Eucatex

Step-by-step

1. Analyzing the subfloor



2. Checking the humidity

Concrete floors always transmit humidity, especial subfloors in direct contact with the soil (ground floors). The procedure to follow allows an approximate evaluation of the action of a possible transfer of humidity:


2.1 Fastening the plastic

2.2 Result

3. Preparation of the room

The preparation is very simple, as the Eucafloor laminate flooring can be installed on several types of subfloor:

4. Door stop trim

So that the floor has a perfect finishing in this area and space for dilation, the stops must be cut, with the aid of floorboard on the Eucasoft 2 mm polyethylene blanket, mark on the stop (1) of the door the part to be cut. Use a manual (2) or electric (3) saw to make the cut, which must be 15 mm deep (4)

5. Fastening the accessory bases

Determine the accessory to be used. Fasten the base of the accessories to the subfloor with a sleeve and screw.

6. Placing the Mantle


* Important: in applying the mantle, the Eucafloor logotype should be facing the subfloor.

7. Installation of the Eucasoft Premium Mantle

The Eucasoft Premium mantle must always be installed in the opposite direction to placing the planks of the Eucafloor Laminate Flooring , directly on the subfloor. Drawings 1 and 2.


Installation of planks

1. Analysis of the room

2. Modulation of the planks

3. Application of the glue (for Prime, Evidence and Elegance lines)

Apply the PVA D3 glue on Eucafloor on the grooved sidel the fitting in a continuous and homogeneous manner in a sufficient quantity to pour the excess on the surface, after joining planks. Thus, the excess glue will seal the surface, avoiding the penetration of liquids.


Careful: Clean the excess glue using a wet cloth immediately after the fitting, as if it is forgotten and it dries, it will be more difficult to remove it later.  

4. Starting the installation


5. Order of placing


Place the first plank with the grooved side (top) and the tongue side facing the wall. Then a spacer between the wall and plank. Remark: : Ensure that the plank is not touching the wall ! . Leave 8 to 10 mm of space to allow for the dilation, avoid a possible "locking" of the Eucafloor laminate flooring.

Place the first plank with the grooved side (top) and the tongue side (side) facing the wall. Then a spacer between the wall and the plank. Remark: ensure that the board is not touching the wall. Leave 8 to 10 mm of space to allow for the dilation, avoid a possible "locking" of the Eucafloor laminate flooring.



Place the first plank with the grooved side (top) and the tongue (side) facing the wall. Then a spacer between the wall and the plank. Remark: Ensure that the plank is not touching the wall. Leave 8 to 10 mm of space to allow for the dilation, avoid a possible "locking" of the Eucafloor laminate flooring.

6. Lengthway installation



Place the plank to be installed at an angle between 20 and 30 degrees (as in the image). Insert the tongue side in the grooved side of the plank already installed. Lower it making smooth up and down movements until there is a perfect fitting.

7. Adjusting the rows

After placing the last plank of each row, ensure that all the joints fit perfectly. Use the traction lever to do this.

8 . Ajustando fileiras


Adjusting trims


Walls outside the square

Other tips

Leave the laminate flooring planks in place to be installed within 24 hours, without opening the boxes so as to allow its adaptation to the temperature and moisture of the room.

Do not install it in bathrooms, saunas, washrooms, kitchens or in rooms with excessive moisture.

The Eucafloor laminate Floooring planks can be applied directly on most existing floors, such as concrete, vinyl floor, metallic plate, ceramic, granilite, etc, making it a practical, economical and efficient solution in the case of refurbishment, avoiding the traditional "destruction" and accumulation of rubble.

Never install the Eucafloor Laminate Flooring on Wood flooring blocks or other wooden floors on ground floors, in contact with the soil, unless these floors had been waterproofed.

The Eucafloor laminate flooring can be installed on Wood flooring blocks and other Wooden floors which are in good conditions of use, without insects and on upper floors obeying the following criteria:
Subfloors not recommened Recommendations
Coverings Remove the floors and prepare the subfloor appropriately.
Wood and textile carpets Remove the floors and prepare the subfloor appropriately.

After the installation, it is advisable to use felt to be glued underneath furniture, chair and table legs.

When using rotating chairs, use polyurethane casters. The use of any other type of caster will damage the floor with scratches.

Whenever possible, use mats at entrance doors to collect the dirt and possible particles of stone and sand retained on shoe soles.

The laminate flooring must not be exposed to water. If any liquid is spilled, dry it as quickly as possible to avoid infiltration.

To remove ordinary dirt and dust, use only a broom with soft bristles or a vacuum cleaner - except vacuum cleaners with a suction tube scraping the floor - and a cloth soaked in solutions of household cleaning products, free of wax or silicone.

In the case of deeper cleaning, use a cloth soaked in water and non-abrasive cleaning solution, as neutral soap, alcohol diluted in water or solution with an ammonia base. Never use abrasive materials and products, as steel wool, sponges, sandpaper, waxers or electric tools. See table:

Products Advisable Reason
Household cleaners Yes General cleaning (grape juice, wine, coffee, soft drink, mercury)
Water and neutral liquid soap Yes General cleaning (latex paint)
Water and neutral detergent Yes General cleaning (grape juice, wine, coffee, soft drink, lipstick)
Ammonia base Yes General cleaning (3 spoonfuls per liter of water)
Alcohol Yes Stains of pen ink, mercury, residue of  Eucafloor cola
Acetone Yes Nail varnish
Turpentine, thinner, kerosene* Yes Paint, varnish and grease
Pure sodium hypochlorite (sanitary water) No Not advisable; it can stain if not removed immediately
Wax No Stain and fat
Soap No Abrasive and scratches
Steel wool No Abrasive and scratches
* Fatty product, so after removing the stains, used a cloth soaked in a solution of water and liquid soap to  remove the fat.