HOW TO INSTALL HARDWOOD FLOORS
HARDWOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION, INLAYS, MEDALLIONS
HOW TO INSTALL HARDWOOD FLOOR MEDALLION INLAY
Rioni Wood Products Inlay Installation
Material you will need:
1. Locate inlay on the Floor.
Take time to position the inlay. Position the inlay on the floor with straight parallel to floor strips to prevent awkward seams. When you have it where you want it, use a pencil to trace around the perimeter of the inlay on the floor.
2. Find the center.
Once you have drawn the perimeter, remove the inlay and find the center with a straight ruler. Then make a pencil marking in the middle of the perimeter.
3. Make a hole in the center of the perimeter for a screw to go in there. Then place the template's center in the center hole and use screw driver and a screw to secure it to the existing floor.
4. Adjust the edge angle of the medallion to the edge angle of the template.
5. Use screw driver to secure the sides of the template to the floor.
6. You will need router bit ½" thick.
7. Lock the router bit in the router and adjust the router to make a deep cut into the excess flooring. The first cut should be deep enough to skim across the top of the tongues on the boards. Guide the router clockwise around the template's top edge. Lower the bit and repeat the procedure until you've cut all the way through.
8. After you have repeated the procedure around the whole perimeter, remove the floor strips within the inlay area.
9. Use the chisel to knock out the corners, then check the fit of the inlay.
10. Apply adhesive to the floor. Use high quality construction adhesive available in caulk tube form. Evenly spread the adhesive with a small notched trowel around the entire surface of the inlay area.
11. Attach inlay to the floor. Drop inlay into the recess and press it into the adhesive. Use a rubber mallet if it gets hung up on a corner. Then walk all around on the inlay to set it firmly into the adhesive. Drive 1 5/8- inch drywall screws into the inlay's plywood edge to secure the inlay to the subfloor.
12. Glue in screw covers. Apply yellow or white glue to the loose pieces of the inlay that cover the screws. Set the pieces into the recesses and tap them down with a block of hammer. Let the glue set for at least an hour before sanding inlay.