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Antico wood flooring

GENERAL

PREPARATION BEFORE INSTALL

GLUE DOWN FLOORING

laminate flooring install

FLOATING FLOORING

 PROTECTION AND CARE

INSTALL WOOD FLOORING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

STEP #1 – Establish a starting line

  • For best visual effect, it is recommended that flooring be installed parallel to the longest wall in the room.
  • Using a chalk line the area between the wall and the chalk line becomes your working area for starting the installation and your last installation area for completing the installation.

STEP #2 – Spread the adhesive

  • Apply the recommended adhesive with a trowel according to the manufacturer installation instructions (found on the adhesive pail) for the specific adhesive that is being used.

STEP #3 – Install Wood flooring the strips

  • Always select your strips with The more deeply colored strips should be installed where they are less visible. Pieces with flaws should be recut.
  • Using the working area to install your flooring, line up the first strip with the tongue facing the wall, then press the strip into the adhesive and against the holding block.
  • Leave 1/4-inch (6 mm) between the wall and the end of each strip in each row.
  • Start the second row with a strip of at least 6-inches (15 cm) shorter or longer than the strip used in the first row. This will avoid aligning or clustering the end joints.
  • Continue with the subsequent rows in the same manner.
  • To avoid shifting or gaping of the strips during installation, use 3M blue tape to hold them Remove the tape within 24 hours. Avoid use of masking tape, which leaves an adhesive residue and may damage the finish.

When you get to the final row you will likely find it necessary to rip-saw the strips to fit against the wall. Install using the pry bar and leave 1/4 -inch (6 mm) minimum expansion spaces.

STEP #4 – Install wood flooring the transition pieces

  • Install any transition piece that may be needed, such as stair nosing, and These products are available prefinished to blend with your flooring. Please install these first so that you can match the next board easier, color match on moldings cannot be guaranteed due to the natural characteristics of wood flooring.
  • Reinstall your baseboards and/or quarter round moldings. Be certain to nail the moldings into the wall, not the floor.
  • Always keep a few spare strips from your initial installation for possible repairs in a sealed carton and properly stored.
  • Wait 24 hours before moving furniture and appliances back into the area where the flooring was installed.

FLOATING WOODEN FLOORING

STEP #1 – Install underlayment

  • Install underlayment. Run the underlayment 20mm to 30mm up the walls and secure it in place with tape. Using underlayment, roll out one roll at a time over the underlay. The use of acoustical underlayment will improve the feel and sound transmission of your flooring.

STEP #2 – Preparing the starter rows

  • It is very important that enough expansion gaps are kept between the flooring and all the. This is done by placing spacers every 1 meter apart around all vertical walls.
  • Start the second row with a strip at least 15 cm shorter or longer than the strip used in the first This will avoid aligning or clustering the end joints.

STEP #3 – Gluing the floor

  • In a floating floor installation, the flooring is not glued or nailed to the underlayment, but is glued in the board’s side and end grooves This is achieved by applying a bead of glue on the upper side of the groove along the entire length and on the end of each plank with silicone-based T & G glue. Turn the board upside down when applying the adhesive to achieve proper application, when the board is turned again for installation with the finish side up, this will allow the adhesive to flow down and give better coverage. Do not apply adhesive on the top of the tongue.
  • In a floating floor installation, the flooring is not glued or nailed to the underlayment but is glued in the board’s side and end grooves This is achieved by applying a bead of glue on the upper side of the groove along the entire length and on the end of each plank with silicone-based T & G glue.
  • Turn the board upside down when applying the adhesive to achieve proper application, when the board is turned again for installation with the finish side up, this will allow the adhesive to flow down and give better coverage. Do not apply adhesive on the top of the tongue.
  • Install the first row of flooring with groove facing starter Use a tapping block and a mallet to gently push or tap the glued strips together until no gaps are seen and make sure that end joints are square.
  • At the end wall use a pry bar, if needed, to pull the ends of the boards Continue laying the floor on top of the underlayment, working left to right, tapping the strips tightly together. Make sure to continue using 10mm spacers along the wall throughout the installation.
  • To avoid shifting or gapping of the flooring during installation, lay perpendicular strips of 3M blue tape to hold the strips together.
  • Remove the tape within 24 hours. Avoid the use of masking tape, which leaves an adhesive residue and may cause damage to the flooring.
  • The last row will most likely require cutting to width. To do this, place a full row of strips on top of the last row installed. Insert a 10mm spacer against the wall, and using a full-width strip, trace distance from the wall onto the final row. Cut strips for a final row to the designated width. Apply glue and pull into place with a pry bar.

STEP #4 – molding, Skirting board, Baseboard

  • Allow the floor to dry for a minimum of 12 hours before removing all the spacers and allowing foot Finally, install the transition pieces, baseboards, and/or, quarter round molding, skirting board.

MAINTENANCE TIPS INSTALL WOOD FLOORING

Hardwood Flooring adds beauty, value, and classic style to your home. You can keep your Hardwood floors looking great by following these helpful care tips.

Basic Hardwood Flooring Maintenance Tips

  • suggest always following manufacturers recommendations. 
  • Spills and tracked-in dirt should be wiped up right away.
  • Sweep, dust, or vacuum using a hard floor attachment once a week or more if needed. Do not use vacuums with beater bars or hard heads.
  • Clean with a recommended cleaning product made for Hardwood Flooring as needed.
  • Don’t allow liquids to stand on your floor.
  • Never use buffing machines as they can damage your Hardwood Flooring.
  • Steel wool or scouring powder is abrasive and will damage your floor’s finish.
  • Steam mops may cause damage to Hardwood Flooring due to the high temperature of the steam. FLOORCO suggest not steam mops.
  • Stain and Spot Removal Tips
  • Stains or spots can happen. These tips can help you address stain removal on your Hardwood Flooring.
  • Wet spills should be wiped up immediately.
  • A warm, damp cloth can be used to wipe up the substance from your floor.
  • Use a cleanser made for Hardwood Flooring to help clean more stubborn soil.
  • For sticky substances, harden the spot with an ice cube and lightly rub with a dull plastic scraper. Do not apply too much pressure as this could damage or scrape the floor’s finish.

1.11 OILED FLOORING CARE&MAINTENANCE

All oiled floors should be thoroughly cleaned right after installation and as part of a regular cleaning regime. The surface will then be more hardwearing and easier to clean and maintain in the future.

This is because the recommended soap used to clean oiled floors coats the surface with an invisible film, providing additional protection and making the floor more resistant to dirt.

Simply use a brush or vacuum cleaner for normal cleaning to remove surface debris. In order to achieve the best cleaning possible, use an oiled flooring soap cleaner. This highly concentrated soap is for cleaning and maintenance of oiled wooden surfaces, suitable for flooring, furniture, kitchen surfaces, and all indoor wood.

If the floor has been neglected and/or becomes very dirty, it should be cleaned using Easy Clean Oiled Flooring Intensive Cleaner, developed for deep penetration of the wood fiber.

Do not wipe the floor with pure water after using the soap as the protective oils will be removed!

Use a flooring refresher once or twice a year, depending on the level of dirt, to restore and protect if the floor has become dull and tired-looking. It will help in everyday care, reinforce the floor’s resistance to dirt, and give your floor a new lease of life.

First, clean the soiled surface with wax Oiled Flooring Intensive Cleaner, and leave to dry thoroughly for 4 to 8 hrs.

Apply a thin layer of Easy Clean Oiled Flooring Refresher with a diffuser or a cloth and then rub it into the wood until a smooth, silky-matt surface is revealed.

Make sure you leave no excess oil on the surface.

Within approx. 4 hrs. The floor may be walked on, though the full hardening time is 24 hrs. During which time the floor must not be cleaned with water and should be used sparingly and with care.

1.12 LACQUERED FLOORING CARE&MAINTENANCE

Normal cleaning to remove surface debris is accomplished using a broom or vacuum cleaner. To remove normal stains and dirt, the floor should be cleaned with a lacquered floor cleaning spray. Simply spray evenly across the floor, allow a minute to work on any stubborn marks, and simply mop over.

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