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FiberFloor® Sheet Flooring Installation Tips

  • Cut orders may be rolled face in (back rolled) on a sturdy core.
  • Unroll the flooring in the room and allow it to relax approximately 20 minutes. Material must be lying flat before fitting.
  • Maintain room temperature, flooring and adhesive between 65°F and 100°F for 48 hours before, during and after installation.
  • FiberFloor® may be installed over gypsum based underlayments using the Glueless Installation System only.
  • Undercut door mouldings and casings to allow flooring to slide under freely..
  • There is no maximum length for the glueless installation of FiberFloor. However, long lengths of flooring may have a tendency to bow or twist during layout or positioning. Insure that the material is lying completely flat and is aligned squarely within the room before final fitting and/or cutting of seams.
  • Leave a 1/4” space between flooring and all verticals (i.e. walls, cabinets, pipes, etc.). When trimming floor, place a small piece of 1/4” plywood between the wall and back of flooring to insure proper gap is achieved. Leave a 1/2” space when installing over wood substrates that have a potential of being exposed to high moisture levels (i.e. crawl spaces) or fully adhere flooring with Tarkett QBond-OneTM Adhesive.
  • Do not install cabinets on top of FiberFloor when using the Glueless Installation System.
  • DO NOT PERIMETER BOND FIBERFLOOR.
  • Seams are cut using the double-cut method only. Do not straight edge and butt seams. Once seam overlap is achieved, place strips of masking tape across the seam to prevent shifting.
  • Use Tarkett S875 Floating Seam Tape for seams over underlayment grade plywood, concrete substrates and approved existing floors. Tarkett S860 Seam Tape maybe used over concrete substrates.
  • FiberFloor may be fully adhered with Tarkett QBond-OneTM Adhesive. QBond-OneTM Adhesive can be used for releasable applications (residential only) or permanent applications.
  • If an installation requires the floor to be installed in complex layouts, net fit, flash coved, installed on steps or if the flooring will be subjected to heavy caster action exceeding the static load limit (i.e. portable dishwashers, microwave carts, wheel chairs, etc.), the flooring shall be fully adhered with Tarkett® QBond-OneTM Adhesive.
  • Install wood moldings or cove base around the perimeter to cover the 1/4” space. Do not nail mouldings through FiberFloor. Nail into the wall.
  • When installing doorway transition mouldings, do not nail through FiberFloor.
  • Seal seams with Tarkett DT-65 Seam Sealer for materials with low gloss finish and Tarkett DT-25 Seam Sealer for materials with high gloss finish.
  • Maintain post installation temperature between 55o F and 100o F. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%.

Laminate Flooring T-Lock Angle-Drop Installation Tips

  • Acclimate laminate flooring for 48 hours prior to installation. Place unopened cartons lying horizontally in the room in which they will be installed. Do not remove plastic wrapping.
  • Maintain room temperature and flooring between 65° F and 100°F for 48 hours before, during and after installation. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%.
  • Substrate must be level within 1/4” in 8 ft.
  • Undercut door mouldings and casings the thickness of laminate and foam underlayment to allow the flooring to fit underneath without restriction.
  • Install appropriate foam underlayment. A minimum 10mil polyethylene vapor retarder or 3 in 1 foam underlayment is required over concrete substrates.
  • Cabinets must be installed prior to installing laminate flooring.
  • Planks are installed left to right and parallel to the longest room dimension. Inspect all planks for visible defects and damage.
  • For rooms wider or longer than 40’, the use of Tarkett T-moldings is required to account for the normal movement of the floor.
  • Begin installation with the tongue side of the plank facing the starting wall. Place 5/16” spacers between the short and long side of the planks and the wall. Leave a 1/2” space when installing over wood substrates that have a potential of being exposed to high moisture (i.e. crawl spaces). Do not remove spacers until installation is complete.
  • Assemble the end joints of the planks in the first row by inserting the tongue side into the groove side.
  • The first and last plank in each row must be at least 12” in length. When cutting planks, make sure that the teeth of the saw blade are cutting into the decorative surface.
  • Do not use a hammer and tapping block to install Tarkett T-Lock Angle-Drop Laminate Flooring. This will result in damage to the planks.
  • Position the first plank of the second row by inserting the long side tongue into the groove of the first row at approximately a 30o angle. Rotate plank downward until lying flat.
  • Position the second plank of the second row by inserting the long side tongue into the groove of the first row. Position the plank so it is aligned with the short groove side of the previous plank. Rotate the plank downward to fully engage the long and short side joints. Continue until row is completed. Always stagger end joints from row to row a minimum of 12”.
  • In areas where it is difficult to angle the planks into position, such as around door moldings and casings, it is necessary to remove the lip on the groove edge of the planks you are fitting to. Scrape or plane off the lip on the groove side of the plank. This will allow you to install the plank horizontally. Apply a thin bead of PVA laminate glue on top of the tongue and position plank. Immediately wipe off any excess glue with a damp cloth.
  • Once room is complete, remove spacers and install quarter round or baseboard molding. Molding must be sufficient size to cover the 5/16” (8.2mm) space. Do not fasten moldings through the laminate flooring. Fasten into the wall.
  • Maintain post installation temperature between 55o F and 100o F. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%.
  • Maintain floor by sweeping to remove any loose dirt or debris. Floor can be lightly damp mopped with a neutral floor cleaner such as Tarkett SureShine® Floor Cleaner. Do not use excessive amounts of water to clean floor

Laminate Flooring T-Lock Angle-Tap Installation Tips

  • Acclimate laminate flooring for 48 hours prior to installation. Place unopened cartons lying horizontally in the room in which they will be installed. Do not remove plastic wrapping.
  • Maintain room temperature and flooring between 65° F and 100°F for 48 hours before, during and after installation. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%.
  • Substrate must be level within 1/4” in 8 ft.
  • Undercut door mouldings and casings the thickness of laminate and foam underlayment to allow the flooring to fit underneath without restriction.
  • Install appropriate foam underlayment. A minimum 10mil polyethylene vapor retarder or 3 in 1 foam underlayment is required over concrete substrates.
  • Cabinets must be installed prior to installing laminate flooring.
  • Planks are installed left to right and parallel to the longest room dimension. Inspect all planks for visible defects and damage.
  • For rooms wider or longer than 40’, the use of Tarkett T-moldings is required to account for the normal movement of the floor.
  • Begin installation with the tongue side of the plank facing the starting wall. Place 5/16” spacers between the short and long side of the planks and the wall. Leave a 1/2” space when installing over wood substrates that have a potential of being exposed to high moisture (i.e. crawl spaces). Do not remove spacers until installation is complete.
  • First row of planks is assembled using a hammer and tapping block. Position the tapping block squarely along the groove side end joint and gently tap to engage the tongue side of the plank into the groove side of the previous plank. To avoid damaging the planks, make sure to tap in the center of the tapping block. Excessive force or tapping off center could cause damage to planks. Use a tapping block with minimum dimensions of 1” thick x 2.5” wide x 8” long. The last plank in each row will need to be assembled using a hammer and pull bar.
  • The first and last plank in each row must be at least 12” in length. When cutting planks, make sure that the teeth of the saw blade are cutting into the decorative surface.
  • Position the first plank of the second row by inserting the long side tongue into the groove of the first row at approximately a 30o angle and rotate plank downward until lying flat. Always stagger end joints from row to row a minimum of 12” (30.4cm).
  • Position the second plank of the second row by inserting the long side tongue into the groove of the first row. Position the plank so it is approximately 1/4” away from the previous plank. Rotate plank downward until lying flat. Using the hammer and tapping block, gently tap to engage the tongue side of the plank into the groove side of the previous plank. Continue until row is completed. Always stagger end joints from row to row a minimum of 12”.
  • In areas where it is difficult to angle the planks into position, such as around door moldings and casings, it is necessary to remove the lip on the groove edge of the planks you are fitting to. Scrape or plane off the lip on the groove side of the plank. This will allow you to install the plank horizontally. Apply a thin bead of PVA laminate glue on top of the tongue and position plank. Immediately wipe off any excess glue with a damp cloth.
  • Once room is complete, remove spacers and install quarter round or baseboard molding. Molding must be sufficient size to cover the 5/16” (8.2mm) space. Do not fasten moldings through the laminate flooring. Fasten into the wall.
  • Maintain post installation temperature between 55o F and 100o F. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%.
  • Maintain floor by sweeping to remove any loose dirt or debris. Floor can be lightly damp mopped with a neutral floor cleaner such as Tarkett SureShine® Floor Cleaner. Do not use excessive amounts of water to clean floor

Luxury Floors TranscendTM FreeSpanTM Technology Installation Tips

  • Maintain room temperature and flooring between 65° F and 100°F for 48 hours before, during and after installation. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%. Cartons must be stored horizontally at all times.
  • Substrate must be level within 1/8” in 10 ft. Any unevenness may prevent planks from locking properly.
  • Undercut door mouldings the thickness of the flooring to allow the flooring to fit underneath without restriction.
  • Cabinets must be installed prior to installing flooring.
  • Planks are installed left to right and parallel to the longest room dimension. Inspect all planks for visible defects and damage.
  • Begin installation with the tongue side of the plank facing the starting wall. Place 1/4” spacers between the short and long side of the planks and the wall. Leave a 1/2” space when installing over wood substrates that have a potential of being exposed to high moisture (i.e. crawl spaces). Do not remove spacers until installation is complete.
  • The end joints of the planks in the first row are assembled by inserting the tongue side into the groove side of the previous plank at a low angle. Gradually lower the plank down flat until the end joint closes, insuring that the planks are perfectly aligned. Install remaining full planks in the first row.
  • Do not use a hammer and tapping block to install Transcend.
  • Measure and cut the last plank in the first row. Using a sharp utility knife and straight edge, score the surface of the plank then snap the plank along the score line. The first and last plank in each row must be at least 12” in length.
  • The remaining piece cut from the last plank in the first row may serve as the first plank in the second row provided it is at least 12” long. Always stagger end joints from row to row a minimum of 12”.
  • Position the first plank of the second row by inserting the long side tongue into the groove of the first row at a low angle. Rotate plank downward until lying flat. Remember to place a 1/4” spacer between the wall and the short side of the plank.
  • To install the second plank in the second row, insert the tongue side end joint into the groove side end joint of the previous plank at a low angle. Position the long side of the plank with the tongue side slightly overlapping the groove area of the planks in the previous row. Lift the plank upward and working from the left side of the plank to the right, gently push forward until the entire plank engages into the previous row. Use caution when installing the long side of the planks. Do not push on the planks too hard as this may distort or deform the groove. Rotate plank downward until plank is flat with the substrate. Continue installing remaining planks in the row. It is important to make sure that the first two rows are straight and square as they can affect the entire installation.
  • In most cases the flexibility of TranscendTM will allow for easy positioning of the planks under door moldings and casings. In the event this cannot be done, it is necessary to remove the lip on the groove edge of the planks you are fitting to using a sharp utility knife and straightedge. This will allow you to install the plank lying flat. After the lip has been trimmed off on the planks you are fitting to, lay the plank flat on the floor. Apply a thin bead of PVA glue on top of the tongue and push the plank into position. Immediately wipe off any excess glue with a damp cloth.
  • Once room is complete, remove spacers and install quarter round or baseboard molding. Molding must be sufficient size to cover the 1/4” space. Install doorway transition mouldings. Do not fasten moldings through the laminate flooring. Fasten into the wall.
  • Maintain post installation temperature between 55o F and 100o F. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%.
  • Maintain floor by sweeping to remove any loose dirt or debris. Floor can be lightly damp mopped with a neutral floor cleaner such as Tarkett SureShine® Floor Cleaner. Do not use excessive amounts of water to clean floor