Installation

A variety of installation options makes Admonter Natural wood flooring right for every job

Installation systems




TONGUE AND GROOVE

Our classic tongue and groove profile is the result of centuries of experience: Tapered, the joint is wedged together when the floorboards are joined. This principle of "positive" connection opens up a wide range of applications. Depending on thickness it can be installed either glued, floating or screwed. Tongue and groove flooring is also excellently suited for more complicated applications such as renovations or restorations. However, this connection must always be expertly glued or screwed.
  • Tight joint
  • properly glued
  • good stability
  • versatile applications
  • glued, floating or screwed installation
  • excellent also for more complicated applications
  • ideally suited for renovations/restorations
  • proven for centuries



LOCK-IT

Simply better: our lock-it profile locks the floorboards purely mechanically, without using glue and without tools. The advantages of this is a simple, quick and perfect installation. The profile is interlocked in one operation, automatically aligning the floorboards at the face end. Individual floorboards can thus be easily replaced at a future stage. A prerequisite for this form of floating installation is a totally level surface.
  • Purely mechanical, positive interlocking
  • no glues or tools required
  • floating installation
  • simple, fast and perfect
  • on completely level surface
  • easy completion
  • face and longitudinal installation possible
  • therefore new design possibilities
  • installation can begin in the center of the room

Installation options




FLOATING INSTALLATION

By gluing the floorboards tongue and groove fashion or by interlocking the lock-it planks, the floor is able to expand over its entire area. Admonter recommends the floating installation method for projects with no special requirements concerning room sound, very large surfaces and expansion gaps.

ADVANTAGES:
  • Short installation time
  • Little or no formation of gaps
  • Comfortable to walk on due to its natural flex
  • Reduced impact sound
  • Adequate for the installation on under floor heating systems
  • Lower requirements concerning the subfloor than with full-surface gluing


DISADVANTAGES:
  • If you keep a distance of 10 to 15 mm from the wall so that the floor is able to expand, there are no disadvantages with the floating installation.


FULL-SURFACE GLUING

With this installation option the planks are glued onto the subfloor (mostly screed). Both the tongue and groove as well as the lock-it system are perfectly adequate for this installation method. Attention! Make sure to use flexible glue. Admonter recommends the full-surface gluing particularly for projects with special requirements (installation of large surfaces, reduced room sound etc.) such as museums or restaurants.

ADVANTAGES:
  • Continuous installation of larger surfaces
  • Perfectly adequate for underfloor heating systems (better heat conduction)
  • No swelling
  • Low expansion of the total surface which enables the use of silicone joints instead of skirting boards


DISADVANTAGES:
  • High subfloor requirements
  • Long installation times
  • No elasticity when walked on as the floor is firmly connected to the ground



ADVANTAGES:
  • Environmentally compatible as no glues etc. are used
  • Firmly fixed to the floor which prevents swellings
  • Comfortable to walk on thanks to its natural flex


DISADVANTAGES:
  • Height of the construction
  • Creaking noises cannot be avoided completely