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How to fit your Palio Rigid floor

Our rigid core floors are designed to fit over most existing hard floors or uneven subfloors and our Palio Rigid range is quickly fitted together with a 2G click-locking mechanism.

Tools you will need:

  • Pencil
  • Utility Knife
  • Ruler / straight edge
  • Pull bar & hammer
  • 5mm spacers
  • Rubber mallet

Tools you may need for bathrooms or rooms with contoured fixtures

  • Drill and spade bit (for cutting around pipework)
  • Jigsaw (for cutting curves)

How to install your Palio Rigid floor 

1. Prepare your floor to gain a flat and level surface.  

2. Calculate how many packs of flooring you will need by multiplying the length by the width of your room to find the square meterage. 

3. Acclimatise your flooring at room temperature for 48 hours.

4. Plan your laying pattern to ensure balanced, stable edges and eliminate awkward perimeter cuts. Tip: mix up the planks or tiles for a more natural look.

5. Using 5mm spacers around the wall edges, start laying your floor in the left-hand corner with the tongue side or cut edge facing the wall. Please remember, spacers are removed once the floor is laid in place.

6. Cut planks or tiles with a score and snap technique. Starting with the short sides, angle the plank then press into place.    

7. As you lay each row, remember to stagger the joints to avoid weak spots. If necessary, use a hand roller, rubber mallet or pull bar to ensure each plank or tile sits tightly in place.  

8. To fit around radiator pipes, measure and mark the centre of the pipe (don’t forget to include the expansion gap). Cut to this point then use a spade bit to drill a hole. 

9. To fit around doorways and other obstacles, either undercut the door architrave and slot the planks or tiles into place or create a paper template and cut the plank or tile to size using a jigsaw. 

10. Complete your floor with colour matched scotia to cover the expansion gap. Cut to size using a 45-degree mitre block then use adhesive to fix the scotia to your skirting board. Alternatively, fit our paintable skirting boards. 

For detailed instructions, download our Palio Rigid installation guide

Follow the instructions on how to fit scotias and skirting

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