Instructions for laying click parquet

What was originally invented in the area of laying laminate is now also available in the real wood area. Click parquet is very easy and quick to lay. The following instructions show you how to lay click parquet and the advantages it has.

No glue and no drying time

The click parquet is held together by mechanical anchoring. A groove takes up the click profile of the next parquet strip and the parquet rows are connected in a stable manner by locking in place without any use of gluing or nailing. Laying is similar to a plug-in system that most people know from their childhood.

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Click parquet is normally laid floating without fastening to the sub-floor. The floor just needs to be swept clean and naturally dry. Installation can then begin immediately and the click parquet can be walked on and loaded immediately after installation. A medium-sized living room can be provided with click parquet within a few hours and the furniture that was cleared out in the morning is already back on the same evening.

Parallel laying associations and subsurface

Click parquet is a ready-made parquet that is available both in solid wood and as a multi-layer product. Multi-layer products with usable surfaces made of coniferous trees, beech or ash are more common. Some solid parquet is not available as click parquet because the type of laying does not allow it. Panel parquets with geometric patterns are just as much a part of it as herringbone parquet and wicker flooring. All parallel layers such as ship floor parquet are also available in click parquet designs.

Depending on the place of installation and the existing subsurface, impact sound insulation may have to be installed under the click parquet. Especially in apartments in multi-family houses, the click parquet, which is only covered with a protective film on the bare screed, can produce loud entrance noises when walked on. Cork panels provide good footfall sound insulation and are more suitable than Styrofoam, which can "sweat " and thereby create moisture.

Step-by-step instructions

  • Click parquet (approx. calculate ten percent waste)
  • Plastic film
  • Possibly impact sound insulation
  • Baseboards
  • Nails
  • hammer
  • Bat
  • Spacers / wedges
  • Pull bar
  • Jigsaw
  • Folding rule or tape measure
  • vacuum cleaner

1. Prepare the workplace

Set up your sawing station, ideally with a support option for the individual click parquet strips.

2. Plastic film and sound insulation

Lay out the polyethylene film evenly and overlap. Let the ends of the film protrude ten centimeters towards the walls.

3. Laying the first lane

Start in a corner of the room and think of the spacers to the walls. Lay the individual parquet strips end to end without joints.

4th. Sawing the end piece to size

Measure the necessary length for the last piece of parquet in the row, saw it to size and insert it (again use spacers five to 15 millimeters).

5. Snap into place row by row

Begin on the side of the sawn piece of parquet by inserting a complete strip of parquet in order to achieve the desired offset. By lowering the click parquet while gently pushing it, the profile engages in the click groove.

6th. Slight corrections

The click parquet usually comes into the right position immediately and there are no joints. In the case of light joints, carefully tap with a hammer and hammer until the gaps have disappeared.

7th. Insert spacers in each direction

Think of at least ten millimeters of space from any wall that you can secure with spacers. The last row sometimes needs a slightly larger recess in order to be able to insert the click parquet.

8th. Final fixation

When laying the last row of click parquet, you have to incline the strips and let them "fall " into their position. The last fixation can be done with the pull bar.

Tips & Tricks Before laying click parquet and any impact sound insulation that may be required, note the possible elevation of the floor. It can mean that doors have to be shortened at the bottom or that some built-in furniture no longer fits.