Installing Marmoleum Click Forbo

installing Marmoleum Click Forbo

Marmoleum Click installation

Click Panel Dimensions. 12” x 36” approx. (900mm x 300mm)

Click Square Dimensions. 12” x 12” approx. (300mm x 300mm)


Total Thickness. 9.8mm

Base Material. 6.8mm HDF

Carton Contents. 7 panels for 20.3 sq. ft. (1.89m2)

7 squares for 6.7 sq. ft. (0.63 m2)

general information:

Marmoleum Click has a top layer of Marmoleum, which is made from predominantly

harvestable natural raw materials and is processed according to an environmentally friendly procedure. Its main ingredient is natural linseed oil, which is mixed with wood flour, rosin and limestone. Marmoleum receives its color from ecologically responsible pigments. Pressed onto a jute fabric under high pressure, an extremely durable and environmentally friendly flooring is produced. As Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials, slight color and structural differences are possible between the production batches, samples and the goods to be delivered.

As Marmoleum completes its maturing process, a temporary variable natural

phenomenon occurs which may give the product a yellowish cast. Exposing

the product to either natural or artificial light causes the yellowing to disappear

and the true color of the Marmoleum to develop.

getting started:

IMPORTANT: The Marmoleum Click boxes should be stored flat, and unopened,

for approx. 2-3 days (approx. 6 days in winter) in the center of the room in which they are to be installed.

Tools and Materials Required: Hammer, straight back hand saw, keyhole saw

or jigsaw, tape measure, pencil, fitting wedges, tapping block, angle or adjustable

bevel, and underlayment foam (for concrete subfloors).

The ambient room temperature should be at least 68° F or 20° C and the

ambient relative humidity approx. 50-60%. To maintain the long term value

of Marmoleum Click, we recommend the use of a humidifier to avoid extreme

drying out during the heating season. The panels should be inspected for

manufacturing defects prior to installation.

Marmoleum Click can be installed on any clean, dry, structurally sound subfloor.

When installing over a concrete subfloor or any subfloor with underfloor

heating, always cover the subfloor with a vapor barrier. The edges of the vapor

barrier should extend up the walls at least 2” with a minimum overlap of 8” at

the seams.

IMPORTANT: Please note that a gap of 3/8” (10mm) is required for expansion

on all sides between the floor construction and the wall. This distance

must also be provided at all columns, heating pipes, steel door frames, etc.

For Bathrooms or other areas at risk for spills:

Marmoleum Click is resistant to water, but it is not waterproof. It is important

to minimize any opportunity for damage by cleaning spills immediately. It is

also very important to take measures during the installation that will prevent

water or moisture from getting underneath the Marmoleum Click.

1. If a floor drain or sump pump is present, it is there for a reason. DO NOT

Marmoleum Click is installed without any need for glue. Marmoleum Click can

be installed by placing the tongue into the groove as well as the groove into

the tongue, however it is easier to work so that you are placing the tongue

into the groove.

1. Inspect each panel for damage prior to installation.

2. The first row of panels is installed along the wall, whereby the first panel is

positioned in the left-hand corner of the room. It is recommended to install

the panels perpendicular to incoming light from the (main) window. Use

spacers to maintain a gap of 3/8” at the wall.

Saw off the tongue of the first panel, both on the short as well as on

the long side, which will be placed next to the wall. For all the other panels

which are laid in the first row, only the tongue on the long side is sawn off.

The panels are installed with the sides where the tongue has been

sawn off facing the wall.

Please note the following when sawing the panels: If using a hand saw, the

Marmoleum (decorative) side must be facing upwards. If using a power

saw, the direction of the blade must cut into the Marmoleum side of the

installing Marmoleum Click Forbo

3. The second panel is now positioned with the tongue of the short

side against the groove in the already installed panel and the

opposite end slightly raised. The raised end of the panel is then

lowered, clicking the panels together. Using the same procedure,

continue installing panel after panel, over the whole width of the

room. The last panel is cut to length, being sure to leave a 3/8” gap

at the wall. The panels in the first row must be perfectly straight.

4. The fitting wedges are then placed against the long side of panel 1

(row 1).

5. To begin installing the second row, cut a panel to a length of

approx. 24”. Leaving a 3/8” gap at the wall, place this panel on the

fitting wedges and push it against Row 1. The next complete panel

is then positioned with its short end fitted neatly into the previous

panel with more fitting wedges also placed underneath it. The

panel is then pushed tightly against the previously installed row.

Proceed in this manner across the width of the room, fitting the

last panel with a 3/8” gap at the wall. When the entire row has

been positioned, remove the fitting wedges and push the whole

row against the previous row and downward so that it clicks into

the previously installed row.

6. The panels are now installed row after row in the same manner.

Please note that it is important to stagger the end joints a

minimum of 12” and to leave a minimum 3/8” gap at all vertical


7. Cut the panels for the final row to size, making sure to allow for a

3/8” gap to the wall. Where there are no obstructions, the final row

can then be installed in the same manner as all previous rows.

Where there are door moldings or other obstructions that the

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