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WOOD FLOOR SYSTEM method and application

REFER TO FINISH SCHEDULE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURERS.

ATTENTION - INSTALLER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY

INSPECT ALL MATERIALS CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLATION. WOOD IS A NATURAL PRODUCT CONTAINING NATURAL

CHARACTERISTICS SUCH AS NATURAL VARIATIONS IN COLOR, TONE AND GRAINING. SOME VARIATION IN COLOR IS TO BE EXPECTED

IN A NATURAL WOOD FLOOR. EVEN THOUGH OUR PRODUCT GOES THROUGH MANY INSPECTIONS BEFORE IT LEAVES THE PLANT, IT IS

THE CUSTOMER AND INSTALLER'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO INSTALLATION.

AHF-Allhardwoodfloor ltd  FLOORING WARRANTIES  DO NOT COVER:

 MATERIALS WITH VISIBLE DEFECTS ONCE THEY ARE INSTALLED.

TOOLS

BASIC TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES: BROOM OR VACUUM, CHALK LINE, TAPPING BLOCK, PROFESSIONAL CHOICE CLEANER, HAND OR

ELECTRIC JAM SAW, MITER SAW, MOISTURE METER, SAFETY GLASSES, STRAIGHT EDGE, TABLE SAW, TAPE MEASURE, 3M BLUE TAPE,

SQUARE, UTILITY KNIFE, PRY BAR. USE URETHANE WOOD FLOORING ADHESIVE, TOWELS AND TROWEL IF GLUING OR- A BOSTITCH 50C

POWER NAILER FOR NAILING WITH A 1-1/2" POWER CLEAT. (NOTE: YOU MUST USE A 3/8" OR 1/2" ADAPTER AS APPROPRIATE).

CAUTION: IMPROPER USE OF A POWER NAILER CAN MARK THE SURFACE OF THE FLOORING

JOBSITE CONDITIONS

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLERS/OWNER TO DETERMINE IF THE JOB SITE SUB-FLOOR AND JOB SITE CONDITIONS ARE

ENVIRONMENTALLY AND STRUCTURALLY ACCEPTABLE FOR WOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION.

SUB-FLOOR PREPARATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL INSTALLATIONS

CONCRETE SUB-FLOORS

NEW CONCRETE SLABS REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 60 DAYS DRYING TIME BEFORE COVERING THEM WITH A WOOD FLOOR.

LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE

LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE THAT HAS A DRY DENSITY OF 100 POUNDS OR LESS PER CUBIC FOOT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR MOHAWK WOOD

FLOORS. MANY PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AS SELF-LEVELING TOPPINGS OR FLOOR UNDERLAYMENTS. THESE INCLUDE

CELLULAR CONCRETE, RESIN-REINFORCED CEMENTITIOUS UNDERLAYMENTS, AND GYPSUM-BASED MATERIALS. ALTHOUGH SOME OF

THESE PRODUCTS MAY HAVE THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS OF UNDERLAYMENT FOR WOOD FLOORING INSTALLATIONS, OTHERS

DO NOT.

TO TEST FOR LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE, SCRAPE A COIN OR KEY ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE SUBFLOOR. IF THE SURFACE

POWDERS EASILY OR HAS A DRY DENSITY OF L00 POUNDS OR LESS PER CUBIC FOOT, DO NOT INSTALL MOHAWK WOOD FLOORING.

CONCRETE SUB-FLOORS MUST BE DRY, SMOOTH (LEVEL WITH 3/16" IN A 10 FOOT. RADIUS - 1/8" IN 6 FT.) AND FREE OF STRUCTURAL

DEFECTS. HAND SCRAPE OR SAND WITH A 20-GRIT #3-1/2 OPEN FACE PAPER TO REMOVE LOOSE, FLAKY CONCRETE. GRIND HIGH

SPOTS IN CONCRETE AND FILL LOW SPOTS WITH A PORTLAND BASED LEVELING COMPOUND (MIN. 3,000 P.S.I.) CONCRETE MUST BE

FREE OF PAINT, OIL, EXISTING ADHESIVES, WAX GREASE, DIRT AND CURING COMPOUNDS. THESE MAY BE REMOVED MECHANICALLY

BUT DO NOT USE SOLVENT-BASED STRIPPERS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THE USE OF RESIDUAL SOLVENTS CAN PROHIBIT THE

SATISFACTORY BOND OF FLOORING ADHESIVES. IT IS IMPORTANT TO ENSURE A PROPER BOND BETWEEN THE ADHESIVE AND THE

CONCRETE, AND PLANKS OR STRIPS. MOHAWK ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING MAY BE INSTALLED ON-GRADE, ABOVE GRADE,

AS WELL AS BELOW GRADE WHERE MOISTURE CONDITIONS DO NOT EXIST.

TO ENSURE A LONG LASTING BOND, MAKE SURE THAT THE PERIMETER OF THE FOUNDATION HAS ADEQUATE DRAINAGE AND VAPOR

BARRIER.

WOOD SUB-FLOORS

WOOD SUB-FLOORS NEED TO BE WELL NAILED OR SECURED WITH SCREWS. NAILS SHOULD BE RING SHANKS AND SCREWS NEED TO

BE COUNTER SUNK. THE WOOD SUB-FLOOR NEEDS TO BE STRUCTURALLY SOUND AND DRY. THEY SHOULD NOT EXCEED 14%

MOISTURE PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. IF THE SUB-FLOOR IS SINGLE LAYER, LESS THAN 3/4" THICK, ADD A SINGLE CROSS LAYER

FOR STRENGTH AND STABILITY (MINIMUM 5/16" THICK FOR A TOTAL 3/4" THICKNESS). THIS IS TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF

SQUEAKING. WOOD SUB-FLOORS MUST BE FREE OF PAINT, OIL, EXISTING ADHESIVES, WAX, GREASE, DIRT AND URETHANE, VARNISH

ETC. UNDERLAYMENT GRADE OSB (NOT THE WAX SIDE) IS ALSO SUITABLE SUB-FLOORS. PARTICLEBOARD IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE

SUB-FLOOR. INSTALL AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE EXISTING FLOOR.

SUB-FLOOR MOISTURE CHECK

FLOORING ADHESIVE MAY BE USED FOR ABOVE, ON, AND BELOW GRADE APPLICATIONS AND ON ALL COMMON SUBSTRATES. ON AND

BELOW GRADE APPLICATIONS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO MOISTURE AND SHOULD BE TESTED FOR MOISTURE PRIOR TO INSTALLATION IN

SEVERAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE INSTALLATION AREA. ACCEPTABLE CONDITIONS FOR ABOVE ON AND BELOW GRADE APPLICATIONS

ARE:

LESS THAN 3LBS./1000 SQ. FT./24 HRS. ON A CALCIUM CHLORIDE TEST.

LESS THAN A READING OF 5.0 ON A TRAMEX CONCRETE MOISTURE ENCOUNTER (MOISTURE METER). WOOD SUBSTRATES MUST HAVE

A MOISTURE READING OF LESS THAN 14% WHEN USING A TRAMEX OR DELMHORST OR EQUIVALENT MOISTURE METER.

TO CORRECT ANY SUB-FLOOR PROBLEMS CONCERNING MOISTURE, EITHER WAIT UNTIL THE SUB-FLOOR DRIES TO MEET

SPECIFICATIONS OR USE AN APPROPRIATE MOISTURE BARRIER.

SUB-FLOORS OTHER THAN WOOD OR CONCRETE

NOTE: PERIMETER GLUED RESILIENT VINYL AND RUBBER TILES ARE UNACCEPTABLE UNDERLAYMENTS AND MUST BE REMOVED.

WARNING: DO NOT SAND EXISTING RESILIENT TILE, SHEET FLOORING, BACKING, OR FELT LININGS. THESE PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN

ASBESTOS FIBERS THAT ARE NOT READILY IDENTIFIABLE. INHALATION OF ASBESTOS DUST CAN CAUSE ASBESTOSIS OR OTHER

SERIOUS BODILY HARM. CHECK WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS FOR HANDLING HAZARDOUS MATERIAL BEFORE

ATTEMPTING THE REMOVAL OF THESE FLOORS.

CAUTION:􀀃􀀷􀀫􀀨􀀃􀀶􀀯􀀤􀀥􀀃􀀶􀀸􀀵􀀩􀀤􀀦􀀨􀀃􀀰􀀸􀀶􀀷􀀃􀀱􀀨􀀹􀀨􀀵􀀃􀀨􀀻􀀦􀀨􀀨􀀧􀀃􀀛􀀘􀂃􀀃􀀩􀀑􀀃􀀬􀀱􀀃􀀷􀀨􀀰􀀳􀀨􀀵􀀤􀀷􀀸􀀵􀀨􀀑

PREPARATION

REMOVE ALL MOLDINGS AND WALL-BASE AND UNDERCUT ALL DOOR CASINGS WITH A HAND OR POWER JAM SAW USING A SCRAP

PIECE OF FLOORING AS A GUIDE.

NOTE: WHEN INSTALLING A PRE-FINISHED WOOD FLOOR BE SURE TO BLEND THE WOOD FROM SEVERAL CARTONS TO ENSURE A GOOD

GRAIN AND SHADING MIXTURE THROUGH OUT THE INSTALLATION.

GLUE DOWN AND NAIL INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

CAUTION: FOLLOW ALL GUIDELINES FOUND ON THE ADHESIVE CONTAINER. BY NOT ADHERING TO THE GUIDELINES YOU CAN VOID YOUR

FLOORING WARRANTIES.

STEP 1 - (WET LAY AND NAILING METHOD)

SELECT A STARTER WALL. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO START THE INSTALLATION ALONG AN EXTERIOR WALL; IT'S MORE LIKELY TO BE

STRAIGHT AND SQUARE WITH THE ROOM. MEASURE OUT FROM THE WALL THE WIDTH OF TWO PLANKS AND MARK EACH END OF THE

ROOM AND SNAP YOUR CHALK LINE.

STEP 2

SPREAD PROFESSIONAL CHOICE FLOORING ADHESIVE FROM THE CHALK LINE TO THE STARTER WALL USING THE RECOMMENDED

TROWEL (3/16" X 1/4" X 1/2" V NOTCH). IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE THE CORRECT TROWEL AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE TO GET THE PROPER

SPREAD OF ADHESIVE APPLIED TO THE SUB-FLOOR, WHICH WILL PRODUCE A PROPER AND PERMANENT BOND. IMPROPER BONDING

CAN CAUSE LOOSE OR HOLLOW SPOTS.

NOTE: CHANGE THE TROWEL EVERY 2000 TO 3000 SQUARE FEET DUE TO WEAR DOWN OF THE NOTCHES. THIS ASSURES YOU

ALWAYS GET THE PROPER SPREAD OF ADHESIVE.

DIVISION #9 - FINISHES

ACOUSTICAL CEILINGS

ASTM C 636 - STANDARD PRACTICE FOR INSTALLATION OF METAL CEILING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS FOR ACOUSTIC TILE AND LAY-IN PANELS.

INSTALL ACOUSTICAL CEILING SYSTEM(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASTM C 636 TO PRODUCE

FINISHED CEILING TRUE TO LINES AND LEVELS AND FREE FROM WARPED, SOILED, OR DAMAGED GRID OR LAY-IN PANELS.

INSTALL CEILING SYSTEM(S) IN A MANNER CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING ALL SUPERIMPOSED LOADS, WITH MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE

DEFLECTION OF 1/360 OF SPAN AND MAXIMUM SURFACE DEVIATION OF 1/8 INCH IN 10 FEET (1/960).

INSTALL AFTER MAJOR ABOVE-CEILING WORK IS COMPLETE. COORDINATE THE LOCATION OF HANGERS WITH OTHER WORK. ENSURE THE

LAYOUT OF HANGERS AND CARRYING CHANNELS ARE LOCATED TO ACCOMMODATE FITTINGS AND UNITS OF EQUIPMENT WHICH ARE TO BE

PLACED AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF CEILING GRID SYSTEM(S).

WHERE DUCTS OR OTHER EQUIPMENT PREVENT THE REGULAR SPACING OF HANGERS, REINFORCE THE NEAREST ADJACENT HANGERS

AND RELATED CARRYING CHANNELS AS REQUIRED TO SPAN THE REQUIRED DISTANCE.

HANG INDEPENDENTLY OF WALLS, COLUMNS, DUCTS, PIPES, AND CONDUIT. WHERE CARRYING MEMBERS ARE SPLICED, AVOID VISIBLE

DISPLACEMENT OF THE LONGITUDINAL AXIS OR FACE PLANE OF ADJACENT MEMBERS.

DO NOT SUPPORT FIXTURES FROM OR ON MAIN RUNNERS OR CROSS RUNNERS IF WEIGHT OF THE FIXTURE CAUSES THE TOTAL DEAD

LOAD TO EXCEED THE DEFLECTION CAPABILITY. IN SUCH CASES, SUPPORT FIXTURE LOADS BY SUPPLEMENTARY HANGERS LOCATED

WITHIN 6 INCHES OF EACH CORNER, OR SUPPORT THE FIXTURES INDEPENDENTLY.

INSTALL EDGE MOLDINGS AT INTERSECTION OF CEILING AND VERTICAL SURFACES USING MAXIMUM LENGTHS, STRAIGHT, TRUE TO LINE,

AND LEVEL. MITER CORNERS. PROVIDE EDGE MOLDINGS AT JUNCTIONS WITH OTHER CEILING FINISHES. WHERE BULLNOSE CONCRETE

BLOCK CORNERS OCCUR, PROVIDE PREFORMED CLOSERS TO MATCH EDGE MOLDING.

FIT ACOUSTIC LAY-IN PANELS IN PLACE, FREE FROM DAMAGED EDGES OR OTHER DEFECTS DETRIMENTAL TO APPEARANCE AND

FUNCTION. FIT BORDER UNITS NEATLY AGAINST ABUTTING SURFACES. INSTALL PANELS IN ANY UNBROKEN AREA OF CEILING FROM THE

SAME PRODUCT LOT AS INDICATED BY LOT NUMBER ON EACH CARTON.

INSTALL LAY-IN PANELS LEVEL IN UNIFORM PLANE AND FREE FROM TWIST, WARP, AND DENTS.

CERAMIC AND CONCRETE TILE

CONFORM TO ANSI - AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR CERAMIC TILE AND INSTALLATION - TCA 137.1. AND

MANUFACTURER'S INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATION.

TILE SHALL BE QUALITY CERTIFIED BY THE TILE COUNCIL OF AMERICA, EQUAL TO OR EXCEEDING THE RECOMMENDED STANDARD

SPECIFICATIONS FOR CERAMIC TILE ANSI 137.1. EACH COLOR TO BE FROM A SINGLE RUN. DELIVER TILE TO THE SITE IN UNOPENED

CONTAINERS WITH EACH CONTAINER BEARING THE TCA CERTIFICATION MARK.

CERAMIC/ CONCRETE WALL AND FLOOR TILE AND MARBLE SHALL BE AS SPECIFIED IN THE FINISH SCHEDULE.

BASE: SANITARY COVED TYPE WITH MATCHING CORNER PIECES.

PROVIDE ALL SPECIAL SHAPES REQUIRED INCLUDING BULLNOSED TILE. INSIDE CORNERS TO BE SQUARE.

COLORS AND PATTERNS WILL BE SELECTED BY THE ARCHITECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER'S FULL RANGE UNLESS SPECIFIED HEREIN.

WATERPROOFING (IF REQUIRED) SHALL BE HYDROMENT ULTRA-SET, LATICRETE 9235, OR MAPEI PRP-315. WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

SHALL BE A ONE PART ELASTOMERIC AND SEAMLESS MEMBRANE OF AT LEAST 30 MILS OR 1/32". PROVIDING A POSITIVE BARRIER TO

MOISTURE/WATER MIGRATION OR PENETRATION. WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE SHALL MEET ASTM C836-84,

ANSI A136.1-1985, CTI-136.1-1985 AND CTI- 64.2-2.

SETTING SYSTEM SHALL BE HYDROMENT, LATICRETE OR MAPEI THIN SET MORTAR. FOLLOW MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR

TYPE TO USE, DEPENDING ON WATERPROOFING SYSTEM USED.

GROUT SHALL BE HYDROMENT, LATICRETE OR MAPEI CERAMIC TILE GROUT AND SHALL MEET CRD-C-621-82 AND ANSI A 118.6 A BLENDED

MIXTURE OF PORTLAND CEMENT, COLORFAST PIGMENT, HIGH STRENGTH AGGREGATES AND OTHER SELECTED INGREDIENTS TO INSURE

PROPER CURING. COLOR SHALL BE AS INDICATED ON THE FINISH SCHEDULE.

INSTALL CERAMIC TILE OR MARBLE FLOOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI A 108.5 AND TCA METHOD F 113.

INSTALL CERAMIC WALL TILE AND BASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI A 108.5 AND TCA METHOD W 202 AT MASONRY WALLS AND W 244 AT

TILE BACKER BOARD OVER METAL STUDS.

CUT AND FIT TILE OR MARBLE TIGHT TO PROTRUSIONS AND VERTICAL OR PERPENDICULAR INTERRUPTIONS. FORM CORNERS AND BASES

NEATLY.

FORM INTERNAL ANGLES SQUARE AND EXTERNAL CORNERS BULLNOSED.

WORK TILE OR MARBLE JOINTS UNIFORM IN WIDTH, SUBJECT TO VARIANCE IN TOLERANCE ALLOWED IN TILE SIZE. JOINTS SHALL BE

WATERTIGHT, WITHOUT VOIDS, CRACKS, EXCESSIVE MORTAR, OR GROUT.

SOUND TILE OR MARBLE AFTER SETTING. REPLACE HOLLOW SOUNDING UNITS.

ALLOW TILE OR MARBLE TO SET FOR A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS PRIOR TO GROUTING.

PROHIBIT TRAFFIC FROM FLOOR FINISH AND ACTIVITIES NEAR WALL FINISH FOR 48 HOURS AFTER INSTALLATION.

RESILIENT FLOORING

FED. SPEC. SS-T-312B - TILE, FLOOR: ASPHALT, RUBBER, VINYL, VINYL COMPOSITION.

FED. SPEC. SS-W-40A - WALL BASE: RUBBER AND VINYL PLASTIC.

VINYL COMPOSITION TILE

12 INCH BY 12 INCH BY 1/8 INCH THICK; CONFORMING TO FED. SPEC. SS-T-312(B), TYPE IV, COMPOSITION 1; MARBLEIZED PATTERN.

MANUFACTURER AND COLOR SHALL BE AS INDICATED IN THE FINISH SCHEDULE.

BASE: 4 INCH HIGH BY .125 INCH THICK RUBBER OF VINYL BASE CONFORMING TO FED. SPEC. SS-W-40A, TYPE I OR II WITH COVE BOTTOM

EXCEPT WHERE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CARPET OR AS INDICATED. MANUFACTURER AND COLOR SHALL BE AS INDICATED IN THE

FINISH SCHEDULE.

EDGE STRIPS SHALL BE RUBBER OR VINYL, TAPERED AND 1 INCH IN WIDTH.

SUB-FLOOR FILLER SHALL BE WHITE PREMIX LATEX, MIX WITH WATER TO PRODUCE CEMENTITIOUS PASTE.

PRIMERS AND ADHESIVES SHALL BE WATERPROOF OF TYPES RECOMMENDED BY RESILIENT FLOORING MANUFACTURER FOR SPECIFIC

MATERIAL.

SEALER AND WAX SHALL BE TYPE RECOMMENDED BY RESILIENT FLOORING MATERIAL MANUFACTURER FOR MATERIAL TYPE AND

LOCATION.

ENSURE FLOOR SURFACES ARE SMOOTH AND FLOAT WITH MAXIMUM VARIATION OF 1/8 INCH IN 10 FEET ( 1/960).

ENSURE CONCRETE FLOORS ARE DRY (MAXIMUM 7 PERCENT MOISTURE CONTENT) AND EXHIBIT NEGATIVE ALKALINITY, CARBONIZATION,

OR DUSTING.

􀀰􀀤􀀬􀀱􀀷􀀤􀀬􀀱􀀃􀀰􀀬􀀱􀀬􀀰􀀸􀀰􀀃􀀚􀀓􀂃􀀩􀀑􀀃􀀋􀀕􀀔􀂃􀀦􀀑􀀌􀀃􀀤􀀬􀀵􀀃􀀷􀀨􀀰􀀳􀀨􀀵􀀤􀀷􀀸􀀵􀀨􀀃􀀤􀀷􀀃􀀩􀀯􀀲􀀲􀀵􀀬􀀱􀀪􀀃􀀬􀀱􀀶􀀷􀀤􀀯􀀯􀀤􀀷􀀬􀀲􀀱􀀃􀀤􀀵􀀨􀀤􀀃􀀩􀀲􀀵􀀃􀀖􀀃􀀧􀀤􀀼􀀶􀀃􀀳􀀵􀀬􀀲􀀵􀀃􀀷􀀲􀀏􀀃􀀧􀀸􀀵􀀬􀀱􀀪􀀏􀀃􀀤􀀱􀀧􀀃􀀩􀀲􀀵􀀃􀀕􀀗􀀃􀀫􀀲􀀸􀀵􀀶

AFTER INSTALLATION.

STORE FLOORING MATERIALS IN AREA OF APPLICATION. ALLOW 3 DAYS FOR MATERIAL TO REACH EQUAL TEMPERATURE AS AREA.

REMOVE SUB-FLOOR RIDGES AND BUMPS. FILL LOW SPOTS, CRACKS, JOINTS, HOLES, AND OTHER DEFECTS WITH SUB-FLOOR FILLER.

CLEAN FLOOR AND APPLY TROWEL AND FLOAT FILLER TO LEAVE SMOOTH, FLAT, HARD SURFACE. PROHIBIT TRAFFIC UNTIL FILLER IS

CURED.

OPEN FLOOR TILE CARTONS, ENOUGH TO COVER EACH AREA, AND MIX TILE TO ENSURE SHADE VARIATIONS DO NOT OCCUR WITHIN ANY

ONE AREA.

CLEAN SUBSTRATE. SPREAD CEMENT EVENLY IN QUANTITY RECOMMENDED BY MANUFACTURER TO ENSURE ADHESION OVER ENTIRE

AREA OF INSTALLATION. SPREAD ONLY ENOUGH ADHESIVE TO PERMIT INSTALLATION OF FLOORING BEFORE INITIAL SET.

SET FLOORING IN PLACE, PRESS WITH HEAVY ROLLER TO ENSURE FULL ADHESION.

PLACE TILE TO THAT FIELDS OR PATTERNS CENTER ON AREA. NO TILE SHALL BE LESS THAN ONE HALF IN SIZE ALL TILE SHALL BE LAID

WITH VEINING RUNNING IN SAME DIRECTION. LAY TRUE, LEVEL, AND EVEN WITH TIGHT ALIGNED JOINTS.

TERMINATE RESILIENT FLOORING AT CENTERLINE OF DOOR OPENING(S) WHERE ADJACENT FLOOR FINISH IS DISSIMILAR.

INSTALL EDGE STRIPS AT UNPROTECTED OR EXPOSED EDGES WHERE FLOORING TERMINATES.

SCRIBE FLOORING TO WALLS, COLUMNS, CABINETS, FLOOR OUTLETS, AND OTHER APPURTENANCES TO PRODUCE TIGHT JOINTS.

FIT JOINTS TIGHT AND VERTICAL. MAINTAIN MINIMUM MEASUREMENT OF 18 INCHES BETWEEN JOINTS.

MITER INTERNAL CORNERS. USE PREMOLDED SECTIONS FOR EXTERNAL CORNERS AND EXPOSED ENDS.

INSTALL BASE ON SOLID BACKING. ADHERE TIGHTLY TO WALL AND FLOOR SURFACES.

SCRIBE AND FIT TO DOOR FRAMES AND OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS.

PROHIBIT TRAFFIC FROM FLOOR FINISH FOR 24 HOURS AFTER INSTALLATION.

REMOVE EXCESS ADHESIVE FROM FLOOR, BASE, AND WALL SURFACES WITHOUT DAMAGING.

CLEAN, SEAL, AND WAX FLOOR AND BASE SURFACES IN ACCORDANCE WITH MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

PAINTING:

PAINT AND FINISH THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR EXPOSED SURFACES LISTED ON THE PAINTING SCHEDULE IN PART 3 OF THIS SECTION, AS

SPECIFIED HEREIN, AND AS NEEDED FOR A COMPLETE AND PROPER INSTALLATION.

"PAINT," AS USED HEREIN, MEANS COATING SYSTEMS MATERIALS INCLUDING PRIMERS, EMULSIONS, EPOXY, ENAMELS, SEALERS, FILLER,

AND OTHER APPLIED MATERIALS WHETHER USED AS PRIME, INTERMEDIATE, OR FINISH COATS.

USE ADEQUATE NUMBERS OF SKILLED WORKMEN WHO ARE THOROUGHLY TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED IN THE NECESSARY CRAFTS AND

WHO ARE COMPLETELY FAMILIAR WITH THE SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS AND THE METHODS NEEDED FOR PROPER PERFORMANCE OF THE

WORK OF THIS SECTION.

PROVIDE FINISH COATS WHICH ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE PRIME COATS ACTUALLY USED. REVIEW OTHER SECTIONS OF THESE

SPECIFICATIONS AS REQUIRED, VERIFYING THE PRIME COATS TO BE USED AND ASSURING COMPATIBILITY OF THE TOTAL COATING

SYSTEM FOR THE VARIOUS SUBSTRATA. UPON REQUEST, FURNISH INFORMATION ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPECIFIC FINISH

MATERIALS TO ASSURE THAT COMPATIBLE PRIME COATS ARE USED. PROVIDE BARRIER COATS OVER NON-COMPATIBLE PRIMERS, OR

REMOVE THE PRIMER AND REPRIME AS REQUIRED. NOTIFY THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER IN WRITING OF ANTICIPATED PROBLEMS IN USING

THE SPECIFIED COATING SYSTEMS OVER PRIME-COATINGS SUPPLIED UNDER OTHER SECTIONS.

ALL PAINTS AND COATINGS SHALL BE PREMIXED AND DELIVERED TO THE JOB SITE IN MANUFACTURER'S SEALED CONTAINERS.

EACH CONTAINER SHALL BE LABELED BY THE MANUFACTURER SHOWING PAINT BRAND, COLOR DESIGNATION AND MANUFACTURER'S

NAME. ALL EMPTY CONTAINERS SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE SITE AT THE COMPLETION OF EACH DAY'S WORK.

PAINT MATERIAL SHALL BE STORED AND MIXED IN A CENTRAL LOCATION APPROVED BY THE OWNER AND ARCHITECT.

PAINTING (CONT'D)

DO NOT APPLY SOLVENT-THINNED PAINTS WHEN THE TEMPERATURE OF SURFACES TO BE PAINTED AND THE SURROUNDING AIR

TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW 45 DEGREES F, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY THE MANUFACTURERS' PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS AS

APPROVED BY THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER.

DO NOT APPLY PAINT IN SNOW, RAIN, FOG, OR MIST; OR WHEN THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY EXCEEDS 85%; OR TO DAMP OR WET SURFACES,

UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY THE MANUFACTURERS' PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS AS APPROVED BY THE ARCHITECT. APPLICATIONS

MAY BE CONTINUED DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER ONLY WITHIN THE TEMPERATURE LIMITS SPECIFIED BY THE PAINT MANUFACTURER AS

BEING SUITABLE FOR USE DURING APPLICATION AND DRYING PERIODS.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORK OF THIS SECTION, DELIVER TO THE OWNER AN EXTRA STOCK EQUALING 10% OF EACH COLOR, TYPE,

AND GLOSS OF PAINT USED IN THE WORK, TIGHTLY SEALING EACH CONTAINER, AND CLEARLY LABELING WITH CONTENTS AND LOCATION

WHERE USED.

UNDERCOATS AND THINNERS: PROVIDE UNDERCOAT PAINT PRODUCED BY THE SAME MANUFACTURER AS THE FINISH COAT. USE ONLY

THE THINNERS RECOMMENDED BY THE PAINT MANUFACTURER, AND USE ONLY TO THE RECOMMENDED LIMITS. INSOFAR AS PRACTICABLE,

USE UNDERCOAT, FINISH COAT, AND THINNER MATERIAL AS PARTS OF A UNIFIED SYSTEM OF PAINT FINISH.

ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURER: BENJAMIN MOORE, METAL CLEAR COAT SHERWIN WILLIAMS - NO SUBSTITUTIONS

GYPSUM WALL BOARD: EGGSHELL FINISH LATEX ALL WALLS, NEW

1ST COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR LATEX PRIMER (N216)

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC EGGSHELL FINISH (N319)

3RD COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC EGGSHELL FINISH (N319)

GYPSUM WALL BOARD: EGGSHELL FINISH LATEX ALL WALLS, REPAINT

1ST COAT - REMOVE ANY PEELING OR SCALING PAINT AND SAND THESE AREAS TO FEATHER EDGES SMOOTH WITH ADJACENT

SURFACES. FILL ALL NAIL HOLES, CRACKS & OTHER SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS. REMOVE SURFACE CONTAMINANTS

FROM WALLS WITH A STRONG DETERGENT SOLUTION. PRIME WITH BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR

LATEX PRIMER (N216)

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC EGGSHELL FINISH (N319)

3RD COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC EGGSHELL FINISH (N319)

GYPSUM WALL BOARD: FLAT FINISH LATEX SALES AREA DRYWALL CEILINGS, NEW

1ST COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR LATEX PRIMER (N216)

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC FLAT FINISH (N215)

3RD COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC FLAT FINISH (N215)

GYPSUM WALL BOARD: FLAT FINISH LATEX SALES AREA DRYWALL CEILINGS, REPAINT

1ST COAT - REMOVE ANY PEELING OR SCALING PAINT AND SAND THESE AREAS TO FEATHER EDGES SMOOTH WITH ADJACENT

SURFACES. FILL ALL NAIL HOLES, CRACKS & OTHER SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS. REMOVE SURFACE CONTAMINANTS

FROM WALLS WITH A STRONG DETERGENT SOLUTION. PRIME WITH BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR

LATEX PRIMER (N216)

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC FLAT FINISH (N215)

3RD COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE REGAL PREMIUM INTERIOR 100% ACRYLIC FLAT FINISH (N215)

WOOD DOORS, JAMBS, CASINGS, TOUCH-UP ON OWNERS FIXTURES & MISC. TRIM: HIGH GLOSS

1ST COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IRONCLAD ALKYD LOW LUSTRE METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (C163)

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IMPERVO ALKYD HIGH GLOSS METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (C133)

3RD COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IMPERVO ALKYD HIGH GLOSS METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (C133)

METAL DOORS AND FRAMES: HIGH-GLOSS

1ST COAT - PRIMER IS NOT REQUIRED ON FACTORY PRIMED DOORS AND FRAMES. BENJAMIN MOORE IRONCLAD ALKYD LOW

LUSTRE METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (C163)

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IMPERVO ALKYD HIGH GLOSS METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (C133)

3RD COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IMPERVO ALKYD HIGH GLOSS METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (C133)

EXPOSED STRUCTURAL STEEL, ROOF BAR JOISTS AND METAL DECK: LOW LUSTRE - SELF PRIMING

1ST COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IRONCLAD LATEX LOW LUSTRE METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (363)

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IRONCLAD LATEX LOW LUSTRE METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (363)

CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS: SEMI-GLOSS FINISH LATEX

1ST COAT - MOORCRAFT SUPER CRAFT LATEX BLOCK, FILLER (285)

2ND COAT - MOORCRAFT SUPER SPEC LATEX SEMI-GLOSS, ENAMEL (276) (INTERIOR ONLY)

3RD COAT - MOORCRAFT SUPER SPEC LATEX SEMI-GLOSS, ENAMEL (276) (INTERIOR ONLY)

CONCRETE FLOOR: SATIN FINISH/EPOXY-MODIFIED ACRYLIC LATEX (BACK ROOM)

1ST COAT - MOORE'S LATEX FLOOR & PATIO, ENAMEL (122) THINNED PER LABEL DIRECTIONS

2ND COAT - MOORE'S LATEX FLOOR & PATIO, ENAMEL (122)

3RD COAT - MOORE'S LATEX FLOOR & PATIO, ENAMEL (122)

ALUMINUM/GALVANIZED METAL: SATIN FINISH

1ST COAT - PRIMER IS NOT REQUIRED ON FACTORY PRIMED SURFACES OR REPAINT.

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IRONCLAD LATEX LOW LUSTRE METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (363)

3RD COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE IRONCLAD LATEX LOW LUSTRE METAL AND WOOD ENAMEL (363)

METAL, WOOD, GALVANIZED METAL: ACRYLIC SEMI-GLOSS

1ST COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE - M29 D.T.M. ACRYLIC SEMI-GLOSS

2ND COAT - BENJAMIN MOORE - M29 D.T.M. ACRYLIC SEMI-GLOSS

METAL CLEAR COAT, (METAL AWNING DECK, RODS & TURNBUCKLES)

1ST COAT - SHERWIN WILLIAMS OPEX CLEAR LACQUERS CC-C5 (T82C13)

SURFACE PREPARATION:

1. PERFORM PREPARATION AND CLEANING PROCEDURES IN STRICT ACCORDANCE WITH THE PAINT MANUFACTURERS'

RECOMMENDATIONS AS APPROVED BY THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER.

2. REMOVE REMOVABLE ITEMS WHICH ARE IN PLACE AND ARE NOT SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE PAINT FINISH; OR PROVIDE

SURFACE-APPLIED PROTECTION PRIOR TO SURFACE PREPARATION AND PAINTING OPERATIONS.

3. FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF PAINTING IN EACH SPACE OR AREA, REINSTALL THE REMOVED ITEMS BY USING WORKMEN WHO

ARE SKILLED IN THE NECESSARY TRADES.

4. CLEAN EACH SURFACE TO BE PAINTED PRIOR TO APPLYING PAINT OR SURFACE TREATMENT.

5. REMOVE OIL AND GREASE WITH CLEAN CLOTHS AND CLEANING SOLVENT OF LOW TOXICITY AND FLASH POINT IN EXCESS OF 200

DEGREES F, PRIOR TO START OF MECHANICAL CLEANING.

6. SCHEDULE THE CLEANING AND PAINTING SO THAT DUST AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS FROM THE CLEANING PROCESS WILL NOT

FALL ONTO WET NEWLY PAINTED SURFACES.

7. PLASTER AND VENEER PLASTER MUST BE ALLOWED TO DRY THOROUGHLY FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE PAINTING.

PREPARATION OF WOOD SURFACES:

1. CLEAN WOOD SURFACES UNTIL FREE FROM DIRT, OIL, AND OTHER FOREIGN SUBSTANCE.

2. SMOOTH FINISHED WOOD SURFACES EXPOSED TO VIEW, USING THE PROPER SANDPAPER. WHERE SO REQUIRED, USE VARYING

DEGREES OF COARSENESS IN SANDPAPER TO PRODUCE A UNIFORMLY SMOOTH AND UNMARRED WOOD SURFACE.

3. UNLESS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED BY THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER, DO NOT PROCEED WITH PAINTING OF WOOD SURFACES UNTIL

THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF THE WOOD IS 12% OR LESS AS MEASURED BY A MOISTURE METER APPROVED BY THE

ARCHITECT/ENGINEER.

4. WOOD DOORS:

A. CAREFULLY SEAL ALL EDGES IMMEDIATELY AFTER FITTING INCLUDING AREAS ROUTED FOR CONCEALED CLOSERS AND

OTHER HARDWARE.

B. BEFORE FINISHING, THE FINISHER MUST DO A THOROUGH FINAL SANDING OVER ALL SURFACES USING 120 OR 150 GRIT

SANDPAPER, DEPENDING ON THE SPECIES, AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH A HAND BLOCK OR BELT SANDER IN ORDER TO

REMOVE ALL SCUFFS, HANDLING MARKS, SCRATCHES, RAISED GRAIN, BURNISHES AND EFFECTS OR EXPOSURE TO

MOISTURE THAT MAY OCCUR DURING HANDLING, UNLOADING AND STORAGE.

C. IMMEDIATELY AFTER FITTING AND BEFORE HANGING, THE ENTIRE DOOR INCLUDING TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES MUST

RECEIVE TWO COATS OF A GOOD QUALITY PAINT, VARNISH OR LACQUER. EXTERIOR FINISHES SHOULD BE USED ON

THE EXTERIOR FACES AND ALL EDGES OF EXTERIOR DOORS.

D. SOME WOODS, PARTICULARLY OAK, CONTAIN CHEMICALS WHICH REACT WITH IRON OR SOME FINISHING MATERIALS.

DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL ON OAK DOORS.

PREPARATION OF METAL SURFACES:

1. THOROUGHLY CLEAN SURFACES UNTIL FREE FROM DIRT, OIL, AND GREASE.

2. ON GALVANIZED SURFACES, USE SOLVENT FOR THE INITIAL CLEANING, AND THEN TREAT THE SURFACE THOROUGHLY WITH

PHOSPHORIC ACID ETCH. REMOVE ETCHING SOLUTION COMPLETELY BEFORE PROCEEDING.

3. ALLOW TO DRY THOROUGHLY BEFORE APPLICATION OF PAINT.

PAINT APPLICATION:

1. TOUCH-UP SHOP-APPLIED PRIME COATS WHICH HAVE BEEN DAMAGED, AND TOUCH-UP BARE AREAS PRIOR TO START OF FINISH

COATS APPLICATION.

2. SLIGHTLY VARY THE COLOR OF SUCCEEDING COATS.

A. DO NOT APPLY ADDITIONAL COATS UNTIL THE COMPLETED COAT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND APPROVED.

B. ONLY THE INSPECTED AND APPROVED COATS OF PAINT WILL BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF COATS

APPLIED.

3. SAND AND DUST BETWEEN COATS TO REMOVE DEFECTS VISIBLE TO THE UNAIDED EYE FROM A DISTANCE OF FIVE FEET.

4. ON REMOVABLE PANELS AND HINGED PANELS, PAINT THE BACK SIDES TO MATCH THE EXPOSED SIDES.

DRYING:

1. ALLOW SUFFICIENT DRYING TIME BETWEEN COATS, MODIFYING THE PERIOD AS RECOMMENDED BY THE MATERIAL

MANUFACTURER TO SUIT ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

2. CONSIDER OIL-BASE AND OLEO-RESINOUS SOLVENT-TYPE PAINT AS DRY FOR RECOATING WHEN THE PAINT FEELS FIRM, DOES

NOT DEFORM OR FEEL STICKY UNDER MODERATE PRESSURE OF THE THUMB, AND WHEN THE APPLICATION OF ANOTHER COAT

OF PAINT DOES NOT CAUSE LIFTING OR LOSS OF ADHESION OF THE UNDERCOAT.

BRUSH APPLICATIONS:

1. BRUSH OUT AND WORK THE BRUSH COATS ONTO THE SURFACE IN AN EVEN FILM.

2. CLOUDINESS, SPOTTING, HOLIDAYS, LAPS, BRUSH MARKS, RUNS, SAGS, ROPINESS, AND OTHER SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS WILL

NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.

SPRAY APPLICATION:

1. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE APPROVED BY THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER, CONFINE SPRAY APPLICATION TO AC GRILLES,

SPEAKERS, LIGHT TRIM RINGS, METAL FRAMEWORK AND SIMILAR SURFACES WHERE HAND BRUSH WORK WOULD BE INFERIOR.

2. WHERE SPRAY APPLICATION IS USED, APPLY EACH COAT TO PROVIDE THE HIDING EQUIVALENT OF BRUSH COATS.

3. DO NOT DOUBLE BACK WITH SPRAY EQUIPMENT TO BUILD UP FILM THICKNESS OF TWO COATS IN ONE PASS.

FOR COMPLETED WORK, MATCH THE APPROVED SAMPLES AS TO TEXTURE, COLOR AND COVERAGE. REMOVE, REFINISH, OR REPAINT

WORK NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS.

MISCELLANEOUS SURFACES AND PROCEDURES:

1. EXPOSED MECHANICAL ITEMS:

A. FINISH ELECTRIC PANELS, ACCESS DOORS, CONDUITS, PIPES, DUCTS, GRILLES, REGISTERS, VENTS, AND ITEMS OF

SIMILAR NATURE TO MATCH THE ADJACENT WALL AND CEILING SURFACES, OR AS DIRECTED.

B. PAINT VISIBLE DUCT SURFACES BEHIND VENTS, REGISTERS, AND GRILLES FLAT BLACK.

C. WASH METAL WITH SOLVENT, PRIME, AND APPLY TWO COATS OF ALKYD ENAMEL.

2. EXPOSED PIPE AND DUCT INSULATION:

A. APPLY ONE COAT OF LATEX PAINT ON INSULATION WHICH HAS BEEN SIZED OR PRIMED UNDER OTHER SECTIONS;

APPLY TWO COATS ON SUCH SURFACES WHEN UNPREPARED.

B. MATCH COLOR OF ADJACENT SURFACES.

C. REMOVE BAND BEFORE PAINTING, AND REPLACE AFTER PAINTING.

3. HARDWARE:

A. PAINT PRIME COATED HARDWARE TO MATCH ADJACENT SURFACES.

B. PAINT METAL PORTIONS OF HEAD SEALS, JAMB SEALS, AND ASTRAGAL SEALS TO MATCH THE COLOR OF THE DOOR

FRAME UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE ARCHITECT.

4. WET AREAS:

A. IN TOILET ROOMS AND CONTIGUOUS AREAS, ADD AN APPROVED FUNGICIDE TO PAINTS.

B. FOR OIL BASE PAINTS, USE 1% PHENOLMERCURIC OR 4% TETRACHLOROPHENOL.

C. FOR WATER EMULSION AND GLUE SIZE SURFACES, USE 4% SODIUM TETRACHLOROPHENATE.

5. INTERIOR: USE "STIPPLE" FINISH WHERE ENAMEL IS SPECIFIED.

6. EXPOSED VENTS: APPLY TWO COATS OF HEAT-RESISTANT PAINT APPROVED BY THE ARCHITECT.

WOOD FLOOR SYSTEM (CONT'D)

STEP 3

INSTALL THE FIRST ROW OF STARTER PLANKS WITH THE TONGUE FACING THE STARTER WALL AND SECURE INTO POSITION. ALIGNMENT

IS CRITICAL AND CAN BE ACHIEVED BY SECURING A STRAIGHT EDGE ALONG THE CHALK LINE (2X4'S WORK WELL), OR BY TOP NAILING THE

FIRST ROW WITH FINISHING NAILS (WOOD SUB-FLOOR), THIS PREVENTS SLIPPAGE OF THE PLANKS THAT CAN CAUSE MISALIGNMENT.

NOTE: THE PLANKS ALONG THE WALL MAY HAVE TO BE CUT TO FIT SINCE MOST WALLS ARE NOT STRAIGHT, AND LEAVING AN

EXPANSION SPACE.

YOU MUST NAIL 1" - 2" FROM THE ENDS AND EVERY 4" - 6" ALONG THE EDGES. THIS WILL HELP INSURE A SATISFACTORY INSTALLATION. IT

IS BEST TO SET THE COMPRESSOR PSI AT 80 - 85LBS. TO KEEP THE STAPLES FROM GOING THROUGH OR BREAKING THE TONGUES.

IMPROPER STAPLING TECHNIQUES CAN CAUSE SQUEAKS IN THE FLOOR.

ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PENETRATION OF THE NAIL INTO THE NAIL BED. YOU WANT IT FLUSH IN THE

NAIL POCKET. USE A SCRAP PIECE OF FLOORING MATERIAL TO SET TOOLS PROPERLY BEFORE INSTALLATION.

STEP 4

ONCE THE STARTER ROWS ARE SECURE SPREAD 2-1/2 TO 3 FEET OF ADHESIVE THE LENGTH OF THE ROOM. (NEVER LAY MORE ADHESIVE

THAN CAN BE COVERED IN APPROXIMATELY 2 HRS.)

PLACE PLANK AND PRESS FIRMLY INTO ADHESIVE NEVER SLIDE PLANKS OR STRIPS THROUGH ADHESIVE. USE A TAPPING BLOCK TO FIT

PLANKS SNUG TOGETHER AT SIDE AND BUTT-ENDS.

TEST FOR PROPER BOND BY OCCASIONALLY LIFTING A BOARD AND LOOKING FOR GOOD COVERAGE (90%), THEN REPLACE IT INTO THE

ADHESIVE.

CLEAN ANY ADHESIVE OFF THE SURFACE BEFORE IT CURES USING CLEAN TERRY CLOTH TOWELS AND URETHANE REMOVER.

USE 3M BLUE MASK TAPE TO HOLD PLANKS SECURELY IN PLACE AS YOU ARE INSTALLING AND CONTINUE THE PROCESS THROUGH OUT

THE INSTALLATION. USE CAUTION WHEN USING A RUBBER MALLET TO BUTT MATERIAL TOGETHER, IT CAN BURN THE FINISH AND CAUSE

MARRING.

NOTE: NEVER WORK ON TOP OF THE FLOORING WHEN INSTALLING WITH THE WET LAY METHOD.

CLEAN UP

USE CLEAN WHITE TERRY CLOTH TOWELS TO CLEAN AS YOU GO, ALONG WITH FLOORING CLEANER. ADHESIVE THAT HAS CURED ON THE

SURFACE OF THE FLOORING CAN BE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE AND WILL REQUIRE THE USE OF URETHANE REMOVER. ONCE THE FLOOR IS

COMPLETED CLEAN THE FLOORING WITH FLOORING CLEANER.

LIGHT FOOT TRAFFIC IS ALLOWED AFTER 12 HOURS BUT WAIT 24 HOURS AFTER INSTALLATION TO REMOVE THE 3M BLUE MASKING TAPE.

ONCE THE TAPE IS REMOVED CLEAN ANY ADHESIVE RESIDUE LEFT FROM THE TAPE WITH PROFESSIONAL'S CHOICE FLOORING CLEANER.

RECOMMENDED NAILERS: BOSTITCH POWER NAILER 50C NAILER USING A 11/2" POWER CLEAT. YOU MUST USE THE 3/8" OR 1/2" ADAPTER

AS APPROPRIATE.

INSTALLING 6 MIL POLYETHYLENE

FOR SLAB ON GRADE APPLICATIONS, INSTALL THE POLYETHYLENE (UNDER SUBFLOOR) PARALLEL TO THE DIRECTION OF THE FLOORING

AND ALLOW A 3" OVERHANG. AT THE PERIMETER. MAKE SURE EACH RUN OF POLYETHYLENE OVERLAPS THE PREVIOUS RUN BY 6" OR

MORE.

LAYOUT THE JOB

MEASURE OUT FROM THE ENDS OF YOUR STARTING WALL, 2 3/4" WHEN INSTALLING 2 1/4" STRIP FLOORING OR 3 1/2" WHEN INSTALLING 3"

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ALONG THE STARTING WALL USING THE MARKS YOU MADE.

BEGINNING INSTALLATION

PLACE THE PLANKS ALONG YOUR CHALK LINE. USE BRADS OR SMALL FINISHING NAILS TO SECURE THE FIRST STARTER ROW ALONG THE

WALL EDGE 1" - 2" FROM THE ENDS AND EVERY 4" - 6" ALONG THE SIDE. COUNTER SINK THE NAILS AND FILL WITH THE MATCHING WOOD

COLOR PUTTY THAT BLENDS WITH THE FLOORING INSTALLED. PLACE THE NAILS IN A DARK GRAIN SPOT IN THE BOARD. THE BASE OR

SHOE MOLDING WILL COVER THE NAILS WHEN INSTALLED AFTER COMPLETION OF THE INSTALLATION.

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EVERY 4" - 6" ALONG THE SIDES. IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO BLIND NAIL THE NEXT 2 ROWS. A STANLEY BT35 BRAD NAILER WITH 1"-1-3/8"

BRADS CAN ALSO BE USED TO BLIND NAIL AND NO PRE-DRILLING IS NEEDED.

FINAL TOUCHES

INSTALL THE PROPER TRIM MOLDING AT THE DOORWAYS TO ACHIEVE THE TRANSITION AND ALONG THE WALLS TO COVER THE EDGES OF

ANY GAPS ALONG THE WALL DUE TO IRREGULARITY.

COMPLETE THE JOB BY USING PROFESSIONAL CHOICE FLOORING FILLER THAT BLENDS WITH THE INSTALLED FLOORING TO FILL ANY

GAPPING ALONG THE JOINTS AND CLEAN THE FINISHED FLOOR WITH PROFESSIONAL

 

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