Installation

There are three different types of installations:

  • Floating floor (Easi-Lock)
  • Secret nailing the floor down to a wood sub-floor (Tongue & Groove)
  • Gluing the floor down to a concrete or wood floor (Tongue & Groove)

All methods of installation need careful preparation

  • The floor must be clean, dry and level.
  • Concrete must be checked for moisture content; moisture should not exceed 4%. It is recommended that a sealer is used to ensure complete safety.
  • Bamboo flooring is a natural product and needs to acclimatise.
  • Place the flooring in the room/s in which it will finally be laid, lay the boxes flat and open, and leave the product in the boxes for a minimum of 72 hours.
  • Allowing the product to acclimatise will assist in avoiding any future problems.
  • As there will be variations in colour and patterns, due to the bamboo being a natural product, it is recommended that when the product is removed from the boxes, it should be sorted into groups of light, medium and dark.
  • When laying the floor, stagger the colour/pattern throughout the whole area. With all panel flooring lay the boards in the line of the greatest natural light source.
  • Inspect all boards for defects or imperfections.
  • Wipe up all excess glue from traffic areas

Expansion

Any installation requiring the flooring to exceed 6 metres in width or length will require an expansion or T-moulding. All doorways and adjoining rooms should have expansion joints.

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