Laying instructions video
Video instructions de pose
The Bipanfloor or NEXTFLOOR you have bought have to be transported in the rooms where it will be laid, taking care, while transporting it, to avoid the joints damaging.
Any break would not ensure a perfect joint.
The packages must be opened and left horizontal and still for at least two or three days, so that the slats are conditioned in the room humidity and could be more stable once the floor will be laid.
Carefully read the instruction on laying and maintenance of the floor; you can find them in the instructions sheet inside the packages.
For a correct laying you need: a cutting-off machine with a perfectly sharpened blade or a handsaw, a hammer, a tape measure, a pencil, a L-beater, a horizontal beater, some wedges or spacers, some PVC adhesive tape, a cutter, and a lever.
First of all, lay the underfloor with the nylon side turned downwards.
Lay alongside the following underfloor strip, overlapping it to the nylon.
Secure the joint by means of the PVC tape.
Place the first slats row with the female joint turned towards the wall, keeping it off the wall of about 1 cm by means of spacer wedges.
Continue embedding the whole row of slats until possible and positioning the whole slats; do not leave any interspace.
Cut the last element of the row c an expansion space of 1 cm.
Position the last element cut to size, thus completing the row.
If needed, make use of an L-beater.
Start the following row with the piece of slat left over from the previous final cut, remembering that it must not be shorter than 40 cm.
Usually all the joints between one row and the other one must be staggered by at least 40 cm, in order to ensure a perfect fit of the joints in time
In order to be able to fit any two slats together, first of all insert the joint on the short side, then lift the slat on the flank by about 30 degrees, while fitting the long side as well for its whole length. If needed, make use of one horizontal beater. To make the whole operation easier, lay the floor so that the female always leans on the male both on long side and on short side of the slat.
Continue in this way for the whole surface of the room, always keeping 1 cm of distance from the wall in order to ensure that later the elements could have enough space for their natural expansion.
It’s recommended to avoid laying lengths longer than 6-7 meters running, as the expansion distance from the wall (1 cm) could prove to be not enough. For lengths longer than those above mentioned, it’s necessary to insert an expansion joint in order to avoid the floor raising.
At the end of the room, it will be necessary to cut the last row lengthwise in order to complete the laying.
Measure the missing piece, considering the distance of 1 cm to be left free as expansion space. It’s recommended to cut one slat at a time, in order to avoid pointless wasting.
Continue laying the last row of slats making use of the L-beater or lever.
Check the floor laying on the whole surface of the room and verify that all along the perimeter of the room the 1 cm expansion space has been provided for.
Finally, take out all the spacing wedges
Lay the baseboard, the expansion joints and the end joints.