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Marmoleum Click installation

Click Panel Dimensions. . . . . . . . 12” x 36” approx. (900mm x 300mm)
Click Square Dimensions. . . . . . .12” x 12” approx. (300mm x 300mm)

Structure:
Total Thickness. . . . . . . . 9.8mm
Surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2mm Marmoleum
Base Material . . . . . . . . . 6.8mm HDF
Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1mm cork
Carton Contents . . . . . . .7 panels for 20.3 sq. ft. (1.89m2)
7 squares for 6.7 sq. ft. (0.63 m2)

general information:
Marmoleum Click has a top layer of Marmoleum, which is made from predominantly
harvestable natural raw materials and is processed according to an environmentally friendly procedure. Its main ingredient is natural linseed oil, which is mixed with wood flour, rosin and limestone. Marmoleum receives its color from ecologically responsible pigments. Pressed onto a jute fabric under high pressure, an extremely durable and environmentally friendly flooring is produced. As Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials, slight color and structural differences are possible between the production batches, samples and the goods to be delivered.

As Marmoleum completes its maturing process, a temporary variable natural
phenomenon occurs which may give the product a yellowish cast. Exposing
the product to either natural or artificial light causes the yellowing to disappear
and the true color of the Marmoleum to develop.

getting started:
IMPORTANT: The Marmoleum Click boxes should be stored flat, and unopened,
for approx. 2-3 days (approx. 6 days in winter) in the center of the room in which they are to be installed.

Tools and Materials Required: Hammer, straight back hand saw, keyhole saw
or jigsaw, tape measure, pencil, fitting wedges, tapping block, angle or adjustable
bevel, and underlayment foam (for concrete subfloors).

The ambient room temperature should be at least 68° F or 20° C and the
ambient relative humidity approx. 50-60%. To maintain the long term value
of Marmoleum Click, we recommend the use of a humidifier to avoid extreme
drying out during the heating season. The panels should be inspected for
manufacturing defects prior to installation.

Marmoleum Click can be installed on any clean, dry, structurally sound subfloor.
The subfloor must be flat to within 3/32” in 6’ (2mm in 2M). For concrete
subfloors, internal relative humidity should be a maximum of 75% (tested in
accordance with ASTM 2170) and moisture vapor emission must not exceed
3 pounds per 1000 square feet in 24 hours (tested in accordance with ASTM
1869).

When installing over a concrete subfloor or any subfloor with underfloor
heating, always cover the subfloor with a vapor barrier. The edges of the vapor
barrier should extend up the walls at least 2” with a minimum overlap of 8” at
the seams.

IMPORTANT: Please note that a gap of 3/8” (10mm) is required for expansion
on all sides between the floor construction and the wall. This distance
must also be provided at all columns, heating pipes, steel door frames, etc.

For Bathrooms or other areas at risk for spills:
Marmoleum Click is resistant to water, but it is not waterproof. It is important
to minimize any opportunity for damage by cleaning spills immediately. It is
also very important to take measures during the installation that will prevent
water or moisture from getting underneath the Marmoleum Click.

1. If a floor drain or sump pump is present, it is there for a reason. DO NOT
INSTALL Marmoleum Click on that level.

2. All expansion spaces, such as between the Marmoleum Click and walls, the
doorway transition or other fixed objects such as pipes for radiators, sinks,
or toilets, MUST be sealed with 100% mildew-resistant silicone.

3. Spills should not remain on the surface of Marmoleum Click longer than 30
minutes.

Marmoleum Click is installed without any need for glue. Marmoleum Click can
be installed by placing the tongue into the groove as well as the groove into
the tongue, however it is easier to work so that you are placing the tongue
into the groove.

1. Inspect each panel for damage prior to installation.

2. The first row of panels is installed along the wall, whereby the first panel is
positioned in the left-hand corner of the room. It is recommended to install
the panels perpendicular to incoming light from the (main) window. Use
spacers to maintain a gap of 3/8” at the wall.

Saw off the tongue of the first panel, both on the short as well as on
the long side, which will be placed next to the wall. For all the other panels
which are laid in the first row, only the tongue on the long side is sawn off.
The panels are installed with the sides where the tongue has been
sawn off facing the wall.

Please note the following when sawing the panels: If using a hand saw, the
Marmoleum (decorative) side must be facing upwards. If using a power
saw, the direction of the blade must cut into the Marmoleum side of the
board.

3. The second panel is now positioned with the tongue of the short
side against the groove in the already installed panel and the
opposite end slightly raised. The raised end of the panel is then
lowered, clicking the panels together. Using the same procedure,
continue installing panel after panel, over the whole width of the
room. The last panel is cut to length, being sure to leave a 3/8” gap
at the wall. The panels in the first row must be perfectly straight.

4. The fitting wedges are then placed against the long side of panel 1
(row 1).

5. To begin installing the second row, cut a panel to a length of
approx. 24”. Leaving a 3/8” gap at the wall, place this panel on the
fitting wedges and push it against Row 1. The next complete panel
is then positioned with its short end fitted neatly into the previous
panel with more fitting wedges also placed underneath it. The
panel is then pushed tightly against the previously installed row.

Proceed in this manner across the width of the room, fitting the
last panel with a 3/8” gap at the wall. When the entire row has
been positioned, remove the fitting wedges and push the whole
row against the previous row and downward so that it clicks into
the previously installed row.

6. The panels are now installed row after row in the same manner.
Please note that it is important to stagger the end joints a
minimum of 12” and to leave a minimum 3/8” gap at all vertical
obstructions.

7. Cut the panels for the final row to size, making sure to allow for a
3/8” gap to the wall. Where there are no obstructions, the final row
can then be installed in the same manner as all previous rows.
Where there are door moldings or other obstructions that the
panels of the final row must slide under, remove the locking ridge
from the groove side of the previous row. The final row can then
be slid underneath the obstruction to allow it to lay flat, and then
pulled back into position against the next to last row. The joint
where the locking ridge has been removed must be secured using
a wood adhesive.

After installation of the last panels, base or quarter round molding
is installed to cover the expansion joints all around the room.
The floor can be walked on immediately after installation.
 
 
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