The success of your installation will rely heavily on proper job site conditions being met prior to the floor's installation. Once on site, your floor should be stacked in thearea it is to be installed. Please allow 14 days for proper acclimatization for Solid floors. Engineered flooring can be installed immediately after opening without the acclimatization process. Your flooring product should never be stored in an unheated area, or below grade.
All N.W.F.A. installation guidelines should be adhered to when installing your floor. To our knowledge, we have found no adhesive/mastic products that will not bond to our hardwood flooring products, either Solid or Engineered. In radiant applications, we highly recommend using a urethane-based adhesive. All plank flooring should be glued and nailed. We recommend a urethane-based wood floor adhesive and a proper nailing schedule, every four to six inches should be sufficient.
Your hardwood floor is unique; knots, mineral streaking and color variations are all part of your floors' character. Some boards may be deemed less attractive; these should be placed in inconspicuous spots. Consult with your installer prior to final installation.
INSTALLATION OF ANY FLOORING CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF ITS GRADE, MILLING, AND FINISH.
Hardwood Floor Installer Responsibility
Your installer is responsible for the proper handling, storage and installation of your hardwood floor. This includes final inspection of flooring prior to installation. Your manufacturer's warranty does not cover flooring with visible defects once it is installed. The installer is also responsible for making sure the flooring is installed over an acceptable, suitable sub-floor.
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