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Installing laminate from Hunter Timber flooring is a breeze thanks to the Valinge locking system. This locking system is the best on the market today. This product drops and locks right into place with no beating or banging. It’s the easiest way for installation. It allows you to quickly and easily install without damaging the planks. You can even re-fit your floor afterwards. Valinge is the better more stable system even than the competition (Unilin system). . The system enables you to lay the flooring planks with a single ‘click’ and without the need for glue..

 

Why you'll love the 'Valinge lock' click system

QUICK: the installation of long planks has never faster and easier. Professional installers claim you can install flooring up to 30% faster than wood flooring with traditional installation methods.

EASY: just click your planks together using the method that works best for you and there's no chance of you damaging the floor panels. Even if you want to reinstall your planks, the Valinge locking system makes it easy to lift them up and replace them when necessary.

SEAMLESS: with the Valinge locking system, open joints are almost impossible. This helps to keep your floor clean, as dirt has almost no chance of getting between the joints.

PERFECTLY LEVEL: the panels have no margin to shift as the tongue fits perfectly into the groove. This results in a floor without level differences, and therefore no wear and tear at the edges.

 

 

 

Floor Installation Instructions

 

Before You Begin

Laying laminate flooring or bamboo flooring after all wet trades have been finished. The floor should be the last item to be installed before construction has finished. 

 

Make sure subfloor is level

A great installation comes from having a flat subfloor. Check the subfloor with a long straight edge and fill low lying areas with self levelling ardit. The subfloor should not be more than 3mm out of straightness over 3 metres.

 

All installations must use underlay with Moisture Barrier attached.

Roll out your underlay. Cut the roll with a knife and start to roll out next row making sure this row is on top of the preceding rows moisture barrier flap. Tape the joint with duct tape on every row.

 

Expansion Gap

An Expansion Gap of 10mm must be left around the whole perimeter of the installation. This is to allow the floor to expand and contract during different seasons. The installation, if large, should be compartmentalised into individual rooms that are separated with an expansion joint accessory. Rooms greater than 6m×6m should have expansion joints installed.

 

 

♦First plank, first row. Place a 10mm wedge against the wall. Place 10mm wedges every 500mm along the length of the first row. These will keep your expansion joint spacing correct and should be removed at the end of the job.

 

♦Second plank of the first row. Place this plank tight to the short end of the first one.

 

♦At the end of the first row, leave an expansion gap of 10mm to the wall and measure the length of the last plank to fit.

 

♦If cutting with a jig saw, the laminate surface should be turned down. If cutting with a hand saw, the laminate surface should be face up.

 

♦Second row. Leave an expansion gap of 10mm against the wall. Place the panel tight to the short end of the previous panel and fold down in a single action movement.

 

♦After 2-3 rows, re-position the floor to adjust the distance to the front wall to ensure an expansion gap of 10mm.

 

 

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