Installing Kaindl laminate flooring
What is the right way to install Kaindl laminate flooring?

Please see the installation instructions on our website.

Can laminate flooring be glued to the subfloor?

No, Kaindl laminate flooring is not suitable for full-surface gluing to the subfloor. Full-surface gluing will impede the natural swelling and shrinking behaviour of the laminate flooring.

Is laminate flooring suitable for underfloor heating?

Kaindl laminate flooring can be installed trouble-free in conjunction with hot water underfloor heating systems. Current knowledge suggests that Kaindl laminate flooring should not be installed in conjunction with electric underfloor heating. Please write to info@floorhouse.at and request the current information leaflet on underfloor heating.

Should carpets be removed?

Carpets must be removed from the subfloor before installing KAINDL laminate flooring. Carpets can cause excessive movement in the tongue and groove section. Subsequent material fatigue can result in a difference in height and gaps in the joint.

What should be done if the subfloor is uneven?

Any unevenness greater than 3 mm must be ground off or filled.

Why are vapour barriers always necessary?

Applying a vapour barrier to a mineral or concrete subfloor is mandatory. Omitting the vapour barrier will result in the exchange of moisture with the subfloor and can, after the floor has been used for some time, cause the edges to swell and gaps to form due to damage to the tongue and groove connections.

How large can the maximum installation area be?

Expansion joints are required in rooms larger than 10m in the longitudinal direction of the planks and wider than 8m in the direction of panel width.

Are movement (expansion) gaps required?

Wood expands – a 15 mm gap should always be left between panels and walls or other solid elements (heating pipes, pillars). Transition, closing or end profiles should be used between individual rooms.

Resting time after installation?

Adhesive bonding: laminated flooring should be left for >24 hours before it is walked on. Glueless: can be walked on immediately after installation.

What should I do if panels are damaged?

Kaindl endeavours to find a mutually acceptable solution to any complaint. We therefore kindly ask you to check the panels for visual defects prior to installation. Processed panels are excluded from complaint! Processing must cease immediately as soon as damage is discovered!

Preconditions for installing Kaindl laminate flooring
Interior climatic conditions?

The ideal interior climatic conditions for laminate flooring are 20-22°, 50-60% relative humidity. Excessive changes in air pressure can cause slight joint gap formation and deformations.

Is laminate flooring suitable for wet-rooms?

Not suitable for wet-rooms.

Caring for Kaindl laminate flooring
How should I clean laminate flooring?

Simply clean your KAINDL laminate flooring with a broom or vacuum cleaner. Remove footprints and dirt with a well-wrung cloth. Do not use a wet cloth. Remove larger stains with special stain remover. We recommend KAINDL cleaning solution for laminate flooring.

What types of floor protectors are available?

Floor mats, felt feet for furniture legs.

Other questions on Kaindl laminate flooring
What is the purpose of the various surface structures?

Surface structures are important for the look and feel of the pattern.

How is the quality of KAINDL laminate flooring controlled and checked?

The quality of kaindl laminate flooring is assured through a continuous quality control process during manufacture, in-house laboratories and external control by Holzforschung Austria (Austrian Timber Research).

Do you use recycled wood in the manufacture of your products?

No recycled wood is used in Kaindl's HDF and MDF panels.

Does laminate flooring emit formaldehyde? Is it environmentally hazardous?

The laminate flooring we supply consists mainly of wood. The emission of formaldehyde from wood in its natural state lies at around 0.005-0.015ppm. The emission of formaldehyde from our finished products is far below legal limit values of Emission Class E1 (< 0.1ppm EN717-1). The formaldehyde levels emitted from our flooring immediately after production lie at around 30% of the legally permissible value (0.005-0.03ppm). This emission level is not continuous; after six weeks it is down to just one half of these values.

Is Kaindl laminate flooring certified with FSC and PEFC?

Yes, Kaindl laminate flooring is FSC and PEFC certified.

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