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With Cliclock Laminate Flooring, you have purchased a product which is installed without glue, quickly and problem-free. The specially developed tongue and groove joint makes it possible to snap the individual panels together with a single "click". Once joined, the panels form a fixed unit. All edges are protected against the ingress of moisture by an environmentally friendly hydrophobic agent.
But the snap-in connections are as easily separated as they are installed, whenever you wish to re-install the floor in another location or introduce further individual panels with a different decoration or different design elements into your floor.
You can load or walk upon the finished section at once. When you install CLICLOCK in a furnished apartment, the furniture must simply be moved away from the working area, not from the room. After installing the first rows, everything can immediately be placed back upon the finished portion.
IMPORTANT: Do not open immediately!
Before opening the packaging, acclimatize CLICLOCK panels for 48 hours, flat-lying, in the center of the room in which they are to be installed. Open packages should be installed on the same day as opened. Panels should always be carefully examined for faults, straightness and color.
For the proper installation of CLICLOCK, you need only the following:
KRONOTEX combination backing mat (as a moisture lock and for the reduction of impact sound), spacers, a fine toothed saw (electric pad saw or circular saw), pencil, spirit level, yardstick, hammer and tapping lock.
Check list for installation
CLICLOCK may be installed upon the following existing floors:
Attention: It is important to establish a protocol of the residual moisture for the location of installation, as claims for consequential damage cannot be accepted by the manufacturer without such a protocol.
The following floors are unsuitable for CLICLOCK:
CLICLOCK must be installed only on floors which are absolutely level, clean and firm. Unlevel areas (>3mm on one 1m) must first be leveled. For moisture and heat insulation as well as for sound blocking, please use our KRONOTEX combination backing mat, which consists of moisture regulating ribbed material, under the panels as a base. This is laid edge to edge, running in the same direction as the panels. The junction seams are joined with our moisture-proof self-adhesive tape.
A floor temperature of at least 15 degrees Celsius and a room temperature of at least 18 degrees Centigrade, with a relative humidity of 50% - 70% is required for installation. For optical reasons, the panels should always be installed running toward (or away from) the main source of light.
As it is a natural material, wood "works", so that the panels must be allowed to expand and contract in all directions. For this reason, it is required to provide expansion joints of at least 8mm at the walls, conduits, thresholds, etc., secured by means of the spacers, which are to be removed following complete installation. In rooms which measure more than 12 meters in panel longitudinal direction and/or more than 8 meters in panel transverse direction, in additional expansion profile must be inserted. This also applies to door openings, room passages and corridor corners.
We recommend removing the tongues of the panels in the areas of the expansion joints (see figure 7), to ensure adequate conditions for the required movement.
Skirting boards must be fastened only at the wall (after installing the floor). They must never be fastened to the floor.
Please read before laying:
Leave CLICLOCK in a horizontal position for 48 hours at room temperature before opening. When opened, use packages in one day. Check panels for obvious defects, straightness and identical color with due care.
A. Laying the first row
B. Laying the following rows
C. Laying the last row
Measure the exact width of the last row. For this purpose, lay a panel on the penultimate row of panels. Then lay a second panel with the tongue facing the wall on the panel to be measured and use this as a ruler (see also under A, No. 3). And remember the gap between the panel and wall. Cut the panel according to the marking and fit in place.
Cleaning and care
CLICLOCK is a hygienic laminate floor which can be simply and easily cleaned with a hair broom or a vacuum cleaner. Adherent soiling can be removed with the usual cleansing agents or a laminate cleaner or acetone respectively, but do not use wax or polish. In special areas particular prone to soiling, place a dirt collecting mat on this spot on CLICLOCK. Minor damage can be repaired by the user by means of the KRONOTEX Repair Kit. Claims for damages are excluded in case of the use of wrong cleaning methods. In order to maintain the quality of your laminate floor, you should provide for felt sliding devices and soft chair castors made of rubber for the feet of your furniture.
Ten year guarantee
This guarantee becomes valid with the date of purchase at the dealer and refers to the abrasion resistance of the decoration surface. Conditions: The abrasion spot must be clearly visible or the decoration layer must be completely scuffed off. The scuffed area must cover at least 1 cm squared.
Abrasion traces at the edges of the elements are excluded from the guarantee.