The Tarkett ProGen is an innovative and durable flooring option that offers both style and functionality. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a professional installer, this guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install and maintain Tarkett ProGen in your space. Follow these guidelines to ensure a successful installation and long-lasting performance.
Tools and Materials
Before you get started with the installation process, gather the necessary tools and materials:
- Tarkett ProGen flooring planks
- Measuring tape
- Straight edge or chalk line
- Utility knife
- Adhesive (compatible with Tarkett ProGen)
- Trowel or roller for adhesive application
- Underlayment, if required
- Installation spacers
- Rolling pin or flooring roller
- Clean cloth or sponge
Step 1: Prepare the Subfloor
Make sure the subfloor is clean, dry, and level. Remove any existing flooring, adhesive, or debris from the surface. Fill in any cracks or imperfections with a suitable filler and allow it to dry. If required, install an underlayment according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 2: Acclimate the Flooring
Open the boxes of Tarkett ProGen flooring and let them acclimate to the room’s temperature and humidity for at least 48 hours. This allows the planks to adjust to the environment to minimize the risk of expansion or contraction after installation.
Step 3: Measure and Plan
Measure the dimensions of the room to determine the layout of the flooring. Start planning from the longest wall and work towards the exit. Use a straight edge or chalk line to mark a reference line parallel to the starting wall to ensure a straight installation.
Step 4: Install the Flooring
Begin installation by applying adhesive to the subfloor using a trowel or roller. Follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions for the correct application technique. Press each Tarkett ProGen plank firmly into place, ensuring a tight fit alongside the previous planks. Use installation spacers to maintain the recommended expansion gap around the perimeter of the room.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Once all the planks are installed, use a rolling pin or flooring roller to ensure proper adhesion and eliminate any air bubbles. Wipe away any excess adhesive with a clean cloth or sponge. Allow the adhesive to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions before walking on the flooring or moving furniture back into the room.
To keep your Tarkett ProGen flooring looking its best, follow these maintenance tips:
- Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and dust.
- Wipe up spills immediately with a damp cloth or mop.
- Use a mild detergent or Tarkett floor cleaner for deeper cleaning.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.
- Place protective pads under furniture legs to prevent scratches.
- Use mats at entrances to trap dirt and moisture.
- Avoid dragging heavy objects across the floor.
By following these installation and maintenance guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty and durability of Tarkett ProGen flooring for many years to come.