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Installation over Heated Subfloors

Unlike many other floorcoverings, Quick Step can be installed over heated concrete subfloors, providing the following three conditions are met:

  1. 200uM Builders plastic sheeting should be installed under the foam underlay prior to installation as per instructions for Installation over Moist Subfloors.
  2. Ensure that your heating system is run at anticipated operating levels for a period of no less than 2 weeks. The heating system should then be turned off and the subfloor left to cool for three days prior to commencing installation of flooring.
  3. The maximum surface temperature of the concrete slab should not exceed 28 degrees Celcius at all times.

 

TIP: For best results, installation should be carried out with the heating system turned off. 24 hours after completion of the installation, the heating system should be turned on and the temperature increased gradually over a 7 day period until the normal operating temperature has been reached.

Professional Installation

While many Quick Step projects are installed by do-it-yourselfers, the majority of floors are installed by professional floating floor installers. Having your floor installed professionally offers many customers peace of mind. While most professional installers operate reputable businesses, are reliable and carry out all work in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions, it is always worth checking references before employing your installer.

If you need your Quick Step installed by a professional, simply contact your local Quick Step Retailer, details of which can be obtained in the Find a Retailer section of our Home Page.