Altro Cantata Adhesive Free Safety Flooring
Altro Cantata is a decorative, adhesive-free floor that creates maximum impact with minimum downtime. Using our award-winning adhesive-free installation method, it can be welded and walked on the same day, and at the end of its life can be removed easily, allowing it to be reused or recycled. It is ideal for busy public spaces where disruption needs to be minimal, plus there are no associated adhesive odours. Altro Cantata’s 16 soft-look shades, which range from subtle naturals to beautifully vivid, enable you to set the desired tone yet it also has the durability needed for medium to high traffic areas.
Width 2 metres
Wear Layer 0.8mm
Slip Resistance R10
Product - Altro adhesive-free flooring Altro adhesive-free flooring can be laid over a variety of surfaces without the need to fully adhere the material to the subfloor. This overcomes many of the problems encountered in laying sheet flooring over new or old subfloors. Typical areas of use for adhesive-free flooring include; l Temporary or permanent walkways or areas where the substrate may need to be used again later. l Over old, soundly fixed asbestos tiles or vinyl sheet. l Over existing resin or paint systems that are sound. l On new screeds or slabs where the moisture level is less than 97% RH. l Over internally heated subfloors providing they are dry, ie 75% RH or less.
Laying In areas that are subject to moisture spillage, the complete installation must be sealed i.e.: the use of conventional clamping or welding type drain gulleys and access covers, sealing of pipes, toilet pans, door frames etc. and the use of appropriate sealing methods between the junction of the Altro flooring and the wall covering or other floor surfaces. Refer to the Altro detail diagram sheet of the appropriate finishes. Once laid out and conditioned, all joints should be overlapped by approximately 20mm and cut in to form a tight joint. The product must then be adhered to the subfloor at all joints, and the perimeter if straight laid, using Altro Looselay double sided tape. The tape can also be used on the cove section when self coving the flooring – (for self coving, see Altro safety flooring installation guidance). It is also recommended that at any point where the flooring finishes at drain channels, access covers, door entrances etc, the material should be adhered to the subfloor using the Altro Looselay double sided tape. Once fully installed, all joints and mitres within the installation should be hot welded with the matching colour Altro Weldrod™, as detailed in the Altro safety flooring installation guidance sheet.
Altro flooring is not recommended for use in the following areas; l On ground floor timber bases that are not adequately ventilated. l On woodblock ground floors. l On magnesite. l On subfloors which contain an effective damp proof membrane but exceed a relative humidity reading of above 97% RH. l On internally heated subfloors which exceed 75% RH. l In areas that are subjected to heavy wheeled traffic. The uses given in this datasheet are examples only. If in doubt, please contact Altro Technical Services for further information
Subfloor The subfloor must conform to the requirements of BS 8203:2001+A1:2009. The subfloor should be smooth and flat. Any undulations and indentations should be filled with the appropriate moisture tolerant smoothing compound prior to the laying of the Altro adhesive-free flooring. Altro Looselay™ double sided tape Altro adhesive-free flooring is a loose laid floor and is laid with the aid of the Altro Looselay double sided adhesive tape. This tape is supplied with each roll of Altro adhesivefree flooring. Please note that the surface area to receive the tape must be clean and dust free. Absorbent surfaces may require priming; this can be carried out with the application of AltroFix™ 365 pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. In order to provide the optimum installed system and to conform to the conditions of the warranty please ensure that only this tape is used in connection with Altro adhesive-free flooring.