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What you should not forget when installing flooring

The flooring installation must be well planned.
When you are installing flooring, some things must be planned. It is important to know which accessory materials and installation tools you need in order to create a harmonious overall appearance.

These include underlays, skirting boards and and transitions to an adjacent flooring surface. Choosing the correct and matching accessories is critical for your flooring to remain attractive over time. On this page we tell you exactly what you need for your flooring installation and also provide you with a downloadable checklist.

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The comprehensive checklist for successful flooring installation

Our checklist means you won’t forget anything!

We have prepared a list of accessories and tools for you, which includes everything you need for installing flooring. With this, your flooring project will progress in no time at all.

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Flooring installation well planned.

What tools and accessories do you need for the flooring installation?

  • An appropriate vapour barrier depending on the flooring type and subfloor
  • An underlay
  • A jigsaw or hand-held circular saw with fine serration for cutting
  • A tape measure and square for measuring
  • Adhesive tape
  • A wall spacer
  • Flooring profiles and skirting boards for transitions and wall finishes
  • Clips, tracks or nails for fastening the profiles and skirting boards
  • If required, radiator rosettes and connecting pieces for skirting boards
Important tools and accessories for the flooring installation
For installing flooring you need a suitable underlay

The right underlay for your flooring

It is important when installing flooring that you use the right underlay materials so that the flooring stays attractive and comfortable for a long time. A moisture protection film (flooring vapour barrier) protects against any moisture rising from the subfloor. In addition, the right underlay insulates ambient and impact noise, ensuring pleasant indoor acoustics.

Pay attention to the product-specific requirements of the underlay in the installation instructions. For the best result when installing EGGER flooring we recommend our Silenzio Duo underlay designed for the system. In the case of our EGGER Comfort cork flooring, no further impact noise underlay is necessary thanks to the integrated cork underlay.

Skirting boards provide the perfect finish

When installing flooring, to achieve a perfect overall appearance, you need skirting boards to finish off. The skirting boards also cover the border joints nicely.

We supply our skirting boards in different heights from 6 to 10 mm, either matching the flooring colour or in elegant white.
To connect the mouldings to each other, we also have colour matching corner elements and connecting pieces in the range. Alternatively you can also saw these to fit.

See how skirting boards are installed here

Skirting boards make the flooring complete
Flooring profiles are essential when installing flooring

Flooring profiles for optimal transitions

In a house or apartment, various types of flooring are often combined. That is why, when installing flooring, it is important that you maintain gaps between walls, compensate height differences or close gaps in transition areas e.g. around doors.

Precisely for these purposes we supply flooring profiles made of aluminium and HDF. Our finish and end profiles can be used instead of skirting boards to finish off border areas. In addition, we also have transition profiles, which are used on transitions to doors or on large areas to prevent expansion joints. Between two floor coverings with different heights, it is best to use adjustment or transition profiles.