Laying glueless laminate

1. Important instructions

Installs only in dry living areas and is not suitable for use in wet areas. The laminate must be installed smoothly. Never attach to the surface with nails or glue.

1.1. Conditioning

Store in the middle of the room or at least 1 meter from the wall. Immediately seal damaged packages tightly with adhesive tape. Unfold unopened cross-stacked packages indoors to give the laminate a room climate for 2-3 days before laying, at a minimum temperature of 18 ° C and a maximum of 75% relative humidity (fig. 1). After opening the bags, you must immediately start packing.

1.2. Control

Panels should be checked for possible defects immediately prior to installation. After laying, the elements are not subject to complaints.

1.3. Equipment

Spacer wedges; in case of installation with glue – use PVAC-D3 glue, as well as glue remover, vapor barrier (PE) 0.2 mm; different insulating means such as plug or backing. We also offer a wide range of skirting boards and transition skirting boards.

1.4. Instruments

Folding ruler, sine ruler, line folding rule, pencil, impact pad or lashing straps, hammer, tensile bars, saw with fine teeth, glue sponge, plastic spatula (to remove glue).

1.5. Laminate protection and care

Ideal for laminate floors is a room temperature of about 20 ° C at a relative humidity of 50-60% (fig. 2). Laminate floors are subject to normal wear / surface abrasion. Furniture scuffs can be avoided by using felt pads under the legs of chairs and tables. Severely damaged areas should be protected by using polyethylene pads under the office chairs. It is not recommended to place wet flower pots with plants directly on the floor. The laminate floor is resistant to abrasion by the chair wheels only when using the soft wheels type W (DIN 68131). When caring for the laminate, use a dry or damp cloth to clean – wipe the floor dry immediately. Do not use any rough products or sharp cleaners. If necessary, use a laminate care product diluted with water. Collect spilled liquids immediately.

2. Laying

2.1 Surface

The surface must be firm, level and dry. Any irregularities must be eliminated. On the prepared surface, it is necessary to spread a 0.2 mm PE vapor barrier in order to isolate the panels from the surface with an overlap of 20 cm at the edges and an overlap of about 5 cm on the wall. Cover the vapor barrier with a 2-5 mm thick substrate in order to achieve better comfort during use (Fig. 3).

Floor installation Mobil Connect, Nature Connect

There are two installation options, depending on the scope of application: Please read points A and B and then select one of the installation methods.

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A) Movable laying without glue

All elements must be connected to each other according to the laying instructions below, after all foreign bodies have been removed between the key and the ridge, always first connecting the transverse sides to each other and then the longitudinal (front) sides (Figure 4-5).

1. Connection of the front sides The unique profile shape makes it possible to screw one panel into the other from the side of the ridge of the element, which will fit against the keyed side of the lying element. A lightly angled element enters the keyed side and drops down onto the base (Figure 4-5). It is recommended to try this action several times before laying..

2. Joining the longitudinal sides As in the case of joining the front sides, the element to be laid must be easily bent at an angle (by the width of a finger between the element and the floor) and inserted into the keyed side of the element previously laid. Through gentle pressure in the direction of the wall and shaking movements, the connection becomes closed. The longitudinal side is closed when the element lies flat on the surface and the slot is tightly closed.

B) Strong laying, with glue between the key and the comb

All elements are connected with a dowel and tongue after applying the adhesive, as shown in the following illustrations of the flooring (fig. 8-9). Foreign bodies between the key and the ridge must be removed. Apply a thin continuous layer of glue to the side of the ridge in a circle (fig. 8).

Attention! Too much glue can make it difficult to seal the gap tightly. The adhesive must be sprinkled out of the crevices in a discreet manner to prevent moisture penetration to the highest degree..

The glue that came out of the cracks must be removed within 10 minutes with a plastic spatula. After laying, the remaining adhesive must be removed with an adhesive remover. Then you need to completely clean the surface with clean warm water and wipe it dry with a soft cloth.

Basic rules for laying

It is best to install the floor in the direction of incidence of light, with the dowel side facing the wall. Keep a distance of at least 10 mm from the wall using spacer wedges (like an expansion joint) (fig. 6).

The sections of the panels for further use must be at least 40 cm long (Fig. 7). When laying, remember that the last row must be at least 10 cm wide.Otherwise, the first row must be shortened.

Laying stroke

A) In case of installation without glue, the final installation can be started immediately. The first three rows must be put, expanding the ladder (Fig. 10).

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1. The first element, applied to the edge of the wall, must be placed (with the side of the ridge facing the wall) on the surface using a rail.

2. Then you need to connect the second element to the front side of the first element.

3. Now the shortened third element (or the calculated segment of the first row) must be connected to the longitudinal side of the first element.

4. The fourth element must be connected frontally with the third element and the longitudinal side of the first element.

5. The fifth element must be connected with the longitudinal side with the third and fourth elements. The rest of the elements are stacked in such a way that more and more extended complete three rows appear. Now it is necessary to install / adjust the so-called main row using distance wedges, keeping a gap of at least 10 mm to the wall (Fig. 6). The following elements can now be stacked in rows.

C) In the case of solid flooring with glue, first install the first three rows without glue (main row). Then it is necessary to finally lay the expanding individual rows of stairs (see the sequence of numbers – Fig. 11). Please be sure to observe the above method of applying the adhesive (fig. 8).

Basic flooring

1. Bonding
All elements are connected with a key and a comb after applying the glue. Foreign bodies between the key and the ridge must be removed. Apply a thin, continuous layer of adhesive along the top of the ridge (fig. 8).

Attention! Too much glue can make it difficult to seal the gap tightly. The adhesive must be sprinkled out of the crevices in a discreet manner to prevent moisture penetration to the highest degree..

The glue that came out of the cracks must be removed within 10 minutes with a plastic spatula. After laying, the remaining adhesive must be removed with an adhesive remover. Then you need to completely clean the surface with clean warm water and wipe it dry with a soft cloth.

2. Basic rules for laying
It is best to install the floor in the direction of incidence of light, with the dowel side facing the wall. Keep a distance of at least 10 mm from the wall using the spacer wedges (like an expansion joint) (fig. 6). Slices of panels for further use must have a length of at least 40 cm.
When laying, remember that the last row must be at least 10 cm wide.Otherwise, the first row must be shortened.

3. Stacking stroke
Install the first row straight with the dowels directed towards the wall. Start styling with sections from the first and second rows. Fasten the elements of the first three rows to each other in sequence of numbers (Fig. 10) without glue and adjust again using a carpentry rope / rail. Glue the first three rows in turn and hold tightly together with the tightening straps.

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Attention! Careful and creviceless laying of all rows depends on this. The first rows should dry for at least 45 minutes after gluing. Then, row by row, you need to apply the following elements and lay them. When laying, remember that the width of the last row must be at least 10 cm. Otherwise, the first row must be shortened (fig. 11). Leave the spacer wedges against the walls during the entire installation..

Doors, walkways and large rooms

The door frames have been cut down so that it is possible to insert a sound insulating element under them. Due to the fact that laminate floors can expand or shrink under the influence of the environment, expansion joints (at least 10 mm) must be provided in all aisles, door transitions to other floor coverings and in rooms with corners. In rooms with a length of more than 6 m and / or a width of more than 5 m, all expansion slots must be closed with transitional skirting boards (Fig. 12).

Premises with “warm” floors

The screed of the concrete floor must be done by a specialist and the floor must be kept dry. The thermal penetration factor of laminated floors is Pc = 0.071 W / m2K. The thickness of the fill above the heating pipes should be about 2 cm. The heating must be switched off before laying. Start laying floors when the temperature of the substrate reaches 18 ° C.

Make sure the vapor barrier film is installed! After 24 hours of installation, the heating can be switched on gradually (daily at 5 ° C). The maximum permissible temperature of the floor surface is + 26 ° C.

Electric heating is not recommended. Drying time / cover strips Remove the spacer wedges from the walls 12 hours after installation. In the case of mobile installation without glue, the floor can be fully loaded and walked on immediately. In the case of a firm installation, the adhesive must be cured 24 hours before it can be fully loaded. The slots on the sides of the room must be closed with covering strips (plinths).

Attention! Skirting boards are attached to the wall, not to the floor. For floating installation, it is ideal to leave an air gap (1 mm) between the floor and the cover strips

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