Prior to installing the floor
Checking the stability of the subfloor prior to installing the floor
You should check the stability of your subfloor in advance to ensure professional installation of your floor. Noticeable buckling of the subfloor is not uncommon in old buildings especially. Appropriate stabilisation will then be necessary. We show you in this video what you need to look out for and whom you can contact for advice and assistance.
Checking the evenness prior to installing the floor
It is important to install your floor on a level subfloor so that your newly laid floor keeps its radiance for a long time and no dents or cracks appear. The evenness check shows you whether your subfloor is suitable for installation or whether some rework will be required. Unevenness in excess of 2mm must namely be compensated using levelling compounds. We show you in this video what you need to look out for and how you can perform such a check. The permitted manufacturer-dependent dimensional deviations that can be observed in the course of normal and careful work are defined in DIN 18202 in the form of tolerances.
Check the surface strength (hammer blow test) before gluing down the floor
The surface strength of the subfloor must be tested thoroughly before installing your floor. A hammer blow test provides an indication of the strength of the surface. If the test is successful, you can start to glue down your floor. We show you in this video how to perform the hammer blow test to check the strength of the surface.
Applying adhesion primer when installing floors using ComforTec
You have to apply adhesion primer to a mineral subfloor (concrete, cement, screed) when installing our HARO floors using ComforTec adhesive strips. This allows better adhesion of the ComforTec adhesive strips to the subfloor. Check out our video to see how to apply the HARO Primer CT adhesion primer. Tip: HARO Primer CT can also be applied beneath our HARO flexible glue to ensure better adhesion to the subfloor.
Determining and measuring the indoor climate before installing the floor
The indoor climate plays a vital role when installing the floor. Make sure that the indoor humidity is not below 30 percent or not above 60 percent and that the indoor temperature is around 20°C. If these requirements are fulfilled, the room is suitable for installing the floor. A hygrometer or a simple weather station will help you to calculate these values. You can find out more from our video.
Tips & tricks
Repair damaged boards yourself – instructions: replacing parquet, laminate and design floor boards
Our HARO floors are extremely hard-wearing and durable. Yet misfortunes can happen, which cause irreparable damage to an individual board. Have no fear though, you do not have to replace or renovate your complete floor straight away. We show you in this video how to replace an individual board. And replacing a board is not as difficult as you might think. You can replace damaged parquet boards, for example, with a little skilled craftsmanship. All you need is a drill, a saw and glue.
Instructions: Installing floors at radiator pipes
Installing a floor around radiator pipes: it may sound complicated at first, but it's really quite easy. In our tutorial we show you which cut-outs you have to make to install your new floor around radiator pipes. You can install your new parquet, laminate, wood or design floor professionally around protruding radiator pipes in just a few steps.
Instructions: Cutting and installing skirtings yourself
Skirtings are the ideal finishing touch for your floor. They expertly cover the expansion joint in the installed floor, prevent coarse dirt collecting between the wall and floor and some skirtings even offer space to hide cables. We show you in our video how you can install your new skirtings professionally on your new floor. First of all: installing skirtings is really straightforward using HARO skirting clips. We also explain to you in our installation video how to mitre-cut the corners of your skirtings. Tip: A digital protractor should be used preferably to measure the angle dimension. This ensures the most precise results and avoids reading errors.
Instructions: Self-assembly of HARO Premium transition moulding Type 888 Flex
The HARO Premium transition moulding Type 888 Flex is, as the name suggests, extremely flexible. The articulated feature of the support rail allows height differences of up to 11 mm between two floor coverings to be levelled out with ease. And thanks to expansion options, it is ideal for floor covering strengths of between 7 and 17 mm. We show you in our tutorial how you can install the flexible transition moulding yourself with ease.
Instructions: Self-assembly of HARO Allround transition moulding Type 388 L/P
Accessible room transitions can be realised with ease thanks to our HARO Allround transition moulding Type 388 L/P. Thanks to its simple installation and ingenious system, height differences between two floor coverings can also be levelled out. Take a look at our instruction video to see how easy it is to create beautiful transitions between two floor coverings.
Instructions: Self-assembly of HARO Champion Star transition moulding Type 378
Create a beautiful transition from one room to the next with the Champion Star transition moulding. Such transition mouldings are needed if your rooms are not separated from one another by door frames. We show you in our tutorial video how simple it is to attach the HARO Champion Start transition moulding for floors coverings of the same height. Tip: Flexible raises mean that you can use this moulding system for floor heights of between 4 and 9.5 mm (for hard floors) and between 5 and 12 mm (for carpeted floors).
Instructions: Self-assembly of HARO Euro-Step stair nosing Type 320
Whether you want to trim bare concrete stairs or your old wooden stairs with attractive new parquet – it couldn’t be easier with the HARO Euro-Step stair nosing Type 320. Take a look at our installation video where we show you how to trim your stairs yourself with parquet, laminate or design floor. All you need is our flexible, 2-part stair nosing and a couple of tools.
Instructions: Self-assembly of HARO Euro-Clip end moulding Type 587 L
If your preference is not to install skirtings on exposed stone walls or wood panelling, for example, then the HARO Euro-Clip end moulding is the ideal solution. Thanks to its versatile expansion options, it is ideal for board thicknesses of 8, 12 and 16 mm installation height. Our instruction video shows you the individual steps to take to make installing your floor end mouldings as simple and convenient as possible.
All about DISANO
Durable, waterproof, healthy living: DISANO Saphir design floor
A waterproof and extremely durable design floor for genuinely any room – that’s our DISANO by HARO Saphir design floor. Pleasantly soft and warm, yet NO plasticisers! Extremely durable, yet NO PVC and NO phthalates! In brief: A healthy living design floor that is ideal for every living situation and creates the typical DISANO real wood look in trendy Plank 1-Strip appearance in the bathroom, kitchen, etc. Also a real alternative to PVC, vinyl and tiles. For all DIY enthusiasts: installing our DISANO Saphir couldn’t be easier thanks to the HARO Top Connect installation system.
We subjected our DISANO Saphir to tough challenges under extreme conditions in our 24/7 test and it came through with flying colours.
Cleaning design floors: cleaning DISANO floors quickly, simply and effectively with clean & green
How do I clean and care for my healthy living design floor DISANO by HARO? This question is easy to answer: with the natural and ecological floor cleaner and floor care product clean & green. Use clean & green natural to clean your DISANO design floors optimally yet caringly at the same time. That's because the clean & green natural floor cleaner developed specially by HARO not only removes dirt on your DISANO floor but also adds a protective layer to your design floor.
Clean and care for your floor in one step with clean & green natural. We will show you in a short video just how easy it is to apply clean & green natural cleaner and the correct way to do this in order to achieve streak-free results.
Why not clean your DISANO design floor then with clean & green natural!
DIY installation of DISANO by HARO design floor – floating installation
Healthy living, durable, soft and warm underfoot: our DISANO by HARO design floor combines all of these advantages. And thanks to the Top Connect connection, floating installation of the floor is child's play too. We show you in our video precisely what to look out for when installing our all-rounder, from the first to the last board. What's more, discover what you need to know to install the vapour barrier foil. Note installation instructions!
All about parquet
Install parquet yourself – HARO parquet with Lock Connect, floating installation
Even floating installation of parquet is not rocket science. You can install your new parquet floor in no time with the classic HARO Lock Connect connection system. All you need is a hammer, hammering block, pull tool and saw. Our installation video on floating installation of HARO parquet with Lock Connect provides valuable tips & tricks for click parquet installation and tells you all you need to know about how to make preparations with insulation underlay and vapour barrier.
Perform glue-down parquet installation yourself – HARO parquet with Top Connect
Would you like to glue down your new HARO parquet floor with Top Connect installation system on your own? With skilled workmanship and the right tool, it's really not that difficult. We show you in this tutorial what to look out for when performing a glue-down installation of your HARO parquet as well as how much HARO flexible glue you will need and how to apply it. We also provide you with useful tips & tricks so you can enjoy your new glued-down HARO parquet floor for many years to come. Note installation instructions. HARO Elastic Glue: Very low emissions (EC1 classified), solvent-free, remains flexible after hardening, ready to use, waterfree 1 component adhesive for glue-down installation of parquet. Suitable for use over underfloor heating.
Install parquet yourself – HARO parquet with Top Connect, floating installation
Perform parquet floating installation quickly and easily: not a problem with HARO parquet with the Top Connect installation system. Find out in this video how you can create charming living environments with real HARO parquet with a minimum amount of time and effort. It has never been easier to install parquet yourself. Our HARO Top Connect installation system makes installing parquet child's play for anyone. And best of all: your new floor can be removed and reinstalled again just as quickly. You can therefore take your HARO parquet floor with you without difficulty when you move. We show you in our video how to install your new parquet floor and give you useful tips and tricks.
Perform glue-down strip parquet installation yourself – HARO Allegro strip parquet
Our HARO Allegro strip parquet is fitted with a classic tongue and groove connection, which simplifies glue-down installation since the parquet strips glide into the adhesive bed quickly and easily with no pressure applied. Find out in our installation video for installing strip parquet how to apply the adhesive and how much to use. Get useful tips & tricks for parquet installation and find out how you can glue down strip parquet yourself very successfully. What's more, thanks to its 2-layer structure and therefore low installation height, strip parquet is ideal for renovations.
Parquet cleaning: the simple, fast and caring way with clean & green natural parquet cleaner
Forget the stereotype that parquet is complicated to care for and clean. Thanks to the environmentally-compatible clean & green natural parquet cleaner, you can clean your parquet simply yet effectively.
The cleaner is adapted specially to the needs of natural floors (parquet, cork, linoleum) and therefore preserves the natural beauty of your parquet. What's more, the economical cleaner adds a protective layer and in contrast to many other commercially available cleaners causes no greying of the floor. This ensures a long life and the naturally beautiful appearance of your floor.
The individual steps involved with the clean & green natural cleaner are presented in the video to hand.
Why not clean your parquet floor then with clean & green natural!
Oiled parquet floors: perfect care of oiled parquet and even re-oiling with clean & green aqua oil
Caring for oiled parquet floors is now easier than ever before. Thanks to the revolutionary clean & green aqua oil cleaning product, you can care for your oiled parquet floor yourself without the need for a single-brush floor care machine. What's more, aqua oil is produced based on linseed oil and is therefore environmentally friendly ̈and ensures optimum floor care.
In addition to basic cleaning of the floor with clean & green active, you can apply clean & green aqua oil with ease using the "Wischwiesel" flat wet-mop. Your oiled parquet floor can be walked on again after approx. two hours.
The individual steps involved are presented in the video to hand and you will see how easy it is to care yourself for oiled parquet floors using the natural parquet care product clean & green aqua oil.
Caring for your parquet floor yourself is child's play with clean & green aqua oil!