Guaranteed Installations Systems Manual (F-5061)

To achieve consistent, high-quality installation of all products in our extensive flooring portfolio, we have created the Armstrong Guaranteed Installation Systems (F-5061) manual. This comprehensive guide provides all the information you'll need to help ensure that your Armstrong commercial flooring installation will perform to the customer's expectations and look beautiful for years to come.


F-5061 Guaranteed Installation System Manual

Chapter 1: Installation Training

Provides information on installation training courses, course outlines and the Armstrong Flooring Certified Installer Program.

Chapter 2: Starting the Job

Describes general job site conditions such as temperature, subfloors and underlayments, and storing materials. Also provides information on being a professional installer, training and working safely.

Chapter 3: Subfloors & Underlayments 

Provides detailed specifications on a variety of subfloors and trowelable underlayments and patches. Includes how to conduct Bond Tests and recommended testing and acceptable moisture limits for concrete to receive resilient flooring.

Chapter 4: Installation Systems

Provides detailed information on Armstrong Flooring Installation Systems. Outlines substrates, job conditions, fitting, adhesives, trowel notchings and step-by-step installation instructions.

Chapter 5: Adhesives, Trowel Notchings, Seam Treatments and Grout

Describes individual Armstrong Flooring adhesives and seam treatments. Provides information on application, spread rates, recommended products, product attributes, clean up and removal.

Chapter 6: Layout and Fitting 

Provides instructions on layout of sheet and tile flooring. Describes Pattern Scribing, Straight Scribing and Freehand Knifing methods of fitting resilient flooring.  

Chapter 7: Seams 

Provides information on pattern matching. How to Recess Scribe, Double-Cut or Straight Edge and Butt seams. Provides instructions for coating seams for residential sheet floors and repairs; and detailed instructions on sealing seams.

Chapter 8: Flash Coving

Outlines tools, substrates, fittings, and making inside and outside corners for Flash Coving.

Chapter 9: Custom Insets

Information on Basketball Court, Shuffleboard, Volleyball Court and Elliptical Star insets.

Chapter 10: Repairs

Outlines various repair methods for resilient flooring.       

Chapter 11: Estimating 

Provides information on reading blue prints, estimating, sheet floors, tile, wall base, adhesives and an Estimating/Installation checklist.

Chapter 12: Finishing the Job

Provides information on inspecting your work, clean up, protecting the floor, and maintenance products.

Chapter 13: Armstrong Installation Accessories 

Provides information on Armstrong Flooring tools. 

Chapter 14: Laminate Flooring

Outlines tools, materials needed, subfloor requirements, room preparation, installation, transitions, repairs and care of laminate flooring.

Chapter 15: Hybrid Products

Provides detailed installation instructions for Armstrong Flooring rigid core products.

Chapter 16: Wall Installations

Provides step-by-by step installation instructions to apply Alterna engineered tile and laminate to walls.