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Site Prep, Subfloor and Underlay
One of the most important stages to consider prior to laying any type of flooring installation is site prep.
Remove all furniture from the room, brush and vacuum the sub-floor.
When fitting any flooring a key factor in site preparation is ensuring the subfloor is level. Take time to look for any unevenness in the surface. This could be nails, lumps of concrete or generally anything that would obstruct the laminate from being laid perfectly flat. In some cases, levelling compound or sheets of plywood may be needed to achieve this. Also, test for dips or humps in the sub-floor using a long straight edge such as a spirit level. Place it in multiple areas of the room and get down low to look for any potential dips or humps. Anything over 2mm in a 1 metre run should be levelled out using a suitable floor levelling compound.
If you are laying onto a new concrete sub-floor, check that it is fully dried which can take anywhere from 2 - 4 months.
Most underlays are suitable to use with laminate flooring. When choosing your underlay, you may decide to go for a noise-reducing underlay, typical foam underlay or one suitable for underfloor heating.
It is vital to leave a consistent expansion gap of 7-10mm at walls, pillars, stairs, doorways and other fixed objects or boarders in the room such as kitchen islands or fitted wardrobes. When drilling a hole for pipes, the hole should be 7-10mm larger than the pipe itself. Objects should not be fixed to a floating floor as this prevents the floor from expanding or contracting when needed.
Saw or stanley knife
7 - 10 mm spacers
*** These instructions are a guide only. If you are unsure about anything you should refer to the instructions provided with your materials. ***
Protection and Cleaning
Use wood flooring felt pads on heavy furniture and chairs that will be used frequently.
Check shoes, especially heels and football boots for any metal or hard materials that may damage your floor.
Install door mats at entrances to help remove any dirt, stones, and moisture from the bottom of shoes.
Heat should be maintained between 15- 28°C to avoid excessive movement.
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