Heartridge

FAQ

Where can I install Heartridge products?

Engineered Timber

Residential settings only. NOT to be installed in wet areas that have a potential for flooding or are subject to excessive moisture and high levels of humidity, such as; bathrooms, laundries, saunas or outdoor areas.

Luxury Vinyl

Residential settings, including bathrooms, kitchens and laundries; commercial settings with light to moderate traffic, such as hotels, conference rooms, classrooms, small offices, small department stores, boutiques and lobbies. NOT to be installed in areas that have a potential for flooding, such as saunas or outdoor areas.

Rigid Vinyl

Residential settings, including bathrooms, kitchens, laundries and areas in direct sunlight. It can also be placed in commercial settings with light to moderate traffic, such as hotels, conference rooms, classrooms, small offices, small department stores, boutiques and lobbies. NOT to be installed in areas that have a potential for flooding, such as saunas or outdoor areas.

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Can I place a Heartridge Luxury Vinyl Floor on a heated slab?

We highly recommend that you DO NOT install luxury vinyl planks over an electrical radiant heating system however a hydronic radiant heating system is acceptable provided the following instructions are complied with:

  • Ensure the surface temperature never exceeds 27°C.
  • Before installing over newly constructed radiant heat systems, operate the system at maximum capacity to force any residual moisture from the subfloor.
  • Once this has been completed, switch off your radiant heating system for installation of the flooring. It is recommended that the radiant heat be applied in a gradual manner after installing the flooring.

For additional guidance, it would be best to refer to the recommendations of the radiant heat system’s manufacturer.

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Can a Dunlop Hard Flooring Underlays be laid on a heated slab?

Our hard flooring underlays can be laid on a heated slab provided it does not exceed the temperature that the floorcovering manufacturer recommends.

Visit Dunlop Underlay to discover our various hard flooring underlay products.

Can I install Heartridge Floors in an outdoor area?

We DO NOT recommend the use of Heartridge flooring products in an outdoor setting. The impact of varying and unpredictable weather conditions, such as rain and extreme humidity, can affect the structural durability and appearance of the planks.

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Can I install Heartridge Luxury Vinyl Plank over particleboard?

Due to a risk to the dimensional stability of a floor, we DO NOT warrant the use of particleboard as a suitable subfloor for a luxury vinyl plank installation.

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Do I need to include an expansion gap around fixtures (i.e kitchen island bench) when installing Heartridge Luxury Vinyl Plank?

The product should be installed flush against the beading. The tighter it is cut-in, the better. It’s also worthwhile noting that the colder the acclimatisation and installation temperature, the better.

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Will heavy furniture leave indentations on my Heartridge floor?

We would recommend the use of felt backed castors underneath any heavy furniture (>100kg)  to prevent the occurrence of indentations. Another preventative method would be to avoid dragging furniture and other heavy objects across the floor.

Visit our Resources page to download Care and Maintenance Guidelines for further tips on how to keep your floors looking their best.

Do Heartridge Luxury Vinyl Planks contain phthalates?

We’re proud to state that our luxury vinyl products have been tested for formaldehyde emissions and have received the lowest possible rating – E0. Similarly, the phthalates that are used in our LVP are non-volatile/dangerous.

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Can I place Heartridge Luxury Vinyl Plank onto stairs?

Yes, it can be installed on stairs using a hard set, acrylic sheet vinyl or vinyl plank adhesive that follows the manufacturer’s recommendations. As with a floor installation it is recommended that the surface is flat/even, structurally sound, clean and dry.

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Can I use a steam mop on my Heartridge Floor?

We DO NOT recommend the use of steam mops as excess moisture may permeate into the flooring and cause possible damage to the planks and deterioration of the adhesive.

Visit our Resources page to download Care and Maintenance Guidelines for further tips on how to keep your floors looking their best.

Which cleaning products should I use on my Heartridge Floor?

Any cleaning substance that specifically states that it is designed for laminates, hardwoods or luxury vinyl floors will be suitable for use with our products. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder as this may damage the surface of your floor.

We recommend the use of the Bona Floor Cleaning products.

Alternatively, for regular cleaning of your Heartridge Floor, you can use a dry or damp cloth that is rung out until no more drops are present. Sweep or vacuum regularly, using soft bristle attachments.

Visit our Resources page to download Care and Maintenance Guidelines for further tips on how to keep your floors looking their best.

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