How can I remove existing carpet tiles that are adhered to my access floor and replace them with Flexnetic flooring?

 

Carpet tiles are typically applied using a “releasable adhesive.” This adhesive is often very difficult to remove from the access floor panel surface. Although having a clean steel (new) access floor panel is the recommended and ideal surface for installing Flexnetic flooring, we recognize the desire to install Flexnetic in areas that were previously carpeted.  With complete removal of adhesive being difficult and impractical, we have found that neutralizing the "stickiness" of the adhesive by applying a neutralizing compound is sufficient, quick and cost effective.  Simply sprinkle the Flexnetic neutralizer and sweep the entire surface with a bristle broom. When finished, vacuum up the excess compound and your floor is suitable for installation of Flexnetic. 

 

How do I remove an installed Flexnetic plank?

 

Flexnetic planks are easily removed and replaced using a traditional raised flooring suction cup lifter. Each full plank has over 40lbs of distributed magnetic pulling power to attach it securely to the access flooring panel.

 

Can I install Flexnetic flooring on any Raised Access Flooring System?

 

Since magnetism is the key element in the application of Flexnetic flooring planks, the access floor system must have a continuous solid steel surface.

 

Is Flexnetic flooring useable in “wet” areas?

 

No. High moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms are not suitable for Flexnetic’s wood-based products. Areas that use dry cleaning methods and occasional damp mopping are the recommended locations to install Flexnetic flooring.

 

How many extra Flexnetic planks should I order for “attic stock?”

 

Each project is unique, however, adding roughly 5-10% is a good rule of thumb. Also, keep in mind that the ability to replace the individual planks is one of the most appealing benefits of using Flexnetic, so having an attic stock for potential future reconfigurations, cutout relocations, accidental damage, etc. is highly recommended.

 

How important is the quality and levelness of my Access Flooring System?

 

Levelness of your Access Flooring System is extremely important to the function and beauty of your Flexnetic flooring. Flexnetic planks are made of consistent interchangeable modular components. Maintaining 1/16” levelness within any 10ft section of your Access Flooring System will help to ensure that your Flexnetic flooring performs and looks its best. An authorized Flexnetic installer is recommended for optimal results.

 

How sensitive are the Flexnetic planks to temperature and humidity conditions?

Flexnetic products should only be installed in controlled office environments that maintain a temperature between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity levels between 35-55%. It is important to understand that any natural wood product will live and breathe within your space and maintaining these temperature and humidity levels will help reduce the risk of adaptation issues. 

 

How easy is it to install Flexnetic flooring?

 

Flexnetic was designed to be easy to install. However, it is imperative that your Access Flooring System be installed correctly and within level tolerances. Hiring a professional Access Floor system installer will ensure that both your Access Flooring and Flexnetic Flooring are installed properly.

Do you offer a warranty for your products?

We do offer a limited warranty on purchases made directly from Flexnetic. You can view the details of our warranty here.

How do you recommend I care for my Flexnetic Flooring?

Your Flexnetic Flooring can be treated like most hardwood/laminate flooring. The most important things to remember are to maintain the recommended temperature/humidity, and to never use a wet mop. You can view our complete Care & Cleaning Guide here.