Preparations before starting the installation

Notes on what you have to pay attention prior to installing your parquet

You should pay attention to several important things before, during and after the installation of your Château parquet flooring, so that you can enjoy your parquet.

A proper preparation of the substrate will be an important part of the professional installation of an Adler parquet. Uneven substrates may result in an unattractive appearance and even in clearly visible gaps. Special attention should be paid to the permissible residual moisture in the substrate and to adherence to climatic conditions for the room.

Here some issues, you should take care off, before you start with the installation:

How do I calculate the correct needed quantity

To ensure that you will not run out of material whilst laying, please remember to make adequate provision for offcuts.

Firstly measure your room correctly. According to our experience the offcuts for the installation of our wide and long Château planks count up to approximately 8 - 10%. Please calculate thoroughly, so that you do not risk to get short of your needed material.

As our Château planks are produced individually according to your order, a reproduction of your material will require a very long time at our site and may cause high costs.

How do I determine the direction of laying

The room should first be measured to determine the laying directions that will minimise offcuts. It is advisable in principle to lay the elements in the room longitudinally and, in square rooms, to lay aligned with the main source of light (terrace window etc.).

Clever selection of the direction of laying may, however, also be used to accentuate the dimensions of the room. Use wood types with lighter colours to increase the apparent size of smaller rooms.

How should the underground look like

The substrate must remain dry, firm, load-bearing and even. The surface must be free of dust.

More information about pertinent national standards and guidelines, technical notes and the standard rules as well as to the different types of substrate (mineral substrate, wooden substrate or previous coverings) can be seen in our guideline “installing instruction”, which you can download.

Does the screed have the correct residual moisture

The screed must have the correct residual moisture before starting to install a wooden flooring. The permissible residual moisture of a calcium suflate and calcium sulphate self levelling screed without underfloor heating should not exceed 0.5 CM-% (with underfloor heating system 0.3 CM-%). If you have cement screeds the value is 2.0 CM-% (without underfloor heating) or 1.8 CM-% (with underfloor heating)

If permanent moisture is likely (e.g. screed with CM value > 1.8 mm and especially in new buildings), a functional vapour barrier must be in place before laying.

How is the parquet stored before installation

Our “Chateau by adler” floorboards are packaged in specially manufactured wooden transportation boxes. The wrapping will not provide long-term protection from moisture, however, and dry storage remains a requirement.

How is Adler Flooring correctly acclimatised

Before laying your Adler parquet, the delivered packages must be stored in the same ambient conditions in the rooms where it will be laid for at least 48 hours, to allow the material to acclimatise. The temperature of the substrate should range between minimum 16°C and maximum 25°C, the ambient temperature between 18°C and 27°C. The relative room humidity should stay between 40% and 65%.

Wallpapering and painting as well as freshly plastered adjacent rooms and draughts at high ambient humidity will upset acclimatisation and should be completed before laying starts. Rooms with less than 20 – 30% humidity are also unsuitable.

Please test the product prior to laying

Since production will remain subject to human error, occasional errors are always possible or defects may be overlooked even after passing our quality control steps. Damage may also occur in transport. Please therefore, before laying, check the elements for visible material and transport damages in daylight. Should you detect any defects, also during laying, further installation should be stopped immediately to arrange for inspection and exchange of the product, as necessary.

Claims will not be accepted at a later stage.

When having checked all these issues, you can start with the professional installation of your wooden flooring.