End-Grain flooring “Pave’s de Paris”
Up to now, craftsmanship expertise was required to install end-grain flooring.
“Pave’s de Paris” have been made to make end-grain flooring accessible to anybody by following our instruction of installation.
Loose – Laid Installation
Each panel fir into one another: it doesn’t require adhesive, nails or screws. Loose-laid installation is recommended for residential application and small areas with hygrometric control.
Foe commercial application or large areas, glue-down application with polyurethane mono-component adhesive is recommended.
Activate underfloor heating 1 week prior to installation and be sure that concrete slab is perfectly dry. During installation, slow-down progressively underfloor heating system and install the floor with maximal tension. Then restart heating-floor system progressively and watch relative humidity stability in the room.
End-grain flooring, like any wood flooring, must be allowed to acclimate or adjust to the specific room conditions.
Open cartons or cut the cardboard side to expose panels to jobsite conditions. Spread panels if possible, and carefully. Do not store panels where humidity is abnormal.
Ideally, 3 weeks of acclimation prior to installation is required.
Check the humidity in space where the flooring is to be installed. Temperature and humidity have to be the closest to the ones that will be typical once the facility is opened. Relative humidity within 50% to 65% and temperature within 19 to 21 degrees Celsius are ideal. In the case humidity and temperature wouldn’t be ideal, special care to wood acclimation is needed.
In any case, seasonal variations have to be taken into account. Be sure surface is clean, levelled and dry.
When using natural materials and quality interior fittings, it always makes sense to follow the advice of experts and the methods they recommend. It is important to observe the information provided in the various uniform data sheets (DTU).
Wood is a living material. For it to acclimatize to the conditions of the room it will be laid in, it is important to store it unpacked for 10 to 20 days at a temperature of 15 to 22 degrees Celsius and air humidity of 50 to 65 % before laying. It should not be stored outdoors or exposed to moisture. Wherever possible, the place of storage should be heated for a while.
Before installing a wood floor, it is recommended to make a few checks in preparation of the sub-floor it will be laid on.
-The sub-floor must be firm.
-The sub-floor must be flat: any variation must not exceed 2mm over a distance of 2 m.
-The sub-floor must be dry: moisture content < 3% and/or insulation material. There must be no rising damp whatsoever.
-The sub-floor must be clean and free of dust.
When ordering, we recommend allowing an extra 5 to 10 % on top of the actual area of the floor to cover any offcut loss and provide a small reserve for any subsequent damage or readjustment.
- Fully Glued Solid Wood Flooring
Can be glued to cement, screed, fireboard, parquet, adhesive tiles, wood veneer.
Moisture content must be <0.5%
Do not apply adhesive to the planks, tongue or groove.
- Sloid Wood Flooring Laid On Adhesive Strips
Can be stuck to cement, screed, fireboard, parquet, adhesive tiles, wood veneer.
We recommend using Sika-brand adhesive.
It is possible to lay impact sound insulation (Acouflex GS5) between sub-floor and wood floor planks.
The strips must be at least 20 mm wide and must be spaced apart by no less than 100 mm.
The adhesive strips must run at right angles to the wood floor planks.
This installation method is not suitable for planks> 10 mm thick> 70mm wide> 400 mm long.
This laying method is not suitable for rooms with underfloor heating.
- Solid Wood Flooring Nailed To Sub-Structure
Planks must be at least 20 mm thick.
The center distance between two battens ( or floor joints) must be at least 100 mm.
The traditional method of installation by means of sealed battens is directly on the screed surface.
Nailing to floating battens provides significantly better acoustic and thermal results than the traditional laying method.
- Outdoor Click – Type Wood Decking Tiles
It is important for the base surface to be without joints and slope at a gradient of 20 mm per meter so as to permit water run-off.
No water whatsoever must be allowed to collect under the decking.
Clip-together system ready to install and removable whenever necessary.
It is recommended to oil the decking once it has been laid.
- Low-Temperature Underfloor Heating
It is recommended to order planks in a thickness of 14 to 18 mm.
Full-spread bonding is necessary.
It is imperative to switch the heating on four weeks before fitting the floor.
Underfloor heating must be switched off 48 hours before the laying. It is gradually turned back up again once the floor has been installed.