Table of Contents
- 1 1. Base preparation :
- 2 2. Installation materials and tools:
- 3 3. Installation
- 4 3.1. Preparation for installation
- 5 4. Mitered herringbone flooring (A, B, C panels)
- 6 4.1. Preparation
- 7 4.2. Attachment of the next panel
- 8 4.3. Attachment of the third panel (C3)
- 9 4.4. Installation of A and B panels for C-row fixing.
- 10 4.5. Floor alignment
- 11 4.6. Trimming of the end panels
- 12 4.7. Completion of rows installation
- 13 4.8. B-panels installation
- 14 4.9. Adjustment of angles
- 15 4.10. Installation of triangle panel pieces along the initial wall
- 16 4.11. The next rows
- 17 4.12. Completion of floor panels installation
- 18 4.13. Catchers and covering of expansive gaps
- 19 4.14. Interconnecting rooms
- 20 5. Installation of deck-shaped flooring
- 21 6. Cleaning and maintenance
Read the instruction before installation! Guarantee for material is valid if technology of installation is properly observed.
Laminate Alloc is installed into living spaces of business premises at the final stage of finishing works.
Relative air humidity in a room should be 40-60%, temperature – 18-23 C. Before installation keep Alloc unpacked at room temperature for not less than 48 hours. For a proper air circulation, place packages in a shape of a well. – Do not install Alloc Chateau without hydrofilm! – Do not install Alloc Chateau in bath- and shower rooms. – Do not use Alloc Chateau covering as a beating structure. It is to be installed into previously laid base. (e.g. wooden floor, concrete blinding coat, linoleum) – Alloc is installed using a floating technique. – Boards are attached to each other by a fibro lock. – Boards are not glued or nailed to a bearing layer. – Thermal gap to be installed along the perimeter of a room and around heating pipes for natural draft of floor at temperature and humidity level change.
1. Base preparation :
The base to be leveled according to standards: – The ultimate differential is 2 mm for 2 m length; – A possible inclination from the corresponding premise size is 2 ⁰, but not more than 50mm. Peak relative humidity: – for a concrete base – 50% – for a wooden base – 40% Before installation of floor into wooden boards of slabs, be sure that they are properly nailed or glued to bearing balks (battens). Small cavities can be filled with leveling materials. For Alloc installation use the base covered with vinyl, linoleum, resin tile or panels, observing regulatory requirements. Note: carpet or felt covering to be removed before installation of Alloc Chateau. If vinyl or elastic covering has an asbestos bottom layer, consult a specialist about its removal.
2. Installation materials and tools:
-protective eyeglasses, mask; – tape ruler and angle piece; – electric saw with a dust trap, circular saw, electric saw or hand saw (for door lining etc.). – plastic or wooden distance bar ( head-boards) to make a shift from walls; – a brick for installation; – hydro-, steam insulating film (thickness 0.2 mm) for moisture(condensate) protection; – noise absorbing bottom layer with 2mm thickness made of elastic material (for instance, Norwegian «Silent System» or cork)!
Before installation, make sure that panels are not damaged after transportation. Make the base clean before you start! Cover the surface with polyethylene film of not less than 0.2 mm thickness. Start covering from a room corner you will also start installation of Alloc from there). Fold the edges to the walls. The next layers of film to be put with a lap not lee than 20 cm. Fasten joints with interconnect tape to prevent penetration of moisture inside.
Note: do not covered newly installed floor with steam insulating film!
ALLOC Chateau comprises 3 different board types: A, B, C. A-type boards have left-side lock B-type boards – right-side locks. C-type boards have a subordinate function and supplied with the second parts of locks in three sides. A, B, C-type boards are used to create mitered herringbone flooring, arrow-shaped flooring, snow-flake shaped flooring. To install deck shaped flooring use A and B-type boards.
3.1. Preparation for installation
Decide about floor design.(pattern) Expansion gap (not less than 6-10mm) to be installed not only along the perimeter of a room and in the doorways, but between floor and fixed elements (heating pipes, built-in closet etc.). Expansion gap to be closed by corresponding coupling members (molding).
Firstly, put ALLOC panel (upside down) near to door lining. In case, the doors were installed earlier, saw it out, as it is shown in the picture. Then install the panel under wall margin. Be sure that the gap between a panel and a wall is 6-10mm. Observe expansion gap!
4. Mitered herringbone flooring (A, B, C panels)
For mitered herringbone flooring use 3 types of panels. They are A, B and C. You can distinguish between them with the help of marks. A panel is marked with black in a long side, B panel – in a short side and C panel is not marked, but has the second parts of locks in each side. You can install mitered herringbone flooring in several neighboring rooms even if there is a doorway or a long narrow space between them.
Decide from what wall you will begin installation of C boards. Count the amount of C boards beforehand (the distance between two adjoining C boards is 85 cm.). Note than a lock in its short side should be turned to the left angle. Make sure that distance between a left wall and a board is shorter than length of one board.
4.2. Attachment of the next panel
Attach the long side of the next C2 panel with the short side of previous C1 panel. Make sure that the long side of C1 and the short side of C2 form a line.
4.3. Attachment of the third panel (C3)
Again attach the short side of C2 to the long side of C3. Proceed with this until there is a space along the wall you chose.
4.4. Installation of A and B panels for C-row fixing.
Proceed with installation from the left to the right. Install all A panels, except for the first and the last one (the closest to the walls), in the second row. Install all B panels, except for the first and the last (the closest to the side walls) in the nearest row to the wall. Finish the installation by a piece of panel, cut off in a suitable shape (Position 5).
4.5. Floor alignment
Check if row panels are alignment towards the initial wall. Make sure that distance to the walls from the both sides is shorter than length of one panel. If its not, add one panel from the right (a needed) side.
4.6. Trimming of the end panels
Mark and trim the end panels with a saw to suit into the space. Complete C-row by trimmed end panels. Make sure that there is 6-mm gap between each wall and panels.
4.7. Completion of rows installation
Complete A rows (maybe B as well), put the new panels to a previous row and rotate them.
4.8. B-panels installation
Now proceed working in the other direction – from the right to the left, install all B-panels in the second row. Finish the installation by a piece of panel, cut off in a suitable shape (Position 5).
4.9. Adjustment of angles
Trim ridge angles turned to the initial wall. Then regulate floor position by pushing towards the wall. Install catches to make 6-mm gap for widening.
4.10. Installation of triangle panel pieces along the initial wall
Measure, trim and install panels until you get pen triangle spaces. To install the small panel pieces use glue. Put some glue into a groove.
4.11. The next rows
Begin installation of each row from A panels and place them from the left to the right. Finish a row by B panels, from the right to the left.
4.12. Completion of floor panels installation
Measure and trim the last panels to suit into a space. To install small panel pieces use glue. Put some glue into a groove.
4.13. Catchers and covering of expansive gaps
Remove catchers and cover expansive gaps with wall margins or molding.
4.14. Interconnecting rooms
Install all rows of C panels to proceed with installation in interconnecting rooms, without using of T-shaped moldings in the doorways.
5. Installation of deck-shaped flooring
A and B panels can be installed in parallel rows, creating a deck shaped design. For that purpose install A and B panel rows in parallel. Besides, you can mix A and B panel rows at the installation of floor. Begin with installation of A panel row in the left, and B panel row – in the right. Make sure that end connections are placed in a check order (criss-cross) and distance between them is not less than double panel width.
6. Cleaning and maintenance
Clean the floor regularly with a vacuum cleaner and a wet mop. If needed, wash the floor with a well drained cloth and cleanser dissolved in water. Do not use to much water. Water splashes and drops should be immediately wiped off. Place felt pads under heavy furniture and protective rugs under arm chairs with casters made of solid materials. To protect your floor from sand, put rugs at both sides of entry door.
Attention: CHATEAU flooring can be installed into a warm base. Your floor is ready!