PLEASE READ COMPLETELY BEFORE INSTALLATION
Please inspect product for color, finish, quality and style BEFORE installing any material. Lions warranty DOES NOT cover materials with visible defects once they have been installed. Any defects should be reported to the flooring dealer IMMEDIATELY for inspection and/or replacement.
ALL PLANKS, ONCE INSTALLED, ARE CONSIDERED ACCEPTED BY THE INSTALLER AND/OR HOMEOWNER AND THE MANUFACTURER ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ABOVE.
General and Installation Instructions
Standard installation - Angle-Angle
A. CHECKLIST - TOP 10.
You find additional information to each section further below:
Store the packages in the future room climate and open package after package when you install.
This floor will be floating installed, i.e. keep always a distance (8-10 mm) to all fixed construction parts.
Check your floor construction; it must be dry (measure always!), clean, firm and even.
Choose underlay materials (read carefully below!) according to your own situation - all floors are unique!
Measure the room, decide installation direction Note the limitations as per below - due to natural behavior of wood!
Floor heating - see special advises and requirements – follow the instructions from the system supplier!
Check you floor continuously during the installation Installed defect boards can easily be replaced - cannot be complained!
Keep always the right room climate 45-60 % RH at 18-24 °C.
Maintain/clean your FLOOR correct and you will enjoy the floor.
B. INSTALLATION INFORMATION
The vinyl planks should be allowed to acclimatize at room temperature (approx. 20°C) for 48 hours prior to installation. Carefully check planks for any defects before installation. Check that all batch numbers and item numbers are the same and that you have purchased sufficient material to complete the job. Remove any traces of glue or residue from the previous flooring.
New concrete floors need to dry out for at least 60 days prior to installation. Wood plank floors require a plywood subfloor. All nail heads must be driven down below the surface. Securely nail all loose boards. Scrape, plane or fill uneven boards, holes or cracks using floor-leveling compound if sub-floor is uneven- over 1/8 inch within a span of 4 ft. if installing over existing tile, use a floor leveling compound to skim coat grout lines. Make sure the floors is smooth clean, and free of wax, grease, oil, or dust and sealed as necessary before laying planks.
Tools & Supplies
Utility knife, spacers, pencil, tape measure, ruler and safely goggles.
1. Start in a corner by placing the first plank with the tongue side facing the wall. Use spacers along each wall to maintain an expansion of space of 5/16 in- 3/8 in between the wall and the flooring. Diagram 1.
2. To attached the second plank, insert the end tongue into the end groove of the very first plank. When lowered, the plank will click into place. Line up edges carefully. The planks should be flat to the floor. Then, using a rubber mallet, hammer the plank into place with enough force for the plank to flatten out and lock into place. Diagram 2.
3. Continue connecting the first row until you reach the last full plank. Fit the last plank by rotating the plank 180° with the pattern side upwards, place beside row. Measure and mark, then using a ruler and utility knife, score the plank and snap off. Attach as described above. Diagram 3.
4. Begin the next row with the off-cut piece from the previous row to stagger the pattern. Pieces should be a minimum of 8 in long and joint offset should be at least 16 in. Diagram 4.
Note: it is faster to assemble planks into a new row at the ends and then attach the entire row to the previous row on the long sides.
5. To start your second row, lay your first plank on the sub-floor. Take your second plank, insert the end tongue into the end groove of the first plank . When lowered, the plank will click into place by applying force using a rubber mallet. The plank should be flat to the floor. Make sure gaps are as small as possible. Continue assembling the planks this way until you have your second row complete. To attach the second row to the first row. Tilt and push the side tongue into the side groove of the first panel. Lower and click into place lining the edge up carefully. Continue laying remaining planks in this manner. Diagram 5.
6. To fit the last row, lay a plank on top of the previous row. With the tongue to the wall, lay another plank upside down on the one to be measured and use it as a ruler. Don’t forget to allow room for spacers. Cut the plank and attach into position. Diagram 6.
7. Door frames and heating vents also require expansion room. First cut the plank to the correct length. Then place the cut plank next to its actual position and use a ruler to measure the areas to be cut out and mark them. Cut out the marked points allowing the necessary expansion distance on each side. Diagram 7.
8. You can trim door frames by turning a plank upside and using a hand saw to cut away the necessary height so the plank slide easily under the frames. Diagram 8.
If the total length of installation area is over 33 ft, it must be left an expansion space of 5/16 in-3/8 in and so on…
If the total width of installation area is over 26 ft, it must be left an expansion space of 5/16 in-3/8 in and so on…
If not, we will not responsible for any damages or claims after installation.
Care and maintenance
Sweep regularly to remove surface grit and dust. Use a damp cloth or mop to clean up any dirt and footprints but avoid using excessive moisture. All spills should be cleaned up immediately. Caution: planks are slippery when wet.
Do not use a wet spray micro fiber mop. Never use wax, polish, abrasive cleaners or scouring agents as they may dull or distort the finish.
High heels can damage floors. Use protective pads under furniture. Use doormats at entrance ways to protect floor from discoloring. Do not allow pets with unclipped nails to scratch or damage the floor.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged period of time. Use drapes or blinds to minimize direct sunlight during peak sunlight hours.
It’s a good idea to save a few planks in case of accidental damages. Planks can be replaced or repaired by a flooring professional.