This publication provides a reference guide for the installation of laminate flooring laid as floating floors over structural subfloors. Floors of this type comprise a wood fibre-based core with an exposed decorative paper replicating natural flooring.
The decorative or décor paper is protected by a melamine-impregnated wear paper and a stabilisation paper is used on the base of the board.
The standard covers this type of flooring with a glueless locking system. When installing a laminate floor many aspects must be considered and this includes assessing the product used, the dwelling environment in which the floor is to be laid and the desired appearance of the floor. These aspects are covered by these guidelines as well as aspects relating to product selection, board widths and the available finish textures.