Resilient case studies show that installers using seaming materials and methods recommended and designed by manufacturers to reinforce seam strength and flexibility give their clients floors that are able to compensate for stress and boast improved long-term performance. In high-stress commercial areas, most manufacturers recommend heat-welded seams. Heat welding allows for strong, elastic seams that are able to bear the strains associated with resilient commercial flooring applications.
As with most installations, preparation is an all-important factor in the success of the job. The actual grooving and heat welding procedures are generally the same for most product lines; however, installers should research and follow the manufacturer guidelines for the products they will utilize.