The parquet blocks you have purchased are of good quality and provide beautiful and hard-wearing warm flooring in your room if you follow the installation instruction below.
1. Study our guaranty conditions contained in Note of Guaranty thoroughly before you start to install the parquet.
2. All other building and mounting activities – e.g. painting and installation of fittings – shall be completed before laying the parquet, to avoid any damage or scratch on the parquet surface. In case of additional work, cover the parquet floor to protect from any damage during the work.
3. Check the floor base: It shall be dust-free, compact, even and dry. Check the evenness using a rule of 2 m long: If the unevenness exceeds 2 mm the floor shall be adjusted to even. Humidity in concrete shall be measured; it cannot be above 2 %. Control the humidity in the air of the room: it shall be between 40 and 60 % at usual room temperature.
4. In case of a new building and new floor base, lay down a protective foil against the humidity. Apply at least 100 mm overlap at junctions.
5. Lay down the sound-proofing layer to absorb the noise of the steps. This layer shall be 3 mm thick polyethylene foam sheet, felt, cork and corrugated paper.
6. Open packages of the parquet boards enough for the whole surface but at least few bands. Check the parquet pieces in the packages. You can observe some differences in the shades of the colour in the parquet blocks typical for the natural timber. If these differences are considered when they are planked aesthetic quality of the floor will be improved.
In case you find a defective parquet strip, do not install but keep it. We are ready to exchange it. However, after installation quality claim is not accepted.Efforts shall be made to reduce the extra impact and contamination of the parquet as much as possible. A doormat shall be put before the door to avoid that the fine sand particles get onto the parquet surface. These small particles can damage the varnish layer on the parquet. Underlay felt shall be applied (glued) under legs of the furniture to protect the parquet from scratching. The strong and point-load can cause damages in the parquet. It shall be noted that the various types of the woods have different hardness. But the spike heel will cause damages even in the hardest type of the woods. The rolls can scratch the parquet therefore underlay shall be put under the roll chairs or rubber rolls shall be applied. The pre-fabricated parquet is covered with a varnish layer therefore no varnishing is required after inlaying the parquet. It may be cleaned with hardly wet – fog-wet – cloth and detergents specialised for parquet and being available in special shops. Never wash the floor. Contaminants not soluble in water shall be removed immediately with their relevant solvent. Never use highly corrosive substance. Avoid using chemicals for cleaning as much as possible. When the varnish layer is worn out and shall be renewed first remove the old varnish layer using fine sandpaper (P120–P150) longitudinally. The dust formed during the rubbing shall completely be removed before varnishing. Before you put the next varnish layer rub slightly the previous layer to make it a little rough. Before you start varnishing, the varnish shall be tested. Check thoroughly the adhesion, discoloration and surface quality of the test varnish layer. If the test meets the requirements you can start varnishing. Before buying a varnish please consult with the trader. (Varnish with solvent is recommended.) Renewing the varnish layer can be prolonged if protective agents available in the commerce are used regularly for treatment of the parquet. The wood is a ‘living substance’ even if it is processed. Therefore it is as sensitive to the extreme climatic conditions as the human. For the good feeling of both human and parquet good climate in the room is required. It is e.g. a relative humidity of 45–55 % in case of 20 °C temperature. If this relative humidity gets frequently or permanently below the before specified value in the heating season the parquet can be dried out and small slots can be formed in and between the parquet elements. It is a natural phenomenon. To avoid it, both the temperature and relative humidity shall be measured in the heating season. The humidity shall be adjusted if necessary.
Important! This parquet is made of wood therefore it reflects the variability in colours, structure typical for the natural wood even in one quality batch. Therefore the parquet samples presented in the leaflets are for information only.
1. Place the first parquet plank as indicated in the figure in direction of the incident light: work from left to right with the tongue sides toward the wall. Keep at least 10 mm compensation joint to the wall using spikes. In case of bigger surfaces at least 1.5 mm compensation joint shall be kept for each 1 meter. In case of surface wider than 18 metres, it is recommended to divide the room by a compensation gap. It is advisable to cut off the surface at the doors. If it is not done door case must not be installed very tightly to the floor.
2. Press the next floor plank at an angle of 20° against the first one and lay it down. Continue in the same way along the length of the first row. Cut the last plank in the first row to the correct length and keep the suitable compensation joint. Before installation remove the possible dirt and scrapings. Dirt can cause some tightening and tension in the parquet.
3. Start the second row with the piece remaining at the end of the first row after cutting. Keep in mind the planks end joints must be fitted in bond by at least 500 mm.
4. Fit the first plank of the second row at an angle of appr. 20° against the first row. The edges of both planks shall be contacted in their whole length - you can help by knocking with a wood block. Press it slightly down.
5. Slip a spike of approx. 20° under end of the plank placed in.
6. Fit the next plank's end at an angle of 20° against the plank laid down previously and press down.
7-8. Adjust the plank to its place by knocking with the wood block, remove the spike and press it slightly. Tight connection can be provided by slight knocking with wood block. Continue the installation in this way.
9. When three rows are completed the spikes between the wall and floor shall be checked and adjusted.
10. In case of passing pipes suitable compensation joints shall be maintained. The hole-diameters shall be at least 20 mm bigger than the pipe diameter. Glue the cut-out piece back into its place and cover the opening with pipe collars.
11. The door trim can be cut to the accurate length by laying down a piece of parquet waste and the parquet can be slipped under the door.
12. The last row of the parquet shall be cut to the accurate width. The required compensation joint shall be maintained here too: no the parquet can contact directly with the wall and other fixed building construction. It is recommended to interrupt the parquet surface at the pass in case when there is no door-sill between the rooms and to cover the gap with a covering element.
13. When plank shall be placed under a door architrave or low radiators - remove the locking edge and put some glue on it as indicated in the figure. You are able to join the next piece in horizontal position by knocking with the wood block. It results in glued joint.
14. Finally remove the distance adjusting spikes and place the covering elements and ledges.
In case of floor heating only special conditions are effective. Please ask for information before purchase!