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Mannington Montana Oak: Saddle 9/16" x 5" Engineered Hardwood MT05SDL1

Mannington Montana Oak: Saddle 9/16" x 5" Engineered Hardwood MT05SDL1

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26.88 SQ FT PER CARTON
Approved Subfloor: Wood or Concrete
Carton Coverage: 26.88
Color Group: Beige/Tan
Color Name: Saddle
Color Variation: Moderate
Colors: Latte,Bronze,Pumpkin
Construction: Engineered
Description: 9/16" Thick
Dimensions: 5" Wide x Random Lengths 12" to 43"
Edge Profile: Micro-beveled Edges and Square Ends
Finish Group: Traditional
Finish Type: Polyurethane with Aluminum Oxide
Finish Warranty: 25 years
Grade: First Grade
Installation Method: Staple/Nail/Float
Locking: Tongue and Groove
Manufacturer: Mannington
Manufacturer SKU: MT05SDL1
Photo Sensitivity: Low
Species: Oak
Species Group: Oak
Style Name: Montana Oak
Thickness: 9/16"
Where to Install: On, Above or Below Grade
Width: 5"
MANNINGTON HARDWOOD INSTALLATION GUIDE
 
GENERAL GUIDELINES
 
All general installation instructions stated in General Installation Guidelines regarding storage and job site conditions, including climactic and structural requirements, are applicable to Mannington Hardwood Floors. Review and consider these requirements before proceeding with the installation.
 
Product Inspection
 
Wood is a natural product, containing natural variations in color, tone and grain. Before any Mannington engineered wood flooring leaves our plant, each plank goes through numerous inspections stations. Color variation between planks, however, is to be expected in a wood floor. Mannington cannot guarantee against natural variation in each plank, nor minor differences between samples and the color of the floor. With Mannington, you're protected by our exclusive Pre-Installation Limited Warranty. Return any planks you are not satisfied with, uncut, BEFORE installation and we'll replace them, no questions asked.
 
We urge you to inspect for color, finish, and graining BEFORE installation. Care should be taken during installation to remove or repair particular characteristics you do not desire. We suggest you use cut planks as starter strips to begin each new row and to "rack" the flooring to ensure a random appearance.
 
Furthermore, we recommend that you examine cartons to determine those that contain random length planks and those that contain full length planks. Plan the layout accordingly so that a random appearance is maintained throughout the installation.
 
NOTE: Mannington Hardwood Floors accepts no responsibility for costs incurred when a floor with visible defects has been installed.
 
Job Site Conditions
 
In addition to the general instructions, Mannington Hardwood has category specific requirements.
 
Mannington engineered wood flooring does not need to be acclimated to the job site unless the flooring will be transported from one extreme temperature to another. If there is a severe temperature difference, make sure to condition the cartons of wood flooring and UltraSpread Mastic™ adhesive, if being used, 24 hours before the installation.
 
Temperature & Humidity Requirements
 
As a general rule, the job site in a wood flooring installation must be climate controlled. If you are transporting wood flooring from one extreme temperature to another, however, make sure to condition the cartons 24 hours before installation; 48 hours for bamboo. Wood flooring performs best in climate-controlled interior environments. A permanent HVAC unit should be operational in order to provide consistent room temperature between 60° and 80° F (16° to 27° C) and a humidity level of 35% to 55%. Temperature and humidity should be controlled for the life of the flooring.
 
UltraSpread Mastic™ has a minimum working temperature of 65° F. Never use UltraSpread Mastic™ below this temperature. Open time for UltraSpread Mastic™ is affected by temperature and humidity. As a general rule, the higher the temperature and humidity the shorter the open time.
 
Moisture Requirement
 
Wood subfloor moisture content must never exceed 14% moisture content when measured with a dependable moisture meter. The difference between the wood subfloor system moisture content and that of the hardwood flooring must not be greater than 4%.
 
The moisture content of the bamboo flooring and the wood subfloor must never be greater than 2% of each other.
 
Concrete subfloors must be visibly dry, with no history or evidence of excessive moisture vapor transmission. As a frame of reference, Calcium Chloride test results should be at 5 pounds or less moisture vapor transmission.
 
Subfloor Information
 
All subfloors should be free of dirt, oil, grease, wax, paint, or any substance that would hinder adhesion. All subfloors should be level to 1/4" per 10' span and should be visually dry and structurally sound.
 
Wood Subfloors
 
All wood subfloors must be structurally sound, dry, at least 3/4" in thickness, solidly fastened to appropriately spaced floor joists, and in compliance with all local building codes. First, make sure subfloor is dry. Subfloor wood moisture content cannot exceed 14% prior to installation. For bamboo it cannot exceed 10%. To determine wood moisture content use a quality moisture meter. Next, determine if subfloor is structurally sound; both floor joist spacing and subfloor panel selection must be considered. Use the following requirements as a guide:
  • Planks may be installed (stapled, nailed, glued or floated) to a single layer of 3/4" thick, tongue-and-groove plywood or 3/4" structural grade oriented strand board (OSB) substrate over appropriately spaced floor joists.
  • If the subfloor is plywood or OSB less than 3/4" thick, add a second cross layer for strength and stability (minimum 5/16" thick to total 1" in thickness). To reduce the possibility of squeaking, install the underlayment per the manufacturer's guidelines.
  • 19.2" and 24" on center joist spacing may be acceptable if the subfloor system is designed in accordance with local building codes and is free of deflection.
CAUTION: Wood substrates directly fastened to concrete are not satisfactory for the installation of wood floor coverings. This nonventilated construction practice will result in deterioration of the wood substrate system and may cause problems such as underlayment joint telegraphing. Mannington will not accept claims regarding performance of our wood products installed over this subfloor construction.
 
NOTE: Do not staple or nail down Mannington engineered wood flooring over particleboard subfloors.
 
Concrete Subfloors
 
All concrete subfloor systems must meet or exceed local building code specifications.
 
For concrete slabs that are on- or below-grade, it is recommended they be constructed so that ground water vapor cannot penetrate. Suspended, above-grade concrete subfloors often require extended drying time to lose initial moisture. Curing and drying time will vary depending on the type of concrete mix and the environment in which it is placed. New concrete slabs require a minimum of six weeks drying time before they can be covered with a wood floor. You can install Mannington engineered hardwood floors over concrete subfloors when using Mannington UltraSpread Mastic™ (glue-down method) or Mannington MegaGlue™ adhesive (floating method) if the subfloor is visually dry and has no history of moisture problems.
 
Preparing Concrete Underfloors
 
Remove all curing agents, parting agents, or surface hardeners by grinding before installing wood flooring products. Also remove all paint, varnish, or other surface contaminants. You may remove these either chemically or mechanically, but do not use solvent-based strippers under any circumstances. Residual solvents can prohibit satisfactory bond of flooring adhesives. Be careful to maintain any physical expansion joints in the concrete underfloor. These joints were placed to permit expansion and movement of the slab. Use transition moldings manufactured specifically for this purpose to maintain the functionality of the expansion joint. Fill and level all other cold joints, crack, or depressions with Mannington MVP 2023 or a quality cementitious patching compound.
 
Radiant-Heated Subfloors
 
Mannington engineered wood flooring may be installed over radiant-heated subfloors provided the surface temperature of the system does not exceed 90° F. Before installing Mannington engineered wood flooring over newly constructed radiant heating systems, operate the system at maximum capacity to force any residual moisture from the cementitious topping of the radiant heating system. Then set the thermostat to a comfortable room temperature for the installation.
 
NOTE: 9/16", 1/2", and 3/8" thick wood plank flooring, 3" and wider, are the only Mannington wood flooring products that may be installed using the floating installation method.
 
NOTE: Mannington Hardwood Floors moisture release warranty is in effect only when Mannington UltraSpread Mastic is used and the flooring is installed according to Mannington installation instructions.
 
NOTE: Moisture tests can only indicate conditions at the time of the test. Neither Mannington nor the flooring contractor can be responsible if moisture levels change in the future.
 
Structural Requirements
 
The structural integrity of the job site is critical for a satisfactory wood installation. The type and method of construction, grade level, and flooring system components all impact the installation of wood flooring products. Many times local building codes establish only minimum requirements for flooring systems. These minimum requirements may not provide sufficient rigidity for successful installation and continued performance of wood flooring products.
 
Subfloor must be clean. Remove all oil, dirt, grease, wax, sealers, paint, adhesives, and any other substance that would hinder installation.
 
Subfloor must be flat to 1/4" per 10' span. To check, just stretch a 10' string or lay a 10' straightedge over subfloor. If the subfloor dips or crowns to 1/4" or more in the span, it must be leveled. Use a latex underlayment material such as Mannington MVP 2023 to level low areas in the subfloor. If the floor has a crown or rise, level it by sanding or grinding to meet 1/4" specifications.
 
There are additional concerns an installer must take into consideration for each different type of subfloor (wood, concrete, lightweight concrete, etc.) other than the requirements stated above. You may find existing subfloors that do not meet industry standards. In that case, do not precede until repair or replacement of the subfloor is completed, so your hardwood floor installation will be successful.
 
Blend Cartons
 
To provide for a uniform appearance throughout the entire installation, open sufficient cartons to blend planks for both shade and length variations. Plank length can vary from 12" to 48". Make sure your work area is well lit. Good visibility ensures that color is consistent and that visually defective planks are detected and removed. Keep in mind, it is always a good idea to retain a few planks in case a repair is ever required.
 
STAPLE-DOWN INSTALLATION
 
Requirements and Procedures
 
This fast and easy method uses our own Mannington Spotnails Floor Monster Pneumatic Stapler and exclusive Mannington Spotnails nylon-coated precision staples. The staple-down technique is compatible for all Mannington Hardwood products (except Bamboo, Caspian LOCnGo, and Tradewinds Collections) for use over plywood and structural OSB. The steps outlined in this section are also suitable for the nail-down method, provided that a specifically designed tongue-and-groove engineered flooring nailer is used. The Mannington Spotnails Floor Monster pneumatic stapler comes complete with two adapters, Allen wrenches, and oil. For a successful installation you will need the tools listed below.
 
Special Tools
  • Mannington Spotnails Floor Monster pneumatic stapler (sku# FS4825W2)
  • 1/2", 9/16", and 3/8" stapler attachment (included with stapler)
  • Mannington Spotnails nylon-coated staples (sku# 4811PN-30M, 5,000/box)
  • Safety glasses
  • Compressor (with regulator)
  • Tapping block (sku# TPBK009X)
  • Power drill
SETUP AND USE OF MANNINGTON SPOTNAILS FLOOR MONSTER PNEUMATIC STAPLER
 
Inspect Equipment Prior to Use
  • Become familiar with the tools and their operation, especially the pneumatic stapler. When used improperly, staples can damage wood flooring. Test the tools on scrap material first.
  • Parts that engage the planks (especially pre-finished surfaces) must have no sharp burns that can scratch or damage the flooring.
  • Make sure the tools adapter seats properly in the tongue and groove of the flooring.
  • Use the retaining feet of the adapter to make adjustments so that the plank is held securely against the subfloor.
CAUTION: Make certain the adapter size for the Mannington Spotnails Floor Monster pneumatic stapler correlates directly with the size of the product being installed. For instance, if you are installing 1/2" thick wood flooring, use the 1/2" - 9/16" adapter.
 
CAUTION: Only use Mannington Spotnails 4811PN nylon-coated staples during staple-down installation with the Mannington Spotnails Floor Monster stapler.
 
Floor Monster Setup
  • Loosen screws on retaining feet.
  • Using a scrap piece of flooring, test tool on subfloor and engage the adapter into tongue and groove.
  • Slide retaining feet down until they make contact with plank.
  • Tighten screws.
  • Calibrate the compressor so staples are properly set in the nail pocket to avoid damaging the floor or squeaking.
NOTE: If stapler is improperly set up, staples will not position correctly and may cause squeaking, crackling and dimpling of the floor.
 
Compressor Setup
  • With the correct adapter fastened, attach tool to compressor.
  • Set the regulator at 80 psi and start the compressor.
  • NOTE: Pressure must never exceed 100 psi, since it can damage the stapler or cause harm to you or others.
  • On a scrap piece of flooring, set stapler flush on the substrate and fully engage the stapler into the tongue-and-groove joint. Pull the trigger and examine staple placement.
  • When the top of the staple crown is flush with the nail pocket, the tool is properly positioned.
  • Should the staple penetrate too deeply or not deeply enough, reduce or increase the pressure until the staple is flush.
Job Preparation and Installation
 
  • Before installation, do a calculation to determine the width of the last row of planks. If it is less than 1-1/2" wide, split the difference between the starter row and the last row. In any case, you will most likely be required to cut the last row of planks to width with a table saw equipped with a plywood cutting blade.
  • For the staple-down and nail-down methods, cover the subfloor with red rosin paper or any other suitable lining materials. This will help keep dust away from the wood floor, retard moisture from below, and may help prevent squeaks from occurring. There is no complete moisture barrier system, however, for nail-down and staple-down applications. Maximum wood subfloor moisture should never exceed 14%.
  • Select a starter wall. An outside wall is best because its most likely to be straight and square with the room. Measure out from this wall at each end, the width of the plank plus 1/4".
  • Snap a chalk line from these points, parallel to the wall and perpendicular to the adjacent walls. Since most walls are not straight, the edge of some planks may have to be trimmed along the wall or cut to fit. It is not necessary to leave an expansion space for Mannington 9/16", 1/2", and 3/8" thick planks. Bamboo requires a 5/16" expansion space for nail down installation.
"Racking" the Floor
 
This process is essential to achieve a random appearance. Start by either using random length planks found in the carton or by cutting four to five planks in random lengths, differing by at least 6". When starting these first few rows or courses, make certain to always measure from the tongue end of the plank for cutting. As you continue working across the floor be sure to maintain the 6" minimum between end joints on all adjacent rows. Randomly install different lengths to avoid a patterned appearance. Never waste materials; the ends cut from starter rows should be used at the opposite side of the room to complete rows or may also be used to start the next row.
 
NOTE: Remember, it is extremely important to blend planks from several cartons to ensure a good balance of color, graining and plank length.
 
Install the first row of planks by laying the tongue edges on the chalk line. Proper alignment is critical. Misaligned starter rows can ruin the entire installation. Secure each plank to the subfloor using a pneumatic brad tacker or with finishing nails. Drill pilot holes through the face of each plank (in dark grain) if using finishing nails.
 
NOTE: Proper alignment of planks is critical. Misaligned starter rows can ruin the entire installation.
 
After the first row is complete, adjacent rows should also be predrilled in the nail pocket and secured with finishing nails set at 45°. Rows of flooring will need to be installed in this manner until flooring planks are a sufficient distance away from the wall to accommodate the stapler. Stapling schedule is every 6" to 8" on center.
 
NOTE: Avoid clustering end joints and stagger random lengths so that the end joints are no closer than 6"
 
The precise engineering of our UltraFit™ tongue-and-groove system delivers a very stable floor. But you MUST make a good connection. Use a tapping block to tap the planks until the tongue and groove "snap" into place.
 
CAUTION: Never use a rubber mallet to tap planks, since this can mar or damage the flooring.
 
Using the Mannington Spotnails Floor Monster stapler, with the proper adapter attached (see stapler instructions for proper setup), continue to staple new planks every 6" to 8" on center, fastening the ends of the planks approximately 2" from each end.
 
Using a pry bar, position the final filler planks.
 
Face nail or tack each final plank into place with the pneumatic stapler. Install the molding and retain a few leftover planks in case a repair is ever required. Do not use manual nailers on any Mannington Hardwood Floors maple flooring or on any Mannington Trade Winds Collection or Caspian LOCKnGO. Bamboo flooring should not be stapled. Sweep floor to remove all dust and dirt. Take care not to scratch the finish.
 
Final Inspection
 
After the floor is cleaned, inspect the floor for nicks, scratches, or any other imperfections that need attention. Touch up nicks and scratches with Mannington Hardwood Floors touch-up products. The newly installed floor can accept foot traffic immediately.
 
Floor Protection During Construction
 
Always protect the surface of the installed flooring during construction by laying a quality felt paper over the floor and taping it to the baseboards. Never use plastic or polyethylene sheeting to cover the floor because they will trap moisture. The covering material must allow the floor to breather.
 
GLUE-DOWN INSTALLATION
 
Requirements and Procedures
 
The Mannington glue-down system makes installation smooth and easy. Wood planks are glued to the subfloor using Mannington UltraSpread Mastic™ adhesive and a minimum 3/16" x 5/32" V-notched trowel. This moisture-cured polyurethane adhesive forms a tenacious bond. The adhesive is VOC compliant, nonflammable, contains 0% water, and has a very mild odor. You can install Mannington engineered hardwood floors over concrete subfloors when you are using Mannington UltraSpread Mastic™ if the subfloor is visually dry and has no history of moisture problems.
 
NOTE: Do not fully adhere Mannington Hardwood Floors over perimeter-installed resilient flooring.
 
Special Tools
  • Mannington UltraSpread Mastic™
  • Mannington PROTVNX trowel 3/16" x 5/32" V-notched (minimum)
  • Non-marring blue painters tape
  • Tapping block (sku# TPBK009X)
  • 100-lb roller
Job Preparation and Installation
 
Before installation, do a calculation to determine the width of the last row of planks. If it is less than 1 1/2" wide, split the difference between the starter row and the last row. In any case, you will most likely be required to cut the last row of planks to width with a table saw equipped with a plywood cutting blade.
 
"Racking" the Floor
 
This process is essential to achieve a random appearance. Start by either using random length planks found in the carton or by cutting four to five planks in random lengths, differing by at least 6". When starting these first few rows or courses, make certain to always measure from the tongue end of the plank for cutting. As you continue working across the floor be sure to maintain the 6" minimum between end joints on all adjacent rows. Randomly install different lengths to avoid a patterned appearance. Never waste materials; the ends cut from starter rows should be used at the opposite side of the room to complete rows or may also be used to start the next row.
 
NOTE: Remember, it is extremely important to blend planks from several cartons to ensure a good balance of color, graining and plank length.
 
Installation Procedure
 
Select a starter wall. An outside wall is best because it's more likely to be straight and square with the room. Measure out from this wall, at each end, the width of two planks.
 
Snap a chalk line from these points, parallel to that wall and perpendicular to the adjacent walls. Since most walls are not straight, the edge of some planks may have to be trimmed along the wall or cut to fit.
 
Spread Mannington UltraSpread Mastic from the chalk line out to the width of two planks with a minimum 3/16" x 5/32" V-notched trowel. You can start laying planks immediately into wet adhesive; however, for optimum performance Mannington recommends allowing the adhesive to set for 30 minutes.
 
Install the first row of starter planks and secure into position with the tongue facing the starter wall. Proper alignment is critical, misaligned starter rows can ruin the entire installation. It may be helpful to firmly secure a straight edge along the chalk line as a guide; this also helps to prevent planks from shifting in the wet adhesive. Or else, top nail the first row with finishing nails (wood subfloor) or sprig/pin nails (concrete subfloor).
 
The precise engineering of our UltraFit™ tongue-and-groove system creates a very stable floor. But you MUST make a good connection. Use a tapping block to tap the planks together until the tongue and groove "snap" into place.
 
When the first two starter rows are secure, spread 2-1/2' to 3' of adhesive across the length of the room. (Never spread more adhesive than can be covered in approximately three hours). If the adhesive has set and will not transfer to the back of the plank, scrape up the adhesive and apply fresh UltraSpread Mastic™ adhesive.
 
Place planks into position on top of adhesive and tap into place with a tapping block. Avoid clustering the end joints. Stagger random lengths so that end joints are no closer than 6".
 
After several rows of planks are down, secure the rows using non-marring, releasable blue painters tape. Do not allow the tape to remain on the planks longer than required. Repeat this process as the installation progresses.
 
NOTE: Releasable blue painters tape should never be left on flooring planks for more than a few hours. This type of tape is affected by heat and sunlight and will lose its "releasable" property. Always use fresh tape when securing wood planks. Never get mineral spirits or paint thinner on the blue tape as this may leave a blemish.
 
When you have finished installing planks across the work area, if you used a starter straightedge go back to the beginning of the installation and remove straightedges. Spread adhesive onto exposed subfloor and use a prybar to position the final two rows into place. Remove the tongue from the last row to complete the installation.
 
Thoroughly roll the flooring in both directions using a clean, three-section 100-lb floor roller. Clean with any urethane adhesive cleaner.
 
Final Inspection
 
After the floor is rolled and cleaned, inspect the floor for nicks and scratches, and planks that may have moved during installation, as well as any other imperfections that need attention. Touch up nicks and scratches with Mannington Hardwood Floors touch-up products. In typical climates, the new floor can accept foot traffic within 12 hours. Arid (dry) climates may require more curing time. Keep a few leftover planks in case a repair is ever required.
 
Floor Protection During Construction
 
Always protect the surface of installed flooring during construction by laying a quality felt paper over the floor and taping it to the baseboards. Never use plastic or polyethylene sheeting to cover the floor since they trap moisture. The covering material must allow the floor to breathe.
 
FLOATING INSTALLATION - MANNINGTON HARDWOOD FLOORS
 
Floating Installation Requirements and Procedures
 
Mannington 9/16", 1/2", and 3/8" thick engineered wood plank flooring 3" and wider can be installed using the floating method over numerous subfloors, including concrete, gypsum, plywood, composition board, ceramic tile, vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, and radiant heated floors. The floating method is one of the easiest methods of installing engineered wood floors and is the only technique that is appropriate for many substrates that are not suitable for other installation methods. Do not use the floating installation system with Mannington Bamboo floors.
 
NOTE: 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 walked on.
(2) The wood rests on the subfloor with its own weight, which may cause the floor to have slight vertical movement.
 
Special Tools
  • Appropriate Mannington underlayment (see below for details)
  • Mannington MegaGlue™ Adhesive (sku# 600021)
  • Glue scraper
  • Spacing wedges
  • Safety glasses
  • Tapping block (sku# TPBK009X)
  • Pry bar
  • Non-marring blue painters tape
Mannington Underlayments
 
AquaBarrier II™
AquaBarrier II™ is an underlayment sheeting that combines a foam cushion layer and a moisture barrier film all in one sheet. The underlayment also has a built-in edge sealing system for attaching the sheets together. AquaBarrier II™ is used for below-grade or on-grade subfloors where moisture is a concern.
 
ComfortBarrier™
ComfortBarrier™ is an underlayment foam cushion to be used for above grade subfloors ONLY where subfloor moisture is not a concern.
 
Mannington® Hush Underlayment
Made from advanced vinyl foam construction, Mannington® Hush underlayment stops footsteps in their tracks. When installed properly, this new underlayment system "deadens" the sounds made on a Mannington Hardwood Floor. Mannington Hush® can be installed over any grade level of subfloor and is available in 300 sq. ft. rolls.
 
Installation of AquaBarrier™ II Underlayment
 
AquaBarrier II™ underlayment eliminates the need for a separate moisture barrier film and underlayment cushion.
 
Install one sheet of AquaBarrier™ II underlayment net along the starting wall. Unroll only one sheet at a time during plank installation to prevent damaging the underlayment. If any part of the AquaBarrier II underlayment is punctured or damaged during installation, seal the area with duct tape.
 
You will need one (1) roll of AquaBarrier II for every four (4) cartons of wood flooring installed. The amount of MegaGlue™ adhesive required depends on the plank width being installed. Refer to MegaGlue™ Adhesive Requirements chart (found below) for further details. Install AquaBarrier™ II by laying it out, poly side facing up. Seal all seams using the built-in edge sealing tape system. Tape any relief cuts or butt seams with duct tape.
 
Installation of ComfortBarrier™ or Mannington® Hush Underlayment
 
If the installation area is above ground and protection against moisture is not a concern, you may install ComfortBarrier or Hush underlayment. Please note, the directions outlined below explain the installation and use of AquaBarrier™ underlayment. Please follow these general guidelines. However, when the installation requires more than one sheet of ComfortBarrier or Hush, simply butt each end together and seal with duct tape.
 
"Racking" the Floor
 
This process is essential to achieve a random appearance. Start by either using random length planks found in the carton or by cutting four to five planks in random lengths, differing by at least 6". When starting these first few rows or courses, make certain to always measure from the tongue end of the plank for cutting. As you continue working across the floor be sure to maintain the 6" minimum between end joints on all adjacent rows. Randomly install different lengths to avoid a patterned appearance. Never waste materials; the ends cut from starter rows should be used at the opposite side of the room to complete rows or may also be used to start the next row.
 
NOTE: Remember, it is extremely important to blend planks from several cartons to ensure a good balance of color, graining and plank length.
 
Floating Installation
 
In a floating floor installation, the flooring is NOT nailed or glued to the underlayment, but is glued in the plank's groove only. Apply Mannington MegaGlue adhesive to the bottom of the groove along the entire length and on the end of each plank. Do not completely fill the groove with adhesive.
 
Job Preparation
 
Undercut all doorcasings 1/16" higher than the thickness of the flooring and underlayment to be installed. Place a scrap piece of plank and a sheet of underlayment against the doorcasing to act as a guide, and cut the doorcasing with a hand saw or power jamb saw set to the correct height.
 
After deciding the direction in which the planks will run, measure the width of the room (the dimension perpendicular to the direction of the flooring). The last row of flooring should be no less than 1-1/2" wide. If it is less, we recommend cutting the starter row narrower. This will require extra cutting but it will make the rest of the installation easier and faster.
 
Installation Method
 
Cut the Mannington MegaGlue adhesive applicator nozzle at a 45° angle with a utility knife. Do not cut off any part of the cap locking ring around the nozzle. The installation sequence is critical and provides stability to the first two rows. Proper alignment is critical. Misaligned starter rows can ruin the entire installation.
 
Before starting to glue planks, dry-lay the entire first two rows on top of the selected underlayment. Begin in the upper right corner of the work area with the groove side of the planks facing the wall. Place spacing wedges along the walls on both the ends and sides of all planks.
 
The installation sequence is critical and provides stability to the first two rows. Closely follow the next several instructions to obtain the proper gluing sequence for the first few rows of planks. To start, glue the first plank in the second row to the first plank in the starter row, and so on.
 
Use a tapping block and a hammer to push glued planks together until no gaps are seen. Immediately wipe away any excess adhesive with a clean damp cloth.
 
CAUTION: Never use a hammer or mallet directly on the flooring.
 
Glue the next plank to the plank in the previous row. Apply adhesive only to the width end of the plank. Tap the planks together carefully with a tapping block and hammer. Remember to continually remove adhesive squeezed up between the joints with a glue scraper or a clean damp cloth.
 
Glue the next plank in the same row to the previously glued plank from the previous row. Apply adhesive to both the length and width edges of the plank.
 
At the end wall use a pry bar, if needed, to pull the ends of the planks tight. Continue laying the floor on top of the selected underlayment, working right to left, laying plank after plank, row after row, tapping the planks together as you go. Be sure to continue using 5/16" spacing wedges at all walls and obstructions throughout the installation.
 
Once the first sheet of underlayment is covered with wood flooring, install the second sheet.
 
After several runs of planks are down, use strips of non-marring, releasable blue painters tape to hold the planks securely. Repeat this process as the installation progresses.
 
Remove the tape as you go. Do not allow the tape to remain on flooring planks longer than two hours.
 
NOTE: Releasable blue painters tape must never be left on the flooring planks for more than a few hours. This type of tape is affected by heat and sunlight and will lose its "releasable" property. Always use fresh tape when securing wood planks. Never get mineral spirits or pain thinner on the blue tape as this may leave a blemish.
 
The last row will most likely require cutting to width but it should be no less than 1-1/2" wide. To do this, lay the plank on top of, and edge-to-edge with, the plank in the next-to-the-last row. Trace the wall contour on the last plank using a scrap piece of plank and cut as required.
 
Install cut planks and pull into place with a pry bar. Install spacing wedges between planks and wall. Allow floor to dry for a minimum of 12 hours before removing all spacing wedges and allowing foot traffic. Sweep the floor to remove all dust and dirt, taking care not to scratch the finish.
 
Final Inspection
 
After the floor is cleaned, inspect it for nicks and scratches, and for planks that may have moved during installation, as well as any other imperfections that need attention. Touch up nicks and scratches with Mannington Hardwood Floors touch-up products. In most climates, the floor can accept foot traffic within 12 hours.
 
Floor Protection During Construction
 
Always protect the surface of installed flooring during construction by laying a quality felt paper over the floor and taping it to the baseboards. Never use plastic or polyethylene sheeting to cover the floor since they trap moisture. The covering material must allow the floor to breathe.
 
REPAIRS - MANNINGTON HARDWOOD FLOORS
 
Although Mannington engineered wood flooring is inherently tough, it can be accidentally chipped by something falling on top of it. Always inspect each plank closely before installation. If damage occurs after installation, however, the following repair procedure may be used.
 
NOTE: Warranty does not cover labor for repair and replacement when a floor with visual defects has been permanently installed.
 
Plank Replacement
 
To replace an entire damaged plank, begin by drilling four 1/2" holes in the damaged plank approximately 1/4" away from all four plank corners. Use extreme caution when drilling to prevent damage to adjoining planks. It's a good idea to mark your cutting path before drilling or sawing into the damaged plank.
 
To remove the plank you must cut it with a circular saw. Set saw to precise depth of plank. Cut diagonally from one corner hole to the opposite corner hole to create an "X" in the damaged plank. Follow directions below to remove cut planks.
 
To remove cut planks, loosen by prying up at saw cut with a chisel or small pry bar.
 
Position weights on an existing plank along the seam edge of the damaged plank. This will weight the existing floor as you break the glue bond. With your hands, pry and lift the piece out of place. Wear gloves as an extra precaution to avoid injury. Use extreme caution when removing the damaged plank pieces to also prevent harm to adjoining planks.
 
Vacuum all sawdust and debris away from repair area before proceeding.
 
Prepare the replacement plank by cutting off the plank's bottom groove along both the length and width using a power saw. Cutting the bottom flange away will help ease placement of the repair plank into the repair area. Also cut off 3" of the tongue from the repair plank. Check planks for fit.
 
Always use Mannington adhesive and sundry products. When employing the floating method, apply adhesive to the bottom of the groove on the repair plank. For the glue-down method, spread the appropriate amount of UltraSpread Mastic™ with the correct V-notched trowel.
 
Slide the repair plank into place using a tapping block, first inserting the side with 3" cut off the tongue. Wipe away any excess glue with a clean dampened cloth or with a Mannington glue scraper. Weight the repair plank and avoid active foot traffic for approximately 12 hours after the repair has been completed.
 
 
LOCnGO™ WOOD INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
 
Interlocking Floating Installation
Requirements & Procedures
 
Mannington LOCnGo must be installed over an approved underlayment pad, such as Mannington Hush or AquaBarrier II. Install only one sheet of underlayment at a time, cover with the wood flooring and then install the next sheet of underlayment.
 
"Racking" the Floor
 
This process is essential to achieve a random appearance. Start by either using random length planks found in the carton or by cutting four to five planks in random lengths, differing by at least 9". When starting these first few rows or courses, make certain to always measure from the tongue end of the plank for cutting. As you continue working across the floor be sure to maintain the 9" minimum between end joints on all adjacent rows. Randomly install different lengths to avoid a patterned appearance. Never waste materials; the ends cut from starter rows should be used at the opposite side of the room to complete rows or may also be used to start the next row.
 
NOTE: Remember, it is extremely important to blend planks from several cartons to ensure a good balance of color, graining and plank length.
 
As with all plank wood flooring, the long dimension of the plank should be installed in the long dimension of the work area. Measure the width of the work area to ensure a "balanced" layout of plank width on opposite long walls of the work area. If the planks have been cut down in width and the locking mechanism has been damaged, apply a thin bead of MegaGlue™ in the end joints. This should only be necessary on the first and perhaps last rows of planks.
 
Once the starting wall has been determined, lay the first plank using 1/2" spacers to maintain the expansion gap. Align and lock the end joints of the second and consecutive planks in the first row. Cut a starter plank or use a random plank of at least 9" to begin the second row. Maintain a random stagger of the end joints across the entire installation. Place the tongue of the plank into the groove of the plank in the first row. Align the second plank of the second row over the end joints of the adjoining plank; then insert the tongue into the groove of the plank in the first row and lock into place. Drop the end joints into place ensuring that the seam is tight. The "locking system" will secure the end joints; these end joints will be held down by the following rows so no adhesive is necessary in the field end joints. Be certain to maintain the 1/2" expansion gap at all fixed, vertical objects throughout the entire installation. Continue installing planks, clicking the side seam and locking the end joints into place, until reaching the last row.
 
More than likely, this last row will need to be cut to fit. Scribe the last row of planks to fit the opening, being certain to provide the 1/2" expansion gap, and cut along the scribed line with a scroll or jigsaw. Position the first plank in the last row to click into the next to last row and, if the locking mechanism has been cut, place a bead of MegaGlue™ adhesive in the end joint. Align and fasten the remainder of the planks, being certain to apply adhesive at the end joints.
 
If at any time during the installation you need to remove a "locked" plank, insert the supplied plastic tool into the gap at the side of the end joints. The tool should slide in easily. As you are inserting the tool, pull up on the board to remove.
 
Remove all spacers and cover expansion joint with wall base or quarter round. Be certain to fasten into the wall and not into the flooring product. Use the appropriate transition moldings at doorways, etc. Again, be certain no to nail or staple through the finished flooring product when fastening transition moldings.
 
GLUE-DOWN INSTALLATION
Requirements & Procedures
 
The Mannington glue-down system makes installation smooth and easy. LOCnGO planks are glued to the subfloor using urethane-based Mannington UltraSpread™ Mastic adhesive and a minimum 3/16" x 5/32" V-notched trowel. This moisture-cured polyurethane adhesive forms a tenacious bond. The adhesive is VOC compliant, nonflammable, contains 0% water, and has a very mild odor.
 
Before installation, do a calculation to determine the width of the last row of planks. If it is less than 1-1/2" wide, split the difference between the starter tow and the last row. In any case, you will most likely be required to cut the last row of planks to width with a table saw equipped with a plywood cutting blade.
 
Select a starter wall. An outside wall is best because it's more likely to be straight and square with the room. Measure out from this wall, at each end, the width of two or three planks.
 
Snap a chalk line from these points, parallel to that wall and perpendicular to the adjacent walls. Since most walls are not straight, the edge of some planks may have to be trimmed along the all or cut to fit.
 
It is not necessary to leave an expansion space for Mannington LOCnGo planks when fully adhered.
 
"Racking" the Floor
 
This process is essential to achieve a random appearance. Start by either using random length planks found in the carton or by cutting four to five planks in random lengths, differing by at least 6". When starting these first few rows or courses, make certain to always measure from the tongue end of the plank for cutting. As you continue working across the floor be sure to maintain the 6" minimum between end joints on all adjacent rows. Randomly install different lengths to avoid a patterned appearance. Never waste materials; the ends cut from starter rows should be used at the opposite side of the room to complete rows or may also be used to start the next row.
 
NOTE: Remember, it is extremely important to blend planks from several cartons to ensure a good balance of color, graining and plank length.
 
Spread Mannington UltraSpread Mastic™ from the chalk line out to the width of two planks with a minimum 3/16" x 5/32" V-notched trowel. You can start laying planks immediately into wet adhesive; however, for optimum performance, Mannington recommends allowing the adhesive to set for 30 minutes.
 
Install the first row of starter planks and secure into position with the tongue facing the starter wall. Proper alignment is critical. Misaligned starter rows can ruin the entire installation. The locking feature of these LOCnGO planks eliminates the need to tape or otherwise secure the planks to keep them aligned and in position.
 
When the first two starter rows are secure, spread 2' to 3' of adhesive across the length of the room. (Never spread more adhesive than can be covered in approximately 3 hours. If the adhesive has set and will not transfer to the back of the plank, scrape up the adhesive and apply fresh UltraSpread Mastic™ adhesive.) Always work off of the product. Keep foot traffic to a minimum until the adhesive has had an opportunity to set.
 
Place planks into position on top of adhesive and lock into place. Avoid clustering the end joints. Stagger random lengths so that end joints are no closer than 6". Roll the completed wood floor installation in both directions with a three-section 100-lb roller.
 
Retain a few leftover planks in case a repair is ever required.
 
Cleanup
 
Clean UltraSpread Mastic™ adhesive from floor and tools with urethane adhesive cleaner. Do not allow adhesive to dry on the surface of the flooring.
 
 
MOLDINGS AND TRIM
 
Finish your installation with Mannington Wood Floors™ matching moldings and trim. Our prefinished moldings and trim are manufactured to match our line of finishes to enhance the final appearance of your wood floor installation.
 
Reducer Strip
This molding creates a perfect transition between floors of different heights; for example, engineered wood to resilient flooring.
 
Step Nosing
Stairs often take a lot of traffic and they also serve as a decorative focal point. This protective strip along the edges will catch the brunt of foot traffic, while enhancing the overall beauty of the staircase.
Baby Threshold
Baby thresholds are used in the doorways of adjoining rooms with floors of two different heights.
 
T-Molding
T-Molding should be used to join two different floor surfaces that are approximately the same height; for example, engineered wood to ceramic tile.
 
Wall Base
This molding accents the wood floor at the base of the walls. It gives any room a formal finished look, while maintaining a crisp, sharp juncture between the floor and wall. This molding can be used with or without Quarter Round.
 
Quarter Round
The rounded profile of this molding creates a subtle blend between the floor and the wall. It can be used with or without Wall Base molding.
 
Molding Installation
Install Mannington wood moldings using traditional methods. Simply nail moldings into place with clean finishing nails. Follow the instructions below for specific installation techniques on each molding.
 
Quarter Round & Wall Base
Nail Quarter Round and Wall Base molding into the wall with finishing nails. Wall Base and Quarter Round can either be used separately or together, each achieving a different look and style. Do not fasten these moldings directly into the flooring. They should be kept slightly off the floor so as not to bind or jam the flooring.
 
Step Nosing
Step Nosing requires a unique installation method. Glue the wood flooring and Step Nosing directly to the stair tread using Mannington UltraSpread Mastic™.
 
T-Molding, Baby Thresholds and Reducer Strips
When installing T-Molding, Baby Threshold, or Reducer Strip, first drill small holes in the molding to avoid wood splits. Using the drilled holes as your guide, hammer finishing nails directly into the subfloor every 18".
 
Finish Moldings
Use appropriate finish moldings or terminating profiles as transitions to door thresholds, steps, or other floor coverings. T-Molding, Baby Threshold, and Reducer Strip moldings can be glued or nailed to the subfloor using finishing nails. When installing Quarter Round and Wall Base it is important to miter all corners as well as junctures. Drill small holes for nailing in the molding to avoid wood splits and nail into the wall every 18".
 
 
 
 
 
EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 06, 2006
 
HARDWOOD FLOORS
 
Warranties and Floor Care
 
LIMITED LIFETIME STRUCTURAL WARRANTY
 
Mannington warrants that your Mannington Hardwood flooring will be free from manufacturing defects and, for the life of the product, when used under normal household conditions*, will not:
  • Buckle
  • Warp
  • Twist
  • Separate at the plies due to glue bond failure
*"Normal household conditions" means those daily activities commonly associated with residential use.
 
LIMITED LIFETIME SUBFLOOR BOND WARRANTY
 
Mannington warrants that, when installed according to Mannington's installation guidelines using Mannington Ultra-Spread Mastic, and when used under normal "household conditions"*, your Mannington Hardwood flooring will not release from the subfloor during the life of the product.
 
*"Normal household conditions" means those daily activities commonly associated with residential use.
 
LIMITED ULTRAWEAR® FINISH WARRANTY FOR RESIDENTIAL USE
 
Mannington warrants that its factory applied ULTRAWEAR® Plus finish, when used under "normal household" conditions*, will not wear through or peel during the warranty period applicable to the product series of the Mannington Hardwood flooring you have purchased. See the Finish Warranty Guide below for the warranty applicable to your floor.
 
*"Normal household conditions" means those daily activities commonly associated with residential use.
 
LIMITED ULTRAWEAR® FINISH WARRANTY FOR COMMERCIAL USE
 
Mannington warrants that its factory applied ULTRAWEAR® Plus no-wax finish, under commercial use, will not wear through or peel for 3 years after the date of purchase. This warranty is not applicable to all Mannington Hardwood flooring. See the Finish Warranty Guide below to determine whether the flooring you have purchased qualifies for this warranty.
 
 
LIMITED PRE-INSTALLATION REPLACEMENT WARRANTY
 
Prior to installation, Mannington will replace (up to a maximum of 6 months after date of purchase) any Mannington Hardwood flooring plank which does not meet with your satisfaction. Simply return the plank to your Mannington retailer, and you will be given a replacement.
 
This warranty does not apply to Mannington's Harrington Oak or Jamestown Oak flooring products.
 
FINISH WARRANTY GUIDE
 
The following Mannington Hardwood flooring products are warranted for a period of 25 years from the date of purchase under Mannington's Limited ULTRAWEAR® Finish Warranty for Residential Use and qualify for Mannington's ULTRAWEAR® Finish Warranty for Commercial Use:
 
Andino Cherry (Brazilian Cherry); Bennelong Cherry; Biltmore Maple; Blue Ridge Hickory; Brandywine Oak; Broad River Hickory; California Oak; Canelo Teak (Santos Mahogany); Chesapeake Hickory; Concord Oak; Gatehouse Maple; Hamilton Cherry; Hampton Hickory; Heritage Hickory; Highland Hickory; Island Chestnut; Lynnhaven Maple; Magellan Oak; Mannington® Bamboo; Montana Oak; Oregon Oak; Providence Oak; Stockbridge Cherry; Potomac Cherry; Vermont Maple; Washington Cherry; and Woodbridge Walnut.
 
The following Mannington Hardwood flooring products are warranted for a period of 15 years from the date of purchase under Mannington's Limited ULTRAWEAR® Finish Warranty for Residential Use:
 
Asheville Oak; Heartland Oak Strip; New Hampshire Hickory; Wilmington Oak; Jamestown Oak; Madison Oak 3" and 5"; Savannah Hickory; Castle Rock Oak and Castle Rock Birch.
 
Mannington's Harrington Oak flooring products are warranted for a period of 10 years following purchase under Mannington's Limited ULTRAWEAR® Finish Warranty for Residential Use.
 
REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU
 
If your floor fails to perform as stated in the applicable Limited Warranty, Mannington will, at its option (i) repair without charge the affected planks to conform to the warranty; or (ii) replace the affected planks without charge with planks of equal value and/or quality. If your floor was installed by a professional flooring contractor hired by you, Mannington will also pay for the professional labor cost to install your replacement planks. Mannington will not pay for the removal or replacement of cabinets, appliances or other fixtures.
 
Replacement planks are warranted hereunder only for the remaining time of the original warranty and are not warranted to match in color, grain and gloss with your existing floor.
 
Flooring that fails to perform as stated in the Limited Lifetime Subfloor Bond Warranty will be repaired or replaced only one time.
 
THESE ARE YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE.
 
UNDER THE TERMS OF THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES, MANNINGTON WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, NO MATTER WHAT THE CAUSE.
 
Note: Some States or Provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
 
THERE ARE NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXTENDING BEYOND THE TERMS OF THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES.
 
Note: Some States or Provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
 
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN, THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES MADE BY MANNINGTON COVERING THIS PRODUCT.
 
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State in the U.S. or Province to Province in Canada.
 
IF YOU HAVE A WARRANTY CLAIM...
 
Contact your retailer and describe the problem. In many instances, the retailer can provide you with a solution to correct the situation.
 
If you need additional assistance or wish to file a claim, simply call Mannington Customer Care at
1-800-FLOOR-US (1-800-356-6787). Proof of purchase is necessary (store receipt) to verify all warranty claims.
 
Our representatives will provide you with helpful information to address your concern, or walk you through the easy steps to file a claim. We will make every effort to ensure that your claim is processed quickly and fairly.
 
You may also write to us at:
Mannington Hardwood Floors
Attn: Claims Department
1327 Lincoln Drive
High Point, NC 27260
E-mail: service@mannington.com
 
For your reference, fill in the following information and keep this sheet handy:
 
Pattern Number:

Purchase Date:

Retailer Where You Purchased Your Mannington Hardwood Floor:

 

Store Name:

Store Phone Number:

 
LIMITED WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS AND CONDITIONS
 
  • The Limited Warranties set forth herein apply only to flooring purchased after March 6, 2006. Proof of purchase is necessary to verify all warranty claims.
  • The Limited Warranties do not apply to "seconds", "off goods", economy grade, cabin grade or shop grade products.
  • The Limited Warranties apply only to the original purchaser and the original installation site, and are not transferable.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover conditions or defects, including buckling, caused by improper installation, the use of improper adhesives; inadequate, uneven or irregular subflooring or improper subfloor preparation; or by the failure to follow Mannington's installation guidelines, which are included in the product cartons and can be obtained by calling Mannington at 1-800-FLOOR-US (1-800-356-6787).
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover gapping of planks.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover construction related damage.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover planks that have been installed with obvious visual defects.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover noises, such as popping, crackling or squeaking.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover damage caused by insects.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover conditions caused by improper use or maintenance, such as:
    • loss of gloss or build-up of dulling film due to lack of maintenance or improper maintenance.
    • damage resulting from failure to follow floor care instructions.
    • marks, scuffs, scratches, gouges, dents or cuts, including, without limitation, those caused by pets.
    • damage caused by burns, flooding, fires and other accidents.
    • damage caused by abuse (i.e. dragging objects across the floor without proper protection).
    • wear caused by pebbles, sand and/or other abrasives.
    • damage caused by caster wheels or vacuum cleaner beater bars.
    • use of rubber backed mats, latex-backed or coco fiber mats or mats that are not labeled as "non-staining".
    • failure to support furniture with floor protectors that are at least one inch in diameter, made of non-staining felt or nonpigmented hard plastic, rest flat on the floor and are replaced regularly.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover fading or discoloration from heat or sunlight.
  • For purposes of the Limited ULTRAWEAR® Finish Warranty for Residential Use, "wear through" means complete loss of the Mannington wear layer.
  • The Limited Warranties do not cover variations of color, shade or texture of the floor you purchase from those shown on samples or photographs.
  • Use of Mannington Hardwood flooring in environments that are excessively dry, excessively humid, or prone to dramatic variations in humidity may result in small cracks in the planks which may affect your floor's finish. This condition, known as "checking", is not covered by the Limited Warranties.
  • The Limited Lifetime Subfloor Bond Warranty does not apply unless the subfloor is visually dry at the time of installation and does not have a history of moisture problems.
MANNINGTON FLOOR CARE INSTRUCTIONS
  • Sweep or vacuum regularly, since built-up grit can damage the finish and surface of hardwood. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar head.
  • Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and cleaning products recommended by Mannington.
  • Never mop or flood your floor with water or other products. This can severely damage the flooring.
  • The use of Mannington maintenance and floor-care products is highly recommended.
  • Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil or ammonia.
  • Keep pet nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil and stains.
  • Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects.
  • Make certain furniture casters and floor protectors are clean and operate properly (a minimum of 1" continuous width is recommended).
  • Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on the floor.
  • Exposure to the sun and UV rays accelerates the oxidation and aging of hardwood and fabrics. This causes the stain and/or hardwood to fade and/or change color. We recommend you rearrange rugs or furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly.
  • Your floor will wear more evenly if you use area rugs in heavily traveled areas and pivot-points (i.e. stair landings, room entries, etc.).
  • Use dirt-trapping walk-off mats at all exterior doors to keep sand, dirt, grit, grease and oil outside.