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Fast Fit FAQ's

Listed below are the most frequently asked questions about our Fast Fit collection.

If you would like to download technical/environmental specifications, BRE results, NBS specification, please visit the Fast Fit downloads section.

For installation, cleaning & maintenance guides and videos, please visit the Fast Fit Installation and Floorcare section.

All available BIM objects for some of our Fast Fit ranges can be directly downloaded from the BIM page.


When will it be beneficial to install Modul'up?

When will it be beneficial to install Modul'up?

Modul’up is an innovative 100% loose lay vinyl sheet collection, offered in acoustic and compact versions, that requires no glue, no tackifier, nor double-sided tape adhesive. Designed for use in high traffic commercial areas, it offers an ideal rapid-fit solution where reduction in downtime is an important factor, and in situations where clients want to avoid the removal of their existing floor coverings.

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Are there any special subfloor requirements for Modul’up?

Are there any special subfloor requirements for Modul’up?

Modul’up can be installed on a variety of subfloor types, including old floor coverings such as vinyl and asbestos tiles. However, as with any resilient sheet (or tile) floor covering, the subfloors should be free of contaminants, smooth, sound and even, as the quality of the finished floor will be largely dependent on the quality of the subfloor on which it is laid, and unevenness or irregularities will show through to the finished floor covering.

Minor irregularities, such as small cracks in the cementitious base up to 1mm wide, can be overlaid with Modul’up provided there is no difference in level either side of the crack and there is no risk of movement in the subfloor at the position of the crack.

Can Modul’up be laid on a damp subfloor?

Yes - Our Modul'up T.E. range offers the possibility for installation on a subfloor with up to 97% RH.

To view the Modul'up T.E. collection, please Click here

What about raised access floors?

Joints in the raised access panels will telegraph through to the finished floor covering, so direct installation over raised access floors is not recommended.

Where can I find out more about suitable bases and subfloor preparation?

Where can I find out more about suitable bases and subfloor preparation?

More detailed information on suitable bases, and requirements relating to condition and preparation can be found in our installation guide, but if any doubt exists or further clarification is required, please seek advice from Forbo Technical Services department.

You can find the Modul'up installation guidehere

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What is the maximum size of floor area that can be installed with Modul'up?

What is the maximum size of floor area that can be installed?

There is no limit on the size of the floor area to be covered. However, as with all floor coverings, movement/expansion joints in the subfloor should not be overlaid, and these should be treated with a proprietary expansion joint profile.

Can Modul'up be coved?

Can Modul'up be coved?

Yes. The main field is still loose laid but the sheet is adhered to the cove former which is fixed to the wall as per normal installation. One-piece skirting profiles, such as Quantum Profiles CCF1, are ideally suited to Modul’up installation. The use of suitable double-sided tape systems for fixing of the skirting profiles and the sheet to the profile eliminate wet adhesives from the entire installation.

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Can Modul'up be used on stairs?

Yes, but the material should be fully adhered to both treads and risers in these circumstances for safety reasons.

Your installation guide advises that seams should be hot welded. Is cold welding also an option?

Your installation guide advises that seams should be hot welded. Is cold welding also an option?

Cold welding is an option in domestic use, but
for all commercial installations, and for any use
of Modul’up 19dB, all seams should be hot
welded.

Welding

Why is Modul'up tape used under the seams?

Why is Modul'up tape used under the seams?

Modul’up tape is a single-sided low-tack tape which is used to support the seams during welding.

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What should be done about joints at door thresholds?

Where seams are formed with Modul’up at doorways, the seams should be hot welded (using Modul’up tape under the seam) or covered with a proprietary threshold cover strip.

Is Modul'up suitable for use in areas subject to heavy traffic, including rolling loads?

Is Modul'up suitable for use in areas subject to heavy traffic, including rolling loads?

Yes Modul’up has been used successfully in high traffic areas for example in hospital corridors.

Where heavy rolling loads are anticipated, for example hospital beds, the compact version is recommended as it offers the lowest resistance when pushing the beds.

What are the indentation properties of Modul'up?

Modul’up offers very good residual indentation properties (the average measured values are the same as the equivalent fully adhered Forbo Sarlon Acoustic vinyl ranges).

Are there any special requirements for cleaning and maintenance of Modul'up?

The cleaning and maintenance recommendations for Modul’up are the same as those for our standard project vinyl ranges.