1 - GENERAL
1. 1 RELATED DOCUMENTS
Drawings and general sections for specifications and
1. 2 DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The multipurpose gymnasium sport flooring shall include the
furnishing of materials and complete installation including
laying, gluiing, welding and application of gamelines
1. 3 SUBMITTALS
A - Manufacturer's product data (5 copies) including
B - Maintenance instructions (5 copies)
1. 4 QUALITY ASSURANCE
All Taraflex products are made to the highest
industry quality standards and are ISO 9001 certified.
Installation of Taraflex products shall be done by a
qualified flooring contractor approved by Taraflex.
1. 5 DELIVERY / STORAGE AND HANDLING
A - Flooring contractor shall not deliver to jobsite until
the work of the orther trades have been completed
(especially overhead trades).
B - Taraflex must be stored in up-right position, never
store in horizontal position.
1. 6 PROJECT / SITE CONDITIONS
Requirements : The building shall be dry and enclosed.
Permanent heat, light and ventilation shall be installed and
operable. Flooring installation shall not begin until the
installer is familiar with existing subfloor conditions. All
work which would cause damage, dirt, dust or interruption of
normal installation pace shall be completed at least one
week prior to and during installation the room temperature
must be maintained at a minimum of 65˘XF. The installation
area shall be closed to all traffic and activity for a
period to be set by the flooring contractor.
1. 7 WARRANTY
Taraflex offers a two (2) year warranty for Taraflex sports
flooring and accessories. This coverage is limited to the
normal use and maintenance of the product. This warranty
will become null and void if the subfloor conditions and
installation procedures do not conform to those prescribed
This guarantee does not cover damage to nor failure of the
flooring system due to moisture migration or hydrostatic
Manufacturer reserves the right to change design, material
or specification to improve products or processing at
anytime without notice.
PART 2 -
Taraflex Sports flooring and its components must be
supplied, manufactured and / or approved by Taraflex.
2. 2 MATERIALS
A - Leveling compound.
As approved by manufacturer to correct minor subfloor
B - Refer to product specifications for physical properties.
The point elastic pure vinyl sport flooring shall be a
homogenous 2.1mm thick wear-layer combined with a
closed-cell foam cushioned backing, reinforced with a fiber
glass mesh interlayer to improve dimensional stability. The
total thickness shall vary according to the product
fungistatic and bacteriostatic treatment shall be incorporated
throughout the thickness of the surface. The wearlayer shall
be treated with a photoreticulated, UV cured polyurethane,
anti-dirt treatment, applied at the factory to give the
surface high resistance to soiling and scuff marks, while
retaining its excellent playing characteristics.
PART 3 -
3. 1 EXAMINATION
Installation temperature shall be at least 65˘XF (18˘XC) or
maximum of 86˘XF (30˘XC) and the moisture content of the
slab 3 Lbs per 1,000 square feet per 24 hours or lower,
according to RMA testing method. See Taraflex installation
manual for more details.
3. 2 SUBFLOOR
A - Verify with the general contractor, that the concrete
subfloor, on or below grade, is adequately waterproofed
beneath the slab and along the perimeter with suitable,
approved vaporproofing system. The vapor barrier must be
placed in contact with the concrete slab and installed in
strict accordance with the vapor barrier manufacturer's
Verify that adequate perimeter drainage is provided.
It is the responsability of the engineers to determine the
extent of these needs.
B - Before beginning installation, verify that the subfloor
is properly cured, clean and dry, usually sixty (60) days or
more are necessary depending on water content and
C - Verify with the general contractor, and by visual
inspection that no curing compounds and /or sealers have
been applied to the concrete without prior approval of the
sports flooring manufacturer/supplier.
D - Verify that there are no variations in the concrete slab
that exceed +/- 1/8 '' in a 10' radius.
3. 3 PREPARATION OF SURFACES
Fill cracks, grooves, voids and /or construction joints with
levelling compound as approved by Taraflex. High spots on
the floor shall be removed by grinding them down.
3. 4 ADHESIVES
Only use adhesives approved by Taraflex. Taraflex will not
guarantee product performance when used with non-approved
adhesives substitutes. For adhesive performance questions,
refer to adhesive manufacturer recommendations.
3. 5 INSTALLATION
The installation of Taraflex Sports flooring should be done
according to written instructions provided Taraflex. See the
Taraflex specifications and installation guide for further
A - Seaming of joints (heat welding method) as recommended
in installation manual.
B - Game Lines
All court lines shall be applied using the compounded
polyurethane paint as approved by Taraflex. Colors to be
selected from the Taraflex color chart.
3. 6 MAINTENANCE
As recommended in the Taraflex maintenance instructions
guide. The maintenance instructions will be delivered to the
owner, the attendants or individual responsible for the
upkeep of the facility. These instructions must be followed,
any deviations or substitutions shall be submitted to
Taraflex and /or its distributors for approval.