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Bruce Hardwood Flooring by Armstrong: American Originals Maple Plank Grand Canyon 3/8" x 5" Engineered Hardwood ER7560Z

Bruce Hardwood Flooring by Armstrong:  American Originals Maple Plank Grand Canyon 3/8" x 5" Engineered Hardwood ER7560Z

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25.00 SQ FT PER CARTON
Approved Subfloor: Wood or Concrete
Carton Coverage: 25
Color Group: Beige/Tan
Color Name: Grand Canyon
Color Variation: Low
Colors: Bronze,Pumpkin,Latte
Construction: Engineered
Description: 3/8" Thick (5 ply)
Dimensions: 5" Wide x Random Lengths 10" - 60"
Edge Profile: Square edges and square ends
Finish Group: Distressed
Finish Type: Permion Urethane with Aluminum Oxide
Finish Warranty: 25 years residential, 3 years commercial
Grade: Antique
Installation Method: Glue or Float
Locking: Tongue and Groove
Manufacturer: Bruce by Armstrong
Manufacturer SKU: ER7560
Photo Sensitivity: Low
Species: Engineered Maple
Species Group: Maple
Style Name: American Originals Maple Plank
Thickness: 3/8"
Where to Install: On, Above, Below Grade, Over Radiant Heat
Width: 5"
Features
Benefits
3/8" Thick, 5 ply Construction
Cross-grained 5 ply construction provides maximum strength and stability to prevent warping, twisting and cupping
Versatile Installation System
A precision engineered installation system ensures that you will have a uniform and stable installation - no matter which method you choose to use
Permion Urethane Finish
Permion Urethane Finish with Aluminum Oxide provides added durability and reduced maintenance
Low Gloss Level
Ideal for high traffic areas, low gloss finish offers you a beautiful sheen while reducing the visibility of fine scratches
 
INSTALLER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY
 
Beautiful hardwood floors are a product of nature and therefore imperfect. Our wood floors are manufactured in accordance with accepted industry standards, which permit grading deficiencies not to exceed 5%. The deficiency may be of a manufacturing or natural type.
  • The installer assumes all responsibility for final inspection of product quality. This inspection of all flooring should be done before installation. Carefully examine flooring for color, finish and quality before installing it. If material is not acceptable, contact the seller immediately. Should an individual piece be doubtful as to grade, manufacture or factory finish, the installer should not use the piece.
  • Prior to installation of any hardwood flooring product, the installer must determine that the job-site environment and the sub-surfaces involved, meet or exceed all requirements as stipulated in the installation instructions. The manufacturer declines any responsibility for job failure resulting from or associated with subsurface or job-site environment deficiencies.
  • The installer/owner has final inspection responsibility as to grade, manufacture and factory finish. The installer/owner must use reasonable selectivity and hold out or cut off pieces with glaring defects whatever the cause.
  • Stain, filler or putty stick must be used to improve appearance during installation. The use of such items is accepted as normal installation procedure.
  • When flooring is ordered, 5% must be added to the actual square footage needed for cutting and grading allowance.
ATTENTION INSTALLERS
CAUTION: WOOD DUST
Sawing, sanding and machining wood products can produce wood dust. Airborne wood dust can cause respiratory, eye and skin irritation. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified wood dust as a nasal carcinogen in humans.
 
Precautionary Measures: If power tools are used, they should be equipped with a dust collector. If high dust levels are encountered, use an appropriate NIOSH-designated dust mask. Avoid dust contact with eye and skin.
 
First Aid Measures in Case of Irritation: In case of irritation, flush eyes or skin with water for at least 15 minutes.
 
If you have any technical or installation questions, or to request a Material Safety Data Sheet, please call 1 800 233 3823.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE FOR MINNESOTA RESIDENTS ONLY:
THESE BUILDING MATERIALS EMIT FORMALDEHYDE. EYE, NOSE AND THROAT IRRITATION, HEADACHE, NAUSEA AND A VARIETY OF ASTHMA-LIKE SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING SHORTNESS OF BREATH, HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS A RESULT OF FORMALDEHYDE EXPOSURE. ELDERLY PERSONS AND YOUNG CHILDREN, AS WELL AS ANYONE WITH A HISTORY OF ASTHMA, ALLERGIES, OR LUNG PROBLEMS, MAY BE AT GREATER RISK. RESEARCH IS CONTINUING ON THE POSSIBLE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO FORMALDEHYDE.
 
REDUCED VENTILATION MAY ALLOW FORMALDEHYDE AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS TO ACCUMULATE IN THE INDOOR AIR. HIGH INDOOR TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY RAISE FORMALDEHYDE LEVELS. WHEN A HOME IS TO BE LOCATED IN AREAS SUBJECT TO EXTREME SUMMER TEMPERATURES, AN AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO CONTROL INDOOR TEMPERATURE LEVELS. OTHER MEANS OF CONTROLLED MECHANICAL VENTILATION CAN BE USED TO REDUCE LEVELS OF FORMALDEHYDE AND OTHER INDOOR AIR CONTAMINANTS.
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF FORMALDEHYDE, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
 
TOOLS & ACCESSORIES NEEDED
  • Broom
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Matching filler
  • Moisture meter (wood, concrete or both)
  • Armstrong by Hartco® transitions and wall moldings as needed
  • Hand saw, table saw, circular saw or band saw
  • Armstrong™ Quiet Comfort Premium underlayment
  • 3M Scotch-Blue™ 2080 Tape
  • Tape measure
  • Vinyl/plastic tapping block
  • Carpenter square
  • Hammer or rubber mallet
  • Tapping block and pull bar
  • Utility knife
  • NIOSH-designated dust mask
  • PVA wood glue
PRE-INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROCEDURES
 
Job Site Inspection
The building should be closed in with all outside doors and windows in place. All concrete, masonry, framing members, drywall, paint and other wet work should be thoroughly dry.
  • The wall coverings should be in place and the painting completed except for the final coat on the base molding. When possible, delay installation of base molding until flooring installation is complete.
  • Exterior grading should be complete with surface drainage directing water away from the building. All gutters and downspouts should be in place.
  • Engineered flooring may be installed below, on or above grade.
  • Basements and crawl spaces must be dry and well ventilated.
  • Crawl space must be a minimum of 24" (600 mm) from the ground to underside of the joists. A ground cover of 6 - 8 mils. black polyethylene film is essential as a vapor barrier with joists lapped six inches and taped. Crawl space should have perimeter venting equal to 1.5% of the crawl space square footage. These vents should be properly located to foster cross ventilation.
  • Subfloor (wood or concrete) must be checked for moisture content using the appropriate testing method.
  • Permanent air conditioning and heating systems should be in place and operational. The installation site should have a consistent room temperature of 60° - 75° F (16° - 24° C) and humidity of 35% - 55% for three days prior, during and until occupied, to allow for proper acclimation.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Handle and unload with care. Store in a dry place being sure to provide at least a four inch air space under cartons, which are stored upon "on-grade" concrete floors. Flooring shall not be delivered until the building has been closed in with windows and doors in place and until cement work, plastering and all other "wet" work is completed and dry. Concrete should be at lease 60 days old. Engineered flooring should be installed in the environment in which it is expected to perform. Air conditioning/heating systems should be in place and in operation at least 14 days prior, during and after installation of the flooring.
 
WARNING!
EXISTING IN-PLACE RESILIENT FLOOR COVERING AND ASPHALTIC ADHESIVES. DO NOT SAND, DRY SWEEP, DRY SCRAPE, DRILL, SAW, BEADBLAST, OR MECHANICALLY CHIP OR PULVERIZE EXISTING RESILIENT FLOORING, BACKING, LINING FELT, ASPHALTIC "CUTBACK" ADHESIVES, OR OTHER ADHESIVE.
 
These existing in-place products may contain asbestos fibers and/or crystalline silica.
 
Avoid creating dust. Inhalation of such dust is a cancer and respiratory tract hazard.
 
Smoking by individuals exposed to asbestos fibers greatly increases the risk of serious bodily harm.
 
Unless positively certain that the existing in-place product is a non-asbestos-containing material, you must presume it contains asbestos. Regulations may require that the material be tested to determine asbestos content and may govern removal and disposal of material.
 
See current edition of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) publication Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings for instructions on removing all resilient floor covering structures or contact your retailer or Armstrong World Industries, Inc. 1 800 233 3823.
 
The floor covering or adhesive in this package does NOT contain asbestos.
 
SUBFLOOR REQUIREMENTS
Floating floors can be installed over any subfloor that is structurally sound, flat, clean and dry on all grade levels. All substrates must meet or exceed all applicable building codes and be:
  • CLEAN - Scraped, broom clean, and smooth, free of wax, paint, oil or debris.
  • FLAT - Within 3/16" in 10' and/or 1/8" in 6'. Sand high area or joists. Fill low areas with a latex additive cementitious leveling compound of 3,000 PSI minimum compressive strength such as Armstrong S-194 patch, underlayment and embossing leveler with S-195 Latex underlayment additive. Follow the instructions of the leveling compound manufacturer. Leveling compounds must be tested for moisture to ensure they are within the specified requirements for proper installation.
  • STRUCTURALLY SOUND - Nail or screw any loose areas that squeak. Replace any water-damaged subflooring or underlayments. Subfloor must have minimum vertical movement (deflection).
  • DRY - Check moisture of subfloor. Moisture content of wood subfloor must not exceed 14% on a wood moisture meter, or read more than a 5% difference than moisture level of product being installed.
Note: Foam Underlayment must have all joints sealed (taped) over all subfloors except for wood or wood composite materials.
 
SUBFLOOR PREPARATION
 
Concrete Slabs
All concrete subfloors should be tested for moisture content. Visual checks may not be reliable. Test several areas, especially near exterior and plumbing walls. Acceptable test methods for subfloor moisture content include:
  • A 3% Phenolphthalein in Anhydrous Alcohol Solution - Chip the concrete at least 1/4" deep (do not apply directly to the concrete surface) and apply several drops of the solution to the chipped area. If any color change occurs, further testing is required.
  • Tramex Concrete Moisture Encounter Meter - Moisture readings should not exceed 4.5 on the upper scale.
  • Polyfilm Test - Apply 3' x 3' pieces of polyethylene film to the subfloor and leave in place for 24 hours. Assure all edges are completely sealed with water resistant tape. Darkened concrete or condensation on film indicates presence of moisture and requires additional measurements with the Tramex meter.
  • Calcium Chloride or RH test. NOTE: The following tests are required in commercial applications. Either or both tests are acceptable.
    • Calcium Chloride Test (ASTM F1869). The maximum moisture transfer must not exceed 3 lbs/1000 square feet in 24 hours with this test.
    • RH Levels in Concrete Using In-situ Probes (ASTM F2170-02) should not exceed 75%.
Before You Start
  • Before installing the planks, central heat or air conditioning should be operating for 14 days.
  • Planks should be stored in a flat position.
  • Store planks in the room where it is to be installed.
    • Do not open the packages until installation begins.
  • Install only at room temperature above 60° F (16° C) and under 35% - 55% humidity conditions
  • In rooms with under-floor (radiant) heating, the surface temperature of the subfloor may not, under any circumstances, exceed 85° F (29° C). Increasing heat should be done in 5° increments. Ascertain that the subfloor is properly engineered or controlled for the flooring being installed. Subfloors designed for materials with higher resistance to heat transfer, such as carpet, WILL damage the flooring. Installations that include multiple floor covering products on a single heating circuit must be adjusted for the flooring product with the highest heat transfer or the lowest temperature requirement.
Do not install in areas of high moisture incidence such as bathrooms or powder rooms.
  • If possible remove all wall mounted moldings such as base and quarter-round
  • Undercut door moldings with a hand or jamb saw to allow for ease of installation and 1/2" of expansion space in all directions.
To Plan Your Pattern Layout, Use the Following Steps
  • Decide the direction of the floor installation in the room. Planks installed parallel to windows accent the floor the best. Floors should be installed perpendicular to the floor joists. Stiffen subfloors as necessary to prevent vertical movement.
  • Measure the width of the room at five points, noting any uneven or wall variations. Pre-plan the number of 5" wide rows of planks that will be required to complete the installation. The final row will normally be narrower than the others and will have to be ripped lengthwise.
NOTE: The last row should not be narrower than 2".
If the walls are uneven or the last plank is less than 2" it may be necessary to rip both the first and last row or to glue the narrow rip to the adjoining full piece.
 
INSTALLING THE FLOOR
 
Laying the Underlayment
  1. Install the underlayment in the same direction that the flooring will be installed.
  2. Butt edges together; do not overlap them.
  3. The joints need not be sealed unless the installation is over concrete or other existing floor covering materials other than wood or wood composites. If using self-sealing underlayment always remove the protective tape and seal the joints together.
Installing First Row
  1. Select a board to begin installation of the first row using the longest length available.
  2. Starting from the right with the tongue facing the wall, carefully place the first board in place. Use wedges or 1/2" scrap along the wall to hold plank in place while allowing the required expansion space.
  3. Align the next piece by slightly angling it up and against the end first board, interlocking the tongue and groove by pushing forward then down. Some slight adjustment of the board may be necessary to assure a tight fit.
  4. Again place wedges as necessary to restrain movement and maintain expansion zone.
  5. Continue in this manner until the first row is complete.
  6. Cut the final board to length allowing the necessary expansion zone.
  7. Place wedges to restrain movement and maintain expansion zone.
Installing Remaining Rows
  1. Begin the second row with the cut piece from the first row. If the cut piece is shorter than 8" do not use it. Instead begin with a new board that exceeds 8" in length and allows 6" spacing between the end joints.
  2. Place the first board in place by angling it up slightly, pushing forward and interlocking the side tongue.
  3. Carefully push the board down until tongue and groove lock together.
  4. A slight tap with a nylon tapping block may be necessary to complete the interlock.
  5. Restrain the movement of the board by installing a wedge in the expansion zone.
  6. Install the second board of the second row by first interlocking the end followed by the side. It will be necessary to slightly angle the edge to properly engage the tongue and groove and push down.
  7. Install all remaining boards and rows in the same manner.
  8. A slight tap with a nylon tapping block may be necessary to complete the interlock.
  9. Cut the last board to size, allowing for the expansion zone.
  10. Interlock the side first followed by the end.
  11. Complete the interlock by tapping the board into place with a pull bar.
  12. Install all rows in the same manner.
  13. Whenever practical, use cut pieces from previous rows as a starter board to reduce waste. Maintain 6" spacing between end joints for best appearance.
Installing Final Row
  1. The last row may need to be cut lengthwise (ripped).
  2. Place the row of planks to be fit on top of the last row of installed planks. Use a divider or a piece of plank as a scribe to trace the contour of the wall.
  3. Be sure to place a 1/2" spacer between the marker and the "scribe" to allow for the expansion zone.
  4. Mark where the board will be cut. If the fit of the wall is simple and straight, just measure for the correct fit and cut.
  5. After the last row is cut, use the pull bar to tighten the joint.
Installing Under a Door Jamb
  1. Installations of locking engineered floors under moldings such as a door jamb require that the lip of the groove be reduced in size. Failure to do so often results in an unsightly gap.
  2. Using a small plane or knife plane, shave 75% of the ledge off the groove.
  3. After the groove edge has been trimmed place the board into place and tighten with a pull bar to test for fit.
  4. If fit is incorrect trim as necessary.
  5. Place a bead of wood glue along top edge of tongue.
  6. Reinsert tongue into groove and tighten board with pull bar. Hold board into place with painters tape (3M Scotch-Blue™ 2080 Tape) until glue is dry. Do not use masking tape or duct tape as the finish may be damaged.
Completing the Installation
  • Remove all wedges and tape if used.
  • Install any transition pieces that may be needed, such as reducer strips, t-moldings or thresholds. These products are available factory-finished to blend with your flooring.
  • Re-install all base and /or quarter round moldings. Nail moldings into the wall, not the floor.
  • Clean floor.
  • Do not cover with a non-breathable material such as plastic.
  • To prevent surface damage avoid rolling heavy appliances or furniture on the floor. Use plywood, hardboard or air sleds or appliance lifts if necessary.
MOLDINGS
  • Reducer Strip: a teardrop shaped molding. Used as a transition to thinner floor covering materials and around fireplaces.
  • Threshold: a molding undercut for use against sliding door tracks, fireplaces, carpet, ceramic tile or existing thresholds to allow for expansion space and to provide a smooth transition to thicker material. Fasten down firmly with adhesive and nails or screws. Pre-drill nail holes to prevent splitting.
  • Quarter Round: a molding used to cover expansion space next to baseboards, case goods and stair steps. Pre-drill and nail to the vertical surface, not into the floor.
  • Combination Base and Shoe: a molding used when a base is desired. Used to cover expansion space between the floor and the wall. Pre-drill and nail into the wall, not the floor.
  • T-Molding: a molding used as a transition piece from one flooring to another of similar height or to gain expansion spaces. Fasten at the heel in the center of the molding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Effective as of May 01, 2006
 
Care and Maintenance Guidelines for Hartco® HartGuard®, HartGuard® Deluxe and Permion® Finish Floors

Proper care and maintenance will help ensure your floor always looks its best. Simply follow our maintenance and prevention steps outlined below.

Initial Care:

Following installation, clean with Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner. If the floor was glued down, remove any residual adhesive with the appropriate adhesive remover.

Ongoing Routine Care and Maintenance:

1. Vacuum, sweep or dust mop your floor once a week, or more if needed. The vacuum head must be brush or felt, and a wand attachment is preferable. Do not use vacuums with beater bars or hard heads. A Hartco® hardwood floor swivel-head mop with terry cloth cover is also highly recommended to eliminate finer particles of grit and dirt that can act like sandpaper on hardwood floors.

2. Spills and tracked-in dirt should be wiped up immediately. For spot cleaning, apply Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner onto a clean cloth and rub onto the spot. Never apply wax treatments to your urethane-coated floor.

3. Periodically, as necessary, thoroughly clean the floor with Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner using a Hartco® hardwood floor swivel-head mop with terry cloth cover. Spray the floor cleaner directly onto the floor or dampen the swivel-head mop and apply. DO NOT allow excess Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner to remain on the floor's surface. Excess liquid may damage the fiber of the wood.

4. Use interior and exterior doormats at all entrances to collect dirt and moisture and prevent it from being tracked onto the floor.

5. Area rugs are recommended in front of kitchen sinks, at all pivot points and within high-traffic areas. Do not use rugs with solid rubber or vinyl backings. The rugs must be made of a breathable material to prevent moisture entrapment.

6. Never clean or wet mop with water. Water may permanently damage the floor.

7. Never use any of the following products (or products similar in nature) on your floor: ammonia-based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soap, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials such as vinegar. Many of these products can pit or etch the finish of your flooring or prevent the proper use of recommended maintenance materials.

8. Keep animal nails trimmed to minimize finish scratches.

9. Do not damage your floor with shoes having heel taps or sharp objects protruding from the sole such as rocks, exposed nails and gravel.

10. Avoid walking on wood floors with spike- or stiletto-heeled shoes. Spike or stiletto high-heels must be properly maintained to prevent damage from the steel heel support.

11. Do not roll or slide heavy objects directly upon the floor. When moving appliances or heavy furniture, consider laying a solid protective covering on your floor and gently "walk" the item across it. Carpet or cardboard is not adequate to prevent surface compression scratches.

12. Use furniture leg protector pads under all furniture and make certain to keep them clean and well maintained.

13. Replace hard, narrow furniture rollers with wide rubber rollers.

14. Keep the relative humidity in your home between 35% and 55%.

15. Protect your floor from direct sunlight. Use curtains and UV resistant film on large glass doors and windows. Move area rugs occasionally as they block sunlight and may give the appearance of discoloring under the rug.

Quick Fix Tips

Spots caused by food,water or animals

• Apply Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner to a clean soft cloth.
• Rub the area to remove the stain or spot.
• More stubborn spots may require additional cleaning with Hartco® Wipe Clean, followed by cleaning with Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner.

Grease/Lipstick/Crayon/Ink Spots/Rubber Heel Marks

• Apply Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner to a clean soft cloth.
• Rub the area to remove the stain or spot.
• If stain remains, rub with a cloth dampened with Hartco® Wipe Clean and follow up by cleaning area with Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner.

Chewing Gum, Candle Wax

• Apply a sealed plastic bag filled with ice on top of the deposit.
• Wait until deposit becomes brittle enough to crumble off.
• After deposit has been removed, clean entire area with Hartco® Easy Clean floor cleaner.

Minor Abrasions/Scratches

• Use Hartco's Touch-Up Kit to make minor repairs

Chips, broken edges and gaps

• Blend area with appropriate Hartco® touch up pen or fill stick from Hartco® Touch-Up Kit or the appropriate Hartco® Filler.

Deep Scratches/Gouges

• Individual planks, strips or parquets that are heavily gouged or damaged can be replaced.
 

Care and Maintenance Guidelines for Hartco® HartWood® Plank, HartWood® Parquet and Pattern Plus®5000. (Non-urethane finish)

Follow these instructions in addition to the previous maintenance and floor care tips:

Renewing worn areas:

Residential: In worn areas refurbish the flooring with an application of Hartco® Spray Tone. Mist the Hartco® Spray Tone on the floor and rub briskly until it has been completely absorbed into the wood. Allow no excess to remain on the surface. Allow the Hartco® Spray Tone to dry overnight.

Commercial: Using a commercial buffer mist the Hartco® Spray Tone on the floor and buff until dry. For machines of less than 175 RPM, use red pads; machines of higher speed (up to 1,000 RPM) should use white- or buff-colored pads.

Renewing gloss levels:

Residential: Apply several thin coats of Hartco® Pattern Plus® Shine as necessary to maintain the appearance of the floor.

Commercial: Use a commercial buffer. If the machine is 175 RPM or less, use red or white pads if higher speed. Mist Hartco® Spray Shield in front of the machine and buff until dry. Apply as many coats as necessary to achieve the appearance needed. With minimal usage the floor can be maintained at a satin gloss level. More frequent applications can adjust the gloss to a very high level.
 

Warranty
 

Who is Covered?

All warranties in this Limited Warranty Guide are given only to the original retail purchaser of our product. Our warranties are not transferable.

What is Covered and For How Long?

The limited warranties described at right are subject to the product applications, limitations, disclaimers and exclusions described below and are effective for floors purchased after May 1, 2006. All warranties run from the date of retail purchase for the applicable period described at right.

What Are You Responsible For Under Our Warranties?

To be covered under our warranties (except under the Pre-installation Defects Warranty) you need to retain your sales slip and make sure that the flooring is properly installed in accordance with our installation instructions provided with the flooring. To be covered under our Lifetime Subfloor Moisture Protection Warranty, keep your proof of pre-installation moisture test results and sales slip confirming use of our recommended adhesives. To be covered under our Radiant-heated Subfloor Warranty, keep the flooring surface at or below 85° F (29° C) and the relative humidity between 35% and 55%. You must also properly care for your new floor using our easy-to-follow maintenance instructions on the reverse side of this brochure. We recommend that you use only our specially formulated floor care products to preserve your flooring. Use of floor care products other than those we have specially formulated for use on our flooring products may damage your floor and void this warranty.

What Will We Do If Any Of The Covered Events Occurs?

If any of the covered events listed in this guide occurs within the warranty periods specified for the respective flooring product,we will recoat, refinish, fill or furnish comparable flooring (of our manufacture and of similar color, pattern, and quality), for either the repair of the defective area or the replacement of the floor, at our option. In the unlikely event that we are unable to correct the problem after a reasonable number of attempts,we will refund the portion of the purchase price for the section of failed flooring. If your floor was professionally installed,we will also pay reasonable labor costs for the direct repairs or replacement within the first five years of the warranty period, or the length of the warranty period, whichever is less. These warranties do not include removal or replacement of cabinets and other fixtures.

For our products with the Lifetime Subfloor Moisture Protection Warranty, we will replace or repair such flooring no more than once, which is your exclusive remedy under this warranty. If the replacement or repair fails in the same manner a second time, the site conditions will be deemed unacceptable for the installation of our hardwood floors.

These are the exclusive remedies under this warranty if a defect or other warranted condition occurs. We reserve the right to verify any claims or defect by inspection and have samples removed for technical analysis.

What Is Not Covered By These Warranties?

• Wood flooring installed in full bathrooms with a shower or tub.

• Damage caused by fire, flooding, and other natural disasters and Acts of God.

• Damage caused by negligence, accidents, misuse or abuse.

• Damage caused by vacuum cleaner beater bar or hard heads (see Care and Maintenance Guidelines).

• Damage caused by appliances, furniture and casters (see Care and Maintenance Guidelines).

• Damage caused by cutting from sharp objects (see Care and Maintenance Guidelines).

• Reduction in gloss, scratches or indentation due to sand, pebbles or other abrasives, pets, insects, construction traffic, or failure to maintain the floor as required (see Care and Maintenance Guidelines).

• Color, shade or texture variations between samples, printed color photography or replacement flooring and the actual material.

• Color variations between flooring and/or samples and other flooring or wood products, which you wish to match (e.g., cabinets, stair railings, trim, etc.).

• Deficiencies related to subfloor/floor joist assemblies, subfloor preparation materials, and fasteners including, but not limited to, uneven subfloor surfaces, floor deflection or voids in the subfloor.

• Noises (squeaks, etc.) associated with anything other than the mismanufacture of the flooring.

• Naturally occurring wood characteristics such as variations in grain, color, mineral streaks and knots.

• Changes in color due to exposure to sunlight and age.

• Natural expansion and contraction resulting in separation between boards or damage caused by low or excessive humidity.

• Products designated as "thrift," "antique," "tavern," "bargain," "cabin grade," "seconds," "economy grade," "rustic," "close-out," "off-goods" or "non-standard." Such products are sold "AS IS."

• Floors that are installed in other than owner-occupied or tenant-occupied residences.

• Commercial installations of residential products.

• Construction or installation-related damage.

• Floors damaged or adhesive breakdown caused by subfloor moisture or water damage, including without limitation, due to broken or leaking water pipes, flooding,wet-mopping spills or weather conditions.

• Installation defects, including installations made: (i) in violation of applicable state or local housing or building codes, or (ii) contrary to written instructions furnished with the product.

NOTE: YOU AND YOUR INSTALLER ARE RESPONSIBLE TO INSPECT FLOORING PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIABILITIES, CLAIMS OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING LABOR COSTS,WHERE FLOORING WITH VISIBLE DEFECTS HAS BEEN INSTALLED.

YORKSHIRE™ PLANK SOLID 15-YEAR WARRANTY
 
Lifetime Structural Integrity Warranty (1): YES

Residential Finish Warranty (in years) (2): 25

Commercial Finish Warranty (in years) (3): N/A

Wood Wear Layer Warranty (in years) (4): N/A
 
3 Times Sanding Warranty (5): N/A
 
Lifetime Adhesive Bond Warranty (6): YES
 
Lifetime Subfloor Moisture Protection Warranty (7): N/A
 
Pre-Installation Defects Warranty (8): YES
 
Radiant Heated Subfloor Warranty (9): N/A
 
Footnotes

(1) We warrant that the covered products, in their original manufactured condition, will be free from defects in grading, lamination and assembly for as long as you (the original purchaser) own the floor.

(2) We warrant to you (the original purchaser) that for the period indicated, the finish on the covered product will not wear through, and that the finish will not separate from the wood
flooring under normal household use when maintained in accordance with our recommended maintenance guidelines.

(3) We warrant to you (the original purchaser) that for the period indicated, the finish on the covered product will not wear through, and that the finish will not separate from the wood
flooring under normal commercial use when maintained in accordance with our recommended maintenance guidelines.

(4) We warrant to you (the original purchaser) that for the period indicated, the acrylic impregnated wear layer will not wear through under normal household or commercial use when maintained in accordance with our recommended maintenance guidelines.

(5) We warrant to you (the original purchaser) that the covered products may be professionally sanded and refinished at least 3 times if proper sanding and refinishing procedures are followed as specified by the National Wood Flooring Association (www.nwfa.org).

(6) We warrant to you (the original purchaser) that for as long as you own your floor, each of our recommended adhesives will maintain its bond when properly installed with our covered flooring products and when maintained in accordance with our recommended maintenance guidelines.

(7) We warrant that each of the covered products, when properly installed with our recommended adhesives according to our installation instructions (including proper subfloor moisture testing), will not release from the subfloor for as long as you (the original purchaser) own your floor. This means that prior to installation, your subfloor must be inspected to assure your subfloor does not exceed maximum allowable moisture levels. To ensure your warranty remains effective, keep your proof of pre-installation moisture test results. If subfloor exceeds maximum allowable moisture levels, the subfloor must be allowed to dry or Armstrong's S-135 VapArrest™ Moisture Remediation System should be used. Subfloors with known moisture problems are not covered by this warranty. This is a one-time repair and replacement warranty only.
 
(7A) Residential Warranty
We warrant that, when the Armstrong S-135 VapArrest Moisture Redmediation System is used in conjunction with our recommended urethane adhesives for BRUCE®, ARMSTRONG™ Hardwood Flooring by HARTCO®, and ROBBINS® brand engineered hardwood flooring, the terms of the applicable subfloor moisture warranty for such flooring will apply without the requirement of pre-installation moisture test, provided that the subfloor is visually dry before installation and all other installation instructions are followed.
 
(7B) Commercial Warranty
For commercial applications, when Armstrong S-135 VapArrest Moisture Remediation System is used in conjunction with our recommended urethane adhesives for BRUCE, ARMSTRONG Hardwood Flooring by HARTCO, and ROBBINS brand engineered hardwood flooring, the terms of the applicable subfloor moisture warranty for such flooring will apply for a 3 year period from the time of installation, provided that a proper moisture test is conducted. This means that prior to installation your subfloor must be inspected to assure your subfloor does not exceed the maximum allowable moisture level for usage of Armstrong S-135 VapArrest Moisture Remediation System. Subfloor moisture levels must be less than 12 lbs./24hours/1000 sq. ft. per a calcium chloride test. To ensure your warranty remains effective, keep your proof of pre-installation moisture test results. If subfloor exceeds maximum allowable moisture levels, the subfloor must be allowed to dry. Subfloors with known moisture problems are not covered by this warranty. This is a one-time repair and replacement warranty only.

(8) We warrant that the covered products meet our quality standards. You or your installer should carefully inspect the products before installation for any milling, dimension or visual
defects. Any uncut pieces that appear to have defects should be returned to the original place of purchase; those pieces that do not meet our specifications will be replaced. Since
wood is a natural product, there will be natural variations in color, tone and grain that are not covered by this warranty. The pre-installation warranty expires upon installation.

(9) We warrant to you (the original purchaser) that the covered products, when properly installed according to our installation instructions over radiant-heated subfloors that are engineered for the R-rating of the wood flooring product, will not buckle as long as the finished flooring surface does not exceed 85° F (29° C) during the life of the floor and the relative humidity levels are maintained between 35% and 55%.

What Is Excluded From These Warranties?

None of our installers, retailers, distributors or employees has the authority to alter the obligations, limitations, disclaimers or exclusions under any of our warranties.

WE EXCLUDE AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OR PAY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES UNDER OUR WARRANTIES.
By this we mean any loss, expense, or damage other than to the flooring itself that may result from a defect in the flooring. Our limited warranties constitute the only express warranties for the product purchased.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND FOR ALL NON-CONSUMER PRODUCT, ALL WARRANTIES OTHER THAN OUR LIMITED WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED. IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISES UNDER STATE LAW, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY,TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THESE WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

What Should You Do If You Have A Problem?

We want you to be happy with your floor purchase. If you are not, call your retail store first.They can answer your questions and, if necessary, start to process a claim. If you have further questions, please contact us at:

Armstrong Claims Department
P. O. Box 3001
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-3001
1 800 233 3823

PLEASE KEEP YOUR SALES RECEIPT. INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLAIMED DEFECT AND DATE AND PROOF OF PURCHASE MUST BE PROVIDED.

Hartco® Floor Care Products

Easy Clean: A unique cleaner that lifts soil from the surface of the urethane finish without leaving a film. Just apply the cleaner onto a clean cloth for cleaning small areas or spray directly onto the floor and use a Hartco® hardwood floor swivel-head mop with terry cloth cover for cleaning the entire area.
 
Other recommended floor cleaners include Bruce® Dura-Luster® No-Wax Floor Cleaner and Robbins® ForEver II™ Floor Cleaner.

Wipe Clean: A cleaner specifically designed for the removal of petroleum-based stains and spills. Used for removal of rubber heel marks, grease,wax and asphalt. Simply apply to a clean, dry cloth and wipe the stain free from the finish.

Floor Care Kit: A quick, easy-to-use cleaning kit for all urethane-finished hardwood floors. Kit includes one bottle of Hartco® Easy Clean and one Hartco® hardwood floor swivel-head mop with terry cloth cover, a mega-size mop with swivel handle that makes cleaning quick and easy, even under furniture.

Touch-Up Kit: Used for blending scratches and nicks on urethane-finished floors. The kit contains touch-up markers and filler sticks that blend with the factory finished stains plus complete instructions and materials to easily repair many problems.

Acrylic Filler: Designed to conveniently fill gaps, small openings and broken edges. Simply apply the material on the area to be repaired and wipe away excess with a damp towel.

Replacement Mop Covers: Soft, absorbent, terry cloth covers, elastic-fitted for quick and easy replacement on the Hartco® hardwood floor swivel-head mop.

For HartWood® (non-Permion) finished products ONLY.

Do not use the following products on urethane-finished floors.

Spray Tone: Used for light scratches or color loss on Hartco® Acrylic-Impregnated floors without Permion® finish. Spray and buff.

Spray Shield: Used for renewal and maintaining gloss levels. Spray and buff.

Pattern Plus® Shine: Used to renew gloss levels and maintain the finish in residential applications of Pattern Plus®, Pattern Plus® 5000 and HartWood® Parquet. Apply with Hartco® hardwood floor swivel-head mop with terry cloth cover. Does not require buffing.

Pattern Plus Shine Remover: Used to remove Hartco® Pattern Plus® Shine and Hartco® Spray Shield.