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Installation Advice

  • How much ClickLux do I need?
    Follow these simple steps to calculate how many packs of ClickLux you will need for your project. Measure the length and width of the room in metres and multiply the two values together. This will give you the square metre coverage. For irregular shaped rooms, try breaking the area into smaller rectangles. Calculate the area of each rectangle then add the values together. We recommend adding an additional 10% to the total area to allow for cuts and wastage during the installation process. To calculate this, multiply the total square metre coverage by 1.1. One box of ClickLux contains 10 planks totalling 2.167 square meters. Divide your total from step 2 by 2.167 to calculate how many boxes of ClickLux you will need. Always round this number up.
  • How should I prepare to install ClickLux?
    Before installing ClickLux, acclimatise the planks to room temperature. We recommend placing the boxed product flat on the floor in the desired room 48 hours prior to installation at a temperature between 18 - 30°C. Do not place the boxes directly onto concrete flooring. If you have a concrete floor you must raise the boxes up slightly away from this. Always lay boxes flat to avoid damage to the locking profiles. ClickLux should be installed in accordance with British Standard BS 8203:2017. Before you begin, ensure that the sub-floor is dry, clean, smooth, level and free from dust and debris. Sweep and/or vacuum the area and remove all obstructions such as furniture, doorplates and skirting boards where possible. If you are installing ClickLux in a kitchen or bathroom, ensure any fixed cabinets have already been installed as ClickLux cannot be installed underneath these. To ensure your ClickLux floor looks its best, select boxes with the same batch and production date and mix planks from multiple packages to achieve a natural shading blend. Be sure to inspect each plank for colour, shade, surface texture and possible damages prior to fixing. Do not install planks with damages or defects.
  • What tools and equipment do I need to install ClickLux?
    Tape Measure Utility Knife T-Square 6mm Spacer Wedges Rubber Mallet Tapping Block Pencil Pull Bar You may also need: Hole Saw Skirting Boards
  • How do I install ClickLux Tiles?
    1. Lay your first row of planks out next to one another to determine the best fit. To achieve an even look, you may need to cut the first plank to a shorter length. It is advisable to set out your planks so that the cut pieces at each end are more than 20cm in length. 2. To cut your planks to size, measure them and mark with a pencil. Using a T-square and utility knife, apply pressure and score along the line. Gently flex the plank along the scored edge until it separates into two pieces. 3. To achieve a perfect fit, always fit a cut edge next to walls rather than a locking profile. For pieces that sit in the corner of a room, this will mean cutting both the long and short edges to remove the locking profile. 4. Begin installing ClickLux from the left side of your room and always work to the right. Use spacer wedges next to any piece that meets a wall to ensure the correct expansion gap is left around the perimeter. 5. To install the first row, insert the tongue side into the groove sideof the previous piece at an angle of around 30°. Gently apply inwardsand downwards pressure until the joint closes and the pieces lay flat. Continue to install further pieces until the first row is complete. 6. When starting a new row, always remember to work from left to right. Pieces can be easily locked together on the long edge by angling the joint and applying pressure in the same way as the short edge. Always ensure the joints are staggered by at least a third. 7. Continue to lay tiles along the row. Always connect the short edge first, then lift and angle the long edge into place. As you angle the longedge, the previous tile will lift at the same time. Use a pull bar at the end of a row to ensure the joints are secured. 8. ClickLux can be easily fit around pipes by using a hole saw. Use autility knife and cut a few centimetres away from the hole horizontally then at a 45° angle to the edge. Always leave an expansion gap (see guide below for more info) around all pipes and objects. Reattach the pieces together using PVA glue and wipe away any excess glue with a damp cloth. 9. Continue to work left to right row by row. Once the floor is complete, remove the spacer wedges. Finish the look with skirting boards around the perimeter to conceal the expansion gaps. Expansion Gaps Required - Ensure a minimum expansion gap of 10mm around the entire perimeter of the flooring, including areas near pipes, skirting, and fixed units.* - Rooms exceeding 11.3 linear meters should incorporate room divider braces (transition strips) to break the floor into smaller sections. - Expansion gaps must be present at every door threshold. * Please be aware that this list is not exhaustive.
  • How do I install ClickLux Wood Effect Planks?
    1. Lay your first row of ClickLux planks out next to one another todetermine the best fit. To achieve an even look, you may need to cutthe first piece to a shorter length. It is advisable to set out your piecesso that the cuts lengths at each end are more than 20cm in length. 2. To cut your ClickLux planks to size, measure and mark with a pencil. Using a T-square and utility knife, apply pressure and score along the line. Gently flex along the scored edge until it separates into two pieces. 3. To achieve a perfect fit, always fit a cut edge next to walls rather than a locking profile. For pieces that sit in the corner of a room, this will mean cutting both the long and short edges to remove the locking profile. 4. Begin installing ClickLux from the left side of your roomand always work to the right. Use spacer wedges next to any piece that meets a wall to ensure an expansion gap (see guide below for more info) is left around theperimeter. 5. To install the first row, align the short edge joints and gently tap into place using a soft rubber mallet. Be sure to align the joints accurately and tap directly in line with the joint to ensure a perfect seal. Continue to install further pieces until the first row is complete. 6. To attach the long edges, insert the tongue side into the groove side of the previous piece at an angle of around 30°. Gently apply inwards and downwards pressure until the joint closes and the pieces lay flat. Always ensure the joints are staggered by at least a third. 7. Continue to lay pieces along the second row by locking the long sides to the previous row. Gently tap the short edge joints with a soft rubber mallet to secure into place. Use a soft rubber mallet and a tapping block to make sure all joints are locked flush to one another. 8. ClickLux can be easily fit around pipes by using a hole saw. Use a utility knife and cut a few centimetres away from the hole horizontally then at a 45° angle to the edge. Always leave an expansion gap (see guide below for more info) around all pipes and objects. Reattach the pieces together using PVA glue and wipe away any excess glue with a damp cloth. 9. Continue to work left to right row by row. Once the floor is complete, remove the spacer wedges. Finish the look with skirting boards around the perimeter to conceal the expansion gaps. Expansion Gaps Required - Ensure a minimum expansion gap of 10mm around the entire perimeter of the flooring, including areas near pipes, skirting, and fixed units.* - Rooms exceeding 11.3 linear meters should incorporate room divider braces (transition strips) to break the floor into smaller sections. - Expansion gaps must be present at every door threshold. * Please be aware that this list is not exhaustive.
  • Aftercare
    ClickLux SPC flooring is easy to maintain. Simply remove dust and loose debris by sweeping with a soft brush or vacuuming using a nozzle suitable for vinyl floors. Although the product is waterproof, we recommend that you mop up any spills straight away. Any stains can be removed using a well wrung out mop or damp cloth with warm water and a suitable vinyl floor cleaner, making sure to rinse and dry the floor. Never use abrasive scourers or incorrect acidic or alkaline cleaners that are not suitable for vinyl floors. We do not recommend using Steam mops to clean the floor as they have the potential to damage vinyl plank floors. Protect your floors by installing doormats at the entrances to your home. Metal abrasion can scratch or discolour your flooring. Chairs and furniture should be fitted with protective furniture pads.
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