Acclimatisation of material
Please make sure flooring materials are removed from packaging at least 48 hours prior to installation, (planks may be stacked, but must be rested flat) and allowed to condition in the room where the installation is to take place. Room temperature must be kept between 18-26°C (64-79°F).
To achieve a more natural look to your floor, we recommend that the product in this box is shuffled before installation.
All subfloors should be solid, smooth, level i.e. less than 3 mm in any 3 m diameter range (1/8” in 10’), sound, clean, less than 95% RH swept and free of all debris before Palio Core flooring is installed.
Palio Core should be laid with an expansion gap of 5 mm (0.2”) around the perimeter of the room and all fixed objects, including pipes. This must be increased to 8 mm (0.33”) for areas larger than 100 m2 (1000sqft). Consult your supplier for larger areas.**
Skirting boards should be removed and door frames undercut to allow for possible expansion. Alternatively a suitable edge trim should be used to cover the expansion gap.
Plank products should be laid with staggered joints, at a distance of at least 250 mm (10”).
For a successful installation, the following tools will be necessary – pencil, utility knife, ruler/straight edge, carpenter’s square, saw, hand roller, pull bar, hammer and rubber mallet are recommended.
Special care must be taken when installing Palio Core in rooms that are exposed to large temperature fluctuations e.g. unheated rooms, conservatories or direct sun / through south facing patio doors. In these cases, a 10 mm (0.4”) expansion gap should be used.
* The water will not penetrate through the product from one side to the other. This does not include joints between individual tiles/plank.
** Where the flooring run exceeds 15 m (50ft) in width or length, an 8 mm (0.33”) expansion joint should be used and repeated thereafter.