Here we will tell you everything you need to know about the correct type of preparation and laying of each material that we treat; we will also provide you with a brief summary of the pros and cons of bonded laying rather than floating or an installation using decking screws or nailing strips.
Before installing, you will need to check that the floor on which you wish to base the parquet is dry, solid, and smooth; you then have check the moisture levels and bear in mind that one of the most important factors in laying is that it does not cause any issues over a period of time: the entire parquet is laid on a screed with moisture levels which mirror the threshold; this is the only way to avoid any issues caused by being hasty. The parquet will be applied as the last stage after having completed all of the other work, including painting the walls. It is best to leave the material open in the cartons for a few days prior to laying.
We recommend using dual-component, or single component polyurethane adhesives, as the important thing is that they are not water-based; you can also use a siliane adhesive for laying a tempered parquet on a floor heating system.
The parquet is normally laid lengthways in a room and ALWAYS leaves expansion space in between the parquet and any fixed object.
The adhesive which should remain on the surface should be removed while it is still cool, otherwise you will not be able to remove it when it is dry.
Laying on offset boards is never done with light-fitted heads (short side), because it has a weaker hold on the entire structure.
Once the laying has been completed, clean it thoroughly and once the adhesive has dried after 24 hours, you can start walking on your new flooring.
In this case, the slats are aid on the substrate without any kind of adhesive, after which they can be removed if required. You will always need to put a mat in between the substrate and the parquet to eradicate any noises of the two solid bodies which are in contact with one another. If there is too much moisture (albeit within the limits), then lay a plastic sheet in between the substrate and the mat. Under these circumstances, please also leave a space in between the parquet and the walls or in between any fixed body attached to the ground. With floating laying, the boards cling to one another and then are bashed gently so that they fit into each other. The slats must remain offset by a minimum of 20 cm, and once the installation has been complete, it needs to be cleaned thoroughly and walked on straight away.
On this page, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of one type of installation compared to another. Dry floating laying has advantages over an adhesive application and vice versa; here are the advantages and disadvantages.
Outdoor bamboo decking can be installed in two ways: either with retractable clips which screw onto the nailing strips or onto the underlying substrate by inserting screws directly onto the plank. In both instances, the laying floor must be solid and healthy; any dashboards should be left in the laying location (indoors) for a few days so that they can adapt to the surroundings; before the laying phase, you should consider that once it has been laid, decking must always have a slight slope to drain any rainwater; the various elements have to be spaced out properly as is specified on the detail page, and this also helps to facilitate a sound exchange of air.