recommended by manufacturer:
needed: Utility knife, straight edge, and something
to mark floor.
Prep & Installation Instructions
(1) How much tile will you need? We recommend
that you purchase about 10% more tile than your project
will require. This will allow you to cover mistakes,
trimming and for future possible damage.
(2) Clean Floor: Clean sub floor free of
grease, wax, dirt, oil, foreign matter and any chemicals
that may be present. Make sure sub floor is smooth and
fill in areas if needed.
(3) Preparation of Sub Floor: Concrete must be
fully cured (about 28 days or longer after pouring),
free of moisture and alkalinity. Make standard moisture
and alkalinity test if necessary. Moisture and alkali
will not hurt or damage the RaceDay™ tile, but it can
damage the adhesive and cause it to break down over
time. Note: It is the responsibility of the installer or
flooring contractor to determine the dryness of all
concrete sub floors before installation of floor tiles
begins. On grade concrete sub floors must contain an
effective, permanent moisture barrier (floor primer or
basement proofer). Plywood/solid wood sub floors should
be dry and fully cured. It is also recommended to use a
primer on wood sub floors for better bond. The primer
prevents the adhesive from being absorbed into the
concrete or wood surface. Failure to use primer over
concrete voids warranty. All holes, cracks, and
depressions must be filled with a latex underlayment and
any cracks and depressions must be eliminated. Dust
should be removed with a vacuum or damp mop and dried
immediately before applying peal and stick tile.
(4) Layout of Room: Lay out some unpeeled tile
on floor to see how your pattern and placement will look
before actually applying tile. It is recommended to
always start from a square point and work out. Treat
room as a rectangle and find the center points of two
end walls. Mark floor to insure square point and make a
guideline with pencil, ink, laser or light chalk line
for your first row of tile then entire grid if desired
(if using a chalk line make sure you do not have
excessive chalk on floor, it can prevent adhesive from
(5) Laying Tile: Make sure all tile has been
stored at room temperature of at least 65 degrees
Fahrenheit for a period of 48 hours. Do not install tile
in conditions less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Always
start from center and work out. Peel off release paper
and place tile edge flush with marking line and slowly
lower remainder of tile onto floor in a bent fashion as
if you were unrolling a mat. This will keep air out and
assure an even stick. Tile can be peeled back up and
repositioned if required.
(6) Boarder Tile: Do not peel off paper from
back before you make your cuts. Turn tile over and place
loose tile over last row so that one end of loose tile
is touching the wall. Then mark paper of loose tile with
pencil and cut with knife. Then peel off back of fitted
tile, turn over and put in place. When fitting around
obstacles make pattern on paper and draw an outline on
the back of tile paper to cut shape.
(7) For best results, be sure to roll your
floor in both directions after installation to make sure
all air bubbles are out and adhesive touches the sub
NOTE: Better Life Technology, LLC or Texas Garages is not responsible for installation.
Care and Cleaning Recommendations for RaceDay Tiles:
CLEANING & CARE: Surface is easily washed with
floor soap and water. Mild soaps and other household
detergents suitable for floors are usually effective.
Never leave harsh detergents or chemicals on product.
Normal household vinyl cleaners may be used to increase
longevity and to remove stubborn debris. Certain
automotive vinyl products may cause surface to become
slippery. Use a non-slip vinyl floor cleaner–protector
such as Armstrong Once ’n Done® Floor Cleaner or
Armstrong Shinekeeper® Floor Polish. For best results,
follow directions provided with vinyl floor cleaner. Do
not strip, polish, buff or burnish. Scrub floor if
needed with light broom or floor cleaning pad for vinyl
is not a stain-proof product—certain
dyes, inks, rubber tires, and chemicals may cause
permanent staining. Some non-permanent stains can be
removed with spray-on Brake and Tool Cleaner, found in
many auto parts stores, without damaging the product.
However, use of Brake and Tool Cleaner may cause product
discoloration. Never use harsh chemicals such as tar
remover or kerosene on this product.
Any floor surface may become
slippery when moisture or debris is present.
Proper care and cleaning of vinyl flooring will reduce
the likelihood of slips and falls. Always wipe up any
oil, chemicals, or other fluids that may drip or leak
from vehicle to prevent hazardous, slippery conditions.
Always dispose of hazardous materials properly. Never
leave chemicals on product or wash into sewer system.
Leaving chemicals and fluids on the product
for a long period of time may cause damage, seep
underneath the tile, and can breakdown adhesive. This
will void the warranty.
If adhesive breaks down or tile becomes loose,
tiles can be reattached with additional adhesive. Pull
up loose tiles and clean floor. Then apply a pressure
sensitive adhesive, 3M brand Rubber & Vinyl 80 Spray
Adhesive or G-Floor® brand Clear Pressure Sensitive
Adhesive is recommended. Follow directions provided with
For rough sub floor conditions or areas that will
be subject to excessive moisture, additional
adhesive will be required. Sub floors must be in a
condition that is recommended by the adhesive
manufacture for proper long-term adhesion. Follow all
instruction on adhesives for installation and sub floor
preparation and limitations.