All necessary material components and application overview required to install the "Tough-Land" series using the "step-&-repeat" or the 2-vertical / 2 horizontal system shall be provided.
General Quality Assurance
Qualifications : Unity Creations, LTD shall have manufactured and marketed this system in the United States and the world for a period of five (5) years. Installation : Labor shall be completed by "certified" installers and / or installation instructions shall be provided by "Unity". Design & Detailing : The "Tough-Land" series is utilized in the safety zones under and around all types equipment as an impact absorbing, skid resistant resilient - unitary rubberized safety surfacing, flooring and paver application. "Tough-Land" series is designed to meet ADA , CPSC and ASTM requirements. Acceptable substrates and substitute systems are: concrete (cement), asphalt (blacktop), compacted crushed stone (RCA, stone dust), wood decking, roofing membranes (call for details and specs), indoor flooring and surfacing systems that do not have stress cracks. Unity Creations, LTD shall approve other substrates. Conditions of all substrates with respect to structural performance shall be evaluated and approved by the certified applicator prior to installing the "Tough-Land" series using the "step-&-repeat" or the 2-vertical / 2 horizontal system.
Unity Creations, LTD shall submit samples of the "Tough-Land" series in all the colors available.
General Delivery, Storage and Handling
All materials shall be delivered in good condition in its original unopened packages, bound and shrink wrapped with labels intact. All materials shall be protected from weather and the adhesive (glue) shall be stored on temperatures of 40º F (4º C) or greater.
General Job Conditions
At the time of application ambient air temperature shall be 40º F (4º C) or greater. All materials shall be un-stacked and laid out prior to installing. All materials shall be protected from weather and other damage prior to application, during application and while glue is curing.
General Alternatives & Allowances
The architect and / or engineer, in writing, prior to bid date, shall approve any system or series, to be considered equal to "Tough-Land". Samples of "or equal" materials must also be submitted in all colors prior to bid date.
All material components of the "Tough-Land" series shall be obtained from Unity Creations, LTD or its authorized distributors and / or manufacturers only.
Unity Creations, LTD: tiles-mats-blocks shall be produced on a rectangular configuration of 22" (inches) by 44" (inches) in size with a shadow-center (fake seam) joint to achieve the use of the "step-&-repeat" systems to stagger the seams (zigzag) as if you were installing brickwork (or 2 vertically and 2 horizontally). As a result, symmetry of 22" by 22" squares will be seen on properly completed jobs (installations). Each tile-mat-block is 6.72 square feet in size and has a solid bottom design. Thickness is 1" for the "Tough-Land" series.
Shall be tested for the following based on the material needed. Shall have the following technical specifications: Fall Safety Heights : ASTM F1292-95, F-355-95 Weathering (Aging): ASTM C-67, D-573, F-1292-95 Spread of Flames: ASTM E108 Class A, ASTM E108 modified for roof coverings Skid resistance: ASTM 303-93. ADA : Standard Spec for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment: ASTM F-1951-99. R-Value: Thermal Conductivity ASTM: C518-98
ASTM : American Standard for Testing Materials. CPSC : Consumer Product Safety Commission. ADA : Americans with Disabilities Act.
The values shown represent current production laboratories taken test, which may vary when field-tested. Unity Creations / Unity Surfacing Systems: Chemrex 948 Urethane (glue): shall be a one-part binder, requiring no on site mixing. Excellent strength, tenacity and grab for side-to-side as well as product-to-sub surfacing installations.
Inspections : Prior to application of the Unity Creations, LTD: "Tough-Land" series, the installer shall evaluate the substrate's structural performance. Notify all contractors, architects and engineers of all displacements or stress cracks. Work shall not proceed until unsatisfactory conditions are corrected and signed by the contractors, architects and engineers, Unity Creations, LTD: installation manual / guide as been read thoroughly before any and all installations can occur.
Installations: Unity Creations, LTD products shall be installed using the "step-&-repeat" or the 2-vertical / 2 horizontal system to stagger the seams (zigzag) as if you would install "brickwork" so all real seams will line up with fake seams (shallow center). Adhesive shall be applied to the sides, base (except for rooftop installations) especially the corners near the sides. They are to be cut and aligned as required to fit without any gaps. The installation manual / guide must be read by any and all installers.