Carpet and Vinyl Floor Installation Instructions from SCS Interiors
We are pleased to provide you with the custom-made carpet or vinyl floor kit that you ordered from SCS Interiors. Your carpet material meets FAA Burn Certification requirements. With the proper care, it will provide you with many hours of service. The following steps should assist you with the proper installation of your carpet.
- Upon receipt of your new carpet or vinyl kit, open the package and lay the flooring out flat on the floor so any roundness from shipping can smooth out.
- Find the hook and loop (velcro) fastener material that is enclosed with your kit for installation. NOTE: The soft cloth attached to the Velcro hook on the carpet is not for use in the aircraft – it is just for protection of the carpet.
- Be sure the floor of your aircraft has been thoroughly cleaned of all loose material and dirt to assure proper adhesion of the new kit. Vacuum if necessary. Wipe the surface with rubbing alcohol.
STEP TWO -ENSOLITE INSTALLATION
If you ordered Ensolite (a noise reduction material), with your carpet kit:
- Lay the Ensolite in the aircraft and trim around all obstructions leaving aquarter inch (.25”) allowance on the cutting edge.
- DO NOT STICK ENSOLITE TO THE FLOOR.
- Lay the carpet/vinyl upside down on the hangar floor and stick the Ensolite to the back of the carpet/vinyl. PEEL BACK just enough paper to stick in small sections.
- Find the hook and loop (Velcro) enclosed with your flooring kit. TIP: Stick the hook side to the flooring in the approximate locations of the previous hook and loop (velcro). (If you put the hook side on the aircraft floor, it can eat into the carpet/vinyl.) Apply the loop to the hook on the carpet/vinyl and do not peel the release tape until properly positioned in the plane. Once in position, roll back the carpet/vinyl, peel the tape, and fit. Perfect position every time! (See next step for existing placements.)
If you have the previous hook and loop (velcro) on the floor of your plane, cut the new hook or loop (velcro) to fit the prior placements. In this case, you will have to:
- place the opposing piece to what is on the floor on top of the existing piece,
- place the carpet in position,
- then roll back the carpet/vinyl, peel the top hook or loop (velcro) and affix to the back of the carpet/vinyl. [TIP: For carpet, spray glue in approximate area to get excellent adhesion. For vinyl, prepare the vinyl with alcohol –not glue –to get excellent adhesion.]