DIY Installation

For the handyman or woman!

From looking for moisture on your subfloor, to how different types of flooring click, this checklist is everything and more for any beginner or a pro looking to put the 'I' in installation.

DIY Installation

For the handyman or woman!

From looking for moisture on your subfloor, to how different types of flooring click, this checklist is everything and more for any beginner or a pro looking to put the 'I' in installation.

DIY Installation

For the handyman or woman!

From looking for moisture on your subfloor, to how different types of flooring click, this checklist is everything and more for any beginner or a pro looking to put the 'I' in installation.

Installation Guides

Engineered Timber

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Hybrid

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Laminate

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Bamboo

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DIY Checklist

1. Pre Install

Check for signs of moisture
- Subfloor (Concrete slab and Timber substrate)
- External Site Inspection
- Internal Site Inspection

Floor Levels
- Subfloors must have no more than 3mm deviation over 1m
- Use a straight edge tool to check floor levels

The Internal Environment
- No underfloor heating - Room temperature should be between 15-30 degrees
- Indoor humidity levels should be within 30-70%
- Appropriate window furnishings to prevent harsh direct sunlight affecting your floors
- Ducted heating vents and fireplaces must be regulated at all times to prevent the floor from drying out

2. Product Inspection

Acclimatisation & Storage
- If storing your flooring onsite, cartons should only be opened when installation is ready to commence

Defective Boards
- All boards should be checked prior to installation. Look for defects such as; chipping, dents, excessive colour variation, bowing, locking system.
Upon inspection, if there is any product defects please email photos of your product to orders@flooringonline.com

3. Subfloor Preparation

Floor Levelling
Ensure that the subfloor is clean, flat, smooth and level before installation. Subfloors must have no more than 3mm deviation over 1m. Flooring Online recommends Bostik UL-200
- Concrete Slabs
- Yellowtongue & Chipboard
- Existing Floorboards & Tiles

Dry Subfloor
Ensure that the subfloor is dry and there is no moisture ingress. If your subfloor feels damp to touch, Flooring Online recommends the below product to prevent the moisture damaging your floors.
- Bostik 3in1 - Timber floor adhesive with built in moisture barrier
- Bostik Moisture Seal - Roll on moisture barrier
- Hydro-Stop Underlay - 2mm foam underlay with built in moisture barrier
- Builders Plastic - Effective moisture barrier suitable for installation under standard underlays

4. Time to Install!

1. Choose your installation method: Direct Stick or Floating

- Direct Stick (Engineered Timber & Vinyl only) is the method of glueing your Engineered Timber Floor directly to your slab or substrate. This preferred method provides further stability and durability for years to come, whilst also being quieter under foot and allows for larger expanses of flooring before expansion trims are required.

- Floating (All Floors except Vinyl) is the method of clicking together your floor to create a raft and floating it over underlay. This method is ideal for quick and easy installations and allows for you to remove your flooring if needed.

2. Raft Sizes and Expansion Gaps
- All floors expand and contract according to the environmental conditions. To prevent issues such as cupping and peaking, expansion gaps are required around the perimeter of the floor.

- A minimum of 10-15mm (For floating floors) or 8-10mm (For direct stick floors) expansion gap must be left around the perimeter and internal objects such as kitchen benches and cabinetry.

- Scotia, expansion trims and skirts should be used to cover the expansion gaps.

NOTE: All Flooring with Tongue & Groove locking systems are to be installed by a professional flooring installer.

Maximum Raft Size Allowances

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Engineered Timber
(Floating Method)

  • Dry Areas
    10m (L) x 8m (W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m(L) x 8m(W)

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Engineered Timber
(Direct Stick Method)

  • Dry Areas
    16m(L) x 12m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    10m(L) x 8m(W)

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8mm Hybrid

  • Dry Areas
    12m(L) x 12m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    12m(L) x 12m(W)
  • Floating

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6mm Hybrid

  • Dry Areas
    15m(L) x 30m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    15m(L) x 30m(W)
  • Floating

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5.5mm Hybrid

  • Dry Areas
    15m(L) x 30m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    15m (L) x 30m (W)
  • Floating

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Engineered Bamboo

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Laminate

  • Dry Areas
    10m(L) x 8m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m (L) x 8m (W)
  • Floating

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Engineered Bamboo

  • Dry Areas
    10m(L) x 8m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m (L) x 8m (W)
  • Floating, Direct Stick

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Solid Bamboo

  • Dry Areas
    10m(L) x 8m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m (L) x 8m (W)
  • Floating

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Maximum Raft Size Allowances

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Engineered Timber (Floating Install)

  • Dry Areas
    10m (L) x 8m (W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m(L) x 8m(W)

Shop

Engineered Timber
(Direct Stick Install)

  • Dry Areas
    16m(L) x 12m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    10m(L) x 8m(W)

Shop

8mm Hybrid

  • Dry Areas
    12m(L) x 12m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    12m(L) x 12m(W)
  • Floating

Shop

6mm Hybrid

  • Dry Areas
    15m(L) x 30m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    15m(L) x 30m(W)
  • Floating

Shop

5.5mm Hybrid

  • Dry Areas
    15m(L) x 30m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    15m (L) x 30m (W)
  • Floating

Shop

Maximum Raft Size Allowances

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Laminate

  • Dry Areas
    10m (L) x 8m (W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m(L) x 8m(W)
  • Floating

Shop

Engineered Bamboo

  • Dry Areas
    16m(L) x 12m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m(L) x 8m(W)
  • Floating, Direct Stick

Shop

Solid Bamboo

  • Dry Areas
    10m(L) x 8m(W)
  • Humid Areas
    8m(L) x 8m(W)
  • Floating

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