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Hawa Bamboo Natural Horizontal Matte 3 3/4" x 5/8" x 37 3/4" Solid HBF-AMF803

Hawa Bamboo Natural Horizontal Matte 3 3/4" x 5/8" x 37 3/4" Solid HBF-AMF803

Product ID: 13010

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Regular Price: $6.89
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Approved Subfloor: Suspended Wood
Carton Coverage: 23.80 sq ft
Color Name: Natural
Colors: Butter
Construction: Solid
Description: Solid Bamboo
Dimensions: 37.75" L x 3.75" W x 0.63" T
Edge Profile: Micro-beveled
Finish Type: Matte Aluminum Oxide
Finish Warranty: 25 years
Installation Method: Nail or Glue
Locking: Tongue & Groove
Manufacturer: Hawa
Manufacturer SKU: HBF-AMF801
Style Name: Horizontal Bamboo
Thickness: 5/8"
Where to Install: On or Above Grade
Width: 3 3/4"
FEATURES
BENEFITS
  • Environmentally Sustainable Product
Hawa Bamboo is harvested at maturity to ensure hardness, stability and clarity of color and graining
  • Matte Gloss Level
Ideal for any room of the house, the 6 coat matte finish enhances the natural beauty of the grain while concealing scuffs and fine scratches
  • Aluminum Oxide Finish
Only diamonds are harder!  Aluminum Oxide protection in the top coats makes bamboo even more scratch resistant

 

 
Bamboo Flooring Installation
 
Installer/Owner Responsibility
 
Beautiful and elegant bamboo floors add value and beauty to your home.  Bamboo flooring is a product of nature and therefore, not perfect.  HAWA pre-finished bamboo floors are manufactured with high quality standards which permit a defect tolerance not to exceed 5%.  These defects may be of manufacturer or natural occurrences.  HAWA, the manufacturer of these bamboo floors, tries everything possible not to allow any manufacturing defects into the boxes of HAWA bamboo flooring and makes reasonable selective decisions to withhold the pieces that do not qualify for the specific grade being produced.  Prior to installation, the installer must determine that the job site environment, as well as the sub-surfaces involved, meet and exceed all requirements specified in this HAWA installation guide.
  • The installer and/or owner of HAWA bamboo floors has the final inspection responsibility as to grade, manufacturing and factory finish.  The installer must use reasonable selectivity (common sense) and discard, relocate in hidden places or cut out pieces with glaring defects, whatever the cause.
  • Whenever a board is nailed or glued, it has been considered accepted by the installer and/or owner.  When HAWA pre-finished bamboo floors are ordered, approximately 5% must be added to the actual square footage needed as allowance for cutting waste (i.e. usually between 5% - 7% depending on the job site and/or type of installation method used).  Should an individual piece be doubtful as to grade, manufacture or factory finish and is not able to be relocated or have the defect cut off, the installer should not use that piece.
  • HAWA's liability is limited to replacing defective material in excess of 5%.  HAWA will not pay for any labor or installation costs.
Product Specifications
  • HAWA bamboo flooring is 5/8" solid thickness, pre-finished with a tongue and groove and standard lengths of either 36 1/4" or 72 1/2".  Our floors can be nailed or glued down.
  • Nail Down:  Use manual nails (L or T type), set with a specialized hardwood flooring nailing machine, over a wood sub-floor.  Sub-floor must be constructed of 5/8" or thicker plywood and installed over 16" center joists.
  • Glue Down:  Installation over concrete is possible but requires one of the following methods.
    • First Method:  You may add a wood sub-floor (minimum 3/4" plywood) over the concrete.  The wooden sub-floor moisture content must not exceed 12%.  When selecting this method, a moisture barrier must be placed over the concrete.
    • Second Method:  You may glue the flooring directly to the concrete floor, provided there is no excess moisture.  Acclimate flooring to within 5% of the moisture content of the wood in the existing structure.  The sub-floor must be level to within 1/8" in any 8' span.  Concrete slabs should be free from sealers, adhesives, residue or any foreign matter that may inhibit the board.  Concrete must be dry, clear and smooth.  Recommended adhesives include DriTac 7500 or Bostick Best.
  • HAWA pre-finished Bamboo floors are not recommended for installation over radiant heating systems.
Tools & Accessories
HAWA recommends the following tools and accessories for installation:
  • Hardwood floor nailer (we recommend 200 series nailers, manufactured by Powernail Co. Inc.)
  • Rubber mallet
  • Tenon saw, circular saw or hand saw
  • Electric drill with a 3/32" (2 mm) bit
  • Claw hammer and nail punch
  • Square and measuring tape
  • Pry bar and 5" (12.5 cm) putty knife
  • Chalk line
  • Flooring screws
  • Construction paper or 15# felt floor liner
  • Hardwood flooring nails (we recommend 1 1/2" E cleats manufactured by Powernail Co. Inc.)
  • Finishing nails
  • Filler stick and touch up marker
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Other pre-finished installation accessories such as reducers, stairnosing, baseboards, etc.
Handling
  • Your new bamboo flooring is an investment in your home, please take care of it as such.  HAWA bamboo floors have been carefully inspected under the strictest quality control standards and have been carefully packaged to minimize any damage that may occur during transit.
  • HAWA bamboo is packaged in boxes, easily identifiable by our logo, and surrounded with vacuum sealed plastic bags to protect your floors.  All of our products are palletized and stored in clean, temperature and humidity controlled warehouses.  Each box includes a HAWA installation guide and your HAWA dealer is only a phone call away to help with any installation or maintenance questions you may have.
  • Please remember that pre-finished bamboo flooring requires a slower and more careful installation to prevent damage to the finished surface.  However, once the flooring is installed, your job is complete.  No sanding, staining or finishing is required!
Temperature & Humidity
  • The relative humidity level in your home must be maintained at 45% throughout the year.
  • Bamboo flooring is a hygroscopic material, meaning your floor will absorb and release moisture according to humidity levels and seasonal changes.  Consequently, the dimensions of each board may also change and you may notice swelling or shrinking if your home humidity level is not properly maintained.
    • In summer months, when humidity is at its highest, moisture is absorbed by the bamboo, causing it to expand.  This expansion may cause the planks of your floor to push against one another.  This process is referred to as "cupping".  Cupping may be minimized with proper ventilation, dehumidifying or heating.
    • In winter months the air is much drier and the relative humidity level in a home tends to be much lower.  The bamboo releases its moisture and may contract or shrink.  If this occurs, we recommend using a humidifier to minimize any shrinking effect.
  • For installations in a new construction or remodel environment, the home heating system must be operational and the temperature of the home maintained at 71° F (22° C) for at least one week prior to installation.  All plaster and/or concrete work must be completely dry (45 to 90 days old).  Check basements and crawl spaces to ensure that they are dry and well ventilated, this will help avoid damage caused from moisture.
  • Bamboo flooring should be acclimated in the home for at least 48 hours prior to installation.  To ensure the maximum benefits of acclimation, please keep the temperature and humidity of the home at recommended levels.
  • Using a moisture meter check the moisture content of your plywood sub-floor.  Do not install if your moisture content exceeds 12%.  If the moisture levels are too high to proceed with installation, turn up the heating system, increase ventilation or open the basement windows slightly.  You may begin your installation once moisture content is at an acceptable level.
  • The installer and/or owner has full responsibility for moisture testing and ensuring that the wood sub-floor or concrete slab (when applicable) are within acceptable limits for installation.
Preparation
  • Remove baseboards and doorsills
  • Remove all of the old floor covering (if applicable)
  • Screw the sub-floor securely to the joists to prevent any squeaking noises from your floor
  • Using a handsaw, cut the bottom of the door frames 3/4" (1.9 cm) in order to slide a hardwood strip beneath
  • Make sure the floor is straight and level.  Correct if necessary
  • Make sure the floor is completely dry
  • Make a sketch of the installation before hand to avoid unpleasant surprises
  • Determine the direction in which you will install the floor.  It is recommended to install your floor in the opposite direction of the joists (across).  If this is not possible, you may need to install your flooring on a 45° angle
  • Determine your starting wall and/or location
  • Sweep the sub-floor clean
  • Install a 15# felt floor liner or construction paper
Step by Step
  • Using a chalk line, draw a guide line parallel to the starting wall.  Please use the directions listed below to allow ample space for your expansion gap (1/2" or  1.3 cm), as well as the tongue of the board (1/4" or 6 mm).  Your guidelines must be at a 90° angle to the adjacent wall
    • For 2 1/4" (5.7 cm) wide boards place your guide line 3 (7.5 cm) inches away from the wall
    • For 3 1/4" (8.2 cm) wide boards place your guide line 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall
  • It is very important to start straight and square.  Select the strips for the first three rows and lay them out on the floor in the general pattern in which they will be installed.  The straightest strips should be used for the first three rows of the floor.
    • Always select your strips with care.  Those with flaws must be re-cut.  The more deeply colored strips should be installed where they are less visible (i.e. in a closet or under the refrigerator.)
  • For the first rows:  lay the tongue edge of the strip on the guideline, leaving a minimum 1/2" (1.3 cm) space for expansion between the groove edge and the starting wall.  This expansion space will allow the bamboo to expand freely.  The baseboard or molding, nailed to the wall, should cover the expansion space once your job is complete.
  • The first row of flooring must be secured to the floor using screw shank flooring (or finishing) nails.  Drill holes on the surface of the strip 1 inch (2.5 cm) away from the edge, and again at approximately 12 inches (20 cm) to 16 inches (40 cm) apart.  These holes will make it easier to insert the nails and to avoid damaging the strip.  Next, secure the strip in place using a claw hammer and nail punch.
  • The first few rows must be nailed by hand, rather than with the hardwood floor nailer, because of the vertical wall obstruction.  When clearance allows, the hardwood floor nailer (which drives a 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" nail) can be used to simplify and speed up the nailing process.
  • Measure and cut the bamboo strip to the required length for finishing the first row.  The remaining section should be used to start the second row in an effort to reduce waste from cutting.  The strip selected for completing the first row must be long enough to yield a remaining section of adequate length.  Leave 1/4" (6 mm) between the wall and the end of each strip in each row.
  • Start the second row with a strip of at least 6 inches (15 cm) shorter, or longer, than the strip used in the first row.  This will avoid aligning or clustering the end joints.  Set the strip in place, drill a hole on the tongue edge at a 45° angle every 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) apart.  Using the screw shank flooring nails, secure in place.
  • The subsequent rows must be installed in the same manner.  You may want to use the hardwood floor nailer if there is no wall obstructions present.  Don't be afraid to waste a few strips in order to determine the strength needed to nail boards securely in place.
  • Lay out 6 to 8 rows of bamboo ahead of the row you are currently installing.  This is a great way to ensure an even mix of lengths and coloring, as well as making sure that end joints are not aligned and that the floor pattern is aesthetically pleasing. 
  • Complete nailing one strip of bamboo at a time, do not begin the next row until the current row is finished. 
  • Sweep up any sawdust or waste pieces as soon as possible.  Unfold cardboard boxes and spread them out over the newly installed floor to protect the surface during the remaining installation.
  • The last 4 to 5 rows must be installed in the same manner as the first several rows.  Because of vertical wall obstructions you will be unable to use the hardwood floor nailer.  A drill, screw shank flooring nails, hammer and nail punch should do the trick!
    • Please note that you may have to cut the last strip against the wall.  Don't forget to leave a 3/4" space between the strip and the wall for expansion. 
    • While installing the last row, drill holes on the surface of the strip at approximately 3/4" intervals from the edge strip and nail in place like the first row.
  • Finally, install the baseboards, wood vents and doorsill.  Following the initial installation make sure you clean your new flooring thoroughly with a recommended floor cleaning product and terry cloth mop.  Spray cleaner onto mop head, DO NOT SPRAY CLEANER DIRECTLY ONTO THE FLOOR.  Lightly wipe the surface clean to remove loose dirt and/or soil.  
  • Always keep a few spare pieces from your initial installation, for possible repairs.
Tips for Nailing your Bamboo Flooring
 
Here are a few tips to make your job easier, should you decide to use a manual hardwood floor nailer.
  • Prevent any scratches and indentations on the surface of the board by keeping the nailer plate clean and free from digs and debris.  Set the nailer down on the sub-floor or on a piece of cardboard.  DO NOT set the nailer directly on your new pre-finished flooring.
  • If you stand while using the manual nailer, you will deploy more strength when driving in the nails.
  • Hold the nailer firmly in place and hit the head of the nailer with the rubber end of the mallet.
  • Make sure the nailer base is squared and sits well on the edge of the strip.  This will help avoid causing damage to the edges of your boards.
  • Regularly inspect the hardwood floor nailer to ensure proper working condition.
  • Pneumatic nailer:  Air pressure should be adjusted adequately for each species of hardwood flooring installed.  Always try a test or sample board to adjust pressure and check periodically throughout your project.
  • Always use 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" nails.
  • The longevity of your bamboo floors is directly related to using the proper installation and maintenance procedures.
  • Solid bamboo flooring can be installed on grade and above grade ONLY.
 
 
Hawa Bamboo Flooring
HAWA Bamboo & Wood Product Corp. ®
 
Effective 4/10/07
 
WARRANTY

Lifetime Manufacturing Defect:
Hawa Bamboo flooring Trading Corporation offers the original owner a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. The prefinished floor products installed using recommended installation methods, floor maintenance procedures and maintaining proper humidity conditions.

Pre-installation Warranty:
Hawa will replace any uninstalled board that the installer feels is not suitable for installation. If not 100% satisfied, simply return the uninstalled plank to your dealer for full credit. The installer/ or Owner of Hawa bamboo floors have the final inspection responsibility as the factory finish/structural and color/quality whenever a board is nailed or glued, it has been accepted by the installer and / or Owner. Note: Hawa does not accept responsibility for any complaints issues as covered under their respective warranties including paying the labor and installation cost. Due to defects, a 5% margin for error and imperfection is an accepted industry standard and shall not be considered a structural defect under the terms of this warranty.

Residential Finish Warranty:
Hawa Bamboo flooring warrants, to the original purchaser, that the surface finish has Antic-Abrasive (aluminum oxide) inside and two Antic-Scratch Top Coating outside will not wear through or separate from the wood for a full twenty five years, from the date of purchase when used under normal residential traffic conditions. Finish warranty excludes any indentations, scratches or surface damages caused by lack of proper maintenance, misuse, negligence, accidents, spiked heel shoes, water, wet mopping, erosion, pebbles, sand, other abrasives, insufficient prevention and/or protection. The surface wear must be readily visible and must cover at least ten percent of the surface area.

Commercial Finish Warranty:
Our new technology and modern finished floors are covered by a 1-year light commercial warranty. Examples of light commercial installations are:

  • Retail stores
  • Commercial offices
  • Schools/classrooms

Structural Warranty:
Hawa Bamboo Flooring is warranted against delamination for life and manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects caused by improper milling, grading, staining and coating. This warranty means the product will remain free from milling and grading defects for a lifetime. Damages due to improper transportation, storage, installation, or any other cause are not covered. Product quality variation or error that does not exceed 5%, industry standard, is not considered a factory defect. This warranty will be voided if water or excessive moisture damages the floor. Whenever this warranty is applicable, Hawa liability is limited to repairing or replacing, at the option, the material in excess of 5%, material only. Excluding all other costs, such as transportation, storage, installation, cutting allowance, etc…

Exclusions:
This warranty is valid only if the owner can provide an original proof of purchase and it is the original owner of the floor. Damage by pets, indentations, furniture scratches, water, and improper maintenance will void the warranty. It is important to maintain a stable relative humidity level in the home. 40-50% relative humidity is suggested.

Limitations:
Unless otherwise precluded by the laws in your state, the above warranties are the complete warranties offered by HAWA Bamboo Flooring Trading Corporation, and are in place of all other expressed or statutory warranties. This includes the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. HAWA Bamboo Flooring Trading Corporation does not assume any liability for incidental or consequential damage.