Max Windsor Hardwood Flooring Venus Betula TLEDD1702

Max Windsor Hardwood Flooring Venus Betula TLEDD1702

Hand Scraped Hardwood on SALE NOW ONLY $2.59 Sq. Ft

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Quick Overview

Construction: Engineered
Collection: Legends
Design: Hand-Scraped
Installation Method: Nail or Glue Down
Finish: Aluminum Oxide
Edge: Beveled
Species: Birch
Square Feet Per Box: 33.0
Width:5′
Thickness: 3/8”
Weight:44 Ibs
Warranty: 25 year Limited Warranty
Delivery available in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Max Windsor

Max Windsor Hardwood Flooring
Hand Scraped Hardwood  on Sale Now in Charlotte, NC  ONLY $2.59 Sq. Ft

Max Windsor Hardwood Floors Engineered Avalon Betula TLEDD1706

Max Windsor Hardwood Flooring Engineered Avalon Betula TLEDD1706

Low price of only $2.59 sq.ft

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Quick Overview

Construction: Engineered
Collection: Legends
Design: Hand-Scraped
Installation Method: Nail or Glue Down
Finish: Aluminum Oxide
Edge: Beveled
Species: Birch
Square Feet Per Box: 33.0
Width:5′
Thickness: 3/8”
Weight:44 Ibs
Warranty: 25 year Limited Warranty
Free local pick up in Charlotte NC
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Hardwood flooring hand scraped

Max windsor Hardwood flooring on sale now in charlotte NC. Only $2.59 sq.ft.

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Lumber Liquidators Stock Drops 11% After Formaldehyde Report

Lumber Liquidators Stock Drops 11% After Formaldehyde Report

Lumber Liquidators’ stock price fell 11 percent to $76.63 following the release of a report finding high levels of formaldehyde in the company’s China-sourced engineered flooring.“There are reasons to believe the company has been knowingly selling noncompliant products to consumers and the stated compliance on some of its products is inaccurate,” writes Xuhua Zhou of stock market analysis website SeekingAlpha.com in a letter to Mary D. Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board. Accompanying the letter was a report from Berkeley Analytical showing that a particular product that was labeled “California 93120 Phase 2 Compliant for Formaldehyde of Plywood” contained high levels of the carcinogen.

The letter says that after reading complaints from customers who purchased Lumber Liquidators engineered products, Xuhua commissioned Berkeley Analytical to test product samples purchased in California. “Among the samples tested, at least one product was identified to be in gross violation of CARB phase II emission standard…The reading from Berkeley Analytical comes out at 0.17 ppm, three and half times the maximum level allowed under [Airborne Toxic Control Measures],” Xuhua wrote. CARB phase II allows formaldehyde levels of only 0.05 ppm.

Xuhua’s report first surfaced on June 20. On June 21, Lumber Liquidators stock dropped 11 percent, according to Woodworking Network.

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Importance of Maintenance on Hardwood Floors

All Floors Maintenance
While specific finish types may require different maintenance, some guidelines apply to the care of all wood floors:
• Floor protector pads should be installed on the bottom of all furniture legs before furniture is placed onto the wood floor.
• Place rugs at all entrances. They help trap grit and absorb moisture before either one has a chance to damage the finish. (Check with the finish manufacturer for when these can be placed—usually they should not go down on the floor for at least seven days, and sometimes more than 21 days after the finish is applied.)
• Rugs should be shaken out, cleaned and thoroughly dried when they get wet.
• Take special precautions with non-skid pads that are frequently placed under area rugs. These pads may imprint their pattern onto the finish and/or wood floor. (Natural fibers may not transfer as much as synthetic pads.)
• Be aware that area rugs may cause color differences in the floor due to differences in light exposure.
• Expect that floors will shrink and expand with changes in humidity, sometimes leaving small gaps between boards. To minimize changes, humidity control in the home is recommended.
• Routine basic maintenance includes sweeping, vacuuming and/or dust-mopping to remove dirt and grit. (Use only vacuums that have a hard- surface setting.) The more that dirt and grit are allowed to accumulate, the more they will be tracked over the floor, leaving scratches. Floors should be cleaned immediately before and after a major event.
in good repair—if they lose their protective cap,
they will dent the surface of any floor.
• Pet nails need to be trimmed regularly.
• Be especially attentive to potential spill areas,
such as dishwashers, sinks, icemakers and stovetops. Other potential problem spots include household plants and Christmas tree stands.
Those are some of the basics. For information specific to finish types, read the following sections.
What to use?
It is important to impress upon consumers exactly which directions to follow and which products to use in caring for their wood floors. Although Mr. Smith may use cleaning product X, his floor may have a different finish from Mrs. Brown’s finish next door.
• For factory-finished wood floors, consumers should follow the directions of the flooring manufacturer as to which cleaning products to use. This is extremely important because not following those directions may void the manufacturer’s warranty of the wood floor.
• Consumers with floors that were finished at the job site should follow the maintenance directions of the floor finish manufacturer.
• Using a non-recommended product to clean the floor may ruin the appearance of the finish, and it also may cause problems down the road when it is time for the floor to be recoated.
• If the manufacturer is unknown, the customer should follow the general guidelines detailed on the next page.
surface finishes
Maintenance tips specific to surface-type finishes (water-based urethane, oil-modified polyurethane, conversion varnish, moisture- cured urethane and the finishes on most factory- finished floors) include:
• As with any wood floor, follow a program of sweeping and vacuuming to eliminate as much dirt and grit as possible, and remember that moisture should not come in contact with
the floor. If it does, it should be wiped up
immediately.
• Always use the manufacturer’s recommended
cleaning products, which won’t leave a contaminating residue on the floor. If the manufacturer is not known, use a generic hardwood floor cleaner available at local retail wood flooring stores.
• Most warranties from finish manufacturers and factory-finished wood flooring manufacturers are voided by the use of oil soap cleaners.
• Wipe up spills immediately with a lightly dampened cloth, then use a recommended cleaning product.
• For stubborn stains, lightly dampen a soft cloth with a recommended cleaning product. Apply directly to the stain and repeat as necessary.
• Never use a wax finish on top of a surface finish.
• Using steam or excessive water may damage a wood floor.
• When the floor loses its luster, there are options to revive the floor. A professional topcoat dressing may revive the floor’s appearance. However, that is not a substitute for a recoat using a chemical or mechanical recoating system.

Specialty finishes
Wax Finishes
Maintenance tips specific to wax-type finishes include:
• As with any wood floor, follow a program of
sweeping and vacuuming.
• Wipe up spills immediately with a dry cloth.
Buffing may be required.
• To remove white spots caused by water spills,
use a fine steel wool, a soft cloth or synthetic pad and a small amount of mineral spirits. Rub gently in a circular motion until the spot is gone. Then rewax the area and rebuff.
• When the floor loses its luster in heavy traffic areas, buff those areas with a polishing brush or pad. If that does not restore luster, rewax only those areas and buff. Note that too much wax causes the floor to scuff easily.
• Eventually the floor will need to be stripped and rewaxed. Even if waxed floors are completely sanded down, they may be very difficult to coat over with a surface finish.
• Use only a professional carnauba-based wax designed for wood floors.
Oil Finishes
Maintenance tips for oil-type finishes include:
• As with any wood floor, follow a program of
sweeping and vacuuming.
• Wipe up spills immediately with a dry cloth.
• The oil will need to be periodically reapplied
by a professional. There are many types of oil finishes (see glossary); follow the directions for that specific product.
Non-Urethane-Coated Acrylic Impregnated Floors
The care of non-urethane-coated acrylic impreg- nated floors differs significantly from most other floor finishes:

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Solid Hardwood VS. Engineered Hardwood?

Help me decide between solid and engineered hardwood.

With so many species of wood flooring available, and so many finish and texture options, how can you find the right one for your application? Are stability and hardness paramount in your choice, or are a certain color and design more important? The primer below can help you with the basics.

SOLID WOOD flooring is just that – wood strips that come in an array of board lengths and widths, as well as a variety of colors, finishes and species, plus grades from select to rustic. Wood strip is the traditional tongue-in-grove flooring in consistent, set widths that are nailed in place. Solid plank offers more random widths, but is also tongue-in-grove and nailed in place. Parquet flooring is comprised of many pieces are held in place with glues or mechanical fasteners, and provide a focal point in the center of a room or at its entry, as well as across the entire installation. Parquet is also commonly used as a border to define the boarders of a room or otherwise highlight a hardwood floor.

ENGINEERED WOOD consists of multiple plies of wood with the fashion species on top. It is installed like solid wood, but this manufacturing process is more productive and allows the wood species to go further. Engineered wood can be refinished over time, too, but be sure to ask about the thickness of the wear-layer ply. Because the core plies are dimensionally more stable, engineered wood can be used in damp areas like bathrooms, and below grade in basements, wine cellars and similar areas.

HARDNESS SCALE. The Janka harness test measures the ability of wood species to withstand denting and normal wear, as well as indicating the effort required to nail and saw the particular species.  The higher the number, the harder the wood. For example , ipe, a Brazilian walnut, rates 3684 on the Janka scale as the hardest wood, while Eastern white pine is the softest at 380.

MOISTURE CONTENT AND INSTALLATION. Solid wood absorbs moisture in the air, expanding when it does. When the atmosphere is dry, wood shrinks. This normal expansion and contraction means that solid wood is not a good idea for areas where dampness exists or where it may be exposed to water. Wood flooring needs to acclimate to its environment for three to four days before before it’s installed. Just let it sit in the room where it will be installed, unwrapped. (exceptions apply)

GRADES OF WOOD. No, Your wood flooring hasn’t gone to school, but it does get graded along a scale from select to rustic. Select has the most uniform color and clearest grain. Natural will have some variation in color and occasionally some small knots, while rustic grades, with the widest color variation from board to board, will also have larger and more frequent knots.

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Quality Engineered Hardwood Floor Installation Instructions

Before You install engineered hardwood flooring

Sub-Floor Preparation to install Engineered Hardwood Flooring:
• The sub-floor must be completely dry. A new concrete slab will usually take 90 to 150 days to dry thoroughly
depending on size of slab and weather conditions. The moisture content difference should be no more than 4%
between the engineered wood floor and concrete sub floor.
• If plywood is used as a sub-floor, the moisture content difference should be no more than 4% between
engineered wood floor and plywood sub floor. Plywood size for sub-floor is suggested to be ¾” x 48” x 48” and
leave ¼” between sheets for expansion.
• The sub floor must be free from any type of paint, oil, greases, dust and all other types of residues.
• The sub floor should be level. The level drop must be no more than ¼” over a 10 feet distance.
Glue-down installation guidelines for QUALITY ENGINEERED Hardwood Floors:
(Recommended method of Installation for both concrete and plywood sub floor)
• We recommend an acclimation period of 3 days for all our engineered hardwood flooring products.
• Test Sub-Floor before every installation. (Please follow Sub-Floor Preparation instruction listed above).
• Bostik Pro-Cure is recommended.
• A Urethane based adhesive should be used exclusively. Bostik’s Best glue is recommended.
• Read the glue manufacturer’s instructions, which is always printed in details on the glue container to choose the
correct size trowel.
• Create a working line parallel to the starting wall, in multiples of our engineered plank width, to set up the
baseline of installation.
• Following the spread rate, curing time, spread the glue evenly on the sub-floor to cover the area the installer can
lay the planks in time for best result of the glue.
• Lay one row of plank along the entire length of work line. Add each additional row of flooring, watching the
pattern repeat and offsetting or staggering the joints at least 6 inches.
• A ½” expansion space should be left around the perimeter.
• Roll whole floor with a 150 lb. Roller within 3-6 hours after installation.
• Finished areas should be covered with a protective paper immediately after installation to prevent damage from
installation process.
Nail-Down installation guidelines for QUALITY ENGINEERED Hardwood Floors:
(ONLY FOR PLYWOOD SUB FLOOR)
• We recommend an acclimation period of 3 days for all our engineered hardwood flooring products.
• A 15 lb. felt paper moisture barrier should be applied to the plywood sub-floor with 6” overlaps before installing
the new wood floor.
• Create a working line to the starting wall, in multiples of our solid plank width.
• Install the first row of wood with the groove side towards the wall using top nails as necessary to hold the first
row firm and in place. Adjust as necessary.
• Use adjustable pneumatic power hammer or nailing machine with 1 ½” – 2” nails as is required and make sure
nailing foot is appropriate to the nails / staples used. To avoid damage to the tongue be sure to adjust for proper
pressure on the compressor.
• Add and adjust each additional row of wood planks, offset or stagger the end joints at least 6” to prevent
repeating the pattern.
• Finished areas should be covered with a protective paper immediately after installation to prevent damage from
installation process.
Floating installation guidelines for QUALITY ENGINEERED Hardwood Floors:
• We recommend an acclimation period of 3 days for all our engineered hardwood flooring products.

Hardwood Flooring FAQ

 

Q) Is it important to let my hardwood flooring acclimate before installation?

 A) Yes, it is necessary to let your new flooring acclimate to the temperature and humidity levels of the room/ area in which it will be installed.

Q) Can I install engineered wood flooring over my existing hardwood floors?  A) Yes HDF engineered flooring may be installed over the following existing substrates; wood, plywood, tile, marble, Linoleum or vinyl.

Q) Can HDF engineered hardwood flooring be sanded and or refinished?  

A) No, sanding down your HDF engineered flooring would remove the flooring seven layers of aluminum oxide and the finishing coat of oil base polyurethane.

Q) What can cause gaps on my hardwood flooring?

 A) Gaps can appear on joints between floor boards due to air conditioning. Seasonal variation, under floor heating or exposure to and subsequent

 drying of excessive water. Gaps can also be caused by improper leveling of the floor.

Q) What can I do to prevent Gaps on my floors?  

A)  Always ensure that you allow an expansion gap of at least 10mm (3/8 inches).The sub‐floor should be dry (max 60%, RH at 18 deg), reasonably flat and even (max 3mm/m).  A room’s air humidity is ideally 40‐50% at 20 C (68 F). During cold periods with increased heating, indoor humidity may become so low that the floor is prone to dry out. This can cause certain amount of separation so that minor gaps appear in the flooring joints. 

Such problem can be overcome by use of a room humidifier.

Q) I see color shade variations in my floor; is that normal?  A) Yes, wood is a natural product therefore the color will vary from plank to plank. Installers should blend color shades by working out of 3 to 5 different boxes.

Q) Can I install Home Legend HDF engineered flooring over radiant heating?  A) Home Legend engineered hard wood floor can be laid over a radiant sub‐floor heating system. However it is possible that slight gaps might develop between the floor panels when heating is active or due to changes in  atmospheric  conditions. Make sure to follow all the instructions for the sub‐floor heating system located on our Home Legend Install instruction under additional points to note ( Floor heating pg4) 

Q) Would adding an extra coat of polyurethane add more protection to my hardwood floor?   A) Our HDF engineered wood flooring does not require extra coats of polyurethane.

The flooring is sealed with a oil base polyurethane and doing so would void out your 30 year warranty.

Q) How can I repair scratches on my HDF engineered wood flooring?  A) Minor scratched can be easily repaired but using flooring stain marker, which minimizes the appearance of the scratches. In some cases individual board replacement may be necessary, and should be consulted with a professional installer.

Q) How should I clean my hardwood floor?  A) Cleaning is simple with a dry mop or approved hardwood cleaner.

Q) What is causing small dents and scratches on my  hardwood floors?  A) Not using protective pads under furniture can cause indentation.Dogs and pets nails can also cause scratching. Shoe’s with a spike heal.

Q) What can I do to avoid squeaking sound from my HDF engineered wood flooring?  A) Before installation make sure that the sub‐floor is reasonably flat, even and leveled  with a max 3mm/m.

Ensure that the end joints are staggered at least 300mm apart in consecutive rows.If installed and squeaking noises are presented add some 

baby powder in the joints to help reduce the sounds.

Hardwood flooring frequently asked questions.

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