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Platon Flooring Protector Platon Flooring Protector gives you a new freedom
Comfortable A beautiful floor may hide a rotten reality. Even of choice in floor covering materials. Carpet, vinyl,
Odor Free though a floor may look good on the surface, the
reality underneath may be entirely different.
laminate or hardwood can be installed over Platon
and OSB or plywood subfloor.
Healthy & Dry Concrete floors always contain moisture. Floor On fresh concrete you can install flooring as soon as
you can walk on the slab. Platon can also be installed
coverings laid on concrete without an adequate
Impermeable damp proof damp proof barrier will be affected and damaged. on floors with radiant heat.
The results are unpleasant odors, mold, mildew
barrier lifts the floor off damp, and an unhealthy internal environment. A moisture
If your basement is unfinished, install the Platon and
plywood or OSB subfloor and frame the walls right
cold concrete and allows the barrier that does not provide air flow under it will on top of the subfloor. If the walls are damp, cover
concrete to breathe trap moisture and cause problems. them with Platon!
Platon – The Solution for Flooring over concrete Lifts the floor off cold, damp concrete!
Platon is a strong, double dimpled, 24 mil HDPE
membrane. By using Platon over the concrete, an • Flooring roll size 44 1/2 x 50’ (Covers 175 sq.ft.).
Other sizes available
impermeable vapor barrier and air gap is created.
This allows the • Load bearing capacity 1000 lb/sq.ft.
• Dual Purpose! Also used as exterior
foundation leakage protection.
floor dry. The
from the cold
concrete and For more information contact Armtec.
becomes room In Canada, contact your nearest sales office.
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temperature, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Guelph, Toronto,
not slab temperature. This keeps you warm and Peterborough, Chesterville, Forest, Orangeville, Comber, Montreal, Quebec
City, St. Clet, Sackville, New Glasgow, Bloomfield, Bishop’s Falls and
minimizes surface condensation and musty odors. St. John’s.
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Easy to Install Do it yourself difference
Floating Floors 1. Remove existing floor coverings. Ensure the concrete Install your choice of flooring, following the
In homes, laminate flooring may be placed directly over is clear of debris. Level low areas with floor levelling floor manufacturer’s installation recommendations.
Platon as a “floating floor” with landscape fabric under compound if required. Cover the concrete with Additional instructions specific to Platon subfloor
the Platon to prevent noise and landscape fabric only if the floor is to be “floating”. installations are as follows:
thin foam laminate underpad 2. Roll out the first strip of Platon, Vinyl Floor: Glue and staple 1/4" underlay (as
over the Platon. (Commercial recommended by the flooring manufacturer) over
dimples toward the floor, flat tab away
use and heavy point loads, the second subfloor: stagger the joints between the
from the wall and cut to length. Cut off
install laminate over a mini- underlay and the subfloor.
the flat tab. “Reverse roll” the Platon if
mum 7/16”“secured subfloor”.)
it curls excessively. Hardwood: If the flooring is to be nailed down, use
Secured Subfloors 3/4” OSB and short nails or 2 layers of subflooring
3. Unroll the next section with the flat
For other floor finishes, plywood or OSB sheets (totalling 1” or more) so as not to puncture the
tab overlapping the first section and
(7/16” minimum thickness) are laid as a subfloor over Platon.
cut to length. Apply Butyl Rubber
the Platon and fastened to the concrete floor – 24” grid Laminate flooring: may be installed directly over
caulk or foam panel adhesive between
spacing. Platon as a ”floating” floor. The concrete floor must
the flat tab and adjacent section and/or
Hint: Fasten with concrete screws or drill a be level. Place landscape fabric on the concrete
duct tape the overlap. At “end of roll”
hole the same diameter as a fluted masonry under the Platon (to prevent noise), the laminate
joints mesh 4 rows of dimples, caulk
nail (3/16” x 2 1/4” deep), insert wire manufacturer’s thin foam underpad over the Platon
plumbers solder and drive a 2” masonry and then install the laminate. For commercial use
nail in beside the solder. 4. Cover the Platon with either butt- and heavy point loads such as slate billiard tables,
edge or tongue & groove (T&G) install laminate over a minimum 7/16” subfloor.
plywood or OSB sheets (7/16” (Landscape fabric is not required under a secured
minimum). Fasten through the floor.)
subfloor and Platon 1” into the
Carpets: Install over a minimum 7/16” subfloor
concrete in a 24” grid and/or
fastened in a 24" grid pattern.
where there is vertical movement.
The 4’ joints between adjacent
4x8 sheets should be staggered.
Leave 1/4” clearance around the perimeter of the
subfloor to allow for expansion. Non load bearing
walls may now be framed on the subfloor.
All information provided herein is intended to be used as a guide only. No recommendations are to be interpreted as superseding or replacing any installation recommendations of the
flooring manufacturer. No warranty on the performance of the floor covering is given or implied.