Laminate Flooring


GENERAL GUIDELINES

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE INSTALLATION

IMPORTANT:

Laminate flooring is installed using a patented glueless locking mechanism.Because this is a floating floor system,laminate  flooring should not be nailed or glued to

the subfloor.

 The floor should not be installed directly against any fixed,vertical object (including walls,staircases,fixtures,etc.); Allow a minimum of 5/16 in (8mm) exparision

  space around the perimeter of the room and any fixed objects such as posts. Use spacers included in a laminate flooring kit to achieve uniform space around fixed

 objects.

  Rooms measuring wider or longer than 30ft(9m) require the use of T-moldings to allow for normal expansion and contraction of the floor.

  Be sure to stagger boards by a minimum of 12 in (300mm).

   Laminate flooring should not be installed in wet areas or rooms where the relative humidity exceeds 70%.

REQUIRED TOOLS AND MATERIALS:

 Laminate installation kit (including spacers, tapping block, pull bar)

  Hammer

  Table or hand saw

  Carbide-tipped circular saw blades

  Vacuum

  Tape measure

  Duct tape

  Age-resistant,non-permeable polyethylene vapor barrier(0.008 in or 0.20mm) for installation over concrete

  Laminate underlayment

  Safety glasses

  Gloves

SAFETY CAUTION:

USE SAFETY GLASSES AND GLOVES WHEN CUTTING THIS PRODUCT. DURING THE CUTTING PROCESS, LAMINATE MAY CREATE WOOD DUST; BE SURE TO INSTALL IN

A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TYPES OF SUBFLOORING:

Laminate flooring can be installed over most floors such as vinyl, tile and sheet floors. Substrates should be structurally sound and immobile. Before installing

flooring, ensure that the subfloor is leveled within 3/16 in in 10ft (2 mm in 2 m). Irregularities in the subfloor should be smoothed using a hydraulic cement base patching and

leveling compound. Suspended wood subfloors should have a minimum of 18 in (45 cm) of well-ventilated air space above the ground.

CONCRETE:

 New concrete subflooring should be cured for at least 90 days prior to installation.  (Moisture test: moisture vapor < 3 lbs/ 1,000sqft/24 hours per ASTM 1 869

  calcium chloride test).

 Install 0.008 (0.20 mm) age resistant,non permeable  polyethylene vapor barrier over the concrete subfloor. Seams must be taped using adhesive tape Such as

duct tape. The vapor barrier should be installed up the wall by 1 in (25 mm).

 Sheet Vinyl, Tile and Wood Subflooring:  Moisture content of the wood subfloor should not exceed 12%.

CARPETING:

  Remove deep pile carpeting and padding prior to installation of laminate flooring.

   Laminate flooring can be installed over industrial direct glue-down carpeting installed over wood subfloors without padding.

  Carpet installed over concrete must be removed. See instructions for installation over a concrete subfloor.

RADIANT HEATING SYSTEMS:

  Laminate flooring can be installed on under-floor radiant heating systems if the heating element is installed  into wood or concrete subfloors .

  Lower heating system to 60˚F(16°C)for 1 week before installation.

  After installation,slowly increase the temperature in increments of 10˚F(16°C)per hour.

  Surface temperature must not exceed 85˚F(28°C).

  Follow installation instructions for wood or concrete as outlined above.

CONDITIONNG:

It is important to allow laminate flooring to acclimate to the room temperature where it is to be installed be placing the packaged flooring flat in the

room for a minimum of 48 hours prior to installation. Do not remove the plastic wrapping. Be sure that the room temperature is in the range of 65 - 75˚F(18-20°C)

ROOM PREPARATION:

1. Determine which direction to lay the planks. If installing in narrow hallways or small rooms, the area will appear larger if flooring is laid parallel to the longest wall.

2. Remove all existing moldings

3. If room has electric baseboard heaters, leave a minimum of l/2 in (12.5 mm) between the surface of the flooring and the bottom of the heaters, allowing heat to

  circulate.

4. Check door clearances, making necessary adjustments before laying the flooring. Door moldings (jambs) should be undercut to accommodate the thickness of the

  flooring and foam underlayment.

5. Install underlayment per manufacturer's instructions.

WARRANTY

Laminate Flooring comes with a Manufacturer's Limited Wear Warranty.The warranty applies to original purchaser of the flooring. It warrants the

original purchaser that the finish surface will not wear through from the date of purchase. Please contact our Customer Service Representative by calling our toll free

number below for a written copy which provides detailed terms of coverage and limitations.

Technical SUPPORT

For installation information and technical questions not covered in this installation guide, please contact our Technical Support.

Representative by calling the toll free number below.

Toll Free Number:1-888-219-8158

Contact Us
No.999,Chaoyang Road,Henglin,Wujin,Changzhou,
JS213101,CHINA
Tel: +86-519-86321289
Fax: +86-519-88506236
E-Mail: angel_23@bblfloor.com
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