How are solid wood floorboards installed?

It’s up to you whether you want to do it yourself or hire a professional. Whatever you choose, the high quality and choice of installation methods will ensure a successful project.

Installation options

There are several ways to lay solid wood flooring. One option is to use clips for 135/137 mm wide planks. The boards are connected with the clips and laid floating on the subfloor. Another option is to screw the planks directly into the floor.

Another option is to fix the floor covering with glue. This is particularly useful when an extra stable hold is required. Solid wood boards can also be glued to the full surface of underfloor heating systems, or drywall panels can be used and screwed to intermediate battens.

Most importantly, all three installation options are suitable and approved for installation on any underfloor heating system.




To ensure that you get the most out of your FEEL WOOD solid wood floor, it is important to follow the principles below:


The floor must be dry (anhydrite screed: maximum 0.3 % residual moisture; cement screed: maximum 1.8 % residual moisture), level and stable.


A minimum clearance of 15 mm must be maintained from walls and other fixed structures. This gives the solid wood planks the space they need to ‘work’.


For your own benefit, it is important that the room has a healthy indoor climate. Keep the relative humidity between 50% and 65% and the temperature around 20°C. This minimises shrinkage and swelling of the planks.

Important note

Please note the following: Allow the boards to acclimatise to room temperature for at least 48 hours in the unopened packaging. Lay the packages flat and horizontal on the ground.

These solid wood flooring installation tips will help you get the most out of your new project. Ensure that work is planned and carried out carefully and that the above principles are followed. A real eye-catcher in any room, your new wooden floor will give you years of enjoyment.

For detailed information on the different installation methods, see Installation.

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