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Installation Guide

   Direct Stick Over Concrete slabs:

  1. The concrete slab must be structurally sound, dry (no more than 5.5% moisture content within the slab), level (no more than a 3mm deviation within a 3 metre radius and clean of adhesives, paint, dust etc.
  2. When direct sticking Wild River Timber floors straight to concrete, the slab will need to have a two part epoxy primer/moisture barrier installed to the area intended for the floor. Wild River Timber recommends Sika® Primer MB, this will need to be done 24 hours prior to floor installation 
  3. Wild River Timber flooring also recommends Sikabond® T55 (J) for the adhesive to stick down the floor.
  4. Wild River Timber flooring recommends installation by certified WRTF installers only.  D.I.Y installation is not recommended, all D.I.Y installations will void the 25 year structural warranty and will be limited to a 7 year structural warranty only.
  5. Wild River Timber Flooring recommends all oiled finished floors be oiled and buffed on completion.
 Direct Stick Over Yellow Tongue:
  1. The yellow tongue must be structurally sound, secure, dry and level (no more than a 3mm deviation within a 3 metre radius and clean of adhesives, paint, dust etc.
  2. When direct sticking Wild River Timber floors straight to yellow tongue, no moisture barrier is required. 
  3. Wild River Timber flooring recommends Sikabond® T55 (J) for the adhesive to stick down the floor and secret nailed though the tongue of the boards.
  4. Wild River Timber flooring recommends installation by certified WRTF installers only.  D.I.Y installation is not recommended, all D.I.Y installations will void the 25 year structural warranty and will be limited to a 7 year structural warranty only.   
  5. Wild River Timber Flooring recommends all oiled finished floors be oiled and buffed on completion.

 

Floating over Timber or Concrete sub-floor:

  1. The concrete slab must be structurally sound, dry (no more than 5.5% moisture content within the slab), level (no more than a 3mm deviation within a 3 metre radius and clean of adhesives, paint, dust etc.
  2. 2-3mm foam underlay with moisture barrier is required
  3. When installing a minimum of 5-8mm gap is required between wall or wall skirts and flooring.
  4. Cross-Link PVA is required to glue all sides and ends of each board. NOTE: do not use standard PVA glue as this can cause the floor to squeak
  5. There are three ways you can finish your floor around the walls to hide the gap that is required for expansion, wall skirts over the top of the floor, caulking around the perimeter or quad
  6. Wild River Timber flooring recommends installation by certified WRTF installers only.  D.I.Y installation is not recommended, all D.I.Y installations will void the 25 year structural warranty and will be limited to a 7 year structural warranty only.
    Wild River Timber Flooring recommends all oiled finished floors be oiled and buffed on completion.
 
For any more information regarding installation,
please call the team at Wild River Timber Flooring on 0359 750900