For Engineered Hard Wood Flooring
- First, calculate how many floor boards are required. If the last row is less than 30 mm wide, cut the first row, too. When installing floors with Valinge® joints, it is easier if you start on the side with more doors. If there are doors along the short side of the room, begin each row of boards there. The boards can be installed from both left and right.
- The maximum floor width is 18 metres. If the floor is wider, contact Power Dekor .
- Begin in one corner, and work from left to right with the long underlip facing into the room. The gap between the long side and the wall can be adjusted once three rows have been laid.
- Press the next floor board in at an angle against the first, and lay it flat. Continue in the same way along the rest of the first row.
- Cut the last board in the first row to the correct length, and begin the next row with the piece left over. The end joints between boards must be staggered by at least 500mm (at least 300mm for 1.2m boards and 7mm Linnea).
- Press the floor board in at an angle against the board in front. Tap lightly with the block while carefully pressing the board down-wards.
- Push a Power Dekor Laying Wedge in under the end of the board already laid.
- Press the short end of the next board into position at an angle, and lay the long side of the board down.
- Remove the laying wedge and, using the block, tap gently on the long side while carefully pressing the board down. This will locate it more easily
- The first row sometimes requires adjustment to suit a wall that is out of true. Draw the contours of the wall on the floor boards. Then free each board in the first row by gripping its long side and pulling upwards while tapping gently against the joint. Saw along the line.
- Then replace the sawn floor boards from left to right. Push the end in first, then the long side, as described in points 5-7. Insert wedges between the floor and the wall.
- Drill holes in the boards for radiator pipes. The diameter of the hole must be at least 20 mm bigger than that of the pipe. Cut out as in the illustration. When the board has been fitted, glue the cutout in position and cover the hole with a pipe collar or pipe rose.
- If you need to trim a door architrave, use a floor board as a guide to get the correct height. If you need to tap the board lengthways, insert an end offcut into the joint to protect it.
- Saw the last row of boards to the correct width as follows. Rest the last board on the last but one row, offset towards the wall by about 5mm. Using an offcut with no locking moulding, mark where the saw cut should be made. Lay the cut board. Do the same with the next one. Fit the skirting boards. These must not press down on the floor and trap it. Use level mouldings or edge mouldings at transitions to other rooms.
- If necessary, you can lay boards from any direction. This helps when laying in doorways, for example. If you cannot angle a board in under an architrave or low radiator, for example, proceed as follows: 13a. Cut away about 2/3 of the locking moulding. 13b. Glue.
Push the board into position. Valinge® cannot be installed with ends against long sides.If you plan to do more building work in the room, remember to protect the floor with moisture-permeable material, for example, Power Dekor Protective Paper. Tip :Sometimes floor boards have to be pushed into position (long side or short side). This applies in doorways, for example, or other difficult places where the board needs to be slid into place. When a board has to be tapped in lengthways, a small offcut from the end of a board into the joint. This protects the end of the board.