There is a thin underlayment pad that is placed between the wood flooring and the subfloor to provide a cushion. This underlayment also retards any moisture transfer from below and can reduce noise when walked on and makes the floor softer under foot.
NATIONAL WOOD FLOORING ASSOCIATION INSTALLATION GUIDELINES WOOD FLOORING TABLE OF CONTENTS.
2012 wood flooring installation guidelines and methods. Glue-down or adhesive installation is a popular option for engineered flooring. Please note the guidelines provided in. Available in-print online and through our Hardwood Floors magazine app its impossible to miss an article.
From the latest industry news to business best practices to installation techniques we strive to ensure the right information is available to you when and where you need it most. For customers in the central Indiana area or anywhere else if youre up to a road trip visit our retail stores in Indianapolis and Noblesville. This overhaul includes the long-overdue updates to the plank flooring installation methods.
This guide provides detailed instructions and recommendations for installation of wood flooring materials in all suitable environments and is accepted as the industrys standard. Specifically contracting and expansion. Carlisle recommends the 2012 Wood Flooring Installation Guidelines and Methods from the National Wood Flooring Association as the basis for successful installation and long-term performance of Carlisle wide plank flooring.
MANUFACTURING The NWFA offers two industry-wide accepted standards for the manufacturing of wood floors NOFMA Certified Flooring and Responsible Procurement Program RPP. 1 National Wood Flooring Association 2007 l Revised 052012 Notice The National Wood Flooring Association assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for the principles or techniques contained in these guidelinesmethods. Wood flooring should be one of the last jobs completed on the construction project.
Click-lock involves attaching or clicking the panels together which blocks out moisture. The warranty instructions and product guidelines will provide details of correct installation procedures and appropriate conditions to limit the movement. Limit foot traffic on finished wood flooring.
Seasonal changes in temperature and humidity have been known to cause movement in hardwood and laminate flooring. These wood flooring professionals have considerable experience and knowledge in the wood industry and go through extensive training before leading NWFA events. If there is any question about concrete porosity or strength it is recommended to glue down one plank let adhesive set for 24 hours and then pry the.
These guidelines methods for the installation and sand finish of wood flooring were developed by the NWFA. Subfloor wood or concrete should be checked by an appropriate method for e s t a blishing moisture content. With the floating installation method the engineered wood floor is not mechanically fastened to any part of the subfloor a bead of recommended wood glue is applied in the groove of each plank to glue the planks together.
The NWFA Installation Guidelines and NWFA Sand and Finish Guidelines are the standards for the wood flooring Industry. If the concrete crumbles or turns to powder it is not sound and you should NOT install the hardwood flooring using a glue down method. In addition manufacturers recommendations for installation of specific products should always supersede the omega replica recommendation contained in NWFA publications.
1 National Wood Flooring Association 2007 l Revised 092012 Notice The National Wood Flooring Association assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for the principles or techniques contained in these guidelinesmethods. These guidelinesmethods for the installation and sand finish of wood flooring were developed by the NWFA Technical Publications Committee using reliable installation principles with research of all available wood flooring installation data and in consultation with leading industry authorities. Can be installed over most properly prepared subfloors making them suitable for installation on or above performance or installation techniques and methods.
Evaluate the jobsite for potential problems before installation begins and before wood flooring is delivered to the jobsite. Subfloor Guidelines Wood Joist Systems. To confirm you have the most recent installation instructions please visit our.
These are the guidelines that reputable hardwood flooring installers will follow and adhere to. The NWFA is a separate entity and is not associated with. NWFA has found moisture-related flooring problems to be a long-standing issue for home builders.
Along any perimeter wall and is more than 3above the installed wood flooring level. Do you have questions about the perfect hardwood installation method for you. Thanks to a collaboration between the NWFA and NAHB staff the guidelines are available to NAHB members at no cost.
It is typically clicked together and secured with glue. Click-lock or floating installation is the most common install method for engineered wood. NWFA Guidelines for installation of plank wood floors were last updated in 2012 and are currently in the process of being completely overhauled.
National Wood Flooring Association Installation Guidelines This link will take you to a current copy of the National Wood Flooring Association Installation Guidelines. The National Wood Flooring Association NWFA has updated its comprehensive guidelines for the proper installation of wood flooring. Common Flooring and Installation Issues.
Carlisle also offers helpful tip sheets and video clips that can be utilized prior to or during the installation of our floors. Only a floating floor installation would be recommended. This article will focus on some of the standard installation methods to follow when installing plank flooring.
These guidelines methods for the installation and sand finish of wood flooring were developed by the NWFA. The 2012 Wood Flooring Installation Guidelines and Methods can be purchased online or if you are working with a local installer they should be able to provide you with this information.