SONO ECLIPSE Stone
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With its innovative waterproof mineral composite core, SONO Eclipse offers a whole new range of benefits in flooring. From superior stability and durability to stunning HD direct-to-core digital printing, SONO Eclipse is simply better—and better for you.
- Dimensions50.79 in (1290 mm) x 7.99 in (203 mm)
- WarrantyLifetime Residential / 10 Year Commercial
- Plank width7.99 in (203 mm)
- Plank length50.79 in (1290 mm)
- SQ. FT. / Carton25.37
- Wear ratingAC5
- Surface textureDLE – EIR
- Installation technologyMegaloc
- WarrantyLifetime Residential / 10 Year Commercial
- Country of manufactureGermany
- CertificationGreenGuard Gold & Blue Angel
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Does Inhaus provide moldings for its floors?
Yes, all of our floors have corresponding color coordinated moldings. All standard moldings profiles are available and can be purchased through our network of specialty floor covering retailers at the time you purchase your floor.
What is Megaloc?
Megaloc is our patented fast and easy to use installation system. Its unique design is not only easy to use, but it also creates a strong and seamless connection between planks and is guaranteed not to unlock for the life of the floor.
How should the SONO planks be staggered?
The first and last plank in a row should be a minimum of 16″ (40cm) long. Stagger the planks from row to row by a minimum of 16″ (40cm). This ensures the highest structural integrity of the installation and will result in problem free installation for the lifetime of your floor.
In what direction should I install the SONO planks?
Typically, SONO flooring is installed parallel to the longest wall in the room, or perpendicular to the main window in the room. Installation direction is an opportunity to add your personal touch, so feel free to install in either orientation, or even diagonally! Technically, provided installation instructions are followed, there is no incorrect direction.
If SONO is so stable, why is it necessary to leave an expansion gap?
Most substances expand and contract when subjected to heat and/or humidity � including your home�s construction materials. It is recommended to leave a 3/8″ (10mm) expansion gap around the perimeter of the room and all other objects (toe kicks, plumbing, etc.) to allow the floor to acclimate during seasonal changes. Expansion gaps will be covered by your wall base or quarter round once the floor is installed.
Why should I wait to install my SONO floor? Why does it need to be acclimated
Although SONO is extremely dimensionally stable with negligible expansion properties, it is important to use best practices whenever possible. Extreme temperature changes in short periods of time may cause the product to expand/contract more than under normal use conditions. For this reason a minimum 48-hour acclimation period is required prior to installation. This allows the planks to become conditioned to the installation environment and results in a problem free installation.
What tools do I need to install my SONO floor?
No special tools are required for installing SONO. Since SONO can be cut by simply scoring and snapping planks no saws are required. Planks can be cut directly in the installation room with a scoring tool or utility knife without creating airborne dust. If desired, standard power cutting tools (table saw, chop saw, etc.) can also be used depending on preference.
Can I install SONO myself?
Yes, SONO is easy to install and makes a great DIY project�just be sure to follow our installation instructions. If you run into any difficulties please give our technicians a call at 1-888-255-3412 so they can help you through the process.
Can I install SONO over concrete?
Yes. Concrete subfloors must be properly cured and allowed to dry for at least 60 days prior to installation. Older concrete floors should have a moisture test completed to ensure excessive moisture is not being emitted. A moisture barrier must be installed for all concrete subfloor installations. For specific instructions please review our Installation Guide.
Can I install SONO over carpet?
No, carpet is not a suitable subfloor and must be removed prior to installing SONO.
Do I need to install underlay prior to the installation of SONO?
Yes, underlay should be used on all SONO installations. Inhaus’ premium underlay Dynamix Prime provides an excellent base cushion that supports the floor for optimal long term performance. Other brands of underlay can also be used with SONO floors provided they meet a specification of maximum 1.5mm thick and a crush of 10 tons or 14.25 psi.
What kind of subfloor prep is required?
SONO floors can be installed over many types of subfloors as long as they meet the subfloor conditions outlined in our installation guide. (LINK)
Can SONO be installed on stairs?
Yes. SONO floors can be installed on stairs. We recommend that you glue planks onto steps and use an accompanying stair nose molding. Planks and moldings should be closely inspected after installation to ensure they are properly secured and no tripping hazard exists. You can find specific instructions for stair installations in our Installation Guide (link).
Can SONO floors be installed in kitchens, bathrooms and entryways?
Yes, due to its waterproof makeup, SONO is an excellent choice for moisture prone applications such as kitchens, bathrooms and entryways.
Do SONO floors contain formaldehyde? Are they safe?
SONO does not contain formaldehyde, PVC or phthalates. In fact, all Inhaus floors either meet or exceed all mandatory North American and European air quality standards. As proof of our commitment to safe products, all of our floors are GREENGUARD Gold and Blue Angel certified. The GREENGUARD Gold certification assures that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits which contribute to healthier indoor spaces. The certification requires lower volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments like schools and healthcare facilities. The Blue Angel Certification is Europes top label awarded to products that meet a list of criteria considering environmental and health related aspects. The Blue Angel label is a guarantee that SONO floors have less environmental impact and greater health protection than other floors on the market.
SONO floors have also passed the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety ASTM F963, this means SONO will not cause any harm to children if it has accidentally been licked or ingested,
Where are SONO floors made?
SONO floors are made in Germany.
How much flooring should I order?
For simple square/rectangular installations, it is recommended that you order an extra 10% in square footage to account for waste due to cutting. For more complicated installations (odd shaped rooms or rooms with multiple closets or nooks), 15% extra square footage should be purchased. It is also recommended to keep extra material from your installation to handle future repairs or replacements (planks or cartons should be stored flat and in a dry area).
Can I buy Inhaus flooring directly from you?
Inhaus floors can only be purchased through our network of qualified specialty floor covering retailers. This helps ensure our customers receive the best level of service before and after the purchase and installation of their floors.
I’d like to buy a SONO floor I saw on your website but the retailers in my area don’t carry it. How can I buy it?
All products are available across North America through our network of specialty floor covering retailers. If you see a product on our website that is not carried by your preferred retailer, please have them contact their wholesale distributor or us directly and we will gladly work with your retailer of choice to get you the flooring you want.
Are SONO floors suitable for underfloor heating?
Installations over radiant heated subfloors are acceptable as long as the floor�s temperature never exceed 85� F (29� C). Changes in temperature should not exceed 4�F (3�C) in a 24 hour24-hour period. Radiant heat systems must be operating for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to installation of SONO floors.
Are SONO floors suitable for households with pets?
SONO is waterproof, highly dent and wear resistant and easy to clean making it an excellent choice for homes with pets. Should your pet have an accident it is recommended that it be immediately wiped up with an absorbent pad and a suitable floor cleaner. Furthermore, SONOs GreenGuard Gold Certification and its passing of Childrens Toy Testing means that SONO provides a safe surface for those members of our homes who spend their time closest to the floor, and may prefer to eat their meals off of it!
Are SONO floors suitable for office chairs, wheelchairs and motorized chairs?
SONOs high resistance to denting and wear make it a great flooring choice for use in areas exposed to office chairs, wheelchairs or motorized chairs. It should be noted that due to the nature of office chairs, wheelchairs and motorized chairs, care should be taken to ensure wheels are free of debris and protective floor mats should be used in higher traffic areas. In addition, due to the high weight of some motorized chairs, it is critical that subfloors meet the subfloor flatness specification outlined in the products installation guidelines. For these situations, it may be applicable to glue SONO to the subfloor so as to minimize undue stress on the joints if the subfloor is not to specification.
What does AC rating mean?
Abrasion Class (AC) rating is a surface wear rating that applies to many types of hard surface flooring products. The higher the AC number, the higher the wear-durability of a floor. There are five AC classes, with AC1 being the lowest and AC5 being the highest. Most residential floors require an AC3 rating. SONO has an AC rating of AC5, which means it can be used in all residential applications as well as in light commercial settings.
Why should I choose an Inhaus floor?
Our passion for design, our push for innovation and our manufacturing scale allow us to offer beautiful, high quality products that provide the highest value to our customers. Adding to this, we back all of our floors with industry leading warranties and support.
What is a floating floor?
SONO is a floating floor system meaning it is not attached to the subfloor in any way. The planks mechanically interlock to one-another. The advantages of a floating system are that the floor can adapt to seasonal changes in humidity and temperature. Furthermore, floating floors do not require messy and difficult to use adhesives or waiting time prior to use or after the installation is complete.
How is SONO made?
SONO is made by combining ceramic mineral powder and polyolefin to produce a highly stable core. The HD decor design is then printed on the top surface of the core using high definition digital technology, after which four coats of Sealtec+ surface seal are applied. This process results in an extremely stable, durable and beautiful floor.
Is SONO flooring hypoallergenic?
SONO flooring is an excellent choice for asthma and allergy sufferers as its closed cell surface won’t harbor dust allergens.
What are the benefits of SONO?
SONO flooring is waterproof, certified safe, highly durable, scratch resistant and easy to maintain during its lifetime warranty. Its HD direct-to-core visuals deliver ultra-realistic wood and stone prints.
Where can I order SONO flooring samples?
Samples may be ordered directly from a retailer. Search for a retailer here. (Enter link http://www.inhaussurfaces.com)
What does AC rating mean?
Abrasion Class rating is a surface durability rating specific to the laminate flooring industry. AC ratings help buyers understand the differences in durability among laminate flooring products; the higher the AC number, the higher the durability. High wear ratings translate to a longer floor life.
Most residential floors require an AC3 floor which is the minimum for our laminate products. Sono has an AC rating of AC5.