|Wood is a natural product, containing variations in
color, decoration and grain. Before any flooring product leaves our
plant, it goes through numerous inspections; as the installer of the
flooring YOU are the final inspector. Allow five (5) per cent
minimum for culling out (removing) undesirable pieces during the layout
process. Some overwood/underwood and gaps are a natural occurrence
in wood flooring. Small gaps can be filled with appropriate color
match filler. All wood floor installations must follow NWFA
(National Wood Flooring Association,
www.nwfa.org) or NOFMA (National Oak Flooring Manufactures
Association, www.nofma.org) guidelines.
SOLID WOOD FLOORING MUST BE NAILED OR STAPLED OR GLUED DOWN OVER AN
APPROPRIATE WOOD SUBFLOOR AS PER NWFA GUIDELINES.
All solid wood flooring requires acclimation time BEFORE it is installed. Check the moisture content (MC) of the flooring when it is delivered to the job site, and do not install until it reaches the desired MC for the climate and environment in which it is going to be used; adjusted to the species of wood being installed. For more information about the MC required in your area for the species of wood you are using call our technical department or contact the NWFA or NOFMA. Note: solid wood will not properly acclimate in wrappers/cartons, etc. Remove the flooring from its packaging, cross stack it on the job site and do not install until it is at the correct MC.
NOTE: WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY MATERIAL ONCE IT HAS BEEN INSTALLED. IF THERE IS ANY QUESTION REGARDING FIT OR ANY OBVIOUS DEFECTS, DO NOT INSTALL! INSTALLATION ACKNOWLEDGES ACCEPTANCE OF THE MATERIAL.
THESE GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED AS GUIDELINES
Hardwood flooring is a product of nature and therefore; not perfect. We start with all wood being manufactured in accordance with industry standards, which permit a defect tolerance not to exceed 5% determined within its grade. The defects may be of a manufacturing, finishing, milling or natural type.
PREPARING SUBFLOOR & JOB-SITE