Installation

Stewartfloor® ¾” Prefinished Solid Hardwood Floor Installation Instructions

(Includes 2-1/4”, 3”, 4” & 5” widths)

Stewartfloor® thanks you for choosing our classically modern hardwood flooring. By reviewing and following the installation instructions, you will be protecting your investment. The attached instructions are intended for the experienced hardwood flooring installer. For further details and technical assistance in the basics of installing hardwood flooring, please contact the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) at 1-800-422-4556 or visit www.nwfa.org.

Installer / Homeowner Responsibility

Hardwood flooring is a product of nature and therefore defects can occur in the manufacturing process or in nature. Stewartfloor® ¾” hardwood floors are manufactured to exacting industry standards; these standards do allow for up to 5% defective product based on the original hardwood flooring square footage ordered. Please order 5% -7% additional flooring product above your measured requirements to allow for cutting and grading of material.

Before installation, the installer and homeowner assume all responsibility for final product quality inspection and acceptance. Do not install hardwood flooring which is unacceptable; contact your distributor or stewartfloor® immediately. Final grade, manufacturing and finish quality are the sole responsibility of the owner and the installer,NOT stewartfloor®. The installer is to use common sense and judgment before and during installation. Flooring material with obvious defects should be cut and used in unnoticeable places or thrown out. Once the installer has finished the installation, the floor has been accepted by the owner and installer. Stewartfloor® will NOT in any case be liable for lack of judgment by the installer, quality of installation, labor installation or any other associated costs.

The installer must determine that the job-site environment and sub-floor surfaces meet the acceptable construction and material industry standards. Stewartfloor® declines any and all responsibility for job failure resulting from sub-floor or job-site conditions.

Wood filler, wood flour or a putty stick is acceptable to be used to correct minor flooring defects during job installation and is considered a normal industry standard.

Stewartfloor® is not involved in the contracting of flooring installers. Homeowners should choose their installer very carefully and ask for references. The least expensive does not always provide for an acceptable installation.

The installation contract is made between the owner and the installer, NOT stewartfloor®, and in no way will stewartfloor® be responsible for the failure of the installer to satisfy the owner’s expectations.

Basic Floor Installation Tools

  • Rubber mallet
  • 4d-6d flooring nails
  • Nail set
  • Jamb saw or hand saw
  • Chalk line
  • Pencil
  • 15lbs. asphalt felt
  • Table saw or band saw
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Leading brand of hardwood flooring cleaner
  • Broom

Stewartfloor® recommends Powernail® Powernailers for 18 gage cleats which are ideally suited to 3/4” solid imported hardwood or other machines designed or adapted specifically to 3/4” imported solid wood flooring. Please check with the manufacturer of your tool for technical assistance and to achieve optimal results.

NOTE: 3/4” SOLID IMPORTED FLOORING IS FOR NAIL-DOWN or STAPLE-DOWN (With 2” Fasteners Maximum) INSTALLATION ONLY. POWERNAIL® recommends 1-3/4” POWERCLEATS® IN 18 GAGE. THE UNIQUE “L” DESIGN HELPS TO ELIMINATE SPLIT TONGUES IN FLOOR BOARDS WHEN DRIVING INTO HARD FLOORING MATERIALS

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