The Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA) has published its first technical bulletin on the subject “Installation of multilayer modular floor coverings (MMF).”

According to the association, this new technical document deals exclusively with how to lay a modular, multilayer floor (MMF) as a floating installation.

The technical bulletin provides an overview of the various MMF product structures and also illustrates the correct way to prepare different types of subfloors. Other sections of the bulletin address issues such as inspection and storage of MMF products prior to installation, a list of the tools generally required, an explanation of conventional laying directions and a recommendation for using a suitable underlay to improve the performance of the entire flooring system. Because MMF should in principle be installed as a floating floor, the document also gives detailed advice on connecting to adjoining components and includes instructions on fitting expansion joints correctly and using suitable transition strips. The special aspects of installing MMF over modern underfloor heating/cooling systems are also outlined.

The bulletin is available in both English and German versions, and can be downloaded free of charge.

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