The usual requirements for a subfloor are valid. It must be level, sound, rigid, clean and permanently dry. The subfloor most likely first needs to be evened out before installation of your Novilux floor.
Forbo Flooring has two systems for this purpose:
The Forbo Quickfit system both for wooden and concrete subfloors
A liquid levelling agent for use on stone type subfloors, which is perfectly even when dry.
For domestic use Novilux can be loose-laid in an area of up to 20 square metres. All Novilux ranges come in 2 and 4 metre, which makes installation quicker and with less seams. Please ensure your Novilux floor is installed in a professional way, following the instructions that come with a product of this nature.
Apart from the actual installation of the floor covering, the installation work involves a wide variety of other products, such as fillers, insulating materials and adhesives. You should always give due consideration to the suitability of these products and the manufacturer's instructions.
Before installing the material, you should check the floorcovering for any defects, colour variations, variations in thickness and optical defects. The manufacturer will not be held liable for defects that were visible before the floorcovering was installed.
Installation of more than one sheet
When installing several sheets in a room, only material from the same production run should be used. You should always mention this when ordering. However, slight differences in colour are also possible within the same production run. In order to avoid any slight differences in colour, the roll numbers of adjacent sheets should be as close as possible to each other. In case of Novilux-Traffic, Novilux-Design en Novilux-Compacta, adjacent sheets should be reverse laid. With Novilux-Natura, Novilux Traffic Wood and Traffic Rock this is not necessary.
> Please use the Novilux Technical Manual for more detailed installation information.