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How to Install Engineered Wood Flooring

Want new Engineered Wood flooring but don’t want to pay someone to do it?  These videos will show you how to install engineered wood flooring yourself in less time than it would take to get a quote from a flooring specialist.

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It is the installer/ owners’ responsibility to ensure that the jobsite conditions and jobsite subfloor are environmentally and structurally acceptable prior to the installation of any hardwood flooring. The manufacturer declines any responsibility for failures or deficiencies of hardwood flooring resulting from or related to sub-floor, sub-surface, or job-site environmental conditions. All substrates must be clean, flat, dry, and structurally sound.

• Subfloors must be clean and free of dirt, curing compounds, sealers, drywall mud, paint, wax, grease, urethane, or other materials that may affect the integrity of the flooring material or adhesives used to install the flooring.

• All subfloors and subfloor systems must be structurally sound and must be installed following their manufacturer’s recommendations. Local building codes may only establish minimum requirements of the flooring system and may not provide adequate rigidity and support for proper installation and performance of a hardwood floor. Whenever possible install the planks perpendicular to the floor joists for maximum stability. Our warranties

DO NOT cover any problems caused by inadequate substructures or improper installation of said substructures.

• Test wood sub floors and wood flooring for moisture content using a pin-type moisture meter. The moisture content of the subfloor should not exceed 13% and the moisture content of the wood should be within 4% of the subfloor moisture content.

• The moisture content for concrete subfloors registered after a calcium chloride test should not be greater than 3 pounds per 1000 square feet of area. If it exceeds these limits, DO NOT install the flooring.

Before moisture testing begins, the slab must be cured for a minimum of 30 days.

• Basements and crawl spaces must be dry. Use of a 6 mil black polyethylene is required to cover 100% of the crawl space earth. Crawl space clearance from ground to underside of joist to be no less than 18″ and perimeter vent spacing should be equal to 1.5% of the total square footage of the crawl space area to provide cross ventilation.

• The subfloor must be flat, meeting a minimum of 3/16″ within 10’ or 1/8″ in 6’.

Concrete subfloors

– Grind high spots or use a Portland-cement-based leveling material (minimum compressive strength 3000 psi) to fill all low spots. Follow the leveling compound manufacturer’s

They install a hardwood floor on concrete using the direct stick method. The floor clamps come in really handy. They make the job quick and easy. You can hire them from the timber supplier. Once it is laid they call in the help of some experts to sand and polish the floor. In all a great job. The finished floor looks brilliant.

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