Links to Install Instructions

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  1. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

  2. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

  3. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

  4. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Home Legend Hardwood, Bamboo, Cork, LVT, Laminate & Transitions

    Home Legend captures old-world craftsmanship with high quality flooring products that provide fashion and beauty to a home. Home Legend flooring products are made from quality materials and proprietary technologies that provide for convenient installation and ease of maintenance. They offer a complete line of laminate, hardwood, bamboo, and cork flooring that bring long-lasting aesthetic value.

    Installation Instructions for Engineered Bamboo HDF Flooring :pdf:
    Solid Click-Lock Bamboo Product Installation Instructions :pdf:
    Installation Instructions Solid Bamboo Flooring :pdf:

    Home Legend Uniclic® Cork Product Installation Instructions :pdf:

    Installation Instructions Engineered Hardwood HDF Flooring :pdf:
    Installation Instructions Engineered Hardwood Plywood Flooring :pdf:
    Installation Instructions Solid Hardwood Flooring :pdf:

    Home Legend Uniclic® Laminate Product Installation Instructions :pdf:

    Installation Instructions for Floating Luxury Vinyl Products :pdf:
    Installation Instructions for Glue-Down Luxury Vinyl Products :pdf:

    These instructions are for the trims and transitions used with Home Legend Hardwood, Laminate and Cork flooring products.
    Trims & Accessories Installation Instructions :pdf:

    Visit the Home Legend website for the latest versions of installation instructions: Installation Information | Home Legend
     
  5. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

  6. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    TrafficMaster Ceramica

    TrafficMaster Ceramica is sold exclusively by Home Depot. Their included installation instructions leave a lot to be desired. Here are the latest, easiest to read instructions:

    TrafficMaster Ceramica Installation Instructions :pdf:

    Here's an informational video:

    [ame=http://youtu.be/muVFzbf6Qcg]Ceramica Installation Video - YouTube[/ame]
     
  7. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Owens PlankFloor, by Quanex Building Products

    PLANKfloor stability is directly tied to its multi-layer construction. It can be trusted for commercial installations or for use on any level of your home, whether it’s above, on, or below grade. Plankfloor is perfect in areas not normally recommended for ¾" solid hardwood floors. It is even warrantied over in-floor radiant heat systems.

    Nail or staple-down instructions :pdf:

    Glue-down instructions :pdf:

    Floating Instructions :pdf:

    For the latest instructions, go to Installation Owens Plankfloor | Quanex Building Products

    For the specifier, see these guides:

    Prefinished Plankfloor Specifications :pdf:
    Unfinished Plankfloor Specifications :pdf:
    Custom 1/2" Unfinished/Prefinished Engineered Wood Floor Specifications :pdf:

    Visit the Quanex website for more information: Building Products | Engineered Materials for Building Products | Quanex Building Products
     
  8. phil verre

    phil verre Pro Member

    Tufted and Woven Goods Direct Glue-Down

    Here is a link to Mohawk Group's Karastan, Lees, Bigelow & Durkan woven installation guidelines and adhesive requirements. This is for all of these products:
    • Duraloc® AIR Weldloc®
    • Duraloc® AIR Performance
    • Unibond Flex®
    • Unibond Flex Bloc®
    • Weldlok®
    • Weldlok® Bloc
    • Weldlok® Plus
    • Woven

    Tufted and Woven Goods Direct Glue-Down Installation Instructions:pdf:
     
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  9. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    UltraplyXL Underlayment

    Installation Instructions

    Acclimate UltraplyXL panels 24 to 48 hours to the room environment in which they will be installed.
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    1. Install UltraplyXL printed side down before installing the finished floor

    2. Install the long dimension of the panel perpendicular to the floor joists for maximum rigidity

    3. Offset seams with sub-floor seam by at least 6" - UltraplyXL scores & snaps with a knife for easy installation


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    4. Stagger panels, ashlar fashion (see illustration), so that four corners do not meet. Offset underlayment joints by at least 16"

    5. Leave a minimum 1/8" gap at walls

    6. Lightly butt all panels, but don't force sheets into place

    7. Fasten panels securely to a structurally sound, smooth clean and dry sub-floor with 18 gauge staples with chiseled ends and/or 12 gauge non-staining, galvanized ring groove shank nails


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    8. Make sure fasteners don't penetrate through the sub-floor or into floor joists

    9. Position fasteners in the field on 4" inch centers

    10. Attach edge fasteners 1-1/2" apart and 3/8" from edge

    11. Set fasteners flush or slightly below the panel surface

    12. Finally, fill all edge joints and other surface depressions with a PORTLAND-BASED LATEX MODIFIED PATCH according to the manufacturers instructions. Make sure patch is FULLY DRY, then sand surface smooth before installing the finished floor.

    Notes & Exceptions
    Moreland Company USA has the highest standards of quality in the marketplace. Environment and temperature should be noted to ensure proper acclimation. Flooring should be installed immediately after underlayment installation to prevent site-influenced damage. Moreland Company USA is not responsible for faulty installation. No defective material is to be installed. Final inspection of each panel is the responsibility of the installer.
     
  10. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Halex Underlayment for Vinyl

    Plywood Underlayment Installation Instructions for Vinyl and Other Flooring (not ceramic)

    The following plywood underlayment instructions have been specifically prepared for the installation of Halex Plywood Underlayment panels. Strict adherence to these instructions and the instructions of the vinyl flooring manufacturer and adhesive manufacturer will produce a strong, sound, level floor that complies with the terms of the Halex lifetime warranty. When installed according to these instructions, Halex plywood underlayment panels will not contribute to seam telegraphing through the surface of the vinyl flooring, or contribute to staining or discoloration of vinyl flooring.

    Preparing the Subfloor
    Ensure the existing subfloor is completely dry, fastened tightly, structurally sound, and smooth.

    Reset all protruding nail heads.

    Replace any soft, decayed or delaminated areas of the subfloor. Add ring shank nails to any area of the subfloor that squeaks, has vertical movement, or is warped or cupped.

    Scrape any construction debris, paint, caulk, or drywall compound that has built up on the surface.

    Fill low spots with patching compound; sand joints, high spots, and patched areas until smooth.

    In new construction, moisture tests of the existing subfloor and the Halex Plywood Underlayment panels are recommended.

    Acclimating the Plywood Underlayment
    Allow Halex Plywood Underlayment panels to acclimate at the jobsite for 48 hours before installation.

    If space permits, separate the Halex Plywood Underlayment panels and store them vertically around the room to allow air passage on each side.

    Laying out the Plywood Underlayment
    Lay out Halex Plywood Underlayment panels perpendicular to the grain of the existing subfloor panels.

    Place all full panels of Halex Plywood Underlayment in position and ensure that the grain of each panel is running in the same direction. Plywood underlayment edges should be offset from subfloor edges by at least 8 inches. Plywood underlayment panels should be staggered so that 4 corners do not meet.

    Lightly butt plywood underlayment panel edges together. Do not force panels together, but do not leave a gap. Leave a minimum gap of 1/4 inch and a maximum gap of 1/2 inch between the plywood underlayment panel edges and the walls for expansion.

    Cut plywood underlayment panels as necessary and lay out factory edges to factory edges. Layout any edges with jobsite cuts towards the wall.

    Cutting the Plywood Underlayment
    Make any long straight cuts from the underside of the plywood underlayment panel using a circular power saw with a fine toothed blade. Adjust the blade to extend not more than 3/8 inch through the plywood underlayment to minimize splintering.

    Make any short or irregular cuts from the underside of the plywood underlayment panel using a power jig saw with a fine toothed blade. Drill any required holes through the face of the plywood underlayment panel.

    Selecting the Plywood Underlayment Fasteners
    Use plated ring shank underlayment nails with a 3/16 inch diameter head or double coated chisel point staples with a 1/4 inch maximum crown. The fastener length should be selected so that the point will not extend through the bottom side of the subfloor. Do not use uncoated, cement coated, or rosin coated fasteners as they may contribute to staining.

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    Fastening the Underlayment
    Each panel should be nailed or stapled every 2 inches along each edge and every 4 inches throughout the main part of the panel.

    Ensure the panel is in firm contact with the subfloor. Always have your body weight on the panel being fastened.

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    Do not set fasteners in straight rows, as straight rows are sometimes visible through the face of the vinyl flooring.

    All fasteners should be countersunk slightly below the surface of the new underlayment. Adjust air pressure on air staplers to a minimum to avoid staple blow through.

    Start at one corner and work along one entire edge fastening at 2 inch intervals.

    All edge fasteners should be 2 inches apart and not be closer than 3/8 inch or farther than 1/2 inch from the edge.

    Return to the starting corner and fasten the perpendicular edge at 2 inch intervals.

    Snap a chalk line from the starting corner to the diagonal corner.

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    Return again to the starting corner and fasten at 4 inch intervals along the chalk line to the diagonal corner.

    Return again to the starting corner and fasten the interior of the panel at 4 inch intervals in a fan pattern until the entire panel has been fastened.

    Fasten the two remaining edges at 2 inch intervals.

    Finishing The Underlayment
    Sand all panel edge joints with a power belt sander until smooth. Hand sanding is not sufficient.

    Avoid oversanding and cupping of joints.

    Patch all voids, gaps, gouges, and chipped edges with a patching compound approved by the vinyl flooring manufacturer.

    Allow patched areas to dry completely.

    If joints have been patched, allow patch to dry overnight.

    Note:
    Remember, the patch is 1/4 inch deep in the joint between two panel edges and it will not dry as quickly as a surface patch.

    When a latex adhesive is applied to the underlayment, some of the water is absorbed into the wood causing it to expand slightly. This expansion will force wet patch out of the joint, forming a bead that can be seen through the vinyl.

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    Once the patch is dry, resand all areas with a power belt sander.

    If necessary, patch again, allow to dry, and resand with a power belt sander.

    Proceed with the installation according to the instructions of the vinyl flooring manufacturer and adhesive manufacturer.

    Keep the underlayment clean and dry until the vinyl flooring is installed. Cover with protective paper if necessary.
     
  11. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Halex Underlayment for Ceramic

    Plywood Underlayment Installation Instructions for Ceramic Flooring

    The following plywood underlayment instructions have been specifically prepared for the installation of Halex Plywood Underlayment panels. Strict adherence to these instructions and the instructions of the vinyl flooring manufacturer and adhesive manufacturer will produce a strong, sound, level floor that complies with the terms of the Halex lifetime warranty. When installed according to these instructions, Halex plywood underlayment panels will not contribute to seam telegraphing through the surface of the vinyl flooring, or contribute to staining or discoloration of vinyl flooring.

    Preparing the Subfloor
    Before installing Halex plywood underlayment, be sure the floor joists and subfloor are structurally sound. We recommend a minimum 5/8" exterior grade plywood subfloor with joist spacing not to exceed 16" on center. The floor must meet or exceed a L/360 rating. Homes with crawl spaces must have a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering into the joist and sub-floor.

    Be sure subfloor is clean and free of debris. Any uneven subfloor joints should be sanded so the joints are even.

    Acclimating the Plywood Underlayment
    Acclimate the plywood underlayment panels 24 hours in the area the panels will be installed and 48 hours in extreme conditions. Separate and store panels vertically to allow air passage on all sides. Acclimation may not be necessary if storage temperature and humidity level is similar to the job site conditions.

    Laying out the Plywood Underlayment
    Lay the plywood underlayment panels out perpendicular to the floor joist off setting the joist at least 12" from the subfloor joints. Do not allow four corners to meet at the point. Leave a 1/8" gap between all plywood underlayment panels and between the panels and the walls. Place factory cut edges together and hand cut edges against wall.

    Plywood Underlayment Fastening
    No thin set is required between the Halex plywood underlayment and the subfloor. No joint taping is required.

    Fasten the plywood underlayment panels securely to a structurally sound, smooth, clean and dry subfloor using:
    • Staples: galvanized or polymer coated 18 gauge chisel point staples with minimum 1/4" crown or...
    • Galvanized ring shank flooring nails: 12 gauge, minimum 3/16" diameter head or...
    • Galvanized flat head wood screws.

    Fasteners should be long enough to penetrate through the plywood underlayment and at least 80-95% of the subfloor, but not protrude through the bottom. Fasten one plywood underlayment panel at a time, starting from one side and working to the other. Do not lack the corners first. If using staples or nails, fasten on every fastener mark (4" on center in the field and 2" on center along all edges. Fasten edges 3/8" - 1/2" from the edge. Fasteners should be set flush so they do not protrude above the plywood underlayment.

    Setting Tile
    Before setting tile be sure that the plywood underlayment surface is clean and free of dirt, dust, oily film and foreign matter.

    Use EGP latex-portland cement mortar complying with ANSI A118.11 to set the tile and use grout complying with ANSI A118.6, A118.7 or A118.3.
     
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