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Mohawk Raschiato: Eucalyptus Cognac 3/8" x 5" Engineered Hardwood WEK5-05

Mohawk Raschiato: Eucalyptus Cognac 3/8" x 5" Engineered Hardwood WEK5-05

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Approved Subfloor: Wood or Concrete
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Color Group: Dark Brown
Color Name: Eucalyptus Cognac
Color Variation: Low
Colors: Vineyard,Brown,Cypress
Construction: Engineered
Description: 3/8" Thick
Dimensions: 5" Wide x Random Lengths up to 48"
Edge Profile: Kissed Edges and Ends
Finish Group: Hand-Scraped
Finish Type: CrystalShield with Aluminum Oxide
Finish Warranty: 15 years
Grade: Standard
Installation Method: Glue/Staple/Nail/Float
Locking: Tongue and Groove
Manufacturer: Mohawk
Manufacturer SKU: WEK5-05
Photo Sensitivity: Low
Species: Engineered Eucalyptus
Species Group: Eucalyptus
Style Name: Raschiato
Thickness: 3/8"
Where to Install: On, Above or Below Grade
Width: 5"

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation Instructions

 
Mohawk Engineered Planks and Strips can be installed over most subfloors, and are engineered to be dimensionally stable, making them suitable for installation over all grade levels. See all information and installation guidelines below.
 
ATTN: INSTALLERS
Caution: Wood Dust
 
Sawing, sanding and machining wood products can produce wood dust. Airborne wood dust can cause respiratory, skin and eye irritation. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified wood dust as a nasal carcinogen in humans.
 
Precautionary Measures: Power tools should be equipped with a dust collector. If high dust levels encountered use an appropriate NIOSH-designated dust mask. Avoid dust contact with skin and eyes.
 
First Aid Measures in case of irritations: In case of irritation flush eyes and skin with water for at least 15 minutes.
 
If questions please contact Mohawk Technical Services at 1-888-387-9881, prompt 3
 
WARNING! DO NOT MECHANICALLY CHIP OR PULVERIZE EXISTING RESILIENT FLOORING, BACKING, LINING FELT, ASPHALTIC "CUTBACK" ADHESIVES OR OTHER ADHESIVES.
These products may contain either asbestos fibers and/or crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust. Inhalation of such dust is a cancer and respiratory tract hazard. Smoking by individuals exposed to asbestos fibers greatly increases the risk of serious bodily harm. Unless positively certain that the product is a non-asbestos containing material, you must presume it contains asbestos. Regulations may require that the material be tested to determine asbestos content and may govern the removal and disposal of material. See current edition of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) publication "Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings" for detailed information and instructions on removing all resilient covering structures.
 
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE FOR MINNESOTA RESIDENTS ONLY:
THESE BUILDING MATERIALS EMIT FORMALDEHYDE. EYE, NOSE AND THROAT IRRITATION, HEADACHE, NAUSEA AND A VARIETY OF ASTHMA-LIKE SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING SHORTNESS OF BRATH, HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS A RESULT OF FORMALDEHYDE EXPOSURE. ELDERLY PERSONS AND YOUNG CHILDREN, AS WELL AS ANYONE WITH A HISTORY OF ASTHMA, ALLERGIES, OR LUNG PROBLEMS, MAY BE AT GREATER RISK. RESEARCH IS CONTINUING ON TH EPOSSIBLE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO FORMALDEHYDE.
REDUCED VENTILATION MAY ALLOW FORMALDEHYDE AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS TO ACCUMULATE IN THE INDOOR AIR. HIGH INDOOR TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY RAISE FORMALDEHYDE LEVELS. WHEN A HOME IS TO BE LOCATED IN AREAS SUBJECT TO EXTREMEM SUMMER TEMPERATURES, AN AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO CONTROL INDOOR TEMPERATURE LEVELS. OTHER MEANS OF CONTROLLED MECHANICAL VENTILATION CAN BE USED TO REDUCE LEVELS OF FORMALDEHYDE AND OTHER INDOOR AIR CONTAMINANTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF FORMALDEHYDE, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR CALL LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
 
Attention - IT IS THE INSTALLER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY to inspect ALL materials carefully BEFORE installation. Wood is a natural product containing natural characteristics such as natural variations in color, one and graining. Some variation in color is to be expected in a natural wood floor. Even though our product goes through many inspections before it leaves the plant, it is the customer and installer's responsibility for final inspection prior to installation. Mohawk Flooring warranties DO NOT cover materials with visible defects once they are installed.
 
TOOLS
Basic tools and accessories: broom or vacuum, chalk line, tapping block, Mohawk Hard Surface Cleaner, hand or electric jam saw, miter saw, moisture meter, safety glasses, straight edge, table saw, tape measure, 3M blue tape (#2080), square, utility knife, pry bar. Use a moisture cured urethane wood flooring adhesive and trowel if gluing or if using a pneumatic floor stapler, use a 20-gauge 1" staple with 1/8" crown. When installing Mohawk 5" wide product, use an 18 or 19 gauge 1 1/4" staple or longer with a 1/4" crown is recommended. (NOTE: you must use a 3/8" or 1/2" adapter on some floor staplers or as appropriate). Also Note: 3/4" thick engineered planks should be nailed or stapled using a 3/4" solid wood flooring nailer or stapler of any brand using the recommended size staple or cleat for 3/4" solid wood installations.
 
Caution: Improper use of a Pneumatic floor stapler can mark the surface of the flooring.
 
JOBSITE CONDITIONS
Mohawk Engineered Wood Flooring should be acclimated to the environment in which it will be installed for a minimum of 48 hours prior to installation. The room temperature should be 60° - 80° F, with relative humidity of 35% - 65%. These environmental conditions are specified as pre-installation requirements and should be maintained for the life of the engineered wood.
 
It is the responsibility of the installers/owner to determine if the job site subfloor and job site conditions are environmentally and structurally acceptable for wood floor installation. Mohawk Hardwood Flooring declines any responsibility for wood failure resulting from or connected with subfloor, subsurface, job site damage or deficiencies after hardwood flooring has been installed.
 
SUBFLOOR PREPARATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL INSTALLATIONS
 
Concrete Subfloors
New concrete slabs require a minimum of 60 days drying time before covering them with a wood floor.
 
Light Weight Concrete
Light weight concrete that has a dry density of 100 pounds or less per cubic foot is only suitable for engineered wood floors when using the floating installation method. Many products have been developed as self-leveling toppings or floor underlayments, and gypsum-based materials. Although some of these products may have the necessary qualifications of underlayment for wood flooring installations, others do not. To test for lightweight concrete, scrape a coin or key across the surface of the subfloor. If the surface powders easily or has a dry density of 100 pounds or less per cubic foot, use only the floating installation method.
 
Concrete Subfloors
Concrete subfloors must be dry, smooth (level within 3/16" in a 10' radius 1/8" in 6') and free of structural defects. Hand scrape or sand with a 20-grit #3-1/2 open face paper to remove loose, flaky concrete. Grind high spots in concrete and fill low spots with a Portland based leveling compound (min. 3000 psi) Concrete must be free of paint, oil, existing adhesives, wax, grease, dirt and curing compounds. These may be removed mechanically but do not use solvent-based strippers under any circumstances. The use of residual solvents can prohibit the satisfactory bond of flooring adhesives. It is important to ensure a proper bond between the adhesive and the concrete, and planks or strips. Mohawk Engineered hardwood flooring may be installed on-grade, above grade, as well as below grade where moisture conditions are acceptable.
 
To ensure a long lasting bond, make sure that the perimeter of the foundation has adequate drainage and vapor barrier.
 
Wood Sub-Floors
Wood subfloors need to be well nailed or secured with screws. Nails should be ring shanks and screws need to be counter sunk. The wood subfloor needs to be structurally sound and dry. They should not exceed 13% moisture prior to installation. If the subfloor is single layer, less than 3/4" thick, add a single cross layer for strength and stability (minimum 5/16" thick for a total of 1" thickness). This is to reduce the possibility of squeaking. Wood subfloors must be free of paint, oil, existing adhesives, wax, grease, dirt, urethane, varnish, etc. Underlayment grade OSB (not the wax side) is also suitable for subfloors. Particleboard is not an acceptable subfloor for staple or nail down installations but can be used as a subfloor in glue-down installations. When installing over existing wood flooring, install at right angles to the existing floor.
 
Subfloor Moisture Check
Mohawk Wood Flooring Adhesive may be used for above, on and below grade applications and on all common substrates, on and below grade applications are susceptible to moisture and should be tested for moisture prior to installation in several locations within the installation area. Acceptable conditions for above, on and below grade applications are:
  • Less than 30 lbs./1000 sq. ft./24 hours on a calcium chloride test
  • Or an acceptable reading on an electronic concrete moisture meter
  • Wood substrates must have a moisture reading of less than 13% when using an electronic wood moisture meter
To correct any subfloor problems concerning moisture, either wait until the subfloor dries to meet specifications or use an appropriate moisture barrier. For more information concerning moisture conditions call Mohawk's Technical Service department at 1-888-387-9881 Prompt 3.
 
Subfloors Other Than Wood or Concrete
 
Note: Perimeter glued resilient vinyl and rubber tiles are unacceptable underlayments and must be removed.
 
Terrazzo, tile and any other hard surfaces that are dry, structurally sound and level, as described above, are suitable as a subfloor for Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Flooring installation. As above, the surface must be sound, tight and free of paint, oil, existing adhesives, wax, grease and dirt. Terrazzo and ceramic tile must be scuffed to assure adhesion.
 
Warning! Do not sand existing resilient tile, sheet flooring, backing or felt linings. These products may contain asbestos fibers that are not readily identifiable. Inhalation of asbestos dust can cause asbestosis or other serious bodily harm. Check with local, state and federal laws for handling hazardous material before attempting the removal of these floors.
 
Radiant Heated Subfloors
Before installing over a radiant heated floor turn off heat and wait until the floor has reached room temperature. After installing the floor return the heat to the previous setting.
 
Caution: The floor surface must never exceed 85° F in temperature.
 
PREPARATION
Remove all moldings and wall base, and undercut all door casings with a hand or power jam saw using a scrap piece of flooring as a guide.
 
"Racking the Floor"
Whether you choose to install the floor with glue or staples, start by using random length planks from the carton or by cutting four to five planks in random lengths, differing by at least 6". As you continue working across the floor be sure to maintain the 6" minimum between end joints on all adjacent rows. Never waste material; use the left over pieces from the fill cuts to start the next row or to complete a row.
 
Note: When installing a pre-finished wood floor be sure to blend the wood from several cartons to ensure a good grain and shading mixture throughout the installation.
 
GLUE DOWN INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
There are two ways to install when using a moisture cured urethane wood flooring adhesive (wet lay meaning to lay directly into wet adhesive and dry lay method meaning to allow the adhesive to flash or to tack up.)
 
Caution: Whether you choose to install using the dry or wet method follow all guidelines set by the adhesive manufacturer as well as by Mohawk Flooring. By not adhering to the guidelines you can void your flooring warranties.
 
Step 1 - (Wet Lay Method)
Select a starter wall. It is recommended to start the installation along an exterior wall; it's more likely to be straight and square with the room. Measure out from the wall the width of two planks and mark each end of the room and snap your chalk line.
 
Step 2
Spread the moisture cured urethane wood flooring adhesive from the chalk line to the starter wall using the recommended trowel size specified by the glue manufacturer. It is important to use the correct trowel at a 45° angle to get the proper spread of adhesive applied to the subfloor, which will produce a proper and permanent bond. Improper bonding can cause loose or hollow spots.
 
Note: Change the trowel ever 2000 to 3000 square feet due to wear down of the notches. This assures you will always get the proper spread of adhesive.
 
Step 3
Install the first row of starter planks with the tongue facing the starter wall and secure into position. Alignment is critical and can be achieved by securing a straight edge along the chalk line (2 x 4's work well), or by top nailing the first row with finishing nails (wood subfloor), or sprig/pin nails (concrete subfloor). This prevents slippage of the planks that can cause misalignment.
 
Note: The planks along the wall may have to be scribed and cut to fit in order to maintain a consistent expansion space since most walls are not straight.
 
Step 4
Once the starter rows are secure spread 2 1/2 to 3 feet of adhesive the length of the room. (Never lay more adhesive than can be covered in approximately 2 hours). Place tongue into groove of plank or strips and press firmly into adhesive never slide planks or strips through adhesive. Use a rubber mallet to fit planks snug together at side and butt ends. Clean any adhesive off the surface before it cures using clean terry cloth towels and mineral spirits.
 
Use 3M Blue Mask Tape (#2080) to hold planks securely in place as you are installing and continue the process through out the installation. Use caution when using a rubber mallet to butt material together, it can burnish the finish and cause marring.
 
Note: Never work on top of the flooring when installing with the wet lay method.
 
Step 1 - (Dry Lay Method)
Start by selecting your starter wall and measure out from the wall 27" when installing 2 1/4" strip flooring and 30" when installing 3" planks. This will allow adequate working space. Snap a chalk line.
 
Step 2
Apply adhesive from the chalk line out 2 1/2' to 3'. Allow adhesive to flash as per the instructions affixed to the top of the adhesive container. The humidity chart will aid in allowing the appropriate flash time based on the temperature and humidity.
 
Secure your starter rows with a straight edge (2 x 4's). Install planks and secure with 3M Blue Mask Tape (#2080) as you continue through out your installation. If you must work on top of the newly laid flooring use a kneeling board.
 
Once the remained of the floor has been installed go back to the beginning and remove the straight edges and spread adhesive on the remainder of the open subfloor. Allow to flash for the appropriate time and lay flooring as instructed. Remembering that the planks closest to the wall may have to be scribed and cut to fit due to irregularities along the wall. When using a moisture cured urethane wood flooring adhesive it is not necessary to roll the floor.
 
Clean Up
Use clean white terry cloth towels to clean as you go along with mineral spirits. Both are easy and convenient to use. Adhesive that has cured on the surface of the flooring can be difficult to remove and will require the use of a urethane remover. this product has been recommended by the adhesive manufacturer and is safe for the finish of your pre-finished Mohawk Hardwood Floor.
 
Light foot traffic is allowed after 12 hours but wait 24 hours after installation to remove the 3M blue masking tape. Once the tape is removed clean any adhesive residue left from the tape.
 
STAPLE OR NAIL DOWN INSTALLATIONS
Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Floors may be installed over wood subfloors using staples or flooring cleats. When installing Mohawk engineered hardwood planks or strips by nailing or stapling it is necessary to use the proper type of flooring stapler or nailer made for the thickness of the engineered wood flooring that is being installed.
 
Recommended Pneumatic Floor Staple
When stapling, use a 20 gauge, 1" staple with an 1/8" crown on products up to 3" wide and 1/2" thick. When installing a Mohawk 5" wide product, use an 18 or 19 gauge, 1 1/4" staple or longer with a 1/4" crown. (Note: you must use an appropriate adapter for the thickness of the wood on some flooring staplers). Also Note: 3/4" thick engineered planks should be nailed or stapled using a 3/4" solid wood flooring nailer or stapler of any brand using the recommended size staple or cleat for 3/4" solid wood installations.
 
Step 1
You must staple or nail 1" to 2" from the ends and every 4" to 6" along the edges. This will help ensure a satisfactory installation. It is best to set the compressor PSI at 80 to 85 lbs. to keep the staples from going through or breaking the tongues. Improper stapling techniques can cause squeaks in the floor.
 
Adjustments may be necessary to provide adequate penetration of the nail or staple into the nail bed. You want it flush in the nail pocket. Use a scrap piece of flooring material to set tools properly before installation.
 
Note: Before installation of the engineered hardwood flooring begins, install a 6-mil polyethylene layer to completely cover the ground and approximately 6" up the foundation walls when installing on a wood subfloor with a crawlspace. The seams of the 6-mil poly should overlap 4" to 6" and should be taped to the foundation walls using an aggressive tape such as duck tape. This will retard moisture from below that is emitted from the soil.
 
In addition to the ground cover in the crawlspace, a 6-mil polyethylene layer or a 15 lb felt or resin paper must be installed over the subfloor prior to the installation of the engineered wood flooring in order to reduce squeaks and noises created by the opposing floors.
 
Installing 6-mil Polyethylene
Install the polyethylene parallel to the direction of the flooring and allow a 3" overhang at the perimeter. Make sure each run of polyethylene overlaps the previous run by 6" or more.
 
Layout the Job
Measure out from the ends of your starting wall, 2 3/4" when installing 2 1/4" strip flooring or 3 1/2" when installing 3" planks and mark both ends. Where possible lay the flooring at 90° angles to the floor joists. Make a chalk line along the starting wall using the marks you made.
 
Beginning Installation
Note: Expansion space is required along the perimeter of room(s) of intended installation, expansion space is dictated by the thickness of the product, for example, 3/8" thick floor requires 3/8" expansion space, 1/2" thick floor requires 1/2" expansion space, 3/4" thick floor requires 3/4" expansion space.
 
Place the planks with the tongue facing away from the wall and along your chalk line. Use brads or small finishing nails to secure the first starter row along the wall edge 1" to 2" from the ends and every 4" to 6" along the side. Counter sink the nails and fill with the Professional's Choice Filler that blends with the flooring installed. Place the nails in a dark grain spot in the board. The base or shoe molding will cover the nails when installed after completion of the installation.
 
Blind nail at a 45° angle through the tongues. It will be easier IF YOU PRE-DRILL THE HOLES IN THE TONGUES. Nail 1" to 2" from the ends and every 4" to 6" along the sides. IT will be necessary to blind nail the next 2 rows. A brad nailer with 1" to 1 3/8" brads can also be used to blind nail and no pre-drilling is needed.
 
Continue the installation using an engineered wood-flooring stapler, using staples or nails recommended by Mohawk Flooring. Nail or staple the flooring 1" to 2" from the ends and every 4" to 6" along the edge tongues.
 
Final Touches
Install the proper trim molding at the doorways to achieve the transition and along the walls to cover the edges of any gaps along the wall due to irregularity.
 
Complete the job by using Mohawk wood filler that coordinates wit the installed engineered flooring to fill any gapping along the joints or areas where brad nails were used in the trim or the flooring. Clean the finished floor with Professional Choice Flooring Cleaner.
 
INSTALLING AS A FLOATING FLOOR
Only engineered styles with 5 plies or more are approved for floating installation
 
Subfloor Preparation:
Subfloor preparation is more critical for a floating engineered floor than for a staple or glue down installation, the floor must be flat to 3/16" within a 10 foot radius. If the floor requires correction the high areas can be ground down and the low areas may be filled by floating latex fortified Portland leveling compound. The leveling compound must be allowed to dry according to the manufacturers instructions before the floor is installed over it. The use of sand or extra padding to fill low areas is not acceptable.
 
Underlayment:
Floating installation of Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Floors requires the use of Mohawk SilentGUARD underlayment. Underlayment requirements are very critical in a floating installation. Excessive pad compression or compaction is a common cause of seam failure. Mohawk Industries does not recommend the use of any other underlayment product.
 
Expansion Space:
An expansion space of at least 1/2 inch must be maintained around the perimeter of the room, all pipes, counters, cabinets, fireplace hearths, doorframes and any other fixed vertical objects in the room.
 
Glue and Glue Placement:
The recommended glue for floating installation is Mohawk Laminate Glue. Glue placement is very important. The glue must be placed along the topside of the groove the full length of the grooved side and end. This can be accomplished by inverting the plank and applying a bead of glue (3/32") to the topside of the groove (side of the groove nearest the face of the plank), when the plank is turned back over the glue will run down the back of the groove giving total coverage. Apply only a 3/32" bead of glue, if the groove is filled with glue it will be difficult to close the seam not allowing a tight fit.
 
Getting Started:
The installation begins with three rows of flooring glued together and held in place with blue painters tape with the groove side facing the wall. Spacers must be used to establish the minimum 1/2" expansion space from the walls. These three rows must be straight, square and in rack because they establish the alignment of the rest of the floor. After putting these three rows together allow the glue to set (15 to 45 minutes) before proceeding with the installation. With the tongue facing out the planks can be tapped together with a tapping block on the tongue to make a snug fit. After installing 8 or 10 rows of flooring stand back and check for crowning or heaving due to tension strapping or any damage caused by improper taping.
 
CLEAN AS YOU GO:
If any glue squeezes out of the seam between the planks allow it to dry for 10 to 15 minutes and then lightly scrape it away with a plastic scraper or putty knife, any glue left may be cleaned with a damp cloth or other method recommended by the adhesive manufacturer. Do not allow the glue to dry on the face of the flooring; it will be very difficult to clean off.
 
Warranty:
Warranty of separation of planks is the responsibility of the flooring mechanic, provided there is no glue failure. Glue failure is the responsibility of the adhesive manufacturer.
 
MAINTENANCE
 
Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Floors are very easily maintained. No wax, no mess. Simply use Mohawk Hard Surface Floor Cleaner and a terry cloth flooring mop.
 
STEP ONE: Sweep your floor to remove any particles that could scratch your floor.
 
Warning: Vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head can damage a wood floor and never should be used.
 
STEP TWO: Apply the Mohawk Hard Surface Cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop, not to the floor!
 
STEP THREE: Use a back and forth motion with the mop. When the terry cloth cover becomes soiled, simply replace it with a clean one. Cleaning the floor with a soiled cover could cause streaking. The covers are re-usable so simply throw the cover in the wash and dry it as you would any towel.
 
Tips & Warnings:
  • Sweep regularly
  • Remove spills promptly using Mohawk Hard Surface Floor Cleaner and a clean white cloth.
  • Use felt protectors under heavy pieces of furniture and chairs.
  • Use protective mats at all exterior entrances.
  • Spiked heels or shoes in need of repair can severely damage your floor.
  • Never wet or damp mop your wood floors. Water can cause damage to wood flooring.
  • Never use oil soaps, wax, liquid or other household products to clean your floor.
  • The suns UV rays can change the color of your floor.
  • Keep animal nails trimmed.
  • Protect your floor when using a dolly for moving furniture or appliances. Never slide or roll heavy furniture or appliances across the floor.
  • If you floor becomes scratched or dull repairs can often be made using repair accessories.

 

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