Before you install the right subfloor and the laminate, you need to prepare the surface properly. Watch our installation films to find out what the ideal drying time for fresh screed is and how you should prepare the surface.
Floating Floor Installation
A subfloor is indispensable before you install the laminate and ensures a longer life for the floor. Depending on the subfloor selected, it will level out the floor, protect against any rising damp, conduct heat and provide sound insulation.
Installing laminate is very simple. Roll your laminate floor together, drop the planks together or simply press them together. Whether you choose ClickXpress, DropXpress or PressXpress, each system ensures a firm and seamless transition.
Installing laminate under doors can sometimes cause difficulties. The door frame is usually in the way, as it extends all the way to floor level. Would you like to know how to lay laminate under a door? Check out our installation films “Starting at a door” and “Ending at a door”
Installing laminate around radiator pipes can sometimes cause difficulties.
Would you like to know how to lay laminate around pipes? Check out our installation video. You’ll master the skill in no time, and can then enjoy your chosen laminate flooring
To obtain the highest performance from your Moduleo floors, we recommend the following installation guidelines:
- Prepare the subfloor adequately
- Use an IVC recommended adhesive
- Follow the IVC US installation guide
Acclimate KRONOTEX flooring for at least 48 hours before laying by placing the unopened packages horizontally in the room where the floor will be installed at a temperature of at least 18°C.
Before laying KRONOTEX panels, check them once again to make sure they are undamaged, of the right size and identical in appearance when viewed in daylight at the installation site. If you discover any definite defects, make a note of the information printed on the back and report it to your KRONOTEX dealer. Defective panels that have already been installed are excluded from the warranty.
KRONOTEX flooring is not suitable for high-moisture areas such as bathrooms, toilets, saunas, laundry rooms or anywhere else that elevated moisture levels can be expected, as laminate buckles, swells or deforms if moisture penetrates it.
KRONOTEX flooring is a wood-based material. Because wood is hygroscopic (i.e., it absorbs moisture), the laminate works and moves. It is therefore important to use the “floating floor” method of installation. Slight discrepancies between neighbouring panels can then occur; however, this merely demonstrates the genuineness of this natural material.
Important: before laying, acclimate KRONOTEX laminate in the unopened packages for 48 hours in the same room where the flooring will be installed. To minimise the effects of environmental conditions, use up opened packages before opening any new ones. The panels should be laid at a room temperature of at least 18°C.
The room climate should meet the following conditions before, during and for at least three days after laying:
- Floor temperature: at least 15°C
- Air temperature: at least 18°C
- Rel. humidity: max. 75%