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Here’s everything you need to know about the Klikflor K490 product range. Click the + symbol next to each question to reveal the answer.

What Is The K490?

The K490 is an indoor only floor tile made from PVC. It’s our most durable product, and is used most commonly used in garages & workshops.

What Is K490 Made From?

We manufacture the K490 in the UK. The tile is made by mixing virgin PVC and high quality recycled PVC together. The mix allows us to sell the product cheaper than most alternatives, but the quality of the product is second to none.

How Do The Tiles Fit Together?

The tiles have interlocking dovetails that allow them to seamlessly interlock with each other. There is no need for glue, as the interlocking lugs are strong enough to stop the floor from moving.

Where Can I Install The Tiles?

You can install the tiles in any damp or dry indoor area such as garages, gym’s, workshops and storage rooms.

Can I Install Them Myself?

Yes, it’s really easy to install. You can find our installation guide here.

Do I Need To Prepare The Floor Before Installation?

No, except for major cracks or missing cement pieces, no skim coating, sealing, sand blasting or detergent washing is necessary. Just sweep or vacuum the floor to make sure that there are no loose items that will get stuck under the tiles and you’re ready to start installation.

Do I Need To Glue These Tiles Down?

The only instances in which the tiles need to be glued is when part of the floor is likely to be exposed to much higher temperatures than the rest of the floor (e.g. adjacent to a south facing door). If gluing is required the simplest adhesive to use is Uzin MK92S.

Can I Use K490 Outside?

No, you can’t use the K490 outside, it’s only manufactured for indoor use. However, we do manufacture another tile for outdoor use.

Can They Support Vehicles?

Absolutely! The tiles were originally made for industrial use – we’ve used them over and over in warehouses where heavy fork trucks & medium sized HGV’s move around. Only really heavy duty vehicles (6 wheelers  & aeroplanes) will require a thicker product.

What Do I Need To Consider Before Using K490 In My Garage?

  • Catalytic Converters – When the car is running the catalytic converter gets extremely hot and if the car is left running whilst sitting on the tiles it may cause the tiles directly under the converter to expand through the heat. This is only a temporary issue and the tiles will shrink back to their original size once the heat source has been removed. In a busy commercial garage it is worth considering gluing the tiles down in-between the lifts or ramps where vehicles may be left with the engine running.
  • Staining – Rubber tyres will stain almost every type of floor including bare concrete, painted and vinyl flooring. The stain is a chemical reaction and will not damage the tiles or impact on their durability.
  • Sunlight – The K490 is not UV stable, which means it will expand and lift when exposed to sunlight from large windows and south facing shutters. To avoid this, please glue the tiles down.

Can I Use A Floor Jack Or A Motorcycle Stand On Klikflor?

Klikflor is extremely tough and hard wearing. It is a vinyl product so it will compress under heavy point loads but will always return to its original shape.

Are They Waterproof?

The joint is extremely tight but we do not claim that it is 100% waterproof. If large amounts of water are left to sit on the floor it is possible that some will seep through the joint. The most common concern people have is that the water will become stagnant and start to smell but this will not happen. Firstly the chemicals in PVC act as a natural biocide that prevents the growth of the bacteria that would make the water smell and secondly any moisture under the tiles will evaporate back up through the joint because the temperature above the tiles is almost certain to be higher than that under the tiles.

How Long Will They Last?

Lifestyle floors can withstand use for approximately 20 years before they start to weaken.

How Many Tiles Make A Meter Squared?

4 tiles make just under a m2.

Can Klikflor be installed over a painted / vinyl / carpeted floor?

Yes to the first two but we recommend lifting carpet if possible.

Does The K490 Have A Warranty?

Our tiles come with a one year guarantee.

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