Before You Begin
Be sure the jobsite meet with our requirements;
Inspecting the grade, color, finish and quality with your floorings to confirm it is available for you;
Lay out the flooring roughly as they will appear after installation and mix the color to make it harmoniously.
It should be the one of the last items on decoration project. All work involving water or moisture should be completed before floor installation;
Room temperature and humidity of installation area should be consistent with normal, year-round living conditions for at least a week before installation. Room temperature of 60-70ºF and humidity range of 40-60% is recommended;
Be sure moisture difference between the sub-flooring and the bamboo flooring are within the 3% range.
Acceptable Sub-floor types:
Plywood or OSB 3/4" thick; Concrete slab; Exiting wood floor 3/4"or greater;
Sub-floor must be:
Clean: Thoroughly swept and free of all debris;
Level: Flat to 3/16"per 10-feet radius;
Dry: sub-floor must remain dry year-round. Moisture content of wood sub-floor must not exceed 12%, concrete moisture content must not exceed 3 lbs.
Wood sub-floors must be nail or screw every 6 along joints to avoid squeaking.
Bamboo flooring can not be acceptable for sauna or below grade level installations because of moisture associated with such locations.
Selecting the square or rectangular area, establish a straight line by the side of this area, the outside wall was recommended. The distance of 1/2"has to be left for expansion space. Begin to install next to the line.
Nail down Installation:
First lay a 151b felt paper vapor barrier, and install flooring perpendicular to floor joists.
Lay first plank inside chalk line with groove edge toward wall. Fasten by face nailing, gluing, pre-drilling and edge nailing by hand with hammer and nail set or a combination of these are available.
Always leave at least expansion space between flooring and walls and vertical objects such as pipes and cabinets. Lay subsequent rows with nail or staple gun appropriate for 5/8"flooring on the groove. Nail each board every 6-10 inches and within 2"of each end.
Remember to stagger end joints from row to row and use cut ends to begin and following rows.
Gluing down installation
Read adhesive instructions carefully for proper trowel size adhesive set time. Never use the "wet lay"or "loose lay"method of installing.
Starting at outside wall, spread as much adhesive as can be covered by flooring in time. Spread with trowel at a 45??angle.
Laying flooring until adhesive is covered. Be sure the floorings are still aligned. Be careful not to let installed floor move on the wet adhesive that gets on flooring surface immediately.
When first section is finished, continue to spread adhesive and lay flooring section by section until installation is complete.
Always leave at least 5/8"expansion space between flooring and all walls and vertical objects (such as pipes and cabinets).
Walk each section of flooring foot-by-foot or roll within the adhesive working time to ensure solid contact with the adhesive. Flooring on perimeter of room may require weighting until adhesive cures enough to hold them in place.
ClickFree from glue & nail, just locked by inner-lock system.
Tongue & Groove
Only brush bit glue on the tongue, and put it into groove.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning the surface completely after the floorings was installed. It should be cleaned weekly with the use of a suction vacuum, no abrasive rotary brush vacuums, to remove grit and debris from the surface of the flooring. A more frequent dust-mopping or vacuuming schedule is required in very sandy areas such as a beach home;
Floor protectors should be placed under the leg of chairs and tables;
Doors leading to outside should have floor mats placed both inside and out;
Never allow liquid to stand on your floor. For tough spots such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink, or tar, use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean with cloth, then wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue.