5G® installation systems

5G is the brand for our globally recognized installation systems used by more than 100 floor producers around the world. With 5G, floor installation has never been easier. These locking systems are based on a single action installation method suitable for all types and widths of floor products.

The boards are locked on the long side with a traditional angling method. On the short side, the different versions of the 5G locking systems enable
simple and fast installation by vertical snap (Original 5G / 5G-i) or side push (5G-S and 5G-W) without the need of any tools.

Read more on our website 5G® Fold Down here. ​


Installation systems for all types of flooring

Välinge pioneered the concept of glueless click flooring in 1994 and changed the way floorings are installed and used. It has never been easier - just install in a snap!

Our portfolio of locking technologies offers a locking system suitable for each type of flooring material, width and thickness. ​

Features & benefits

  • Fast & easy
  • Strong
  • No shifting of short or long side needed

5G® Climb™

5G® Climb™ is revolutionary technology for wall mounting, based on our proven 5G Fold Down installation system used in flooring. Use the panels as studs and simply click the wall panels in place horizontally, vertically or in herringbone pattern.

With the specially designed clips, the panels are attached instantly to the studs, without any tools. Make your floor climb up the wall and get a perfect match between floor and wall. Be creative and go all the way up.

For more information download Datasheet 5G® Climb™

5G® Dry™

5G® Dry™ is a fold down installation system that provides enhanced water resistance by preventing water from penetrating into the seams of the floor panels. 

With greater protection to withstand the mess of everyday chaos such as spills, this innovation makes floors both incredible easy to install and to live with.


Fold down installation

5G installation secures installation with a visible and audible locking function. When a panel is folded down, a flexible plastic tongue is pushed into a tongue-groove. As the panel reaches its final position, the locking tongue snaps out into a wedge groove, emits a ”click” sound and locks the product vertically.

Push down installation

For resilient flooring
As a panel is folded down, a locking strip has been designed to smoothly bend due to each panel’s guiding surfaces. When the guiding surfaces have passed each other, the locking strip flexes back and thereby pulls down the folded panel into a perfectly aligned and locked position.

For laminate flooring
An integrated locking tongue is pushed inwards when the next panel is folded down. As the panel reaches its final position, the tongue flexes back and into the wedge groove on the folded panel, thereby locking it in the vertical direction.

2G locking system:
Angling installation

2G is a strong and robust mechanical locking system. The system is preferably combined with fold-down on the short side for fastest and easiest installation. However, it can also be used both on long and short sides for an angle-angle installation. 


LVT/SPC & WPC flooring

The 2G and 5G profiles have both been optimized for resilient and thin products. The 2G angling locking profile is available for 3 mm flooring products and the 5G fold down systems are available for flooring products in thicknesses down to 4 mm.