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Lalegno Flooring

At LWS we currently only stock flooring in an oiled and lacquered solid oak, plus an engineered oak version. The details of our three stock items are below, however we are able to obtain other species of flooring at a very competative price, please contact us if there is something specific you are looking for.

Accessories

16kg glue for solid wood flooring, nm100 is designed primarily for panelling applications on both porous and non-porous surfaces. The adhesive is to be applied using a trowel, please note this product has a working time of 30mins so do not apply more glue than can be worked in one go.

We can supply a 19mm thick solid oak skirting for use with our flooring, This is supplied in 2,4 meter lengths and is reversable providing either a detailed face or simple rounded edge. This, as with the flooring is unfinished. Allowing you to oil/stain to obtain the same colour as the floor itself.

Our foam underlay is designed to form part of a floating floor, it is metalised so as to provide a moisture barrier between the subfloor and the installed flooring.

A roll provides 25 square meters of coverage and is 1mm thick.

Tradebone WA40 wood adhesive, with our flooring it is recommended to glue the tongue and groove. This provides a good secure joint and reduces any noise that rubbing joints can cause.

Preparation

Acclimatise

Your solid wood floor has been specially kiln dried to 8-10% relative moisture, 10-12% at delivery, which is the ideal level for Northern European countries.

The solid wood flooring should be stored horizontally in its original packaging, in the room in which it is to be laid, at least 48 hours before installation.

Make sure that the room temperature is around 18°C with a relative humidity between 45-55%

(In winter, especially when the temperature outside is 0°C or below and the air is dry, we strongly recommend the use of a humidifier to control the room climate conditions within the room).

Changes in humidity cause natural expansion and contraction of solid wood floors, therefore it is imperative that prior to installation:

  1. Concrete floors are completely dry.
  2. All Plasterwork is complete and has been given time to completely dry.
  3. All painting and wallpapering is complete and has been given time to completely dry.
  4. Wall/Floor tiles have been installed for a minimum of 3 weeks.
  5. Windows are in place.
  6. Radiators are secure and have been bled.

Before opening the packs again check temperature and humidity levels in the room where the floor is to be laid.

Open several packs of the flooring to allow you to mix the various plank lengths,

taking into consideration the natural features within the wood and the inherent change in colour. Remember as no two planks will ever be the same, the floor you create will be unique.

We recommend two methods of installation, either secret nailing or fixing using adhesive. In both cases it is imperative that the sub floor is dry, clean, firm and level.

Concrete Sub Floor

The concrete must be sufficiently dry. This means maximum moisture of 2.5% for cement based concrete sub-floor and only 0.5% for concrete floors with anhydrite.

The concrete sub floor must also be level and firm, this means no unevenness of more than 2mm over any area of 1m2.

If you use a screed or self-levelling compound you must ensure that it has sufficiently dried out before installation.

It is strongly recommended that moisture readings are taken and recorded prior to any installation.

Wood Sub Floor

Many wooden sub-floors are made from soft wood, with tongue and groove joints.

If fixing directly into the sub floor, it is recommended to lay the new floor at right angles to the existing floor. The base floor should be at least 18mm to allow secret nailing.

Old paint or lacquer has to be removed to allow for good adhesion if the adhesive method is used.


Adhesive Method

Special non-water based wood flooring adhesive only should be used. The planks should be adhered directly to the sub-floor, therefore there is no need to glue the tongue and groove. Always leave an expansion gap of at least 15mm between the wall and the floor.


Secret Nailing Method

Planks are to be fixed, using a professional secret nailing machine, by angling the nail at 45° through the top of the tongue.

It is recommended to use lost head nails no more than 50mm. With some extremely hardwood species, it may be necessary to pre-drill nail holes.

Again, with this method an expansion gap of at least 15mm must be left between the wall and the floor.

Please note for a large area, in excess of 10m, the floor must be divided with an expansion gap.

Solid wood profiles, beading and skirting can be used to cover the gaps, but never fix them into the floor.