Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113
- 50m2+ £26.40
- 100m2+ £26.30
- 150m2+ £26.05
Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 Details...
Upon first glance, it’s hard to tell the Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 isn’t made from real stone. With its impressive realistic stone effect, this vinyl floor will look fantastic in rooms such as the hallway, kitchen or bathroom. Unlike real stone however, this floor is much warmer and more comfortable underfoot. It’s also a lot easier to maintain too. Armed with a 25-year domestic and 10-year commercial warranty, you can be sure it will look and perform as good as new for many years.
The packs of the Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 will cover up to 2.5 square metres. The tiles measure 2.5mm in depth, with an incorporated 0.55mm wear layer. This provides outstanding durability, ensuring it’s protected against even the highest levels of daily use. As with all floors in the Amtico Spacia range, it comes with R10 slip resistance, giving you peace of mind when installing in high-traffic areas.
One of the leading benefits of this floor is its water-resistant design. Ensuring you can install it anywhere in the home or business, you’ll never need to worry about it becoming damaged after becoming exposed to moisture.
It also benefits from Amtico’s Quantum-Guard urethane layer. This provides a low-gloss finish to also enhance the aesthetics of the floor. It also reduces the need to polish the floor and makes the maintenance process a lot easier. This combined with the exceptional wear layer and water-resistance, makes it one of the toughest floors on the market.
You can install the Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 with underfloor heating which also helps to make it a more comfortable choice than real stone. Some systems may not be compatible so make sure you double check your system requirements prior to installation.
Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 Maintenance
The Amtico Spacia range is designed to be glued down. This ensures the floor doesn’t move or become damaged over time. You’ll need a good quality adhesive, but once in place you’ll find this floor is incredibly stable. This adds to the longevity of the floor while also making it safer to walk across.
Keeping the floor clean is also easy thanks to its water and splash resistance. You can quickly give the floor a mop over when there’s spills or when dirt and debris build up. Mopping the floor once a week should be enough in domestic settings, while in heavy traffic commercial settings, you can mop it daily to keep it clean.
The Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 is a beautiful, sophisticated flooring solution. With its exceptional durability, realistic stone looks and easy maintenance, it’s one of our best value floors on offer. Browse the full range today to discover the other beautiful designs in this collection.
The Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 requires a glue down installation method. Glue down luxury vinyl tile installation is easy to do by yourself. While professional installation will guarantee the best-quality finish, you can still achieve aesthetically pleasing results via the DIY method.
Each luxury vinyl floor has its own installation instructions provided by the manufacturer. However, there are some general guidelines you can follow. Here, you’ll discover the basics of glue down LVT installation.
Choosing the right adhesive
It’s important to ensure you’re using the right adhesive when gluing down luxury vinyl tiles. This will ensure a strong, long-lasting bond. You will find information regarding the type of adhesive you’ll need in the Amtico Spacia Sift Stone Graphite SS5S6113 manufacturer guidelines.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing LVT adhesive. The room you’ll be installing the floor into plays a role in the type of adhesive you might need. For example, if you’ll be installing it in the bathroom, the adhesive is going to need to be moisture resistant. If you’ll be installing it in a room that tends to get quite hot, you’ll need a high-temperature adhesive.
If in doubt, refer to the manufacturer guidelines, or contact our friendly team who will be able to advise you of the best adhesive to suit your installation.
Preparing for installation
You will need to carry out a number of preparation steps before you install the floor. Firstly, you’ll want to acclimatise the luxury vinyl tiles for a period of around 48 hours. Ideally this should be done in a room with a similar temperature to the one you’re installing it in.
While you’re waiting for the floor to be acclimatised, you can start preparing the subfloor. You’ll need to make sure it’s clean and level. Vinyl can be installed on most subfloor materials, but it does need to be flat and clean beforehand. If you’re working with a concrete floor, it should be totally cured and dry for at least six weeks prior to the installation.
It is also a good idea to check the moisture levels of the subfloor. If it has a high-moisture content, you can use a drying screed, along with a moisture resistant adhesive to protect the LVT.
Once you’re ready to install your new floor, you can follow the general steps below:
Step 1: Begin in the centre of the room
With glue down LVT installation, it’s best to start installing the floor in the centre of the room. Use a chalk line to mark the subfloor where the first line will begin. You can lay out the tiles first to check whether you’ll need to cut them near the walls and around any pipework in the room.
Once you have prepared for where the tiles will go and cut them to size if required, you can begin adding the adhesive.
Step 2: Apply the adhesive
It’s really important to follow the instructions on your chosen adhesive. Apply it where the first and second rows will be fitted and ensure you lay the tiles down before it sets. Never apply more adhesive than you can use in the space it takes to dry.
Be sure to spread the adhesive evenly with a trowel over the designated area. Then, place the tiles for the first and second rows down securely.
Step 3: Use a hand roller to secure the floor
After you’ve laid the first tiles, use a hand roller to securely bond them to the adhesive. This will ensure they are adequately bonded, and they won’t pop up during the rest of the installation.
Step 4: Use a damp cloth to wipe away excess glue
As you’re laying the planks, you may find some of the adhesive gets onto the tiles. If it does ooze out onto them, use a damp cloth to simply wipe it away. Don’t allow the adhesive to set on top of the tiles.
Step 5: Use a floor roller to ensure a great bond
Once the first and second lines have been completed, use a floor roller to further bond the tiles to the adhesive. Ideally, the roller should weigh between 50kg to 65kg. Be sure to roll in different directions for best results.
Once the first and second lines have been installed, you can install the rest of the floor repeating the steps above.
Glue down installation does take a little longer than click installation. However, it also leaves you with a strong, stable floor.
Important: We highly recommend contacting the manufacturer of the floor to receive an official installation guide. Failure to follow manufacturer guidelines could void the warranty.
Why pay retail shop prices?
Amtico work closely with selected retailers to ensure they and the shops make extortionate profits which is not beneficial to the consumer. We buy the exact same products from wholesalers meaning we are not bound by Amtico's retailer price fixing and can offer the consumer the same product at much more discounted prices! We sell over 100,000 square meters of Amtico flooring a year in the UK and we never have any issues.
With regards to the warranty and quality of the product, we offer a 28 day return policy and will replace any faulty goods free of charge within the Amtico's manufacturer warranty period.
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Our Frequently Asked Questions
- Unfortunately not unless you have just ordered some flooring and decide to add an additional box / number of boxes to your order to be sent out with your existing order. If this is the case, please quote your existing order ID in a message and send it via email or the contact form on the "Contact Us" page.
- We provide stripping and adhesive in the accessories section.
- Sorry but no.
- Installing solid floors in water-prone areas causes them to swell. Consider pre-finished solid wood floors, which come with a waterproof surface.
- Lifestyle Flooring UK offer solid wood floors reinforced with multiple layers of protective coating. Therefore, our floors are extremely resistant to scratches and chipping.
- Squeaks are caused due to a wobbly sub-floor. Solid wood flooring must be installed on an even and intact subfloor to prevent squeaks.
- Yes, leave a gap of 10mm at the minimum, to accommodate expansions. A decorative bead board or skirting board can serve as a good cover for the gap.
- Lifestyle Flooring UK recommends an acclimation period of 5 days. This ensures that the solid wood is in a perfect condition for installation.
- A solid wood floor can be sanded and refinished several times, which makes the floor look new. The floor doesn't need sanding for the initial 10 to 15 years though.
- Standard engineered wood floors are not recommended for bathrooms as too much contact with water causes them to swell. Pre-finished types are preferable as they feature a water-resistant surface.
- Floors from Lifestyle Flooring UK come with multiple protective coatings, which makes them highly scratchproof.
- Squeaks occur when a floor is installed on an uneven subfloor. Correct installation will not produce squeaks.
- Yes, a gap of a minimum 10mm is required.
- Allow the floor to stay for a minimum of 36hrs in the room of installation for acclimation.
- Engineered floors can be sanded multiple times to retain their new look. They will not, however need sanding for 10 to 15 years immediately after installation.
- Yes. But, laminate floors are water resistant only to a certain extent. So, remove excess water at the earliest.
- Install the floors on even subfloors to prevent such noises.
- Laminate floors are not made of natural products however we recommended a minimum expansion gap of 1/4 inch.