Before We Begin…
Black Forest Laminate Flooring is suitable for installation on the following subfloors : Wooden floors, Linoleum, PVC (cushioned surfaces must be fixed to the sub floor), Needle felt; Dry ceramic flooring; Cement floors (maximum residual moisture 2.0cm%), Anhydrite and anhydrite tiles (maximum residual moisture 0.3cm%), Magnesia cement (maximum residual moisture 3.0cm%)Attention: Without a recorded measurement of the residual moisture a claim in the case of consequential damage cannot be accepted.
Black Forest Laminate Flooring is not suitable for installation on the following sub-floors: Carpeting (this must be removed first), Composition screeds made of wood shavings, magnesium oxides or chlorides (Residual moisture too high) and existing Parquet block wooden flooring and any “stuck down” wooden strip flooring.
Black Forest Laminate Flooring is not recommended for wet or damp rooms (Saunas, Bathrooms etc.)
- tape measure,
- metal hammer and tapping block,
- fine-toothed saw (For ease use an electric jigsaw or circular saw),
- spirit level,
- ruler or straight edge,
- lever or pulling iron,
- a polythene membrane as a moisture barrier,
- waterproof tape,
- and finally a sound reducing underlay such as Finlay Underlay (A separate polythene membrane is not required if the underlay has a built in moisture barrier).