How To Install
Step 1. Preparation
- • Be sure the floor you’re laying over is dry, clean and flat.
- • Have all recommended tools and materials on hand.
- • Properly acclimatise the floors before installation.
Step 2. Installation
- • Roll out the underlay that is best suited for your floor.
- • Lay floor pieces parallel with the longest wall in the room.
- • Begin on the left side and work right, with the small tongue side facing the wall.
- • Use appropriate spacers between boards and walls to allow expansion
Step 3. Preparation
- • For the last row, you may have to cut boards lengthwise.
- • After installing the last row, remove spacers.
- • Attach floor accessories to the wall, allowing the floor to expand and contract freely
Step 1. Measure the Door
- • Measure the width and length of the door.
- • Afterwards, add 6mm and 8 to 10mm consecutively.
- • These measurements will be the dimension inside your door jamb.
Step 2. Assemble the Door Jamb
- • Make sure Door Jambs are profiled accurately.
Step 3. Set up the Hinge
- • Measure 123mm both top and bottom of the door jamb and mark the location of the hinges.
- • Mark the placement of the center hinges between the top and bottom hinge.
Step 4. Set-up the Door Jamb
- • Set the Door jamb on the wall opening and ensure that the total distance between the widths of the jamb and the width of the door is 6mm and the distance of the lengths of the door jamb and length of the door is 8 to 10mm.
- • Make sure all the measurements are accurate.
Step 5: Install the Door
- • With spacers placed on the floor, set the door jambs and ensure there is a 3mm gap between the door and its jambs on all sides.
- • Hinge marks on the door must be aligned on the marks located at the door jambs. Afterwards, test the door for good fit, it should close easily with even seams on all sides and must not swing on its own.
- • Install the locket according to the manufacturer’s standard.
Step 6 Finishing of PCW Door
- • PCW Doors are already sanded and only needs slight sanding before applying first coat of paint.
- • For natural finish, apply a good quality Non-Grain Raising stain to the door according to the instruction of the manufacturer.
- • Dry thoroughly, and then apply 2 coats of sanding sealer. If needed apply a toning stain then apply 2 coats of Good quality top coats and sand with grit 600 between coats.
- • Dry thoroughly and buff with natural gloss.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ACQ?
Alkaline Copper Quaternary (also known as ACQ) is a water-based wood preservative. Seen as a “greener” and safer-for-human-contact preservative and a more sustainable option ACQ has come into wide use in the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia following restrictions on CCA. See Weatherwood PRO Decks.
What is Bamboo?
Bamboo is a woody grass that grows chiefly in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Considered as one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth, bamboos have been reported grow as high as 250 cm (98 in) in 24 hours.
With more than 1,400 species worldwide, bamboo exhibits differences in hardness, thickness and grain structure and can be used for a great variety of purposes from medicine to construction like bamboo flooring which is manufactured from bamboo plants most commonly the Moso Bamboo. At Matimco, this material is available as Muzu Fine Bamboo Floors and Muzu Fine Bamboo Decks.
What are Carbonized Bamboo Floors?
Carbonized bamboo undergoes a boiling process during manufacture. This causes the material to darken in color to an almost coffee-like tan although it is also available in varying shades. See Muzu Horizontal Carbonized Floors.
What is Click-System Flooring?
Click-System Lock Flooring is designed to be installed with or without glue. Click-System, especially in floors, have ingenious tongue and groove systems that simply lock together, forming a tight seam and a seamlessly smooth appearance.
Click-system – floating installation floors require absolutely no glue during installation and just lay over a flat solid surface with foam. See Matwood Innovation Exotic Wood Floors, Muzu Vertical Fine Bamboo Floors, Muzu Strandwoven Bamboo Floors, PCW Lamina Floors, and PCW Lamina Ultra Floors.
What is an End Cap?
End-cap is used as a transition from flooring to different floor coverings, such as carpet, and is also used as the finishing touch of the flooring edge at outside doors. We can match LEX End-cap with the color of your floor. End caps are used to create a finished edge, and can be used to transition the laminate floor to a carpet. See Matwood Innovation Floor End Cap, Muzu Fine Bamboo Floor End Cap, PCW Lamina Ultra Floor End Cap
What is Engineered Wood?
Engineered wood is a wood product made from scraps of wood or other materials which contain lignin which are compressed and bound together with glues. Products of this type are used and sold all over the world, and can be found in use as flooring, structural supports, cladding, and a number of other components of a structure. See Matwood Innovation Exotic Wood Floors
What is Finger-Joint?
Finger joints, also known as a comb or box joint, is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary rectangular cuts in two pieces of wood, which are then glued. A tapered or scarfed finger joint is the most common joint used to form long pieces of lumber from solid boards; the result is finger-jointed lumber. The finger joint can also be invaluable when fixing tables and chairs and also can be used in such things as floor boards, timber roof and door construction. See Matwood Finger-jointed Frames and PCW Prima Mouldings.