varnish, oils, release agents, waxes, sealers, and curing and hardening compounds not compatible with adhesives employed have been removed.
.3 Ensure that all appliances and other movable equipment and furnishings are removed.
SPEC NOTE: Testing of substrates for moisture and alkalinity shall be in accordance with NFCA requirements and be provided by the General Contractor (or by the flooring contractor if no General Contractor).
.1 Verify that moisture and alkalinity testing has been done by General Contractor and field check ratings as required.
.2 The type, location, condition and surface tolerances of substrate must be in complete accordance with NFCA requirements and static control resilient flooring manufacturer=s recommendations.
.3 Fill substrate low spots, minor cracks, joints and holes with substrate filler of type pre-approved by static control flooring manufacturer to the extent required by scope of work and ensure substrates are free from all bumps, ridges and other imperfections. Feather filler as required to allow for difference in adjacent floor materials. Sand smooth to eliminate all irregularities, bumps, ridges and other imperfections and vacuum clean to provide a surface which will not telegraph imperfections through resilient flooring.
.4 Seal and prime substrate surfaces if recommended by static flooring / adhesive manufacturer's recommendations.
.5 Ensure that temperature requirements for installation of materials is within appropriate range prior to, during, and after installation.
.6 Where applicable, remove existing resilient flooring and dispose of in a legal manner or recycle in accordance with noted requirements. After remedial work has been done to subfloors ensure all surfaces to receive resilient flooring are vacuumed clean and are dry, smooth and free from substances detrimental to filler and adhesive bond (as noted herein).
3.3 Installation of Static Control Resilient Flooring:
SPEC NOTE: Modify the following to suit sheet or tile materials used.
.1 Install static control grounding system and resilient flooring in strict accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and NFCA guidelines using tools, materials, methods, and sequence of work as recommended.
.2 Connect static control grounding system to building ground in strict accordance with manufacturers requirements.
.3 Mix and apply adhesives in strict accordance with manufacturer's written instructions, observing recommended trowel notching, spread / coverage rates, open times and safety precautions. Do not spread more adhesive than can be covered by flooring before initial set takes place. Roll flooring as required (during and after installation) to prevent visible adhesive / trowel marks in high polished flooring. No visible traces of adhesive will be acceptable in sheet or tile joints.
.4 Install static control resilient tile and sheet flooring to areas and patterns detailed and/or shown on Finish Schedule, and unless otherwise noted or pre-approved, continuous under all appliances and moveable millwork and furniture items and into closets.
.5 Install flooring with variations in shade or pattern disbursed to obtain a uniform effect, with pattern grain laid in [one direction, long way of room or corridor] [chequer board pattern for tile]. Abrupt variations are not permitted.
.6 Terminate flooring at centreline of doorways where adjacent floor finish or colour is dissimilar unless it extends into adjacent areas. Scribe to fit all projections and vertical surfaces.
.7 Install static control resilient sheet flooring with joints straight [long] [short] way of room or corridor, true to plane and symmetrical with minimum [one half] [one third] width of sheet at perimeters.
.8 Install static control resilient tile flooring with joints straight, true to plane and symmetrical with minimum half width tile at perimeters, but not less than 150 mm (6") wide, unless otherwise necessitated by irregular shaped rooms.
.9 Keep static control resilient sheet joints to a minimum and conceal from view where possible with locations pre‑approved by the Consultant prior to installation. Minimize sheet joints by using full width rolls, wherever possible. Follow manufacturer=s recommendations in regard to reverse or non-reverse lay for best colour match.
.10 Install static control resilient sheet flooring with double cut [pre-approved [chemically welded joints] [heat welded joints using matching colour rods] [at all wet areas] [with heat welded joints seams finished flush with floor and free from voids, recesses and raised areas].
3.4 Installation of Static Control Resilient Sheet Flooring Integral Base:
.1 Provide static control resilient flooring integral base where indicated on drawings and/or Finish Schedule in strict accordance with manufacturer's installation recommendations.
.2 Install fillet strip (cove backing) to facilitate transition at intersection of wall and floor.
.3 Install static control resilient sheet flooring integral base using [flooring material in one continuous length to cover floor and flash-coved up and adhered to wall to heights indicated on Finish Schedule.
.4 Set base materials and fit tight and accurately to abutting wall and floor surfaces, with adjoining lengths neatly fitted and butted to form a uniform height.
.5 Cut, fit, mitre and heat weld flooring integral base at exterior and interior corners in accordance with manufacturers recommendations to form integral base.
SPEC NOTE: Specify type of corner finish, i.e. Butterfly V-plug for flexible PVC flooring.
.6 Complete and finish all seams in strict accordance with NFCA requirements and flooring manufacturer's detailed recommendations for the type flooring specified.
.7 Install specified continuous cap trim to top of integral flash-coved flooring base top edges.
3.5 Installation of Resilient Base:
.1 Provide resilient base of sizes and colours as noted on Finish Schedule and drawings.
.2 Install base in longest practical lengths (minimum 2400 mm (96") long) fitted tightly to wall, column, millwork and floor surfaces. Scribe to door frames and other obstructions.
.3 [Wrap base around outside corners with joints a minimum of 300 mm (12") from outside corners] [Use pre-moulded external corners] and [internal corners] [butt / mitre internal corners] unless otherwise pre-approved by the Consultant.
3.6 Installation of Protective Edgings and Reducer Strips:
.1 Install protective edgings / reducer strips to all exposed static control resilient flooring edges as required to suit conditions, securely bonded to substrate and in a straight line.
3.7 Cleanup, Adjustment, and Protection:
.1 On completion remove all floor covering waste and scraps from areas and rooms worked in, and from the job site, AND inspect all installed floor covering for adjustments and repairs required. Provide a list of deficiencies to the Consultant / Flooring QA Inspector.
.2 Remove excess adhesive from floor, base and wall surfaces without damage.
.3 Prohibit traffic on all installed resilient flooring for 48 hours after installation.
.4 Protect static control resilient flooring with suitable non-marring covering from time of final set of adhesive until just before final inspection. Refer to Section 01 60 00 for protection after installation until Substantial Performance.
SPEC NOTE: As the floor covering subcontractor will not be able to control the work or actions of other trades or persons which might cause damage, the overall responsibility for protection of the floor covering, from its completion until it is accepted by the Owner is the responsibility of the General Contractor.
.5 Protect static control resilient flooring against damage from rolling loads by covering with plywood or hardboard.
3.8 Cleaning and Sealing of Static Control Flooring:
.1 After installation of static control flooring clean flooring using method and cleaner recommended by the manufacturer in preparation for the application of sealer
.2 Apply sealer over flooring surface using method and application rate as recommended by the manufacturer and allow to dry.
.3 Prohibit traffic on sealed flooring for a minimum of 24 hours after sealing.
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