Place the metal foil onto the previously cleaned subfloor with the shiny side down. Place a foil next to the other, for the subfloor total surface to be covered. The distance between the foils should not exceed 3/4 mm. and the edges should never overlap.
Lay out the metal foil perpendicular (90º rotated) to the direction that has been chosen for laying the flooring.
Once you are finished with the installation of the metal foils, you can start laying down the chosen MABOS® planks/tiles by simply placing them on the metal foils.
It is advisable to leave a gap of approx. 4-5 mm against walls.
Using dilatation profile should be considered when laying MABOS® in a room with a large surface.
In order to adjust a single plank/tile, carve the surface with a carpet cutter, fold it and trim it afterwards with a hook knife.
Direct sunlight (infrared beams) may cause MABOS® (and all PVC floorings) to expand and/or twist.
This can be avoided by using simple solutions such as external or internal blinds, or more sophisticated alternatives such as “reactive” glass or the application of special films to windows which allow a reduction of up to 98% of infra-red rays, also offering significant energy savings.
Once laid and therefore joined to the metal foil, the MABOS® magnetic flooring system forms a closed magnetic field and maintains its physical characteristics unaltered over time. For this reason the magnetic properties of MABOS® can be considered permanent.
The MABOS® magnetic system does not affect the conditions of the environment where the flooring is installed.
Measurements of the magnetic field carried out using a “TESLA METER TM 7801” apparatus did not show variations following the installation of MABOS®.
MABOS® system can be installed in all types of environment, without exception.
Laying over underfloor heating system.
In the case of laying over underfloor heating, this should be switched on beforehand, following the procedures and checks required by the relevant European standards.
Ensure that the temperature of the sub-floor and/or flooring does not exceed 27ºC (80.6ºF) once the heating unit is in function, and that the heating itself does not exceed approximately 34ºC (please see DIN 4725 “heat lines”).