Installation Guide

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Notice, Acknowledgement, and General Definitions

Section IGeneral Guidelines
   Chapter 1Jobsite Conditions
   Chapter 2Acclimation and Conditioning of Wood Flooring
   Chapter 3Moisture Guideline Testing and Vapor Retarders
Section IISubfloor Guidelines & Specifications
   Chapter 4Wood Subfloor Guidelines
   Chapter 5Concrete Subfloor Guidelines
   Chapter 6Installing a Subfloor Over Concrete
Section IIIInstallation Guidelines & Methods
   Chapter 7Parquet Installation
   Chapter 8Engineered Wood Flooring Installation
   Chapter 9Solid Strip and Plank Flooring Installation
   Chapter 10Installation Over Existing Floors
Section IVAppendices
   Appendix ASafety Guidelines
   Appendix DMoisture Content by Area – U.S.
   Appendix EMoisture Content by Area – Canada
   Appendix FFastener Schedule
   Appendix GTrammel Point Method
   Appendix HRadiant Heat Installations
   Appendix IInstallation Over Screeds
   Appendix JSound Control
   Appendix KTrim & Thresholds
   Appendix LSample Specification
   Appendix MJobsite Checklist
Section VGlossary of Wood Flooring Terms