You can install a Floorify floor on just about any surface. This can include hard, level, non-suspended subfloors such as concrete, sand cement, anhydrite, wood, chipboard, MDF or ceramic tiles.
The surface must satisfy a few conditions:
- Roughness and unevenness
Roughness and unevenness in the subfloor can cause unevenness in the floor surface and thus accelerate wear in the floor or click system. As such, the subfloor cannot show more than 5 mm disparity over a length of 2 linear metres (3 mm for herringbone). Slight slopes can be bridged thanks to the strong Floorify Rigid Core in our floors, combined with the Floorify Comfort underlay.
It is important that the surface is stable before starting installation. In other words, the surface mustn’t be springy.
Although Floorify floors are insensitive to moisture, they are not intended for use as a moisture barrier or waterproof system. In the event of moisture, the subfloor must be made moisture-proof before the floor is installed. That way, you avoid harmful mould and/or floor panels that push upwards.
- Underfloor heating
Floorify floors can be used on a subfloor with conventional water-based underfloor heating and cooling and on thermostat-regulated electric floor heating integrated into the subfloor or with a minimum 9 mm levelling. This is provided that the temperature at the surface of the subfloor is no higher than 28°C. The room temperature must remain constant at between 18°C and 25°C before, during and for at least 24 hours after installation. The temperature of the underfloor heating system can be gradually increased by a maximum of 5°C per day until room temperature is achieved. Read more about underfloor heating.
Always check the suitability of the underfloor heating or cooling system in the manufacturer’s instructions.