Before, during and after installation the climatic conditions in the room must meet the following requirements:
48 hours before laying the flooring, and without opening the packaging, place the laminate boards in the room where they will be laid.
All surfaces must conform to the general specifications, and subject to the applicable standards must be suitable for the installation of boards. When preparing the surface, special attention should be paid to the following requirements:
Asides from seamless flooring, PVC, linoleum, rubber and wood flooring are suitable surfaces if they meet the conditions listed above.
Textile floor coverings are unsuitable.
Electrical underfloor heating is considered suitable to a limited extent.
Laminate flooring can be laid on water-heated floors. In this case, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the water-heated floors.
Electrical underfloor heating is theoretically compatible with laminate flooring, provided that the heating elements are incorporated into the seamless floor or into the concrete, and are not in the form of underfloor heating film.
Important! The surface temperature should not exceed 28 °C.
Flooring with underfloor heating film may be compatible with laminate floors, provided that the manufacturer of the heating system ensures that the surface temperature will never exceed 28 °C. Under extreme temperature fluctuations, standard flooring with underfloor heated film produces surface temperatures that are much higher than 28 °C, and is therefore considered an unsuitable surface.
Examine the floorboards, find the groove (A) and tongue (B).
Begin laying the first row at the far left corner of the room. Lay the boards so that both sides of the floorboards with the tongue (B) are flush to the wall. When laying the first board, insert the spacers to maintain the correct distance from the wall.
Lay the row of boards by connecting them on the transverse side. To do this, connect the board by inserting its tongue at an angle into the groove of the board already laid. Then lower the board until it is fully flush to the floor.
On the last floorboard of the first row measure the desired length and trim the board at the mark. Use the offcut piece from the end of the first row to start the second, providing it is not less than 200 mm in length. The laying of all subsequent rows should begin with the offcut piece from the previous row.
Important! When laying the floorboards, the end joints of each subsequent row must be offset by at least 200 mm relative to the floorboard joints of the previous row. When laying a bevelled coating and/or special decor (e.g., imitation tiles) you need to ensure that the offset is uniform and consistent with the bevel and image.
To lay the second and subsequent rows start by connecting the boards on the transverse side.
After completing the row, lift the board up at an angle, insert the tongue into the groove of the previous row and push until it locks along the entire length of the row.
To accurately fit the last row of boards:
use a row of trimmed boards to complete the job.
When installing floorboards in public and commercial buildings the average humidity levels for the premises should be factored in. For these cases, boards should be glued with a special adhesive. This adhesive is applied to the upper tongue so that when fitting the boards together the adhesive residue is forced upwards from all the interlocking joints. This residue can be removed from the top of the boards immediately or given a little time to dry.
Important! Make sure that after applying the adhesive there are no gaps left between the boards.
It is recommended that you trim the base of door frames to the height of the laminate floor and underlay. Then the flooring should be laid so that the floorboards slide under the door frame, while keeping the expansion gap (8-10 mm) between the flooring and the wall and/or the other floor. If you finish at the door frame, then use a chisel to remove the catch on the bottom of the groove of the board that has already been laid, so that the new board can be smoothly slid into the existing board. A special adhesive is used at this point.
If the door frame can not be trimmed, such as a metal frame, the joints between the laminate flooring and the wall and/or other floor must be filled in by an elastic mass or covered by appropriate end profiles.
* The warranty covers the laminate surface attrition
2. The warranty period for domestic use
3. The warranty period for commercial use