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Installation Tips and Instructions

Tools needed: Utility Knife, Straightedge, Square, Caulk Gun (optional for adhesive)
  1. Our matting has a top and bottom side. The loops on the top side are bonded tighter for added durability. As the mat is rolled out, the top side will be facing up. Please keep this side up at all times.
  2. Our matting may be slightly curled on the ends when first unrolled. In outdoor applications, for best results, perform installation when temperature is at or above 50°F. Roll the matting out a few hours in advance of installation. Allow matting to lay in the sun. The material will warm up, relax, and lay flat. Be conscious not to pull or stretch the material prior to installation. For indoor applications, a hot air gun (or hair dryer) may also be used to eliminate the curls.
  3. A utility knife can be used to cut the matting. To avoid any frayed edges, it may be necessary to cut the material twice before pulling the two pieces apart.
  4. Apply to a smooth surface. Avoid using matting to cover holes and voids or high spots in the surface.
  5. If piecing rolls of matting together, Pro Fix seam adhesive is available. Click here for detailed instructions. Pro Fix seam adhesive should be used prior to securing or adhering the matting to the applied surface.
  6. Our matting can be left loose as runners for applications such as pool decks, locker rooms, restrooms, or shower areas. PEMŽ can be permanently secured to a surface with specialty adhesives if necessary. (see steps 7 & 8)
  7. GE 1800 silicone is recommended (12 tubes needed per roll) to bond matting to wood, concrete, steel, or ceramic tile. Apply a 1/4" bead in a herringbone "V" shaped pattern every 4-6 inches. Apply the silicone to a clean dry surface at a temperature above 50°F. Cure time 24 hours. Click here to view adhesive bead pattern diagram.
  8. SB-909 is recommended (12 tubes are needed per roll) to bond in water play and underwater applications. Apply a 1/4" bead in a herringbone "V" shaped pattern every 4-6 inches. Apply the SB-909 to a clean dry surface at a temperature above 50°F. Allow 7 full days of dry time before activating spray equipment, or allowing foot traffic. Full cure time is 28 days. Click here to view adhesive bead pattern diagram.
  9. Our matting may be screwed into wood surfaces. A 2" stainless steel flat-head deck screw is recommended. Apply a screw every 6" around the perimeter of the matting. If heavy foot or vehicle traffic will be common, additional screws can be applied throughout the center of the applied area in two rows 12" apart. A washer can be used in conjunction with the screws if necessary. Screws are not recommended in bare foot applications.

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