Laying solid wood floorboards

Weiss solid wood floorboards are natural in the best sense of the word - ready to provide the breeding ground for your unmistakable story.

What does your solid wood floor feel comfortable on?

Solid wood floorboards can be laid on screed, dry screed, OSB, blind flooring, wood fiber boards and on battens. Depending on the surface, the solid wood floorboards are laid in different ways.

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General requirements for relocation

The most important thing is to keep the soil dry. Please also make sure that the surface is level and that the packaging of the boards is undamaged. We store the soil in our air-conditioned halls. Please also handle the floor carefully before laying it.

Careful and gentle drying is an essential part of the successful production of solid wood floorboards. We put a lot of time and know-how into wood drying. That's why we can measure the wood moisture content upon delivery Assure softwood and hardwood of 9% (+/- 2%) AND release the floorboards for installation on underfloor heating.

Before laying, the floorboards must be left unopened and acclimatized for at least 48 hours in a suitable room climate (approx. 20-22°C, on a flat surface).

The room climate should be 20 - 22°C and 50-60% relative humidity during and after installation. The values ​​can be easily checked with a hygrometer.

A certain amount of pre-sorting before laying guarantees the desired appearance. Before laying, check all floorboards for possible defects and, if necessary, cut off the floorboards and use the cutting pieces at the beginning or end of the rows of floorboards. Please note that despite conscientious quality sorting, up to 5% of a different sorting may be contained.

You should ensure a distance of at least 15 mm from the walls and other solid components using wedges.

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It is important that the floor installer hands over the new floor in a clean condition and that subsequent craftsmen also handle the installed floor carefully. Our floors have a surface that is ready for living. If you want to make the floor even more durable, we recommend “oiling” it with Weiss UNIVERSAL OIL. Installation joints and bevels are better protected, and the oil also has a cleaning effect.

Full-surface bonding

be dry, clean & level! The substrates must be absolutely dry and it must be ensured that no subsequent moisture entry can occur. If necessary, the screed must be provided with a barrier layer as a vapor barrier. Attention: Be sure to have the residual moisture of the screed measured before laying. For anhydrite / calcium sulfate screeds, a maximum of 0.3% screed moisture applies (CM measurement) For cement screed, a maximum of 1.5% screed moisture applies (CM measurement)

Weiss solid wood floorboards are suitable for full-surface bonding to underfloor heating systems in compliance with the relevant standards (ÖNORM B 2242-7 DIN 18356, DIN 18560) up to a width of 169mm and in compliance with the following parameters: - The screed must be installed in accordance with standards - Max permissible screed moisture: Cement screed 1.5% CM heated, 1.8% CM unheated Anhydrite / calcium sulfate screed 0.3% CM - A protocol for heating the screed ready for covering must be presented - The surface temperature of the wooden floor may be a maximum of 26°C (including under carpets, furniture,...) - The flow temperature of the heating must be limited to 35°C. This means that temperature peaks can be avoided during times of increased energy demand (e.g. when heating up).

The substrate must meet the requirements of DIN 18356. Among other things, it must be flat, clean, permanently dry, free of cracks, tensile and pressure-resistant and not too smooth or too rough. If necessary, it must be professionally checked and prepared to ensure that it is ready for installation.

We recommend Bona products for bonding solid wood floorboards. Bona Quantum or Bona Titan - order now in our shop.

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Please apply the adhesive to the entire surface using a suitable notched spatula. Please note the product data sheet for the adhesive. The tooth height of the notched trowel determines the amount of adhesive and depends on the thickness of the floorboard. Construction using glue 1-2 mm.

After installation, the floor must be weighed down; corrections are difficult to make afterwards.

Wedges for the distance to the wall, tension straps for pulling them together, hammer & striker (be careful not to damage the tongue and groove), weights for weighing down the freshly glued floorboards,...

Screw solid floorboards together

On bearing timbers and board materials: You can screw your floorboards onto wooden battens, a blind floor, cost-effective formwork, OSB panels,...

Please make sure that the materials used are sufficiently dry and that no subsequent moisture entry via the subfloor or walls is possible. We always recommend laying a moisture barrier to prevent rising damp. Pull the film up to the wall approx. 10 cm and after attaching the skirting board with it Cut off flush with a sharp knife. In the floor area, the film must be laid with an overlap of approx. 20 cm.

So that you can enjoy your floor for a long time, attention must of course be paid to the materials used for assembly. It is important that the bearing timbers or board materials are fastened well and please also pay attention to their evenness.

It is best to use floorboard screws with a small head for a clean head finish when screwing is hidden. The drill bit is also important. This means you can get to work without pre-drilling and without much effort. You can find the right screws in our shop.

Each plank is screwed to the subfloor at an angle of approximately 45°, diagonally above the tongue, at regular intervals. The screw heads should be well countersunk and never screwed into the groove.

Screwing onto screed is not possible. It is also not advisable on tiles.

From our range you can screw the solid wood floorboards with a thickness of 20mm and 27mm.

For the last row, cut the planks precisely and insert them. Only in this series should the tongue and groove be additionally glued. Please note the wall distance of at least 15mm and then insert the edge strips.

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