Installation

Successful installation

The installation of a well functioning and visually attractive resilient floor is integral to a successful construction project.

Whether glued, floating, locking or loose-laid, the successful installation of resilient floors is dependent on a properly prepared subfloor.

Sub-floor preparation
Each product will have specific installation guidance; subfloors should be completely clean and permanently dry. They should also be durable, tension and pressure resistant, levelled and free from impurities.

Sub-floor residual moisture content data:
Mineral subfloors should not exceed 2 % (or 1.8 % with underfloor heating)
Anhydrite screed should not exceed 0.5 % (or 0.3 % with underfloor heating) using the CM test method www.cpm-radtke.com
Concrete subfloors should have a maximum humidity less than 75% RH when measured by a hygrometer/probe, unless using flooring specifically designed for higher RH levels.

Moisture prevention
With mineral substrates, a moisture barrier, or water vapour control layer will protect from damage caused by rising damp. These moisture protection films can be integrated into the underlay or laid separately. They are particularly useful for resilient products with an MDF or
HDF core, as these moisture sensitive products require a permanently dry surface.