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Cork Flooring Installation

Cork Installation

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Inspection : Prior to installation, inspect planks in daylight for visible faults/damage, check if sub floor/site conditions comply with the specifications described in these instructions, if you are not satisfied do not install, and contact your supplier. Floors installed with any visible defects automatically void any and all manufactures warranty.
Tools and materials required:

  • electric saw
  • spacers
  • pencil
  • set square
  • PE film
  • adhesive tape.

Before laying:

Measure the room at right angle to the direction of the planks

Planks in the final row should be at least 5 cm wide (2”).

For this purpose, planks in the first row can be cut to smaller size • shuffle planks in order to obtain a pleasant blend of shades.

Lay planks preferably following the direction of the main source of light.

We recommend laying on wooden floors crossways to the existing floorboard.

Planks must not be nailed or screwed to the sub floor.

skirting boards must not be fixed in a way which restricts the movement of the floor.

Expansion gaps:

Provide 10 mm (3/8”) expansion gaps to the walls and other fixed objects.

Areas greater than 100 m² (900 sq. ft) or 10 m (30 feet) in either direction, transitions between rooms and asymmetrical areas require extra expansion gaps.

Cork Floor Installation Step 1 Start in the corner.

Turn the tongue side of the plank to the wall. Maintain a gap of 10 mm (3/8″) on the short side.

Cork Floor Installation Step 2 Hold the next plank at an angle against the first one and lay it flat on the floor. Ccomplete first row in the same way. Cut final plank of the first row to correct length.Start next row with the piece leftover (must be at least 300 mm (12″) long). Ensure that end joints are staggered at least 300 mm.
Cork Floor Installation Step 3 Place first plank of the new row with the tongue side at an angle against the groove side of the plank in the previous row. Press forward and lay it flat at the same time.
Cork Floor Installation Step 4 Place short end of the plank at an angle against the previous installed plank and fold down. Ensure that the plank is positioned on the integral locking strip of the plank in the previous row.
Cork Floor Installation Step 5 Lift planks (together with the previous laid in the same row) lightly up (about 30 mm (9/8″), push it against the row in front and then put it down. Adjust the distance to the wall to 10mm (3/8″) when three rows are completed. Proceed installation as described above until reaching the opposite wall.