Besides unmatched durability and great looks, another notable advantage of engineered flooring is its easy installation. Installing a solid hardwood floor can be very complex and time consuming, which is why Mikasa’s engineered wood flooring is designed to be set up in less time by following some simple instructions. Self-locking planks firmly set your floor in place without glue or nails, allowing you to easily remove and reinstall planks if necessary. In today’s post, we share some useful tips to make engineered flooring installation even simpler!
1. Take Time To Prep The Subfloor
Without a steady base on which to work, laying engineered flooring can be extremely challenging. What makes it worse is that any problem with your subfloor can result in permanent damage to your floorboards. Going through the effort of properly preparing the subfloor for engineered flooring installation always pays off in the long run. Measure 2m long areas of your subfloor and check that they are level. In case you detect any unevenness, it will need to be corrected before your floor is installed. You should also inspect for subfloor humidity and apply a protective polythene sheet if high humidity is detected. Finally, thoroughly clean the subfloor before installation.
2. Do Not Discard Damaged Boards
During installation, some boards can be damaged. Rather than discarding such boards, hold on to them as they will come in handy in a variety of scenarios. The surplus material might be useful during finishing or when it comes to repairing any damage. Faulty boards can also be exchanged when you contact the Mikasa team.
3. Adjust Installation For Areas With Underfloor Heating
Proper preparations during installation can help you prevent material damage and other problems from underfloor heating. Mikasa ATMOS 10 mm engineered flooring comes highly recommended when covering areas with underfloor heating systems. Before installation, conduct all test work on your heating system and add a protective sheet between the subfloor and engineered flooring to prevent moisture from affecting the floorboards.
4. Lay Boards According To Instructions
Due to their easy installation and intuitive PlankLoc system, many feel tempted to jump straight into installation before properly reading the instructions. For best results, you should get informed on all manufacturer installation recommendations first and adhere to them precisely. In narrow rooms, lay engineered floorboards in a lengthwise fashion. For floor areas under 6 meters allow a 10 mm joint gap between flooring and walls. Larger floor areas require a 1.5 mm gap area per meter of the floor width.
Mikasa engineered wood flooring is made to be as beautiful as it is easy to install. Sticking to the recommendations above and carefully following the instructions listed on product resources, will help you manage installation like a pro! To learn more about the engineered wood flooring installation process check out installation resources here. You can also contact us directly with questions or to request additional information. Reach us by sending us an email at email@example.com or calling 1800-833-0004.