Tips for successful wooden floor installation and maintenance

Read the manual:

> Load and read this installation guide before actual installation. (pdf) Note! 230 mm wide WiseLoc boards has to be glued from the end tongue.

  • Measure the humidity of both the concrete and the room air before installation. If the room’s air humidity is over 60% or the humidity of the concrete is over 80%, do not start the installation.
  • Even out and clean the sub-floor carefully before installation. Even very small loose dirt under the parquet can cause tension in the floor.
  • Plan the installation carefully. Arrange for the required tools and materials and calculate the parquet requirements carefully. Take time to read the installation instructions.
  • Proceed systematically and according to the instructions.
  • Install the flooring as separate tiles with expansion gaps. Installing the flooring of many rooms as a joined parquet area prevents the wooden floor from expanding and shrinking normally and causes tension in the floor.
  • For special floor designs (oriels, niches, slanted walls etc.), please ask for advice from an expert or the factory.
  • Remember to add expansion gaps around solid structures and furniture.
  • When installing the floor as a floating floor, do not lock the flooring by:
    • installing heavy fixtures on the parquet
    • gluing the parquet to the sub-floor even partially
    • fixing skirting boards or thresholds on / through the floor or too firmly against the wall.
  • Maintain optimal conditions for the parquet before, during and after installation. (The relative humidity of the air 40% to 60% RH, temperature +18°C to 24 °C)
  • Do not use excessive force – the WiseLoc lock system may be damaged.
  • Overlap the floorboards according to the instructions and remember the minimum length and width of the boards on the edges of the floor.
  • Take good care of the floor:
    • Vacuum and mop regularly.
    • Do not use excessive amounts of or excessively strong detergents.
    • Clean stains immediately with suitable cleaning detergents.
    • Protect and recondition the parquet, if required.