FEATHER LODGE RESOURCE CENTER

INSTALLATON MANUALS

PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION VIDEO

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Continue on to read through our Do's and Don'ts, before installation. There are some very helpful tips and tricks for proper and professional DIY installation.

DO'S AND DON'TS

DO

DO leave an expansion gap of 1/4” around the perimeter of the room. Your flooring will expand and contract with temperature changes within the home as well as direct sunlight.

DO

DO install only in a climate controlled interior area. After installation, make sure to keep the room within a temperature range of 60° - 85° degrees Fahrenheit. Excessively higher or lower temperatures may cause this product to expand or contract and lead to visual defects.

DO NOT

DO NOT install your flooring outdoors or over carpet. Doing so will void the warranty.

DO

DO make sure your subfloor is clean, flat and level. You must fill in low spots (dips in subfloor) and flatten high spots (bumps in subfloor). Any subfloor that is not at and/or level can cause the joints of the planks to break and the floor to separate over time. (NOTE: Your floor must be level within 3/16” over a 10’ radius).

DO NOT

DO NOT install your flooring over subfloors with non-embedded electrical radiant heat.

DO

DO avoid exposure to long periods of direct sunlight. These rigid core vinyl planks are extra stable to sun and heat. Blinds or drapes should be closed during peak sunlight hours. Long periods of direct exposure could cause the boards to expand or warp, jeopardizing the click system and integrity of the floor.

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DO work from 3-4 cartons at a time when installing the variable colored flooring. Pull planks from alternating boxes to ensure a more natural appearance in the floor.

DO NOT

DO NOT install kitchen cabinets on top of flooring. The weight of heavy cabinets and countertops could break the click mechanism over time. Installation under cabinetry voids our warranty.

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DO use chair protectors, mats and rugs to help prevent scratching. This is a high quality vinyl floor that if maintained, will last for years. If not protected properly, as with other floor covering such as hardwood and laminate, it will scratch. Scratches may be caused by pets, furniture, rocks from shoes, and many other abrasive items.

WOOD

Be sure the wood floor and stable, repair any loose or squeaking planks before installing the floor.

CONCRETE

DO NOT USE THE PLANKS AS A MOISTURE BARRIER. Concrete subfloors must be fully cured and require a 6mil (0.15mm) poly-film as a moisture barrier between the concrete subfloor and the floor.

TILE

Make sure to fill up grout wider than 1/4” with a leveling compound. If the click overlaps with a grout line it may compromise the integrity of the click system.