Flooring Installation

flooring installation

Flooring Installation

A professional installation assures your entitlement to our warranty service, and you can rely on the fact that our flooring experts will have neat solutions on hand even for tricky areas such as uneven flooring or transitions to tiled or carpeted flooring.

Our trained installers will know all of the ins and outs of the installation process and ensure that your flooring is put in the right way the first time.

Before any work begins, measure your room to determine how much flooring will be required. Floorbit may either provide this service or possibly provide you with expert advice on the proper way to calculate your flooring estimate. 

Every room where a flooring installation will take place should be off-limits to you and your family until the installation is complete. Regardless of how much time you’ve allowed for the installation, there is always the possibility of unforeseen problems, so the project may take a few days more than expected to complete.

Below are a few things to expect before and during installation:

1. Typically, if you live in a climate-controlled home, the laminate will be ready to install as soon as you bring it home. However, there are certain times, especially during periods of extreme temperature, when the laminate flooring may need to acclimate. It will need to sit somewhere inside your home, usually in an unused room, for several days while it adjusts to the temperature and moisture conditions. 

2. Set aside some time to move any furniture out of the installation room and possibly hire a third party like Floorbit installer to assist in moving any heavy appliances or electrical devices that may need to be disconnected and reconnected. Unlike most flooring, laminate can be installed over most pre-existing surfaces. However, the old flooring may need to be removed to accommodate doors and transitions between rooms. Remove any carpet before installation.

3. Remove any molding and baseboard before begin installing laminate. This can be a little tricky because it is not uncommon to have to patch and repaint them before reinstalling.

4. Installing laminate will require the use of various hand and power tools. Laminate installation can be noisy and disruptive due to the cutting and trimming involved. It is common practice to set up the saw outside to avoid making a mess. However, you should still expect a small amount of dust to collect as the flooring is installed. 

Once the installation is complete, it’s a good idea to stay off the newly installed floor for a small amount of time to allow any adhesives that might have been used to set. As you move your furniture back, it might be a good time to consider felt or rubber pads on the bottom of any furniture that will come in direct contact with the new floors. This will help minimize any scratches or dents that may occur. It is also a good idea to test any appliances that were moved during the installation process to ensure there are no leaks or electrical problems.

Floorbit Residential and Commercial Warranty is subject to the condition that the floors must be installed by Floorbit trained installers. Please contact customer service at 012-851 1678 (Whatsapp) or visit www.floorbit.com if you need additional information.

1. Make sure that the conditions in the room and the properties of the laminate are a good match, such as stresses and moisture.

2. Calculate how much laminate you will need to buy, and don’t forget matching skirting boards.

3. Make sure the subfloor is suitable. It should be level, dry, solid, and clean. Level out any unevenness.

4. Make sure there is enough space between the surface of the installed laminate and doors so they can be closed, taking into account the underlay. If necessary, shave material off the undersides of the doors.

5. Lay a suitable vapour barrier and insulation for reducing impact sound.

6. When installing the laminate, leave 12mm gaps at the walls, especially in large rooms. With lengths of more than 13 m and widths of more than 13 m, there should be an intermediate expansion joint. The swelling and shrinking are linear, so the bigger the surface, the bigger the play at the edge has to be.

7. Use transition and compensation profiles where different floors meet.

8. Install appropriate skirting boards. Please attach them only to the wall, not to the laminate.