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Install Guide Lines

Acclimitisation of Material

Material should be removed from packaging and allowed to condition in the room where the material will be installed, at a constant temperature of between 18℃~29℃ for a period minimum of 48 hours prior to the installation. A constant temperature should be maintained for up to 48 hours after the installation.

Sub Floor and Preparation

All sub-floors must be prepared to be permanently dry, smooth, level, sound and free of dust or laitance and installations carried out in accordance with AS 1884-2012

Material must ONLY be laid on sub floors that are complaint with AS 1884-2012. Where sub floor moisture levels exceed a moisture barrier must be installed prior to the installation of the material.

Damp Subfloors

Ensure existing surface is sound, dry and free of any dust or laitance. Any self-levelling compound must be installed to manufacturer’s directions and in accordance with AS 1884-2012. Ensure that all grout joints are filled with no visible depression.

Ceramic / Porcelain / Terrazzo /

Polished Concrete / Metal Surfaces

***Decoline Loose Lay should not be installed in fully submersed applications

Arranging the Tiles

Decoline Loose Lay planks and tiles are recommended to be installed in the direction of the arrow shown. This will ensure all grains and patterns run the same way. To ensure random pattern and the most natural look, cartons should be mixed together.


Decoline Loose Lay contains a 0.5mm fibreglass layer which ensures the plank will not be affected by normal fluctuating temperatures in the environment. For this reason, we recommend for the best result Decoline Loose Lay be laid with no gaps between any plank or perimeter surface. However, for the best result we recommend using a suitable amount of glue according to the size of the area. For detailed instructions on where to use the glue, please refer below. 

Floorboards must be sound, dry and covered with a minimum 5.5mm flooring hardboard or fibre cement sheeting.

T & G Solid Timber

Generally only used in wet area subfloors. Cement sheeting is extremely porous and should be primed prior to application. For wet area installations a moisture proof barrier must be installed prior to the installation of the material and the material must be fully adhered with a polyurethane adhesive.

Fibre Cement Sheeting 

These substrates are only suitable when covered with a minimum 5.5mm flooring hardboard to eliminate later potential movement in changing climatic circumstances.

Particle Board / Chipboard

Provided the board is a minimum of 6mm thickness and sanded and primed prior to installation of the material this sub floor is suitable.


Mechanically remove all paint, dust and laitance from the sub floor and apply a minimum 3mm self- levelling layer.

Painted Concrete / Painted Floors

Cork tiles must be uplifted and the residual adhesive removed prior to installation of the material. The exposed sub floor should then be treated in the manner described above.
Remove all existing floor covering and adhesive from the sub floor. The sub floor should then be treated in the best manner highlighted above.

Cork Tiles

Decoline is suitable over a range of underfloor heating. The underfloor heating must be switched off 48 hours prior, during and 48 hours after the installation of the material. After installation increase the temperature by a maximum of 3 degrees per hour until at the serviceable working temperature.

Underfloor Heating

Decoline will not be liable for any loss, damage or complaint arising from incorrect use of adhesive systems and its instructions are not met or strictly followed. Contact your flooring professional for advice on the correct adhesives. Decoline is recommending to use Decobond CT-90 for all the Loose lay planks.



Lay the tiles onto the floor being sure to square up the room being installed in.

Pour the DecoBond on the substrate and spread it evenly with a roller. Wait till the glue gets tacky and lay floor coverings. Please confirm the Decobond Technical Data.

Depress tiles onto the sub floor by hand or by using a light hand roller. Should there be any excess adhesive wipe this clear with a damp cloth.

Planks should be laid in a staggered brick bond pattern leaving no less than 250mm as the smallest piece.

Roll after installation with a heavy roller.

Heavy traffic, wet cleaning and other trades must be delayed for 24 hours after installation of the material or the material protected (core flute, floor protection system)

Clean Up any excess adhesive with a damp cloth whilst the adhesive is still wet. To clean up tools either use water whilst adhesive is still wet or mineral turpentine if the adhesive has dried.