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Photosensitivity of Hardwood

Photosensitivity of Hardwood Regardless of finished or unfinished, wood changes color over time due to oxidation and exposure to light. Some species darken in color over time, while others lighten. There is no set value for “color fastness” of a species, so contractors and their customers need to be aware of how much change they should [...]

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Concrete Floor Slab Flatness and Levelness

Concrete Floor Slab Flatness and Levelness Traditionally allowable tolerances of concrete floor slabs were determined by checking the slab surface with a 10 foot straightedge. Common tolerances were 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch in 10 feet. The fallacy of the straightedge method was the location of the measurement. Depending on where the measurement was made, the [...]

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OSB SUBFLOORS UNDER HARDWOOD FLOORING

OSB SUBFLOORS UNDER HARDWOOD FLOORINGOSB Subfloors Under Hardwood FlooringOriented Strand Board (OSB) is an engineered structural wood panel primarily used for floors, walls and roofs. As a subfloor under solid hardwood, engineered hardwood and laminated flooring, OSB provides an enduring, rigid platform. OSB’s success today is evident in its recognition and acceptance by many leading [...]

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​Gypsum Underlayment Requirement

Gypsum Underlayment Requirement Gypsum Floor Underlayments are non-structural, poured gypsum concrete floor underlayments that supply fire resistance and sound control while providing a durable, flat surface for finished floor coverings. The following procedures are required to a successful finished floor installation.InstallationWhen working with gypsum floor underlayments, be sure to wear personal protective equipment. Avoid dust inhalation. [...]

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​Light Weight Concrete

Light Weight Concrete Lightweight concreteLightweight concrete has been successfully used in buildings for over 80 years. However, as reports of moisture related flooring problems have escalated, the drying time of lightweight concrete has attracted much attention.A key issue is the volume of water in lightweight concrete. It’s a standard practice to pre-soak lightweight aggregates before batching. [...]

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​Subfloor Prep for Laminate Flooring

Subfloor Prep for Laminate Flooring Laminate flooring is designed to be a floating floor that may be installed over virtually any type of sub floor. By “floating”, we mean that it doesn’t need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor. One of the biggest benefits to installing a floating floor is the limited amount [...]

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​Floating Floors

Floating Floors Floating FloorsLaminate flooring has been the leader to other flooring products being created for floating installation as floating floors continue to grow in popularity. Floating floors are just about in everyflooring category today; Carpet Tile, Ceramic Tile, Cork, Hardwood, LVT, Sheet Vinyl, and Vinyl Tile.Terms like “easy to install or DIY” are often associated [...]

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​What to Know Before Installation Begins

What to Know Before Installation Begins What to Know Before Installation BeginsWith today’s fast-track construction, it’s only natural to want to get the project rolling as quickly as possible. However, this fast pace leads to problems down the road that could have easily been avoided had the contractor just run through a quick checklist of things [...]

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Crawl Space Moisture and Hardwood Flooring

Crawl Space Moisture and Hardwood Flooring Crawl Space Moisture and Hardwood FlooringTo understand the cause of wood floors cupping or buckling (when you’re sure there is no water damage due to a flood or leak), you must understand the relationship between relative humidity, your wood floor and your crawl space.During the summer months in the northeast [...]

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Adhesive Show Through in Vinyl Flooring

Adhesive Show Through in Vinyl Flooring Adhesive Show Through in Vinyl FlooringWith The change of vinyl flooring going from felt backed products to vinyl backed products, the majority of adhesives for resilient flooring are now pressure-sensitive adhesives. The problem ofshow-through has become greater than ever before.With felt back products, you installed the flooring into the adhesive [...]

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