Our new installation instruction videos are the ultimate companion to our written instructions. Browse our video collection and become familiar with installing a wide array of CS entrance flooring models. Check back often, as we will be updating our video archive periodically.
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You should be able to lean on your manufacturer. The CS Entrance Mats + Grids team is proud to be the installer's solution for a variety of installation and site preparation issues. You don't have to face your project alone - we're here to provide expert assistance whenever you need us.
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We have a variety of documents available to assist you. Browse the options below for information on labor times, field measurement services, CAD details, installation instructions and more. Check back often, as these resources will be updated periodically.
- Installation Instruction Videos
Labor Estimate Guide
We know how important it is to have quick, easy access to model-specific pricing and labor estimates in a fast-paced construction environment. We want to provide a variety of tools to help you more accurately prepare a timely bid.
This Labor Estimate Guide provides installers with an estimated hourly time allotment based on a standard, predetermined rectangular mat unit size. This hourly labor estimate can be used to calculate the potential installation time.
The hourly time may need to be adjusted based on specific project needs.
Labor Estimate Guide*
Disclaimer: Hours shown below are estimates only. They are based on a standard rectangular entrance flooring unit (without cuts) of 10’ x 10’ traffic direction and a level base or tapered angle frame. These hours are for material installation only and do not include any site preparation such as framing, squaring or pouring a recess. Units with additional items (cuts, deep pit frames, et al.) will require more labor hours. Reference our installation instructions and videos for a more detailed explanation.
Entrance Flooring Model Time/100 sq. ft. Level Base Frames Time/100 sq. ft. Tapered Angle Frames Pedimat® (M1) (M2) 3 hrs. 1.5 hrs. Pedigrid® (G1) (G8) 3 hrs. n/a PediTred® LP (G3) 3 hrs. 1.5 hrs. PediTred® (G4) (G7) 3 hrs. 1.5 hrs. GridLine® (G6) 10 hrs. n/a GridLine® 2 (G6P)(C/RR)(R)(SN) 8 hrs. n/a Helix® (Z1) (Z2) 4 hrs. 2 hrs.
Field Measurement Services
Regardless of your entrance flooring project size, the field measuring process to determine final sizes for production will be required. Some installers prefer to provide their own measurements to the manufacturer, while others are more comfortable with our experts completing the task. Listed below are services available to our installers.
DIY Template Kit
We provide a free kit that includes written instructions (video companion available online), nylon-reinforced kraft paper and tape. Installers can save time and money by creating templates of their installation site and sending them to us for production.
Template Preparation Service
For a fee, CS will measure and create a digital template of each flooring installation area. This removes the liability from the installer, as the units are guaranteed to fit.
First Day Installation Assistance
For an additional fee we will send a factory technician to spend one to two days on-site for the initial installation start-up process. Guidance on proper product positioning, interpreting instructions and packlists, and providing helpful installation tips and methods will be provided. Note that this is an advisory role only and labor will not be furnished. Contact us for pricing options.
CS Certified Installer Training
Your field personnel can attend a personalized training for hands-on installation instruction at our factory. By the end of this training, attendees will be recommended by CS as trained/preferred installers. Attendees will recieve a certificate and the option of being included on the CS website as a preferred installer. Fees for this training vary based on the group size and length of sessions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.233.8493 to learn more about this program.
- Additional Resources
Stay organized and efficent with our downloadable checklists for installers and specifiers.
The following items are important for an installer to verify prior to the installation of a recessed CS Entrance Flooring System:
- Is the recess free of debris and moisture?
- Is the recess flat and smooth?
* High spots should be ground flush and low spots should be raised with grout.
- Is the depth throughout the recess consistent and correct for the specified model?
* Self leveling grout can be used to raise the recess to the correct depth.
- Are the overall width, length and diagonal dimensions correct?
- Are the perimeter side walls straight and smooth?
The following items are important to be included in any CS Entrance Flooring System specification:
- Model (i.e. Pedimat, GridLine, etc.)
- Finish (if applicable - mill, anodized, power coat)
- Insert (if applicable - carpet, recycled rubber, etc.)
- Frame (if applicable - level base, tapered angle, etc.)
- Rolling load (i.e. 500 lbs/wheel)
- Unique items (i.e. drain pans, paints, supports, alloys, etc.)
- Recess conditions/prep (if applicable)
* Quality assurance standards to be required of the concrete contractor and the product installer to ensure proper fit and function of the product.
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