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The brand Merino Laminates hit the market in 1981, later the Merino Group extended its activity to the manufacture of laminates, having entered the segment of the interior with plywood in 1974.
About Merino Group: Founded in 1968, the Merino Group today has done business for US $ 165 million in various business areas including rolled products, Biotechnology (Agriculture and Food Processing) and Information Technology (IT ). We strive constantly to maintain excellence and ethics in all our businesses.
We export to 60 countries around the world, employing 3,000 people through three production centers, 19 offices in India and one office in the USA.
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Access Floor Tiles

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Product Description:
Merino Access Flooring Tile is specially designed for access flooring systems which require good impact resistance, durability, resistance to stain, high abrasion, easy to maintain and available in specific attractive selected colours. Kraft papers are treated with specific phenolic resin and decorative papers are treated with melamine resin and metal particles. These floor tiles are created by pressing several layers of treated special kraft paper and decorative papers under high pressure of 90kg/sq.cm. and temperature of 140°C to 150°C for a certain period of time to consolidate to a single layer. The hind side of the laminate is then sanded for easy bonding with high density substrates.
Merino Access Flooring Tile is an ideal flooring surface that has low static generation and retention. It thus becomes a practical flooring solution for computer rooms, general office buildings, hospital operating rooms and other places that mandatorily require hygiene, easy maintenance and durability.
Being tough and sturdy yet attractive and easy to clean, Merino Access Flooring Tile is the ideal surface for high traffic areas. It is an excellent choice for assembly areas as it facilitates interior flexibility for rearranging equipments as per requirement.
Merino High Pressure Laminate Floor Tile is widely used by access floor manufacturers in the fabrication of floor for new buildings and renovations.
Merino Conductive Grade Floor Tile has significantly lower surface and volume resistivity, thus making it suitable for applications that require rapid dissipation of static electric charges.
Advantages:

  • Low static charge generation and retention, i.e. antistatic charge surfaceHigh wear & impact resistance
  • Modular office furniture
  • Stain resistant
  • Easy to clean & maintain

Application Area:

  • Flooring

Ideal for:
Areas where bacteria can spread rapidly and there is a need for additional protection of the surface against bacteria

  • General Office
  • Service Corridors
  • Computer Rooms
  • Clean Room/Electronic, Assembly Area
  • MRI Rooms
  • Electrical/Telecom Closet
SPECIFICATION
SIZE
FINISH2’x2’(610mm X 610mm)4’x8’(1220mm X 2440mm)
Suede

**24”x24” (610mmx610mm)

Thickness:
1.587 mm and 3.175 mm (1/16″) & (1/8″)Colours:
Grey swirl, Light granite and Dark granite

Finish:
Suede with gloss level 10 +/- 2 checked at 60° angle

FABRICATION

Merino Access flooring tile should be bonded with reliable quality of substrate like industrial grade of particle board, good quality plywood or steel and aluminium access flooring sections with a moisture resistant adhesive under recommended bonding pressures and conditions.

The temperature of the materials, surfacing core and adhesive and the processing area where actual fabrication will take place should not be less than 19°C with relative humidity within 35% to 80%.

Care & Maintenance

Storage:
Sheets should be stored horizontally with the top sheet turned face down and a thick hard board placed on top to protect the material from possible damage and reduce the chances of getting warped. Stored laminate stock should be rotated such that older sheets will be used first. Laminate sheets should be protected from moisture, and should never be stored where they may come in contact with the floor or outside wall. Always carry the sheets vertically. Never slide the sheet but, lift it while moving it from one place to another. We recommend that ideally two people should carry a full size sheet as carelessness can damage the decorative surface.
Resistance to Stains:
Merino Laminates are resistant to stains belonging to Group 1 and 2 but may take stains of reagents of Group 3 and 4.Group 3 and 4 reagents should not be allowed to spill on the surface, and in case of spillage, it should be immediately wiped off.
Classifications of the reagents:

Group 1: Acetone, trichloromethane, toothpaste, hand cream, urea, alcoholic beverage, natural fruit, fruit drink, meat, vegetable oil, water, NaCl (solution), mustard, soap solution, paint remover (kerosene), phenol and citric acid
Group 2: Coffee, black tea, milk (condensed and evaporated), cola beverages, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide (3% solution), ammonia (10% solution of commercial concentrate), nail polish remover, lipsticks, water colour, laundry marking ink, ball point ink
Group 3: Sodium hydroxide (25% solution), hydrogen peroxide (30% solution), concentrated vinegar (30% acetic acid), acid based metal cleaners, shoe polish, hair colouring, iodine, boric acid, lacquers
Group 4: Citric acid (1O%solution), acetic acid (5% solution)

Cleaning:

To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent
Stains belonging to group 2 such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner/detergent and a soft bristle brush
If a stain persists, apply a paste of baking soda and water with a soft bristled brush. Light scrubbing, 10 to 20 strokes should remove most stains. Although baking soda is a low abrasive, excessive scrubbing or exerting too much force may damage the decorative surface, especially if it has a gloss finish
Stubborn stains belonging to Group 3 and 4, which resist any of the above cleaning methods, may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Apply the bleach or nail polish remover to the stain and let it stand no longer than two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the colour of the laminate has not been affected

Warning:
Prolonged exposure of the laminate surface to bleach will cause discoloration. Acid based cleaners will permanently damage the laminates. Never allow these cleaners, or bottles, rags or other items contaminated with these cleaners, to come in contact with the laminates. Wipe such areas immediately and rinse thoroughly with water
Maintenance:

Abrasives: Abrasive pads, scouring powders or cleansers may permanently damage the laminate surface making it susceptible to staining
Harsh chemicals: Harsh chemicals such as oven cleaner, toilet cleaner, or drain cleaner will etch and discolour the decorative surface. High Pressure Decorative Laminates are not designed to resist continual contact with these chemicals. If any of these products spill over the surface, remove immediately, rinse thoroughly, and wipe dry
Hot objects: Even though HPL is high heat resistance, exposure to temperatures greater than 135°C (275°F) is not recommended. Hence, do not place hot frying pans or dishes directly from the oven or cook top on the laminate surface. As a precaution, protect the surface from heat generating appliances such as pressing irons, toasters, curling irons and electric cookers by using a trivet or insulated pad. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 65°C may result in separation of the laminate from the substrate
Sharp objects: Never use knives or other sharp objects directly on the decorative surface. Use of chopping block or counter saver is recommended
Impact: Even though High Pressure Decorative Laminates have excellent impact resistance, chipping or cracking may occur. Do not abuse the High Pressure Decorative Laminate by dropping heavy objects such as cans, dinnerware, or glasses or deliberately hammering directly on the surface
Test Data
PropertyNEMA Test MethodUnitRequirement As per NEMA Standards
for thickness 3.2 mm (0.125”)
MERINO Test REsultRequirement as per NEMA Standards
for thickness 1.5 mm (0.059”)
MERINO Test Result
Thickness ToleranceMm In.0.20 (0.005)3.07 to 3.32 (mm) 0.050.12 (0.005)1.37 to 1.62 (mm) 0.005
Cleanability3.4Rating Max208 to 9208 to 9
Light ResistanceEN-438 (CI-2)Gray Scale Rating Min4-5>54.5>5
Stain Resistance
Reagent 1-103.4Rating Min.NENENENE
Reagent 11-153.4Rating Min.MNEMNE
Boiling Water Resistance3.5Rating Min.NENENENE
High Temperature Resistance3.5Rating Min.SLNESLNE
Ball Impact Resistance3.8Inches
Min
Inches
75
Inches
>75
Inches
55
Inches
60
Dimensional Change (%)3.11% MD Max
% CD Max
0.3
0.7
0.2
0.55
0.5
0.9
0.32
0.61
Room Temperature Dimensional Stability (%)3.12% MD Max
% CD Max
0.3
0.7
0.2
0.5
0.5
0.8
0.3
0.6
Gloss8 to 128 to 12
Wear Resistance3.13Cycle3000>40003000>4000

* Rating System: NE- No Effect, SL- Slight Effect, M- Moderate Effect,, S- Severe Effect

Limited Warranty

Merino Industries Limited & Merino Panel Product Ltd. warrant that, under normal use & service, the material & workmanship of their products shall confirm to the standards set forth on the applicable technical data sheet for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of sale to the first consumer purchaser. Dealers & distributors are provided with the technical data sheets, which contain specific standards of performance of the product. In the event that a Merino Industries Limited or a Merino Panel Product Limited product does not perform as warranted, the first purchaser’s sole remedy shall be limited to repair or replacement of all or any part of the product, which is defective, at the manufacturer’s sole discretion. This warranty is not transferable, and expires upon resale or transfer by first purchaser. This warranty shall not apply to defects or damage arising from any of the following: Accidents, abuse or misuse, exposure to extreme temperature, improper fabrication or installation, improper maintenance. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. Under no circumstances shall the manufacturer be liable for any loss or damage arising from the purchase, use, or inability to use the product, or for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. No fabricator, installer, dealer, agent or employee of Merino Industries Limited and Merino Panel Product Limited has the authority to modify the obligation or limitation of this warranty.