– No demolition
– No noise
– It lays like parquet
– Few tools & material required
glued or floating
– Inside or outside
– Floor or wall covering
– Light to carry
– Zero dust & no smell
Paviker can be laid with the same laying technique as parquet on any foundation (if compact). Glued with specific bi-component glue or floating on appropriate mat foam. It is suitable to cover all types of existing flooring, without demolishing the existing one and therefore without any noise, dust or bad smell. It is perfect for renovation projects where rapid laying is sought after and it is suitable to cover all types of existing flooring.
The handling ease, lightness and the processing simplicity allow laying times to be reduced and therefore also the costs.
1. Before Laying
Check that the screed and floor to be coated is:
- completely clean with no grease, oil or dust (clean if necessary);
- dry, with no cement, resin or paint residue and loose or not totally anchored pieces (eliminate if necessary);
- perfectly resistant and compact;
- flat: checking the flatness must be carried out with a 2 metre long straightedge; on laying the straightedge on the screed in all directions, the allowed tolerance is 3 mm. Different heights to the tolerance must be filled with suitable self-levelling products;
- stable, without cracks and having normal shrinkage (any cracks from shrinkage must be cleared of dust and sealed with suitable materials);
- tough and resistant to mechanical stress determined by the intended use;
- suitable thickness;
- realized using necessary perimeter strips and expansion joints.
Open packaging just before laying.
Additional info for Paviker 1.0 only: If the material has been stored at a temperature and humidity percentage different to where it must be laid, it is recommended to place the PAVIKER slabs at least 24 hours before, in a horizontal position and distributed on the area where they must be laid so they can “acclimatize” to the heat and climatic conditions of the place. During laying the ambient humidity must be between 45 and 65% and the temperature must not be below 10°C, otherwise deformations may occur. The humidity of the foundations must not exceed 2% in weight in the case of normal or fast – drying concrete foundation sections, 1,7% for heating foundation sections and 0,5% for anhydride foundation sections.
In the presence of rising damp in the screeds or existing floors, it is important to treat the surface to stop it before laying.
2. Floor Laying
Laying is similar to that of parquet. Pay attention so that the edges of the ceramic do not knock each other and to not dirty the ceramic surface of the PAVIKER slabs with glue.
- A machinist square, a yardstick, a glasscutter, permanent marker and circular saw are needed for cutting (fig. 3-4).
- Take measurements and mark the position on the back of the slab (fig. 5).
- Cut the support with the circular saw paying attention to not touch the ceramic, leaving about a 0.5 mm support (fig. 6).
- Place the machinist square on the ceramic where the cut from the circular saw was made and cut by pushing hard on the glasscutter (fig. 7).
- Put the embossed slab on a table or any surface, holding the longest part of the slab firmly (fig. 8).
- Push the shortest part downwards until the ceramic and the support break (fig. 9).
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