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Old 05-19-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Dear friends,

Maybe somebody could answer few questions concerning floating floor. I just purchased Schön Engineered maple floor through Lumber Liquidators. Unfortunately, it did not include any instructions, and the information I found in the Internet is controversial.
For example, I don't know whether sheets of plastic film (vapor barrier over concrete slab) should overlap or not, should they be taped to each other or not. Also I don't understand if the pieces of floor should be glued to each other - as I have said, the information online is controversial, and I cannot find Schön's website to read about that very product.
Maybe somebody could answer these questions and also provide me with a link to the instructions with pictures.
Thank you in advance.

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Dear friends,

Maybe somebody could answer few questions concerning floating floor. I just purchased Schön Engineered maple floor through Lumber Liquidators. Unfortunately, it did not include any instructions, and the information I found in the Internet is controversial.
For example, I don't know whether sheets of plastic film (vapor barrier over concrete slab) should overlap or not, should they be taped to each other or not. Also I don't understand if the pieces of floor should be glued to each other - as I have said, the information online is controversial, and I cannot find Schön's website to read about that very product.
Maybe somebody could answer these questions and also provide me with a link to the instructions with pictures.
Thank you in advance.
I saw your post and did a little searching on internet. Have not used this product, but did find a link to installation.

You could call Lumber Liquidators for some details.

Does product say it is quick click??
Here is link I found:

http://www.lumberliquidators.com/cus...e=inst_qc_step


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Old 05-20-2008, 09:11 AM   #3
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I saw your post and did a little searching on internet. Have not used this product, but did find a link to installation.

You could call Lumber Liquidators for some details.

Does product say it is quick click??
Here is link I found:

http://www.lumberliquidators.com/cus...e=inst_qc_step
Thank you very much for this help. This site is exactly what I need.
Yes, it is quick click. Unfortunately, this instruction also contain contradiction.
It says:
"Place tongue side against the wall, groove side out."
This contradicts to the pictures placed there, and it contradicts the information given by other web sites I found.
Also it doesn't say whether the sheets of plastic vapor barrier should overlap or just be taped.
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Thank you very much for this help. This site is exactly what I need.
Yes, it is quick click. Unfortunately, this instruction also contain contradiction.
It says:
"Place tongue side against the wall, groove side out."
This contradicts to the pictures placed there, and it contradicts the information given by other web sites I found.
Also it doesn't say whether the sheets of plastic vapor barrier should overlap or just be taped.
I did some more digging.
I found this site at Lumber Liquidators for asking questions
http://www.lumberliquidators.com/cus...me=Flooring101

I entered "shon quick clic" (without quotes).

It gave back a list, but the important one is:
Schön Quick Click floating instructions 9/16"x 7 1/2" with address
http://server.iad.liveperson.net/hc/s-13045352/cmd/kbresource/kb-936374745394651101/view_document!PAGETYPE?sq=shon%2bquick%2bclic&sf=1 01113&sg=0&st=862286&documentid=225436&action=view

Click that link and get a reference document - 7 pages of how to install -
click the little icon at extreme right (under Format) to download the document.

It says continuous vapor barrier....

Anyway give it a try.
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Thank you very much for your help! I started my project... It seems to be working so far.
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I am done with laying the floor now. The only question left that I have is how to attach wooden baseboards to the brick wall. Is there any glue or something?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Typically brick walls don't get any baseboards. The cuts are perfected at installation and the gap is caulked.
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Typically brick walls don't get any baseboards. The cuts are perfected at installation and the gap is caulked.
But now I have that blue plastic film (vapor barrier) sticking from under the floor, so I wanted to hide it somehow. And what caulking do you mean?
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...now I have that blue plastic film (vapor barrier) sticking from under the floor...
So cut it off.

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And what caulking do you mean?
There are any number of flexible caulks that can be used.

Am I missing something here?
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So cut it off.
The brick wall is sometimes getting hot (the fireplace is right behind it), so I don't know how calk will behave. Also I thought the vapor barrier should be wider than the floor to prevent moisture penetrating...

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