How to Install Click Flooring Part 4
Congratulations for choosing to have click flooring on your flooring system. As you can see, these were very easy to install and finally here we are in the last of the series of the guidelines. At this point, there are some facts about click flooring. To make the proper installment of the flooring, you need to prepare all the necessary materials and do a bit of planning. You will need to know how to take care of the click flooring you have recently installed as this can be easily subjected to severe damage after installation if not properly taken care of. (To go back to Part 3, click here.)
Step 1 – Review the Click Flooring Facility
Generally, you have just installed a click floor but you must have at least a grasp of the basics. For a review, click flooring refers to a type of flooring that does not need to be nailed down to install it. It just clicks together along with other boards upon installation. It is the easiest new technology these days in terms of flooring devices. These are also known as “floating floors” since these are just placed together without the use of nails or other fasteners upon the concrete subfloor.
Step 2 – Identify the Types of Click Floors
Click flooring comes with types that are already pre-installed with cork. The cork portion helps in insulating the floorboards as well as cushioning it from the pressure of being walked upon. Another type is the laminated click floorboards. These are shiny boards that just need to be wiped clean. There is no need to wax and shine it anymore as the lamination will create the needed shine.
Step 3 – Review the Installation Guidelines
The previous 3 parts basically laid out the step-by-step procedure on how to properly install the click flooring. In summary, click floors are laid side by side with each other and install it by clicking them together. There are other brands (older models) that will still need an adhesive to glue them together for stronger resistance to un-board itself. However, the latest models of click flooring do not need any adhesive use. Just snap these together after installing most of the other flooring requirements, such as moisture vapor sheets as well as insulators or cushion sheets on the subfloor.
Step 4 – Determine the Basic Features and Benefits of Click Flooring
Click floors usually have a tongue and groove connector to easily snap the boards together upon laying them on the floor. The greatest and latest features of these floorings are those types of models with pre-installed insulators (corks) to provide cushion and temperature regulation.
Step 5 – Maintain the Click Flooring Cleanliness
Like any regular wood floor, you will need to wipe it clean every now and then. If you purchased hardwood panels, you may be able have it polish and shine every now and then. As for the laminated ones, a simple dry wiping will do the trick of maintaining it. Every 6 months, check the flooring for any possible cracks. Have those cracked boards replaced immediately to prevent any further injury or damage.