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LW Mountain Engineered Click Bamboo: Cabonized 3/8" x 3 3/4" Engineered Bamboo LWEC67S3

LW Mountain Engineered Click Bamboo: Cabonized 3/8" x 3 3/4" Engineered Bamboo LWEC67S3

Product ID: 127923

Availability: Typically Ships In 3 - 5 Business Days
Regular Price: $5.49
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$3.19SQ FT
Carton Price: $72.38
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Approved Subfloor: Wood, Concrete, Ceramic, Vinyl
Carton Coverage: 22.69 sq ft
Color Name: Carbonized
Colors: Cinnamon,Bronze,Pumpkin
Construction: Engineered
Description: 3/8" Engineered Bamboo
Dimensions: 3 3/4" Wide
Edge Profile: Micro-beveled
Finish Type: Aluminum Oxide
Finish Warranty: 25 years
Installation Method: Float
Locking: Click Together
Manufacturer: LW Mountain
Manufacturer SKU: LWEC67S3
Style Name: Engineered Click Bamboo
Thickness: 3/8"
Where to Install: On, Above or Below Grade
Width: 3 3/4"

L.W. Mountain, Inc.


Engineered Bamboo Installation Guidelines

Bamboo is a natural product.  Just like wood, Engineered Bamboo flooring will vary in shade or pattern definition.  Also, just like wood, Engineered Bamboo flooring is subject to the normal behavior of minor expansion during periods of high humidity and minor contraction during periods of low humidity (usually the heating season).  Visible gaps at seams and joints will vary seasonally.

NOTE:  Manufacturer disclaims all liability for imperfect installation of its product.  Engineered Bamboo pre-finished flooring is installed using the "floating method".  
Engineered Bamboo flooring can be installed below grade using this method.
Engineered Bamboo flooring can be applied over in-floor radiant heating systems.

Our Bamboo flooring should be one of the last items installed in any construction or remodel project.  All work involving water/moisture should be completed before the flooring installation.  Water and wood do not mix.  Installing flooring onto a wet subfloor will most likely cause cupping, tip and edge raising, telegraphing of core and subsequent gapping.

Permanent HVAC should be on and operational and maintained between 65 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit with relative humidity of 35% - 60% for a minimum of 3 days prior to delivery, as well as during and after installation of the flooring.  Humidity levels below 35% will most likely cause movement in the flooring, including gapping, possible cupping and cracking/checking on the floor face material.  Installation of L.W. Mountain engineered Bamboo flooring in areas where the relative humidity may go below 35% and when humidification equipment is not used continuously to keep humidity above 35% in the space will void all warranties.

Store engineered Bamboo flooring in the UNOPENED boxes at installation area for a minimum of 48 hours before installation to allow the flooring to adjust to room temperature and humidity levels.  Do not store boxes of flooring directly on concrete.  Our engineered bamboo floors DO NOT need any moisture equalization prior to installation from open boxes and should be installed from just-opened boxes.  DO NOT OPEN more than a few boxes in advance of installation and only the number of boxes that will be installed within the next couple of hours.  Only open enough boxes to ensure a good mix of color.

PRE-INSTALLATION SUBFLOOR REQUIREMENTS
Acceptable subfloor types:
CDX plywood - at least 5/8" thick for joist spacing up to 16" on center, minimum 3/4" thick for joist spacing greater than 16" on center (19.2" maximum)
Underlayment grade particleboard (minimum 40 lb. density)
OSB - at least 3/4" thick, PS 2-92 rated or PS 1-95 rated
Concrete slab
Existing wood floor - must be smooth, level, well-adhered
Ceramic tile
Resilient tile and sheet vinyl

CONCRETE SUBSTRATE PREPARATION:
Concrete is required to be sound, smooth, level and flat with a maximum variation of 1/8" in 10'.  Fill any low spots with appropriate filler and scrape any high spots.  Subfloor must be properly cured and tested for moisture content.  Before moisture testing begins, the concrete slab must be a MINIMUM of 30 days old.  Testing of slabs less than 30 days old can produce inaccurate, unreliable results; PH testing should be done on all slabs regardless of age.  The recommended method is the Calcium Chloride test and flooring must not be installed if vapor pressure exceeds 3 lbs. per 1000 square feet in 24 hours.  If underlayment besides 2n1 foam is being used (i.e. 1/4" cork, rubber, sound deadening), Before installing the floating floor, cover concrete floor with 6 mil polyurethane sheets, overlap seams 8", and tape the sheets together.

INSTALLATION
Floating:
Maximum room dimensions for a floating floor are 40 ft. across the boards or 120 ft. lengthwise. Floors exceeding either of these dimensions require use of a "T-Molding".  A minimum of one butt seam is required in every row, regardless of width (e.g. hallways).

Never attach any permanent object through the flooring, affixing it to the subfloor.  A float-in floor must be free to expand and contract in all directions.

Step 1
Layout 2n1 underlayment foam or 6 mil plastic and sound deadening underlayment.

Step 2
Start in corner and lay first row from left to right, with tongue sides toward wall.  Proper expansion space can be achieved by pulling floor away from wall once first three rows have been installed.

Step 3
Hold next board against first board at approx. 45° angle and lay flat on floor.  Continue in this manner for entire first row.

Step 4
Cut end board in first row to correct length and start second row with left-over piece (if possible).  End joints must be staggered by at least 12".  Butt seam must be placed in each row regardless of width, e.g. hallways. 

Step 5
Hold board at approx. 45° angle to board in front.  Press forward to engage joint and lay flat on floor.

Step 6
Engage short end of new board.  Lay flat keeping long side in line with groove of adjacent board.

Step 7
Using tapping block, carefully tap long edges together until they are closed.  DO NOT tap too hard or over-engage.  Never tap directly against wearlayer.  Continue this process until you reach the end wall.

Step 8
Saw last board to correct width.  Place last board on top of second-to-last board.  Mark board with help of piece of board without locking edge.  Use floor pull bar and mallet to click the long side of planks.
NOTE:  If boards cannot be easily angled under door frame (or similar), do the following:  cut away locking edge, then apply Floating Floor Adhesive and install board.

In-Floor Radiant Heat:  With radiant heat, heat source is directly beneath the flooring, so flooring may gain moisture or dry out faster than in a home with conventional heating system.  For this installation, once slab has cured, turn heat on, regardless of season, and leave it on for at least 5 - 6 days before installation.  Maximum surface temperature should never be more than 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).

Flooring should be one of the last items installed in a project.  In order to protect the floor while other trades are finishing their work prior to final cleanup and turnover to the owner, use masonite, cardboard, or rosin paper and Blue Tape to hold the rosin paper to the floor (other tapes may damage the finish).  Clean the floor thoroughly before laying the rosin paper to ensure that no debris is trapped underneath.  DO NOT USE plastic film or other non-breathing coverings as this can cause the floor to become damaged from humidity buildups.

L.W. MOUNTAIN Hardwood Floors has the following limited warranties

1.  Lifetime structural warranty

2.  25 Year finish wear-through warranty

This limited warranty is made subject to the following conditions:
  • The flooring must be used only indoors in residential areas
  • The surface wear must not have occurred as a result of incorrect maintenance or accidents such as damage caused by scratching, impact and cutting
  • The surface wear must be readily visible (approximately 10% of the installed floor).  Gloss reduction is not considered surface wear.
  • LWM warrants its products are free from manufacturing defects in lamination, milling and assembly for as long as you own it.  LWM also warrants that its products will not buckle, cup or warp when properly installed and normal humidity in the home (40% - 60%) is maintained according to LWM recommended procedures.
  • Wood is a natural product, variations in its grain pattern, color and/or texture are normal and are not considered defects and no warranty shall apply to those.  The warranty will not apply to the natural color changes, which occur in wood over time.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS

LWM warranties do not cover indentations, scratches, or damages caused by negligence, exposure to extreme heat, dryness, or water saturation, accidents, abuse, misuse, indentations from stiletto heels, stains as a result of chemical or industrial products, improper installation and maintenance, insufficient protection or improper alterations of the original manufactured product.

This writing is the complete and exclusive statement of the warranty and is in lieu of all other express and/or implied warranties.  LWM assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages.  This warranty gives you implied warranties.  LWM assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.  The sole remedy provided herein is the repair or replacement of defective product.

PREVENTIVE CARE
 
Use rugs inside and outside entrances to prevent sand and abrasives from being tracked onto floor.  Use soft woven rugs.  Clean or replace rugs as needed.  
Apply felt pads on all furniture legs to ease movement and prevent scratches.  When moving furniture or appliances, use caution to avoid scratching, indentations or gouging.  
Use large soft polyurethane or rubber casters versus narrow rigid plastic ones.
Maintain relative humidity level between 40% - 60% for your good health, your wood floor and furnishings.  In high humidity, the use of air conditioners or dehumidifiers will control the environment.  During dry periods, use a humidifier to control shrinkage.
Stiletto heels and spiked sport shoes are not recommended on any wood flooring.

MAINTENANCE
 
Wipe up spills quickly to protect wood from excess liquid.
Sweep or vacuum your floor regularly to prevent dirt, dust and abrasives that can scratch or dull its finish.
NOTE:  Vacuum only with a hard floor attachment.  A revolving beater bar brush can hold dirt which can damage the finish.
Clean your floor as needed with any wood floor cleaner.
NO WAXES, POLISHES, OIL BASED DETERGENTS OR ABRASIVE LEANERS SUCH AS STEEL WOOL CLEANERS.
Spray a light mist onto the floor.  Mop floor in a back-and-forth motion in the same direction as strips for best results.
Never pour water or liquid cleaner directly onto floor surface.

FLOOR CARE TIPS
 
Larger pets should have their claws trimmed to avoid scratching floors.
For more difficult stains, dampen a cloth with mineral spirits and clean mess.
Minor dents or scratches; use a matching wood filler available at your local hardware store.
Large scratches or damage, consult a professional.
Changes in wood color over time are due to the natural process of wood aging and not to the yellowing of the finish.
Direct sunlight will increase this phenomenon.  UV protective film applied on windows can help to slow the process in addition to your energy savings.