Flooring Installation

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Flooring Installation

Service Information

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. Floorbit authorised 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.

You can install all Floorbit flooring as a floating installation. With this type of flooring installation, nothing is glued or screwed down. The individual floorboards are connected with the help of our click system. The flooring rests on the subfloor without a firm bond and can move freely. Thanks to Floorbit flooring click systems, a floating installation is simple, quick and flexible.

Before any work begins, measure your room to determine how much flooring will be required. Floorbit may either provide this service or give 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.

Below are a few things to expect before and during installation:
• Typically, if you live in a climate-controlled home, the Floorbit flooring 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 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.
• Set aside some time to move any furniture out of the installation room and possibly hire a third party like Floorbit to assist in moving any heavy appliances or electrical devices that may need to be disconnected and reconnected. Unlike most flooring, Floorbit flooring 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.
• Remove any moulding and baseboard before begin installing the flooring.
• Installing Floorbit flooring will require using various hand and power tools. Flooring installation can be noisy and disruptive due to the cutting and trimming involved. It is common to set up the saw outside to avoid making a mess. However, you should still expect a small amount of dust to collect during the installation.

Once the installation is complete, it’s a good idea to stay off the newly installed floor for some 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 to minimise 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 Limited Warranty is subject to the condition that the floors must be installed by Floorbit authorised installers. Please contact customer service at 012-851 1678 or visit www.floorbit.com if you need additional information.

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

2. Calculate how much flooring 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 flooring 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 flooring, 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 flooring.