Prodigy Laminate is suitable for rooms where traffic is normal, such as dining rooms, lounges, corridors…
Prodigy Laminate must be laid indoors on a clean, stable, flat, smooth and dry surface. Handle the packages carefully during transportation to avoid damaging the tongues and grooves. Laying damaged strips is not covered by warranty.
Store Prodigy Laminate flat for 48 hous, in it’s original packaging, at room temperature (15 to 30 degrees C and maximum of 75%RH), in the room in which it is to be laid. Think of buying your skirting board today. There is a complete range of matching skirting board to go with Prodigy Laminate. Before laying the strips, you will usually need to provide two underlays (ask your stockist’s advice).
Laying Prodigy Laminate
Prodigy Laminate is designed for glueless laying.
Prodigy Laminate must be laid as a “floating floor”.
1. Check the squaring and alignment of the walls. If there is a problem with the squaring or alignment, trace out a cuttig line along the base of the wall, using a spacer on the first fitted row.
2. Laying starts off from a corner of the room, with the tongue sides facing the walls, placing expancion squares every 75 cm between the wall and flooring to leave a gap of 8 mm.
3. Cut the last panel of the first row. The next row shoud be staggered by at least 30 cm from the first row by using the cut-off. Once the first two rows have been laid, check the squaring and alignment again, using a line or a builder`s square. The panel should first be slotted together along the sides and then along the end. You can use a block or the taping bar provided for the areas that are more difficult to reach (block and taping bar included in the laying kit).
4. When you reach the final row, place a loose panel precisely on the last laid panel. Place another panel on top, but with it`s edge 8 mm from the wall. Trace a cutting line along the middle panel, saw it along the line.
5. Lay the panel you cut and ease it into position with the taping bar provided in the laying kit. Insert spacers between the wall and the last panel laid to be sure there is an 8 mm expansion gap.
6. To pass obstacles through the floor covering (pipes, radiator mount), use a pencil to trace the postion for drilling. Find the center then drill, using a big enough bit to leave 8 mm peripheral play. Cut the strip in two so that the saw mark goes through the center of the drilled hole, so that the strip can be reassembled around the pipe. If the obstacle is on the long side of the strip, cut it in a trapezoid shape, otherwise a straight cut would be the best.
The floor is ready for use as soon as it is laid.