A floor covering is a material intended to cover part or all of a floor. It can be of natural or manufactured origin. Its design is not only decorative, it makes it possible to resist the passage of users. Let’s discuss the simple and easy-to-follow instructions to install your smartcore floor in your bathroom like a professional.
Tools and prerequisite tasks for installing the flooring
Tiles are not the only covering suitable for bathrooms. The bathroom deserves special attention, hence the importance of installing appropriate smartcore coatings. This installation, to be effective and free from imperfection, requires a certain number of tools that are essential for the installation of the flooring for the bathroom.
So, you must have a tape measure. It allows you to take precise measurements of the flooring to be placed. You should also have spacers that could conceal the connection between two-floor coverings. The T-square, pull-up bar, rubber mallet, punching block and pencil will also be necessary tools for installing the flooring. Each of these tools plays a significant role.
However, provided with these tools, the installation does not really begin until after having prepared the space to be covered. You have to make sure that the floor is level and very well cleaned. It must be dry and structurally sound for a better result.
The actual installation of the smartcore flooring
The installation begins with the measurement of the workspace. You will need to place the side of the tongue in the starting corner, preferring a positioning from the left to the right. This will follow the use of 1/4 “spacers which will allow to maintain an expansion gap along the walls. The installation of the first board will be done with locking the short ends together. It will be necessary to cut the chosen board well to adapt it to the covering space, especially with the furniture and other accessories that are in the bathroom.
Then, you can start the second row with an 8 “length plank or a new plank or with a half-tile to allow constantly shifted joints in a” Brickyard “type pattern. In the positioning of the planks, the short ends should touch each other, you should feel the planks pull together, this method continues until the bathroom floor is fully covered.
Instructions and recommendations for a satisfactory installation
For a satisfactory installation, it is necessary to follow the recommendations and the instructions given. In the case of a bathroom renovation, the installation of the covering must be done in the last position. This would prevent its damage during work on other parts of the bathroom.
Excessive temperature due to direct sunlight can cause thermal expansion and discoloration of the boards. Therefore, it is recommended to use blinds or curtains. It is accepted that they are well inspected before use and to avoid color variations, we must mix and install boards of several boxes.