Esta Parket Installation Instructions
Please read through these instructions carefully before starting to lay the floor.
Rooms in new buildings should be ventilated and heated for at least one month before the parquet installation in order to reduce the moisture level.During and after the fitting of ESTA PARKET the relative humidity (RH) should be kept at approx. 40-60% and the temperature should be between 14-23C (F 57-73º).
ESTA PARKET panels should be laid using the floating floor method. This method is easy to install and can be completed relatively quickly.In almost all cases a moisture barrier must be included in the make up of the floating floor.
The floating floor should be laid on a dry, firm, and level surface.
If surface irregularities exceed 2-3 mm (0.08-0.12”) per 2 metres (78.69″) then a levelling compound should be used.
- Vertical Click
Although ground level floors in most properties may have a damp proof membrane, or similar moisture preventative measure, incorporated in their construction, it is wise to always use an additional damp proof membrane as parquet must never be laid on a base where moisture is present.
If parquet is to be fixed to a timber surface then the moisture content of the timber must not exceed 8% and 0.5% if fixing to an anhydrite surface [waterproof levelling surface compound].
Before laying the floor, the parquet panels should be stored flat for at least 48 hours in the room where they are to be laid.. It is recommended that before starting to lay the panels, all the packs are opened and boards matched by colour and grain to improve the general appearance of the laid floor.
The following tools are necessary in order to
lay ESTA PARKET:
The laying direction of the parquet panels should be decided before installation begins. The direction will depend on the shape of the room and the position of the windows.
We recommend laying the panels along the longer wall and/or parallel with the natural lighting. Having determined the direction, the room width must be measured. This width should be reduced by 25mm (1.00″) – for expansion gap, and divided by 204 mm (8.03”) – the width of a parquet board). In this way the number of rows of parquet boards can be calculated, as well as the width of the last row. If the last board width is narrower than 70 mm (2.75″), then we recommend that the first board to be laid should also be trimmed in order to give a pleasing balance to the finished floor.
Using the hammer and block the whole length can be pushed up tight to the previous row.
In laying ESTA PARKET in the recommended way, the area of the flooring should not exceed 80 m² (861.11 ft²) including the 10-15 mm (0.39 – 0.59”) wall gaps unless additional expansion joints are made.
Sound transmission associated with walking on the floor is a normal feature of wooden flooring, similarly variation in colour and grain patterns which are both natural features of wood; do not constitute grounds for complaint.
The parquet must not be laid in unheated and damp rooms (bathrooms, toilets, etc.) or outdoors. Water, sand, and grit are the worst enemies of wooden flooring. We recommend that felt pads are fitted to all items of furniture. Protection may also be necessary if castors are used.
While we take every possible care to ensure each panel of ESTA PARKET is 100% fault free on dispatch from our factory, when the packs are opened, please satisfy yourself before laying the floor that all panels supplied are undamaged. Proceeding to lay the floor with damaged panels will invalidate guarantee claims. Should you have cause for concern then please contact your Supplier BEFORE laying the floor.
This of course does not affect your statutory rights according to the Laws of the Country.