THE BEST NAUTICAL FLOORING SOLUTION FOR DIY'S & PROFESSIONAL INSTALLERS
nautical flooring TECHNICAL INFORMATION
- Dimensions: 1,235 mm (48 5/8”) x 200 mm (7 7/8”) x 5mm (3/16’”)
- Covering surface: 0.25 s.m. (2.7 s.f.)
- Weight: 1.25 Kg per board (2.8 lbs), 5 kg per s.m. (1.1 lbs per s.f.)
- 3 planks and holly lines per board. Plank width 61.5 mm (2 1/2”) – Holly line width 5 mm (3/16”)
- Hydro Board – Water and humidity resistant – will not rot, crack ,rust, corrode, etc.
- Clic System (Angled) on long and short side
- Sound reducing Underlay
- Abrasion: AC5
- Slippery: R10
- Fire and Smoke: BLF or Class B
- Commercial Area subject to heavy use class 33
- E1 Rating – Free of formaldehyde—no emissions
- Squareness ≤ 0.20 mm
- Straightness ≤ 0.30 mm
- Cross-camber ≤ 0.15% – Concave ≤ 0.20% – Convex
- Lenghtwise Curvature ≤ 0.50% – Concave ≤ 1.00% – Convex
- Gaps at joint ≤ 0.15 mm – Average Value ≤ 0.22 mm -Maximum
- Height Difference ≤ 0.10 mm – Average Value ≤ 0.15 mm -Maximum
- Design Nautical lines ≤ 0.5 mm
Nautikflör can be installed as a floating floor without being glued down. Appropriate sub-floors include ceramics, natural stone, solid wood, chipboard, fiberglass and mineral screeds. The sub-floor must be clean, permanently dry (moisture must not exceed 2.0 CM-%), tensile and pressure-resistant as well as level and crack free. Small, protruding unevenness, such as paint drops, plaster residues, etc. must be removed. Nautikflor is suitable for interior and semi-shade areas on boats and other marine applications, as well as wash rooms and wet cells, in these areas full surface bonding is recommended with a suitable LVT adhesive. Old floors and carpets should be removed for hygienic reasons. The flooring should be acclimatized after shipping, before installation, at a room temperature of 15-25°C for 24 hours. The nautical flooring can be used along with underfloor heating to a maximum surface temperature of 29°C. Boards should be inspected and any damage that may have happened in transit should be reported before installation.
To cut the boards, you can score the top with a sharp blade and then snap them or use a laminate cutter. For more precise and complex cuts we recommend using a circular saw or jigsaw.
For floating applications:
After considering the direction of the lines on the nautical flooring, measure the space. If the last board is not at least 5 cm long, cut the first board so that the first and last board have approximately the same length. The gap to the wall and also other fixed components must be at least 5 – 10 mm (for larger rooms at least 1 mm per meter of room width). Start laying in the right corner of the room. Lay the first plank so that the tongue side faces the wall. Align it exactly with spacer wedges. Lever the second plank with its front tongue in exact extension into the front groove of the first plank. After the first row has been precisely aligned using a setting lath or string, start laying the second row with the remaining piece of the last plank of the first row. The cross joints or end joints should ideally be offset by 40 cm, but at least by 20 cm. Click the second row in by inserting the tongue into the groove of the previous row at a slight angle (max. 10° / 2-3 cm above the floor). Then lower the board and tap it toward the first row with a tapping block (minimum length 20 cm) and a hammer until they click together for a seamless join. Always place the tapping block on the tongue or the lower groove, not touching the printed surface of the Nautikflör. Lay the following planks in direct extension of the first.
For glued applications:
For wet or high moisture areas follow the above procedures but reduce the space left for expansion and contraction at walls and fixed components to 1 – 2mm. Once the floor is laid in its entirety and every board connecting to a wall or fixed components has been cut to shape, lift the boards (We recommend numbering them on the under-side as you lift them). Another option is to create a plastic or cardboard (the material must not stretch) template of the area with lines indicating the direction of the boards, connect the floorboards in an open, flat and undercover area, line up the template and cut the boards to the shape of the template (again we recommend numbering the boards underneath as you take them apart). Start from one side of the room, evenly applying a thin layer of glue with a trowel (not spot gluing) as you lay each board back into place. As you lay each row of boards use a floor roller on top of the boards to push any trapped air bubbles out of the glue before laying the next row. Once completed apply a fine bead of caulking sealant to all edges to prevent moisture from getting under the boards. Allow enough time for it to cure before use.
Cleaning and care
After installation, a final cleaning must be done. This can be done by sweeping, vacuuming or damp mopping. In case of heavy soiling, use a PU cleaner. Do not use aggressive and/or solvent- or glycerine-containing agents. Especially when odorized, these can attack the surface. Regular cleaning, maintenance and care should be carried out according to use. We recommend using a doormat or dirt trap at the entrance to minimize soiling and place protective felt pads on the bottoms of loose furniture to preserve the surface of your nautical flooring.