The FEEL WOOD solid wood floorboard is manufactured from a piece of solid wood, with a tongue and groove all round and in the raw state has a fine polished surface. Be sure to maintain a healthy interior climate in your living rooms with relative humidity values between 50 and 65%. Values below that may result in gaps appearing in solid wood floors.
Please pay attention, that the FEEL WOOD solid wood floors are only suitable to a limited extent for wet or damp rooms. When choosing your solid wood floor, we recommend getting specialist advice and having your floor installed by professionals.
Installation with clips
the subfloor must be structurally sound, flat and dry. If necessary install a moisture barrier to avoid a rise of moisture (a PE-film 200 μ for instance). The film should also be pulled up on the walls in a vertical direction. A cork underlay can be installed for sound proofing.
Push the clips one into another in such way that they form a chain. Lay all chains in rows 70 cm apart.
Please pay attention: the installation with clips is suitable for small and medium-sized rooms (4m wide). Keep a space between the first and last plank from the wall of at least 10mm but not less than 15mm! We calculate 10 mm per 1m of laying width.
The subsequent rows are installed by fitting the tongue into the groove and hammering the boards into place.
Face joints must be glued. Glue is applied only to the bottom of the groove.
Please pay attention: never glue lengthwise!
5. CONNECTING WALLS:
The last row of boards is cut to length, taking into account the required spacing from the wall. This last row can be glued lengthwise.
6. FIT THE SKIRTING BOARDS:
Once the glue has hardened, you can remove the wedges and fit the skirting boards.
Further assistance – installation with clips
Would you like to find out more about the installation of the FEEL WOOD solid wood floorboards with clips? Then take a look at our video or our product information! Here you will find further important information about the installation.
The subfloor must be structurally sound, flat and dry. If necessary install a moisture barrier to avoid a rise of moisture (a PE-film 200 µ for instance). The film should also be pulled up on the walls in a vertical direction.
2. SUBSTRUCTURE 1:
Screwing onto resistant subfloor, e.g. chipboards, plywood. Keep a gap from the wall of min. 15 mm. The first row of boards is laid with the groove towards the wall, aligned and screwed vertically into the joists.
The following rows of boards are fastened with special screws through the tongue. The last row of boards has to be installed like the first one..
4. SUBSTRUCTURE 2:
the second option is the installation on kiln dried joists floating on the impact sound insulation stripes (e.g. coconut fiber) with the spacing of maximum 40 cm to each other.
Fill the spacing between the joists with packing material or insulation (e.g. cellulose). Screw the floorboards to the joists with special screws through the tongue.
Tap the boards together using a tapping block and firmly press while screwing to secure. The last row of boards has to be screwed into position from above.
Further assistance – screw-down installation
Would you like to find out more about the screw-down installation of the FEEL WOOD solid wood floorboards? Then take a look at our video or our product information! Here you will find further important information about the installation.
Glue down installation
Putty knife B11
The subfloor must to be structurally sound, flat and dry. A prime coat with a manufacturer recommended primer strengthens the surface and serves as moisture barrier.
Before the boards are ultimately glued, it’s recommended to first loosely lay them out to get a desired layout and general overview.
Apply the adhesive in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction using the appropriate trowel. Lay the first row of boards onto the glue, leaving a minimum of 15 mm expansion gap from the wall.
The following boards are to be installed tongue to groove and make sure that the entire board is in contact with the glue.
CAUTION: An expansion gap of a minimum 5 mm per 1 m of laying width must be maintained between all fixed objects (door casings, walls, heating pipes etc.)! If necessary weigh the boards down (with a sandbag etc.).
6. SKIRTING BOARDS FITTING:
After the installation, you can remove the wedges and fit the skirting boards.
Further assistance – glue-down installation
Would you like to find out more about the glue-down installation of the FEEL WOOD solid wood floorboards? Then take a look at our video or our product information! Here you will find further important information about the installation.
Installation on underfloor heating
Glue-Down Installation on underfloor heating
The full-surface gluing of solid wood planks is the usual and therefore most common method of installation. FEEL WOOD solid wood flooring is manufactured from one piece of wood and is very suitable for installation over underfloor heating.
When gluing on underfloor heating dry construction elements, a possibly required decoupling mat must be provided by the system manufacturer.
Floating installation with clips on underfloor heating
Floating installation is a method of installing solid wood floors in which the individual solid wood planks are not screwed or glued to the subfloor over their entire surface. The biggest advantages of floating installation are the elimination of adhesives that may be problematic to health, a lower requirement for subfloor preparation, faster and cheaper installation and the immediate possibility of using the rooms.
In order to eliminate the need for parquet glue when installing FEEL WOOD solid wood flooring, we have been using spring steel staples developed in-house for 20 years, which are laid out in chains on the floor. Any swelling and shrinkage of the solid wood planks due to changes in humidity is absorbed by the spring steel clips.
UNDERFLOOR HEATING IN DRY CONSTRUCTIONS
Solid wood floorboards in various types of wood are ideal for laying on dry construction elements. The combination of underfloor heating dry construction elements with the FEEL WOOD solid wood floorboard represents an ideal system solution in renovation and new construction.
No moisture is brought into the object. The rooms can be used immediately after the installation. An ideal system solution can be found on all existing substrates, which can also be implemented with very low installation heights.
The FEEL WOOD solid wood floorboard is approved for laying on all dry construction systems:
- fully glued
- screwed to construction wood
- or floating with clips.