DU PONT – THE COMPANY:
A World Leader in Market-Driven Innovation and Science.
For more than 200 years, DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Our market-driven innovation introduces thousands of new products and patent applications every year, serving markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
Today, DuPont is proud to build on this heritage by partnering with others to tackle the unprecedented challenges in food, energy and protection now facing our world. With global population expected to approach nine billion by 2050, DuPont is working with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders to discover solutions to today’s toughest challenges.
Together, we believe we can provide enough healthy food for people everywhere, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and protect people and the environment for generations to come.
We look forward to what a third century of science and innovation can do.
Premium Laminate Flooring from DuPont™ Real Touch®
Desiring a beautiful floor that’s durable and easy to maintain for your Dream Home?
Get to know the unique features of DuPont™ Real Touch®:
Exclusive InterPlank Design® creates virtually seamless joints.
MicroBevel® technology adds depth and realism to the floor.
Joint Guard® Glueless System helps to prolong the life of the laminate flooring.
Pre-installed foam underlayment for comfort and noise reduction.
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Du Pont Laminate Flooring
Beauty. Style. Functionality.
Besides being a beautiful and functional choice, DuPont™ Real Touch® Du Pont Laminate flooring offers trend setting design options to suit any home décor. One of the great things about DuPont™ Real Touch® Laminate flooring is that it is easy to install and can be installed over virtually any existing floor- wood, concrete, and resilient vinyl flooring.
DuPont™ Real Touch® Laminate flooring is backed by a 50 year limited wear warranty and has GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certification for low VOC, which means this flooring has reduced impact on the indoor air quality of their home.
DuPont is the trusted name that has delivered innovation and reliable products for more than 200 years.
All patterns of the DuPont™ RealTouch® products have exciting features and benefits whether in wood, stone or tile patterns:Embossed-In-Register®
Embossed-In-Register® is an amazing technology that applies wood and ceramic textures to laminate floors; embosses surface texture precisely over underlying patterns; creates an amazingly natural and authentic look; and provides increased traction and improved slip resistance.JointGuard®
Joint Guard® Glueless System helps to protect the vulnerable joints between laminate pieces by utilizing a subtle indentation on the edges of the planks; easy to use glueless locking system creates no mess; aids in making joints less visible; and installation is a snap – literally!Comfort Underlayment
Our pre-attached underlayment reduces noise and eliminates one step of the installation process, so you’re saving installation time. The underlayment also provides comfort underfoot; eliminates a time-consuming installation step; and greatly reduces noise.
InterPlank Design® features the Self-Alignment System™ — A design feature that allows for the creation of an uninterrupted wood grain strip across planks and unbroken wood strips across seams. The system also offers wider planks which reduces installation time; allows faster and easier installation; prevents unsightly pattern repetition; and works regardless of which planks you put together. Four unique plank designs help reduce the possibility of pattern repetition; so that no matter which combination of the four planks you use, each pair creates the illusion of one continuous wood plank running across the seam.LongStrip®
LongStrip® is an extension of the InterPlank® Design® technology and allows one wood strip to run up to 18 feet before the pattern breaks. And with the DuPont™ Real Touch® Wide Plank System™, this can be done without changing plank dimensions or standard packaging.MicroBevel®
MicroBevel® uses Embossed-In-Register® technology. This technology embosses the lines between wood strips on multi-strip planks, including the outer edges of the planks which allows for subtle indents between wood strips. Multi-Direction Design™
A new design innovation that takes the InterPlank Design® concept in a whole new direction; Stone pattern continues uninterrupted across the seams between planks in both directions. This creates virtually invisible seams and a truly random stone pattern. Providing complex random stone patterns in laminate for the first time. Available in Tuscan Stone.
In summary, the combination of these innovations provide a more natural, realistic-looking floor in a more durable material.
How to Install Laminate Flooring From Du Pont
Learn how installing laminate flooring is made easy with instructions and step-by-step installation
Before you start any flooring project, there are three important considerations:
Leave unopened cartons of flooring horizontally in the room in which the flooring is to be installed for at least 48 hours before installation. It’s important for the laminate flooring to acclimate.
Make sure your subfloor is flat so that the new laminate flooring will lie flat as well.
- Conduct a moisture test
Remove any existing carpeting or wood flooring glued to a concrete floor. (Wood flooring NOT glued to a concrete floor can remain.) Ensure the floor is clean and dry.
If your project includes the removal of baseboards, remove them now
NOTE: If installing over concrete or a concrete floor covered by tiles, you must first lay down a 6-mil plastic sheet vapor barrier.
Sheeting should overlap at least 7-8 inches and run wall-to-wall. Secure seams with masking tape. Do not use plastic sheeting over an existing wood floor. (See Fig. A.)
For slate or ceramic tile designs, the width of the first and last planks should be approximately equal (width of the room), AND the length of the first and last planks should be approximately equal (length of the room).For the width of the room, measure the width of the room and divide by the width of one plank. If the remainder is less than 12 inches, calculate 1/2 of the remainder and trim this amount from the first row of planks on the tongue side (the less machined side). The last row of planks should be the same width as the first row of planks.For the length of the room, measure the length of the room and divide by 46-1/2 inches (the length of one plank). If the remainder is less than 12 inches, calculate ½ of the remainder and trim this amount from the length of the first plank that aligns along the floor edge.The last plank should be the same length as the first plank in the row.
If possible, install planks with their length parallel to incoming sunlight.
Start in the left corner of the room. Trim the first row per the above instructions or cut off the tongue of the planks (whichever is applicable), and run this trimmed edge parallel to the wall using the expansion spacers. (See Fig. B.)
INSTALLATION TIP #1
The best visual effect is obtained by mixing planks from different boxes (preferably 4 or 5 boxes) during installation.
Bear in mind that the width of the joint between the tiles on each strip varies. Using strips from various boxes and placing thin joints next to thick ones gives a more natural look. Aligning grout lines lengthwise and crosswise in a room is recommended.
Install each sequential plank by inserting one short end into the other at an angle and pressing down. (See Fig. C.)
When you reach the end of the row, measure and trim the last plank to fit. (Cut with the decorative side up with a handsaw, decorative side down with a power saw. See Fig. D.) Cut a new plank according to the pattern you have chosen (aligning or not aligning grout lines) and use this new plank to start the next row.
Lift the previously installed row slightly to enable you to snap the first adjacent plank into position. (See Fig. E.) For subsequent planks, the short end is positioned at an angle to engage the planks. (See Fig. F) Then give the board a sharp rap with your hand to fully engage (See Fig. G) and press down firmly (See Fig. H.) Continue until you are done.INSTALLATION TIP #2
To install flooring around pipes, drill a hole in the plank that is ¼ to ½ inch larger than pipe diameter. Cut the plank across the center of the circle, position on the floor, glue plank pieces back together and clamp (do not glue laminate to subfloor). Cover expansion gaps with molding or pipe rings when the floor is complete. Water pipes require silicone sealant. (See Fig. J.)INSTALLATION TIP #3
Flooring should extend under the doorframe. Use a piece of scrap flooring to mark the depth that the doorframe should be trimmed. (See Fig. K.)
To install the last row, trace the wall contour and cut. The last row should be the same width as the first row. Remember to leave room for expansion. (See Fig. I.)INSTALLATION TIP #4
To replace any planks that may have been damaged in installation, simply raise the last installed board approximately 1 ¼” until it disengages. Do not engage and disengage more than 3 times. Continue until you reach the affected plank, replace and reinstall the planks
- Trim any excess plastic sheeting and remove spacers. Reinstall baseboards without nailing to the floor.
Our FasTrim® Multi-Transition System helps simplify the final stages of your installation. The system contains transition pieces that can be combined to form t-molding, hard surface reducer, carpet reducer, end molding or stair nose. Each transition piece snaps firmly into the included floor track for a snug, solid fit every time.For gauging quantity, count the number of doorways and stairs. You will need one package of FasTrim® per doorway/step. If doorways/steps are larger than 47”, you will need additional pieces. Then, measure the linear feet of the transition profiles. Divide by four feet and this will equal the number of FasTrim® moldings needed. This product is sold separately.
Our Accu-Tite™ Wedge laminate installation kit, which is sold separately, helps to ensure that the glueless locking system is engaged properly.
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