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SPC Flooring instruction

laminate flooring install



Thoroughly examine the flooring prior to installation for grade, color, finish and quality. Ensure adequate lighting for proper inspection.

If flooring is not acceptable, do not install the floor. Please contact the seller immediately and arrange for replacement. Industry-standard allows up to 5% of material may be culled for blemishes or defects without being considered defective. Please note our products contain a standard pattern variation and installers should be working from multiple open boxes to ensure boards are blended throughout. The manufacturer cannot accept responsibility for the installation of flooring with visible defects. Installation of this product warrants the acceptance by the installer or owner for the quality of the material, as well as conditions in which the material is being installed therein.

It is the Installer/Owner responsibility to ensure that the conditions are acceptable prior to the installation of the flooring. The manufacturer declines any and all problems associated with the flooring that is related to or attributed to improper Jobsite conditions. Any splits, cracks, grain raising, checking, edge fracturing, splintering, cupping, crowning/peaking, warping, twisting, expansion/contraction, telegraphing, buckling or chipping that occurs during or after the floor has been installed and as a result of abuse, misuse, improper maintenance or care, exposure to excessive or insufficient moisture, improper installation technique and improper environmental conditions including excessive heat from radiant heat systems are not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
Prior to installation of any flooring, the installer must ensure that the Jobsite and subfloor meet the requirements of these installation instructions.

All necessary accessories, including trim, must be present at the job site prior to beginning installation. The manufacturer is not responsible for flooring failure resulting from unsatisfactory Jobsite and/or subfloor conditions.

When purchasing flooring, we recommend adding 5%-15% to actual square footage needed for cutting allowance and to compensate for culled material. It is acceptable that up to 5% of material be outside the range of acceptance and not be considered defective.

It shall be the responsibility of the Installer to document installation date, product SKU and Lot information, duration of product acclimation, flooring moisture content, subfloor moisture content, site relative humidity and site temperature. This information must be documented by the installer and a copy provided to the property owner to ensure product warranty coverage.

Failure to follow any and all of FLOORCO recommended installation guidelines will void warranty coverage.

Step 1.

1.1. Remove any existing wall base, shoe moulding, quarter round or doorway threshold and clean sub-floors, if sub-floors not even must be sanding or levelling.

1.2. Prior to installing flooring, roll out 1.5mm-5mm poly-film, FLOORCO SPC flooring they are included 1.5mm underlayment.

1.3. If installation is above or at grade, poly-film is recommended but not necessary.

1.4. Determine the longest, straightest wall to begin installation; this is usually an exterior wall.

1.5. Measure the total width of the flooring (including the tongue), plus 6mm for expansion. Measure out this distance in at least 2 places from the starting wall and 30cm from the corners. Then, snap a chalk line parallel to the starting wall.

Step 2.

Chose the longest and straightest boards and align the tongue of the plank with the working line, cut the last plank to the proper length leaving a 6mm from the end wall. Repeat this step for the second row, making sure to stagger the joints. The minimum end stagger is 6 inches.

Step 3.

Once the first row is in place, continue to lay out the planks. Remain working from at least four open cartons. Be sure to blend the planks and stagger the end joints a minimum of 15cm apart to ensure a favourable appearance.

Step 4.

4.1. Once enough of the planks have been racked out, begin installing the planks by fitting the short side of the click system into the long side of the click system. Make sure that the click system is engaged evenly, any gapping can compromise the integrity of the installation. To ensure a tight fit, use a tapping block and rubber mallet on the long seams and tap down on the top of the plank at the short seams. Continue installing planks across the room ending at the far wall.

4.2. It may be necessary to rip the last row to allow for the 6mm expansion. If the last row is 3cm or less click the pieces to the last full uninstalled row and install them together. If needed use a light rubber mallet to make the remaining rows tight to the installed planks.

Step 5.

5.1. Clean the floor with any high-quality, p/h-neutral vinyl cleaner.

5.2. Install transition pieces -i.e. – thresholds, t-mouldings, base shoe. Always secure mouldings to wall, not the floor.

5.3. Complete Warranty Registration Form and return to Manufacturer.

5.4. Any unused material should be stored in a dry place in case future repairs are needed. We recommend saving at least 2 boxes.