Guidelines for the storage, installation and maintenance of massive parquets and floors20.07.2017.
- Storage spaces should be dry and ventilated; stored parquets should not have direct contact with water or other fluids.
- Parquets should not be stored next to activities that may directly affect their quality (e.g. tiling, plastering, smoothing, setting screeds etc.)
- Parquets should not be stored outdoors and exposed to moisture, sun and wind.
- Storage air temperature: 15-25ºC
- Storage air moisture: 50-65%
- Parquets should be installed on a dry surface with moisture under 2,0%.
- When installing parquets, you should consult the seller or contractor about the kinds of primer, glue, lacquer, and other materials required for the installation, because different kinds of wood and botanical species change dimensions depending on certain conditions.
- Minimum conditions for parquet installation (gluing, varnishing) are included in the instructions of the producers of glues and varnishes.
- Before parquets are laid, all the painting works should be finished and the walls should be completely dry.
- Protective thermofoil should be removed from parquets just before they are laid.
- Before they are covered with lacquer, and after they are glued, parquets should be left untouched for at least five (5) days.
- Air temperature in the premises: 15-25ºC
- Air moisture in the premises: 50-65%
- When using central heating, air moisturisers should be used.
- Premises should be ventilated regularly (the air should be changed daily).
- Parquets should be cleaned with parquet and floor cleaning products, brooms, vacuum cleaners and dry cloths.
- Parquets should not be cleaned with wet cloths or water-based cleaning products.
- Office spaces should have chairs with wheels (which do not damage the floor) and tables with rubber under the legs.
shall not be valid in case of:
- Mechanical damage to the lacquer (hitting, high heels on soft wood, bad wheels on office chairs etc.).
- Natural wood oxidation.
- Use of unauthorised cleaning products (water-based products, detergents, alkalis, acids).
- Normal annual changes in floor and parquet dimensions (winter/summer).
- Bad waterproofing or any other water penetration (broken pipes, rainfall through open windows or doors etc.).
- Bad concrete works (screed breaking, screed detaching from its base etc.).