General information

Below you will find general information on the origin, storage and preparation procedures for the installation of our floors.

Raw material

The laminate flooring is manufactured exclusively from timber which is the product of domestic (A and D) forests managed on the basis of permanent sustainability. Trading area approx. 200 km.

Raw material

Flooring without silent underlay

Needed installation tools 
 

  • Vapour barrier: Floor area +10%
  • Sound underlay: Floor area +5%
  • Saw
  • Hammer: at least 500 gr.
  • Pull iron
  • Spacer
  • Measuring device
  • Pencil
Flooring without silent underlay

Flooring with integrated silent underlay

Needed installation tools 
 

  • Vapur barrier: Floor area +10%
  • Saw
  • Hammer: at least 500 gr.
  • Pull iron
  • Spacer
  • Measuring device
  • Pencil
Flooring with integrated silent underlay

Storage

Store in the room for 48 h 
Kaindl Laminate flooring should be stored in draught-free, dry rooms. For transportation it is necessary that the packs are protected from the weather. 
 
Storage before installation: 
The panels should be stored unopened in the middle of the room. Please store the unopened Kaindl Laminated Flooring packs at a room temperature of at least 18°;C and a relative humidity of <= 70% for min. 48 hours.

Storage

Not suitable for wet areas

Laminate Flooring consists predominantly of wood. Continual and repetitive exposure to dampness causes irreparable damage to the laminate flooring.

Not suitable for wet areas

No fixing with the underground

The flooring is laid without the use of any adhesives or other means of attachment - the tongue and groove are mechanically locked together. Under no circumstances must the panels be glued, nailed, or otherwise fixed (e.g. heavy objects, aquariums, etc) to the subfloor. 

No fixing with the underground

Maximum size without expansion gap

The largest possible continuous installation area is 8m in the direction of the panel width and 8m in the direction of the panel length.

 

Larger areas must be separated by expansion joints of at least 12 mm. Laminate flooring consists largely of wood. Wood is a hygroscopic material and always adapts to the ambient humidity, which in turn results in a change in dimension.

 

The expansion can reach up to 2mm/m. This fact should be considered from a constructional viewpoint when laying the flooring. A minimum distance of 12 mm from the wall must be maintained around the perimeter. Expansion joints of at least 12 mm must be provided between rooms. These expansion joints can be covered with special profiles. A distance of 12 mm to fixed installations, e.g. radiators, must also be maintained.

Maximum size without expansion gap

First panel row parallel towards the wall

First row parallel towards the wall, please insure a minimum of > 50mm (>2’’) width of the last row. 
 
The panels must follow the course of the wall; unevenness (5mm) must be marked on the first row of panels using a spacer. The panels have to be sawn lengthways following the marking. The last row of panels at the opposite wall should not be less than 5cm wide, if so, the width of the first row of panels should be cut down lengthways to avoid this. Please make sure that there is a min. distance to the wall of 12mm. Bear this in mind when calculating the last row.

First panel row parallel towards the wall

Installation in conjunction with underfloor heating

Kaindl laminate flooring can be installed trouble-free in conjunction with hot water underfloor heating systems. 
 
Current knowledge suggests that Kaindl laminate flooring should not be installed in conjunction with electric underfloor heating. Please also see the information sheet on underfloor heating.

Installation in conjunction with underfloor heating