Laminate Installation: 1clic 2go pure System
Easy installation with the 1clic 2go pure System from KronoOriginal®
Below you will find a description of how to install laminate flooring using the 1clic 2go pure System.
Step 1 - Preparation
Please store the packets 48 hours prior to installation under the same climatic conditions (temperature and moisture) as the actual installation process.
Important precondition for proper fitting and long-term durability of the laminated flooring is a room temperature of 15 – 30°C / 59 – 86°F and a relative humidity of around 40 – 70%.
Step 2 - Necessary Materials and Tools
polyethylene-foil, aluminium jointing tape, separation shims, footfall sound insulation, saw, pencil, folding ruler. If necessary: spacers, hammer, Clickguard™ joint sealant.
Step 3 - The sub-surface
The sub-surface that the laminate flooring will be applied to must be furnished in such a way that the laminate flooring can be installed as required by the manufacturer’s instructions. Appropriate sub-surfaces are, among others, mineral sub-surfaces (such as floor screed, concrete, asphalt), particleboard sheets and timber floor boards. The sub-surface must be absolutely even, dry, clean and stable. Floor irregularities measuring more than 3 mm per 1 meter / 0.12“ per 39.37“ length must be evened out by a professional (according to DIN 18202). The evenness of the sub-surface can be best ascertained by means of a straightedge or a spirit level. When installing onto a mineral sub-surface such as concrete, cement-screed, anhydrite-screed or fagstone (among others), a moisture measurement must first be carried out.
The following remnant-moisture levels in the screed may not be exceeded, prior to installation:
- Cement-screed: without underfloor heating < 2,0% CM
- Calcium sulfate screed: without underfloor heating < 0,5% CM
No offsets, steps or similar unevenness must be present. Construction rubble such as plaster residue or similar must be removed completely. Cracks in the ground must also be considered as critical. In order to assert full claims for damages, the provisions of ATV DIN 18365 and § 4 para. 3 VOB/B must be observed.
Step 4 - Check the panels
Check the panels under good lighting conditions for irregularities. Boards with visible defects outside the applicable tolerances, such as deviations in height, gloss, dimensional and color, must be sorted out and replaced free-of-charge. For already-fitted or previously-worked panels, a reclamation claim from you is no longer possible.
Step 5 - Fixation
Lamination flooring is installed under “floating” conditions and may not be glued, screwed, nailed, or in any other fashion fixed to the floor! The placement of very heavy objects, such as fitted kitchens, also has a fixing effect. It is recommended to install fitted kitchens and cupboards before laying and to lay laminate floor only up to behind the plinth panel. In the event of failure to comply with these requirements any claims for damages shall be excluded!
Step 6 - Laminate on carpet flooring
Carpet flooring must be removed and is not suitable as a sub-surface for the lamination flooring. Due to the carpeting lying under the lamination, problems arise when the laminate is walked on in that a spring-motion occurs and considerable pressure is exerted on the lamination edges. This destroys the groove-tongue connection and leads to the formation of a gap. The carpet flooring must also be removed for hygienic reasons. Resulting moisture may result in mold and bacteria forming.
Step 7 - Not suitable for wet-rooms
Please note that this laminate flooring is not suitable for wet-rooms (e. g. bath or sauna).
Step 8 - Vapour barrier sheet
In the case of a wooden sub-surface such as installed sheets or floorboards, no polyethylene foil may be installed. Prior to installing the laminate flooring on a mineral-based sub-surface, (concrete, screed, etc) it is crucial that a suitable vapour barrier sheet (PE-foil) is put down (with 1-2 centimetre/0.40“- 0.80“ 90° edging at the sides- like a shallow tub) as a protection against moisture. The tile channels are installed about 50 mm/2“ overlapping next to one another and fixed with special aluminium jointing tape. On all substrates, a system-based insulation underlay is recommended to improve impact sound minimization. The insulation underlay is installed edge to edge, i.e. is not overlapping.
Step 9 - Insulation underlay
Make sure that the insulation underlay joints are not directly under the laminate joints. If the laminate floor already has an integrated insulation underlay, then no additional insulation underlay should be used.
Step 10 - Use of underfloor heating
The use of underfloor heating (hot water / electric) is only possible if expertly laid and provided that the heating operates properly . The supply and
installation of the underfloor heating system must be state of the art and it must be commissioned by a specialist company in accordance with the relevant heating criteria. Accordingly, a signed heating-up and cooling-down protocol must be in place. Underfloor heating must be laid and operated across the full area of the room. Partial underfloor heating is not permitted. A temperature of 27°C on the surface adjacent to the underside of the flooring should not be exceeded at any time anywhere over the area. Any complaints in connection with the operation or the installation of a floor heating system is excluded if the requirements described above are not met. Claims can be asserted solely within the scope of our general warranty and guarantee provisions. For underfloors with or without underfloor heating, the specialist installer must perform and record the necessary CM measurement prior to installing the floor. The following limit values apply to residual humidity:
- with calcium sulfate screed: 0.3% CM with underfloor heating
- with cement screed: 1.8% CM with underfloor heating
Step 11 - Installation with click guard
For the installation of laminate flooring in commercially-utilized rooms, a sealing procedure must be carried out . Clickguard™ protects the flooring from the top down for the long-term against the effects of moisture. The floor lamination can be removed later and newly installed. When using Clickguard™, please follow the installation instructions. In the event that a sealant is to be used, suffcient quantities of Clickguard™ are to be applied to the tongue-spring side (1 layer lengthwise and 1 layer for the width). The excess Clickguard™ should be scraped off from the surface with a plastic spatula after max.15 – 20 minutes. Eventual remnants (residue) can be removed with household solvent cleanser.
Step 12 - Installation
It is recommended that you lay out the panels in the direction of the length and the source of light.
For unusual wall angles, you must frst transfer the profile of the wall-line to the first row of panels and saw the panels accordingly. Measure the spatial dimensions of the room prior to installation. In the event that the frst row of panels proves to have a width of less than 5 cm / 2“, you must then evenly partition the remaining length (excess length) among the first and last row of panels in such a manner that both rows are cut to size with the same (symmetrical) panel-width.
Step 13 - Installation
Begin your installation in the left corner of the room. Lay out the first panels with the tongue-spring side facing the wall and secure the edge separation (gap) with shims. It is important to retain a 12-15 mm / 0.5“-0.6“ edge distance (expansion gap) from the wall, heating pipes, posts, doorstop, etc..
Step 14 - Installation
Insert a second panel with the facing edge (short side) at an angle of 30° into the groove profle of the previously laid panel  and then lay fat on the floor. Make sure that the longitudinal edges are aligned. Ensure that they are not offset and form a straight line. This is necessary to insert the panels without gaps into the longitudinal profile when laying the second row of panels. Click in further panels until the end of the first row in the same manner.
Step 15 - Installation
Turn the last panel in the row by 180° for adjustment / trimming; place the decorated side up next to the existing row (groove cheek to groove cheek) on the right side of the wall. Take an edge distance of 12-15 mm / 0.5“– 0.6“on the facing side into account. Mark and cut the panel lengths.
Step16 - Last panel
The last panel of the 1st row is also inserted at an angle of 30° into the groove profile of the previously laid first panel and then layd. Make sure that the longitudinal edges are aligned. Ensure that they are not offset and form a straight line.
In order to avoid splintering of the edges, the decorated side should face down when using electrical jigsaws or hand-held circular saws. Otherwise, cut down from the top of the panel.
Step 17 - Installation
Begin each new row with the remnants (at least 30 cm / 12“ in length) of the previous row.
Step 18 - Installation
Begin the second row with a half panel (length < 95 cm / 37.40“) or with a remnant panel (length > 30 cm / 12“).
Step 19 - Installation
Insert the panel section lengthwise in the groove profiling in the first row and lock it in place / bend it.
The transverse joint must be offset by at least 30 cm / 12“ from row to row. Place a second panel length-wise in the groove profiling of the panel area and push it to the left at an angle of 20° to the panel already in place
Step 20 - Laying
If no system-related insulation underlay has been used, use a hammering block and a hammer to lock the two panels.
Step 22 - Guided cleanly
In doing so, ensure that the panel is inserted and guided cleanly through the longitudinal profile.
Step 23a - Expansion joints
For installation surfaces with more than 8 metres / 26 ft length or width, and for considerably angled rooms, expansion joints (at least 2 cm / 0.8“ wide) are necessary. This allows the floor to respectively expand or contract during climatic changes.
Step 23b - Movement joints
Keep this in mind when installing flooring through one room to another. In this case, the surfaces in the area of the door frame must be interrupted. Expansion joints can be properly masked with corresponding profiles. The movement gaps may not be flled with cables or other materials.
Please observe the requirements of the ATV DIN 18365. The floor screed joints from the ground need to be adopt. The design of the movement joints must
allow for the same movement options.
Step 24 - Heating-radiator pipes
For heating-radiator pipes, holes that are drilled 3 cm / 1.2“ larger than the pipe diameter must be avoided.
Step 26 - Heating-radiator pipes
..., glued, fitted in and fixed in place with a wedge until the glue has dried.
Step 28 - Wooden doorframes
Wooden doorframes should be shortened enough that a panel with footfall sound insulation including 2-3 mm / 0.8“-1.2“ gap can fit underneath.
Step 32 - Baseboard cleats
Then, for a perfect completion of your project, attach the baseboard cleats in intervals of 40-50 cm / 16“-20“ onto the wall and put the respectively cut
baseboard in place.
Step 33 - Cleaning and Maintenance
Remove dirt by sweeping or with a vacuum suitable for hard floors.
Step 34 - Standing water
Wipe up foot-prints and dirt with a thoroughly-squeezed and drip-free cloth. Standing water should be avoided in all circumstances!
Step 35 - Longevity
Furniture feet made of wood, metal or plastic must be furnished with feltprotectors. Offce chairs with soft rollers (DIN 12529) are only to be used, or lay down a commercial quality protective matt. With consideration of these instructions, you will extend the longevity of your laminate flooring and be able to retain complete claim to the guarantee particulars.
Step 36 - Lifting or removing
It is possible to replace or remove panels that have been laid as floating flooring in living areas and commercial areas without causing damage by first releasing the whole row along the long side by angling it to free it from the locking mechanis.