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Installation of linoleum floors

 
In order to get a perfect floor it is important to pay attention to a proper installation of the floor covering. Forbo offers an assortment of high quality installation products and tools, which helps you obtaining the desired result. Key factors for successful installation of a floor are:
 
Subfloor preparation
The installation of a floor starts with the subfloor, which must be dry, rigid, smooth and permantly dry. Forbo offers suitable products and primers to prepare the adhesion of levelling screed. 
 
Installation plan
It’s important to make a good plan before beginning an installation. Allow all materials to acclimatise for at least one night before installation. Forbo offers specially designed installation tools for transportation and unrolling, such as the Forbocar or the Forbo Carryset. 
 
Scribing and cutting
A good start makes all the difference: pay extra attention to the first sheet of floor covering! A set of professional installation tools contributes to a perfect result. 
 
Adhering
A perfectly installed floor requires perfect adhesion. Within the Forbo Eurostar/Eurosafe range, high quality adhesives for every type and situation are available. Lay the sheet onto the wet adhesive bed and press it firmly into place, the sheet end in particular. Remove any excess adhesive. After installation, make sure that the room is ventilated, in order to allow the adhesive to dry. Preferably do not use or load a freshly installed floor, until the adhesive has set thoroughly, which in normal conditions takes about two days. 
 
Welding
Welding is done for decorative and/or hygienic reasons. After the adhesive has set sufficiently, which usually takes a day, the floor can be welded by means of Forbo’s patented welding system.  
 
Finishing
To show a professional end result, the floor has to be finished and of course many high end products are available for that. Skirtings, stairnosings and transition profiles in various materials offer a way to create perfect end results. 
 


     
 
     
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