Laying rules

General directions.

  • Respect every condition according to the laying type
  • Verify environmental conditions’ suitability
  • Verify supporting plane suitability
  • Verify suitability of all materials of use
  • Mix all the wooden components according to colour and tonality
  • Clean perfectly the laying plane
  • Refer basically at two walls at right angles, or if it is not possible, to the closest wall to the door
  • Start the laying from the door to avoid cuts
  • Lay the components in a perfect alignment
  • Avoid cuts and curry-over in visible areas

Floating installation.

  • Make sure laying plane is perfectly levelled.
  • Lay carefully the isolating material layer.
  • Follow carefully the producer’s instructions.
  • Apply a thin vinyl adhesive layer on the joint’s correspondence to improve attachment.
  • Leave on the room’s perimeter empty spaces with a width suitable to the components’ thickness.
  • It is suggested to use a skirting of a suitable thickness to cover the wood floor’s perimetric border.

Nailed installation.

  • Buttens must be well steady and attached to concrete or wooden boards or panel.
  • Verify the most suitable wall for starting the laying.
  • Nail the listoni preferably on the tongue.
  • Use nails no smaller than 35 – 40 mm.
  • Nail must be driven at 45 degrees (traditora).
  • Suitable nail driver needed.
  • Leave on the room’s perimeter empty spaces with a width suitable to the components’s thickness(Min. 15 mm.).
  • Remove eventual wedges from the perimeter if used during the laying.

Glued installation.

  • Shake well packages.
  • Spread the glue with a spatula with triangular teeth.
  • Apply unit quantity indicated by the producer.
  • Apply glue with more semicircular movements.
  • Do not spread on too wide surfaces.
  • Respect the right proportion between the heights of the glue lines and the thickness of the wooden components.
  • Consider the “open time”of the glue avoid the formation of the “superficial film”.
  • Lay the first row (start) of the components by hitting them.
  • Leave on the room’s perimeter empty spaces with a width suitable to the component’s thickness (min 10 mm.).
  • Do not glue the edges of the components but only the heads to prevent longitudinal curves.

Wood flooring on heated screed.

Cement or anhydride screed with heating pipes connected to the heating system.

Floor thermal resistance: not above 0,18 KW

Thickness of pipes protecting layer: at least 30 mm

Screed humidity rate: 1,5% for cement screeds and 0.2% for anhydride screeds

Screed heating: the screed must be heated at 35° for the first three weeks

Heating system switch off: the heating system must be switched off 3 days prior the wooden floor set up

Heating system switch on after the wooden floor set up: the temperature must be increased gradually (3°C a day)

Floor temperature: the temperature must not be above 26°-27° C

Floor covering after set up: do not lay on the floor any blanket, cellophane or rug

Relative humidity of air: between 50% and 65%

Room temperature: room temperature must be between 15° and 25° C

Doors and Windows: Doors and windows have to be already in place and functioning

Walls shape and humidity rate: all walls must be already in place and the humidity rate must be between 2% and 4%

Wooden floor humidity: between 7% and 9% (the humidity rate differs from the surface where the wooden floor has to be set up).

Types of wooden floor components: wooden strips; lamparquet; thin wooden strips.

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