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CFS Rio Elm Collection: Desoto 9/16" x 4 9/10" Engineered Hardwood RIO-400-7

CFS Rio Elm Collection: Desoto 9/16" x 4 9/10" Engineered Hardwood RIO-400-7

Product ID: 67451

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Regular Price: $6.99
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Approved Subfloor: Wood or Concrete
Carton Coverage: 26.05
Color Group: Beige/Tan
Color Name: Desoto
Color Variation: High
Colors: Pumpkin,Toast,Mustard
Construction: Engineered
Description: 9/16" Thick
Dimensions: 4 9/10" Wide x Random Lengths up to 48"
Edge Profile: Beveled Edge
Finish Group: Traditional
Finish Type: Treffert Aluminum Oxide
Finish Warranty: 25 years
Grade: Clear
Installation Method: Glue/Staple/Nail/Float
Locking: Tongue and Groove
Manufacturer: CFS
Manufacturer SKU: RIO-400-7
Photo Sensitivity: Moderate
Species: Elm
Species Group: Elm
Style Name: Rio Elm Collection
Thickness: 9/16"
Where to Install: On, Above, Below Grade
Width: 5"
FLOATING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
 
As of May 1, 2006, CFS warrants floating installation of all Fiji Collection prefinished floors that are over 6 inches wide.  Maximum width allowed without a transition is 20 feet and maximum length is 40 feet.  Proper use of 1/2" expansion gaps at all vertical objects and proper use of T moldings to break up total width if over the maximum allowed 20 feet is mandatory.
 
NOTE:  Warranty coverage may be lost due to failure to strictly follow all installation instructions and recommendations and/or the use of improper materials or tools.  While the floating method offers some advantages, there are some things of which you should be aware:  (1) The floor may have a hollow sound when walking on it.  (2) The wood rests on the subfloor with its own weight, which may cause the floor to have slight vertical movement.  (3) A damaged plank cannot be replaced as simply as in a staple down, nail down, or full glue down installation.
 
Subfloor Specifications
 
a.  The subfloor surfaces must be level to within 1/8" in an 8 ft. radius.  Check this using a 6 foot or longer straight edge to find high and/or low spots.  To fill excessive voids or variations in the subfloor, use leveling compounds approved for your application.  Consult the compound manufacturer to be sure it is appropriate.  Allow the compound to dry thoroughly before beginning wood floor installation.  Fifteen-pound felt or roofing paper is also appropriate to level a floor for a float-in installation.  Cut small pieces to fit the shape of the depression and then stack as many sheets as necessary to level the area.  DO NOT use this method to fix large depressions - improperly filling large depressions like this will void the warranty as chance for excessive movement will be very large.  For concrete subfloors use a leveling compound.  Sand or grind off any high spots.
 
b.  Concrete subfloors must be under 3 lbs moisture/1000 sf over 24 hours on a dry-weight basis according to a properly done calcium chloride test.  Testing kits are generally available through your distributor or call the NWFA at 1-800-422-4556 (or 1-800-848-8824 in Canada) for the source nearest you.  Follow test kit manufacturer's instructions for conducting test and measuring results.  If calcium chloride results read over 3 lbs. but do not exceed 8 lbs. (and no obvious source of the moisture can be eliminated) you must use a moisture sealer approved for hardwood floors and do the calcium chloride test again to make sure you are under 3 lbs/1000 sf over 24 hours after installation of the moisture sealer.
 
c.  Moisture content of wood subfloors must be under 13% MC.
 
d.  Subfloor must be clean and smooth.
 
e.  Relative humidity (RH) at the job site must be and remain between 40% and 60%.  The temperature setting in the room must be and remain within 15 degrees F of normal operating range.
 
Inspect the job site
 
Before installing your floor, inspect the job site thoroughly.  Floating installation works over almost all existing floors (as long as they are level and there are no moisture problems) except for carpet.
 
Exterior:  Carefully inspect the outside surroundings for improper drainage and predictable or obvious sources of moisture.  The yard should be graded to slope away from the foundation.  Be sure gutters and eaves sufficiently prevent rain from penetrating the foundation.
 
Under the House:  In homes with crawl space or pier-beam foundations, foundation vents must provide cross-ventilation with no dead air space.  Vents should be located throughout the foundation with opening area equal to 1.5% of the square footage within the crawl space.  For example, a 1000 sf crawl space requires at least 15 sf of vents that remain open all year.  If excessive moisture exists underneath the house, you must lay a 6 mil black polyethylene moisture barrier on the ground in the crawl space below the installation area.
 
Interior:  Check the moisture content of the subfloor.  See item "B" above as well as "Moisture" at the end of this section.  Room conditions can also indicate high moisture and relative humidity.  Look for water stains, peeled paint near windows and doors, and rusty metal, especially nails.
 
Preferred Requirements for Wood Subfloors:  3/4" (23/32", 18.3 mm) CDX grade plywood subfloor/underlayment (Exposure 1) 4' x 8' sheets OR 3/4" (23/32" 18.3 mm) OSB subfloor/underlayment grade, with joint spacing 19.2" (475 mm) on center joint construction or less.
 
Minimum Requirements for Wood Subfloors:  5/8" (19/32", 15.2 mm) CDX plywood subfloor/underlayment (Exposure 1) 4' x 8' sheets, maximum 16" (400 mm) on center joint construction.  Follow panel manufacturer recommendations for spacing and fastening.  Typical panel spacing for joint systems is 1/8" (3.2 mm) around perimeter and fastened every 6" (150 mm) on bearing edges and every 12" (300 mm) along intermediate supports.  Door casings should be notched or undercut to avoid difficult scribe cuts.
 
Concrete Subfloors:  Lightweight and standard-density concrete subfloors are ideal applications for a floated floor.  Concrete subfloors are generally acceptable for float-in installation if the subfloor appears to be dry (i.e. no standing water or discoloration of concrete) and a 6 Mil Poly sheet and 1/8" high compression or compaction rated floating foam underlayment is used and installed properly.  Be sure that, as a minimum, any concrete subfloor is at least 50-60 days old before installing a wood floor over it.
 
Moisture
 
To curb the adverse effects moisture will have on a wood floor and to determine the source of moisture problems, use the following checklist:
 
a.  Inspect the gutters, drains, and down spouts outside the house.  Clear out any clogs caused by leaves, dirt or other substances.  Down spouts should transport water away from the foundation.
b.  Check the landscaping surrounding the home to be sure the yard is sloped away from the foundation (at least 6" in 10 ft.)
c.  Check windows and doors for proper drainage and waterproof caulking.
d.  Inspect concrete subfloor for cracks or buckling.  Sometimes the water table may rise and force water up through the concrete floor with hydrostatic pressure.
e.  Check the ventilation system int he crawl space, basement and attic.  Moisture will collect on walls and floors if dead air (i.e. little or no ventilation) is present.  As a rule, total vent surface area in a crawl space should equal 1.5% of the square footage of the area in question.
f.  Inspect pipes, water heater tank, dishwasher and any other plumbing fixtures in the affected area for leaks and repair any such leaks.
g.  Remember to take seasonal changes in relative humidity into consideration.
h.  Signs that the moisture content is too high include discolored (darker) concrete and evidence of actual water droplets.
i.  In high humidity areas (such as Louisiana, Florida, etc.), make sure the homeowner knows that setting the temperature extremely low on their air conditioner can result in slabs "sweating" if the dew point is reached.  This can add excessive moisture in the flooring which is not covered under any warranty.
 
Underlayments
 
Concrete subfloors require a 6 Mil Poly sheeting with 4 inch overlap and seams sealed with plastic tape and a 1/8 inch high compression or compaction rated foam underlayment.  A floating floor 2 in 1 underlayment may be substituted.  Follow underlayment manufacturer's instructions for installing the underlayment.  Over a wood subfloor, the 6 Mil Poly sheeting is not necessary unless directly over a crawl space which might release moisture.  Run the underlayment up the perimeter walls approximately 2".  This provides a secure enclosure for the flooring.  After the floor is installed and before the installation of the baseboards, trim the excess underlayment to the height of the floor surface using a fine trimming blade.
 
Do not open packages until ready to begin installation!  Opening cartons to acclimate the flooring (as with some solid strip flooring) could result in a difficult installation as our T&G fit is very precise and acclimation can lead to the tongue swelling slightly and becoming hard to fit into the groove.  Also, there is more chance of the unfinished back side of the flooring taking on more moisture than the prefinished top face, resulting in slightly bowed boards that are harder to install.  This is only an issue of ease of installation.  You may still use pieces that have acclimated if necessary, they just might be hard to install.
 
As an installer, it is your responsibility to be aware of the grade, Relative Humidity of the room, and moisture content of the subfloor.  You should check that each plank is free of damage or manufacturing defects.  Any unusable boards should not be used, and any boards that you find visibly objectionable should either be used in an inconspicuous place or not used at all.
 
Installation
 
Always begin a floating floor installation with the grooves facing the wall
Leave expansion space at all walls and all vertical obstructions, e.g. (fireplace, doorjambs, etc.)
Sweep or vacuum subfloor thoroughly
Use rated floating underlayments
 
Tools and Materials Required
  • Tape Measure
  • Chalk Line
  • Last Board Puller
  • Hammer
  • Knocking Block
  • Floating Floor Adhesive, for example Franklin Titebond II or III or their Floating Floor glue
  • Expansion Shims
  • Floor Protectors
  • Router Bit
  • Splines

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CFS Corporation Limited 25 Year Engineered Hardwood Flooring Warranty
 
Limited Warranty Coverage
CFS Corporation warrants the original purchaser of its Engineered Hardwood Flooring in North America to the following warranties.
 
25 Year Limited Residential Finish And Wear Warranty
Manufacturer warrants to the original purchaser that its finish surface layer will not wear through, peel off or delaminate for period of Twenty-Five (25) years from the date of purchase under normal and ordinary residential use.
 
5 Year Limited Commercial Finish And Wear Warranty
Manufacturer warrants to the original purchaser that its finish surface layer will not wear through, peel off or delaminate for a period of Five (5) years from the date of purchase under light commercial usage.
 
Full Lifetime Structural Integrity Warranty
Manufacturer warrants its products in their original manufactured condition to be free from manufacturing and workmanship defects including milling, and grading (within the industry standard tolerance of 5%).  The defects may be either natural flaws in the floor surface or of a manufacturing origin.
These warranties, which begin from the date of purchase, apply only to the products used in indoor, dry, residential applications and are valid only in North America.  These warranties apply only to the original purchaser and the original residential location where the product is installed and are not transferable.
Hardwood flooring, being a natural product, will continue to expand and contract during seasonal and temperate changes.  Product when properly installed may experience slight separation (up to 1/32") between boards.  If minor separation or seasonal cracks occur, they are not covered by this warranty.  Product considered to be defective in excess of 5% of the total job should be returned by the person doing the installation to the dealer for inspection and possible replacement PRIOR TO INSTALLATION.  Installation implies acceptance.  No warranty will be offered fro visible defect claims such as grade or color once the products are installed.
 
If The Engineered Flooring Should Fail To Meet The Terms Of The Warranty, Manufacturer At Its Option Will Either:
Supply replacement product or parts to repair or replace the defective product at the manufacturer's option.  Refund the original purchase price of the defective product.  THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE.  It covers the repair or replacement of defective materials only and does not cover labor costs.  Installation of the replacement products will be at the original purchaser's expense.  In the event that the style installed in the home is no longer available, the manufacturer will replace the affected floor with another style of equal value. 
 
THE ABOVE DESCRIBED REMEDY IS THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR CLAIM UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
 
Conditions
Manufacturer will honor claims under this warranty only if all of the following conditions are satisfied. 
At all times between purchase and installation the flooring must be properly stored according to installation instructions.
Interior Residential Construction Only.
The flooring must be installed according to the recommended installation instructions and relative humidity in the area of use must be within a normal range of 35% - 60%.
This limited warranty applies only where the affected area of the flooring is visible and covers an area greater than 10% of the room.
A description of the problem and/or a photograph/sample that clearly shows the warranty problem must be presented to CFS Corporation along with 2 unopened boxes.
The covered person must provide valid proof of purchase in the form of a sales receipt or invoice.  This must show the date of purchase, original purchase price and that he/she is the original purchaser.
CFS Corporation must receive written notice within 30 days after discovery of any claimed defect of failure covered under this warranty within the time period applicable to the limited warranty.
CFS Corporation reserves the right to have a CFS Corporation designated representative or Certified Independent Inspection Service inspect and take samples of the hardwood floor for analysis.
CFS Corporation must be give 60 days following notice to inspect the product to confirm any failure.
Inspections of the hardwood floors must be performed in accordance with industry standards from a standing position with normal lighting and no glare.
 
Written notice and all photographs, samples and other documentation should be sent to:
CFS Corporation
Claims Division
3371 Martin Farm Rd.
Suwanee, GA 30024
Fax 70-614-5833
 
Warranty Exclusions
This limited warranty shall not apply to damage to the Hardwood floor or to the finish arising from the specifically excluding any of the following:
 
Hardwood flooring is a product of nature and the natural variations in graining and color contribute to its unique beauty.  Wood characteristics such as mineral streaks, small knots, grain variations, etc. are not considered flaws and are normal and natural characteristics and should not be considered as defects.  No two pieces of wood are the same and color or other variations in grain and character will occur.
Manufacturer does not guarantee against natural variations, or the normal differences between color samples or photographs and colors of installed floors.
Squeaking and Cracking of the Hardwood by any cause other than related to manufacturing is not considered a defect.  The installer has final responsibility prior to installation as to determining installation methods and approval of site conditions, proper hardwood color and quality. 
Visible or glaring defects must be carefully culled or cut out prior to installation.  Installation of material with visible defects voids all warranties including warranties for material and labor.
Expansion and contraction of the Hardwood due to seasonal changes in climate shall not be considered defects.
Natural Color changes due to full or partial exposure to sunlight and weather.  All Hardwoods including but not limited to Maple, Merbau, Pine, American Cherry and Brazilian Cherry may darken due to light exposure over time.  This is a natural occurrence and is not covered by this warranty.
Indentation, scratches or damage caused by negligence, water moisture and saturation, insects, animals, and high heeled or spiked shoes, or failure to use floor protectors or pads under rolling chairs or other furniture.
Failure to follow the manufacturer's written installation instructions including protecting the floor from subfloor moisture.
Excessive or inadequate humidity in the area.  Relative humidity in the area of use must be within a normal range of 35% - 60%.
Stains as a result of chemical or industrial products of standing liquid for a prolonged period of time.
Misuse or abuse.
Improper alterations of original manufactured product.  Alteration or repairs to the manufacturer's original product will void any and all warranties.  this includes sanding, top coating or attempted re-finishing of the factory applied finish.
Gloss reduction is not considered surface wear.
Freight costs or expenses.
Failure due to structural changes in the subfloor, settling of the building or uneven subfloor that has not been adequately leveled.
Accidents, abuse or misuse.  Warranty will be made void if man-made or natural disasters including leaking or broken plumbing, fire, flood, earthquake or standing water occur during or after installation.
Floor must not be exposed to extreme heat, dryness, moisture, water saturation, including wet mopping, and other sources of extreme moisture or extreme changes in moisture.  Temperature changes for Radiant heated subfloors must not exceed more than 5% per day and must never exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any damage that occurs during shipping is the responsibility of the shipping company.
This warranty covers the repair or replacement of affected materials only.  It does not cover any labor/installation costs.
If flooring product for which the claim is being made is no longer available, CFS will replace affected flooring material with product of equal vale, or may elect to refund the original purchase price of the defective product at our discretion, in accordance with our remedy options previously listed.
This warranty is limited to a one time repair or replacement of defective material and shall be the buyer's exclusive remedy unless other remedy is offered at the discretion of CFS.
No other warranties, express or implied are made and under no circumstances shall CFS be liable for any loss or damage arising from the purchase, use or inability to use this product or any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
 
Warranty Disclaimers
The foregoing is in lieu of all other express or implied warranties, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
The manufacturer does not grant to any person or entity the authority to create for it any obligation or liability in connection with the engineered flooring.  None of the manufacturer's retailers, distributors, employees or other representatives has the authority to alter the obligations, limitations, disclaimers or exclusions under these warranties.
Manufacturer shall not be liable for loss of use or any other incidental, special sequential costs, expenses or other similar damages incurred by the original purchaser.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to the purchaser.  This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.