Laminate Flooring Installation
- You will need the following items for installation: 0.6mm PE poly moisture barrier, foam underlay barrier, spacer blocks, tapping block, pullbar, saw, hammer (500g min.), pencil, yardstick, some glue (for heating pipes) and a line.
- Laminate flooring must be laid in a floating manner. It must not be glued, nailed or fixed in any other way (e.g door stops) to the floor.
- Timber expands, therefore, always keep a distance of 8-12mm (depending upon the room size) between the panels and the walls or other fixed elements (eg heating pipes, door frames).
- Do not install the product below a room temperature of 69ºF and a floor temperature of 59ºF. The relative atmospheric humidity should be 50-70%.
- The underfloor must be thoroughly even, dry, stable, clean and solid. Any floor unevenness of more that 3mm per 1m must be ground or smoothed with filler.
- First lay a poly moisture barrier (0.6mm thick), allowing it to run up the wall. Overlap the sheets 20cm and fix them with adhesive tape. This only applies to concrete floors.
- For sound insulation, use a foam underlay. Lay the sheets in the same direction as the panels, butt together and tape.
- Recommendation: Lay the panels parallel to the main light source.
- Leave expansion joints (at least 2 cm wide) between individual rooms and in rooms which are longer or wider than 8 meters.
- Before beginning your laying work, it is absolutely necessary that you remember to calculate the exact width of the last row of panels. It must not be narrower than 50mm. If your determined value is below, you cannot begin with a full panel in the first row. Just cut the first row of panels to a correspondingly smaller width to obtain the minimum value for the last row. When making our calculation, make absolutely sure the distance from the walls on either side is 12mm.
Please strictly adhere to the installation instructions. For improper laying, we shall not be liable to any warranty claim.
- Place the first panel with its tongue facing the wall.
- Use spacers to keep the distance from the wall (8-12mm).
- For Skew walls:
- Use a spacer to mark the wall line on the first row of panels.
- Cut the panels to the markings over their entire lengths.
- Lay the panels in the specified sequence.
- Begin the second row with half a panel.
- Click in the long side of the panel and join the short one carefully, using a hammer and a wooden block.
- Turn around the last panel in the row 180º with the décor side up and place it next to the existing row (groove side to groove side).
- Make allowance for the distance from the wall on the short edge. Mark the panel and cut it.
- To avoid chipping of the edges, the pattern side must be down when you use an electric jig or circular saw. Otherwise, cut from the panel top side.
- Use a pullbar to fix the last panel of the row.
- Proceed with the installation from the third row on as shown in the illustration.
- Begin each new row with a remainder (at least 20cm long) of the foregoing row.
- The transverse joint offset from one to the other row of panels should be at least 40cm.
- Use a pullbar to carefully fit in the last panel. That’s it
For heating pipes or room dividers:
- At first, cut the panel to the correct length.
- Then place the piece of panel next to its actual position, use a yardstick to measure the cutouts and mark them. (Figs. 11 and 12)
- Cut out the marked points and keep the necessary distance (12mm) of each side.
- Apply some glue to the piece cut out and closely re-join it behind the heating pipes (use a pullbar).
Timber Floor cleaning and maintenance
- Use a sufficiently wrung out cloth to wipe off any footprints and dirt. Do not use any wet cloths.
- Do not use wax, polish or scouring agents for cleaning.
- Use acetone to remove stubborn soiling.
- For regular cleaning we recommend using as vacuum, a broom or periodically wash your floor. Use warm water with a approved Timber flooring cleaner. Ensure you use only a clean ,well- wrung mop (it is important that the mop has not been used with and other cleaning products or detergents as this will leave smears on the floor).
- Spot clean when necessary with a approved Timber Flooring Cleaner.
- Shelter your floor from direct sunlight using curtains, blinds or similar Window protection.
- Use doormats in particular easily soiled areas (e.g. hall. Front door).
- To avoid scratches, protect furniture feet by felt pads and use soft rubber chair casters. You can walk on your laminate flooring right away.
Lion-king Flooring Quality and standards
Lion-king Flooring offers our customers products that is both high in quality and is environmentally friendly. Lion-king Flooring meets ISO9001 quality control standards, ISO14001 environmental management, European CE mark safety requirements and E1 emission control standards.
This quality flooring is guaranteed for 15 years not to fade, wear through of stain. This guarantee applies only to the original purchaser and proof of purchase is required for all claims. The guarantee is for replacement or refund of the laminate material only, no labor. The guarantee does not cover chipping (Floor will chip if sharp objects are dropped on it), warping (Floor will warp if excessive moisture gets into the boards) or bridging (which is caused by insufficient expansion spacing). We will not consider any claims for these problems. Claims for wear must show a minimum dime size area. This guarantee is pro-rated based on the amount of time the floor has been installed. So if your have a claim after 10 years, we would refund or replace 1/3 of the Floor value (10 years is 2/3 of 15 years).
Engineered Flooring PROFILE CARD INFORMATION
Lion-king Engineered Flooring benefits:
Lion-king flooring offer many benefits making our products a durable, long lasting and a suitable choice for your timber flooring needs.
- Easy to maintain
- Hard wearing
- Resistant to cigarette embers
- Protected against harmful bacteria
- Non-fading and will maintain their colours over many years
- Produced from sustainable raw materials and contains no harmful chemical substances
- Stain resistantin resistant