Installation Instructions

It is very important that users or contractors to follow the sub-floor preparation and
site condition requirements to ensure smooth installation and excellent finishes.

Click Locking System
  • Floor surface must be clean, dry, well-bonded solid floor and even. The level shall be within a tolerance of +/- 3mm within an area of one square meter and preferred to be smooth screed.
  • All wall edges when plastering shall be of right angles to avoid skirting gaps.
  • Staircase treads, riser and landing to form at right angles, same width, height and parallel alignment.
  • All newly cement screed floor must have at least 14 days curing time prior to the installation of our flooring system.
  • Ground floor or basement area must be water proofed prior to the installation of vinyl flooring system.
  • Door clearance shall be of minimum 15mm from screed floor.
  • Sanitary fittings, window & electrical fitting, painting & wet works and other trades that might result in the damages of flooring shall be commenced and completed prior to the installation of our flooring system.
  • Teraflor Premium vinyl floor click locking system is a floating floor system with glueless installation.
  • Must be stored in the room for 24 hours acclamation period prior to installation.
  • During installation, planks from several boxes should be mixed. Always check panels for defect before install them. Any claim of damages are not accepted for planks that have been already installed.
  • Teraflor Premium floor panel shall be assembled by tilting the tongue side with approximately 30 degree slotting into the groove without the use of adhesive.
  • 5mm expansion gap is to be allowed towards the wall and breaking point between one area from another area e.g living hall & bedrooms. It is compulsory to allocate a breaking joint on any area with more than 10 meter length or width. Proper skirting and floor profile shall be installed at the wall and breaking join accordingly.
Important notice Click Locking System:
Due to the principle of floating installation method, it is strictly prohibited to affix any fixtures or fitting onto the sub-floor that would deter the required expansion.
Glue System
  • Floor surface must be clean, dry, well-bonded solid floor, smooth screed and even. All surfaces must be dust free.
  • All wall edges when plastering shall be of right angles to avoid skirting gaps.
  • Staircase treads, riser and landing to form at right angles, same width, height and parallel alignment.
  • Allow at least 24 hours for underlayment drying before installing Teraflor Premium flooring. If self-leveling underlayments are used they must fully cure before installing Teraflor Premium flooring. Test self-leveling compound for moisture before installing.
  • All newly cement screed floor must have at least 14 days curing time prior to the installation of our flooring system.
  • Ground floor or basement area must be water proofed prior to the installation of vinyl flooring system.
  • Door clearance shall be of minimum 15mm from screed floor.
  • Sanitary fittings, window & electrical fitting, painting & wet works and other trades that might result in the damages of flooring shall be commenced and completed prior to the installation of our flooring system.
  • Must be stored in the room for 24 hours acclamation period prior to installation.
  • During installation, planks from several boxes should be mixed. Always check panels for defect before install them. Any claim of damages are not accepted for planks that have been already installed.
  • Begin in the corner of the longest wall. Prior to applying the adhesive, lay a complete row of planks to determine the length of the final plank. The cut edge should always face the wall.
  • Apply the contact adhesive using a trowel glue at the corner of the longest door. Avoid spreading more adhesive than needed, as the adhesive will lose its ability to fully stick to the back of the planks.
  • Position the first plank at your starting point. Check that this position is correct and apply firm, all over pressure to achieve contact. Lay all planks ensuring a close fit but do not force together. Ensure that the cut edge always faces the wall.
Important notice Glue System:
Flooring must be rolled with a minimum 100-lb roller after installation. Clean up any remaining or spilled adhesive with a damp clothes.

As for the staircase area, “Teraflor Premium” manufacturer is recommending glued on system with relevant vinyl adhesive as this adhesive has a strong bonding agent for small area like tread and riser particularly onto cement screed surface.

  • As a result of very small area with the size of merely one panel of floorboard, therefore dilatation is minimal which confines to a single panel only.
  • The shape and size of the staircase does not allow for “floating system” as this could cause movement which potentially dangerous to house owner.
  • Direct sunlight, extreme solar irradiation, hotness and strong temperature changes can cause damages to the floor such as discolouration and material distortions.
  • Remove dust and dirt with vacuum cleaner (no beater bar vacuum), broom or dust-absorbent cloth.
  • In the event of light dirtying, you should dry mop the floor with a well-wrung mop, use water sparingly.
  • Do not use any form of cloth mop, as this spreads large amount of water on the floor. Use only clear mopping water without additives, or water with vinyl cleaner. After mopping the floor with the clean cloth, dry thoroughly. You should clean up any puddles of water.
  • Tough stains such as paint, glue, oil, etc. can be removed easily with a basic pvc cleaner.
  • Protect flooring surface with felt pads under furniture legs.
  • Use chair rollers with soft rollers and ones that are suitable for pvc floorings.
  • In case of external doors make sure that you have a sufficiently large protective doormat to keep away coarse dirt, grit and stones.