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Shaw Majestic Grandeur: Canterbury 8mm Laminate SL206 183

Shaw Majestic Grandeur: Canterbury 8mm Laminate SL206 183

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Approved Subfloor: Wood or Concrete
Carton Coverage: 26.18 sq ft
Color Group: White
Color Name: Canterbury
Colors: Ivory,Parchment,Oats
Description: 8mm Laminate
Dimensions: 47.56" L x 15.85" W x 0.32" T
Finish Type: Aluminum Oxide
Finish Warranty: 25 years
Installation Method: Float
Locking: LocNPlace
Manufacturer: Shaw
Manufacturer SKU: SL206 183
Planks Per Carton: 5
Style Name: Majestic Grandeur
Thickness: 8mm
Visual: Tile
Where to Install: On, Above or Below Grade
Made in the USA
  • LocNPlace Flooring System
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  • Genuine Stone Look
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  • Environmentally Friendly with EnviroCore 
Shaw's high density fiber core, EnviroCore is derived from recycled wood fiber; which means fewer trees and less waste.
  • Shaw 25 Year Warranty
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Shaw Glueless Laminate Installation Instructions
Tile Designs
Typical Tools Required
  • Pull Bar
  • Tapping Block
  • 1/4" Wall Spacers
  • Tape Measure
  • Utility Knife
  • Broom
  • Electric Saw (carbide blade)
  • 6 Foot Straight Edge
  • Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Glueless Tile Look Laminate Flooring can be installed directly over most existing floor coverings, except for carpet.  Wood flooring glued to concrete must be removed before installation.
  • Cartons of flooring must lay flat, unopened, in the room being installed for a minimum of 48 hours before installation.  Conditions of 65°F to 85°F and 45% to 65% Relative Humidity should be maintained during the acclimation and installation periods.  Cartons should be stacked no more than 3 high with 4" of airflow around them and away from any heating/cooling ducts or direct sunlight.
  • Fill any low spots in the subfloor greater than 1/8" in 6 feet with a Portland cement leveling compound.  Check this by using a 6' straight edge.  Remove any high spots by sanding or grinding.
  • Remove any existing floor moldings (if any) except for the wall baseboards.  (Unless you plan to replace with Shaw color coordinated Wallbase.)
  • Undercut doorframes.  Lay a loose plank upside down on top of the underlayment against the frame.  This will be your guide for proper height to allow installed planks to float under it.  Saw the bottom of the doorjamb case molding back to the wall studs, so that 1/4" expansion gap is maintained while laminate is fitted under doorjamb case molding.
  • Sweep the subfloor clean.
  • Before installing over concrete, concrete covered with existing ceramic, marble, stone, vinyl tile or linoleum, test the floor for excessive moisture.  To do so, cut 3' x 3' squares of polyethylene plastic (one for every 200 sq. ft. of floor space).  Spread around different areas of the subfloor for a more accurate evaluation.  Tape all edges down firmly sealing them directly to the existing subfloor.  Leave down for 24 to 48 hours; if moisture forms under the plastic or if the cement darkens, perform a Calcium Chloride Moisture Emissions test.  The maximum allowable reading is 5 lbs./1,000 sq. ft./24 hours.  Call the Shaw Information Center at 1.800.441.7429 for assistance.
Installing Underlayments
Note:  When installing products with preattached acoustical underlayment on a concrete subfloor, use a minimum 6-mil polyethylene (plastic) sheeting as a vapor barrier.  Roll out the plastic, overlapping the seam area 6 to 8 inches, and tape the seams with a clear plastic sealing tape.  When installing products with preattached acoustical underlayment over a wood subfloor, no additional plastic vapor barrier should be installed.
  • On Wood Floors:  Use any of Shaw's Laminate underlayments.  DO NOT tape seams together when going over wood or organic subfloor.
  • On Concrete Floors:  Use 2-in-1 or Silent Step 3-in-1 underlayments.  2-in-1 should be rolled out overlapping the poly flap only, Silent Step 3-in-1 should be rolled out with the seams pulled together; both should go up the wall at least 2" when used over concrete.  Tape underlayment seams using a 2" clear packaging sealing tape.  If wood flooring is adhered over concrete, it MUST BE REMOVED before installing Tile Look Laminate Flooring.
  • Unroll one width of underlayment along the longest wall.  All work is done from left to right.  Planks should run lengthwise against the longest wall, and if possible, parallel to incoming sunlight. 
  • Rooms larger than 26 x 40 feet (1,040 sq. ft.) require T-Molding for expansion.  Floor spans should not exceed 40' in any direction.
  • When installing the Tile Look Laminate Flooring, it is important to fully measure the room being installed and determine if the walls in the room are truly square to each other int eh corners, or if the walls are running away from square out of each corner.
  • Lay out several planks in order to determine the best installation pattern for the area.  Visually, the most appealing layout will have the same width of tile at both sides of the room.  Also the width of the first row of tile planks should be approximately the same width as the last row.  This may require cutting the first row plank to a smaller width.  Measure across the room (inches) and divide by the width of a tile plank to see how many full width planks will be used, and what size width will be needed for the last row.  The last row should never be less than 2" in width.
  • Tile Look Laminate planks should be staggered using a full board to start the first row, with a half board used to start the second row.
  • The width measurement of the room may require that the full start board may need to be shortened in order to achieve the same size cut tile at each end of the row.  For this reason it is advisable that you add approximately 13% waste factor into the required square footage of the installation area.  Installations diagonal to the walls of a room will increase this waste factor to approximately 15%.
  • Grouted tile planks may have slightly thinner or thicker grout areas on one end of the plank or the other.  In order to make the grout lines appear uniform throughout the installation, planks with thin grout lines at the end should be mated to planks with thicker grout line ends.
  • The center of each grout line should be used when aligning the grout lines in the tile planks with those of the previous row.  This will allow slightly larger or smaller grout widths to appear straight and uniform when viewed across the room.
  • Use 1/4" spacers to maintain an expansion gap around the entire perimeter of the floor.  Quarter Round molding will cover this expansion gap.  IMPORTANT:  this 1/4" gap must be maintained around cabinets, pipes, toilet flanges and any other obstacle in floor.
  • Do not install a damaged plank.  If you have any concern about the product fit or finish, call the Shaw Information Center at 1.800.441.7249 for assistance.
  • Check groove on plank to make sure it is clean or free of debris.
  • To lock planks together, insert the tongue into the groove at a slight angle; when top laminate edges meet, rotate downward.  Planks will click together for a tight fit.  If there are any gaps, reconnect the planks.  Connect end edges first, then the longer side edges of the planks.  Start by building a 2-row rack.  To do this, start with 4 planks, plank 1 should be full length, and plank 2 should be cut to 1/2 its original length.  This 2 row rack can be built either directly against the start wall and the spacers, or away from the wall so that you can kneel on one row and pull the second row toward you to lock the planks together.
  • Connect plank 2 to plank 1 by inserting edge tongue into edge groove at a slight angle.  when top laminate surfaces touch, rotate downward.
  • Connect plank 3 to plank 1 by inserting end tongue into end groove, keeping the edges perfectly aligned.  When the top laminate surfaces touch, rotate downward.
  • Connect plank 4 to planks 2 and 3 by first joining the ends of 4 to 2.  To do this, leave a gap where the tongue and groove of planks 3 and 4 are.  Once the ends are connect, place a hand under the locked ends, raise the planks slightly upwards (1" - 2").  This angle will now allow you to slide the tongue of plank 4 into the groove of plank 3 (the end joint will slide down into place without releasing) when top laminate edges meet, rotate both planks (4 and 2) downward.  Use this method throughout the remainder of the floor.
  • Continue to build these 2 rows until you reach the adjoining wall, leaving your 1/4" expansion space.  When door molding or other obstruction won't allow the needed space to rotate the plank downward, align tongue to groove and use pull bar to tap the tongue into the groove until top laminate edges meet.
  • If you build these rows away from the starting wall, go ahead and push them into position now.  Be sure to place 1/4" spacers at both ends of each row, and 2' intervals along the start wall.
  • If the starting wall is uneven, you can scribe the contour of the wall onto the first row of planks.  Use a 2" square block and a pencil and follow the contour.  Disassemble, cut at line and reassemble.  To disassemble, kneel on row 1 and carefully raise the edge of row 2 rotating upwards and removing planks in the opposite direction from which you installed them.
  • Begin the third row with a plank cut to 2/3 its original length (approximately 32").  This could be from one of the cut planks from row 1 or 2. 
  • Repeat the process of alternating full length start planks with half length start planks throughout the remainder of the installation.
  • Randomly pull planks from 3 cartons at a time to ensure random appearance.  Depending upon the width of your installation area, you may be able to use cut pieces from the end of each row as half board starting planks.  Always stagger end joints a minimum of one half plank from row to row to insure the structural integrity of the interlocking floor system.
  • All joints should be a tight fit with no gaps.  Stop and reconnect if a joint is not tight or if all edges are not even with adjacent planks.  These planks can be engaged and disengaged several times if needed to help make a correct installation.  Use a tapping block if necessary.
  • When cutting the last row, place a full row of planks directly on top of the last row installed planks (keeping the tongue in the same direction as the installed planks).  Use the full width of a scrap piece of plank, insert a 1/4" spacer between wall and scrap piece of plank.  Place a pencil next to the edge and trace a line down the planks following the contour of the wall.  Cut planks on the pencil line and connect last row.   If space won't allow the downward rotation, lay the plank flat to underlayment and use pull bar and hammer to tap into place, leaving no gaps. 
  • A complete line of trims and transition pieces are offered to finish your floor, including T-Molding, Reducers, End Molding/Carpet Transitions, Wallbase, Quarter Round and Stairnosing
  • The transition pieces, (excluding Quarter Round and Wallbase) can be easily secured in place with the Molding Track which can be screwed, nailed or glued with silicon adhesive directly to the subfloor.  The use of Molding Track provides a fast, secure transition installation and minimizes the use of screws or nails through the decorative surface of the transition piece.
  • T-Molding is used when two level flooring surfaces meet, like in a doorway or a narrow archway.  In a doorway, center the T-Molding under the space that the closed door occupies.  Likewise, in an archway, the T-Molding should be centered.  To install the T-Mold, first install the Molding Track by gluing, screwing or nailing it 1/4" from the edge of each adjoining flooring surface (equals about 1/8").  Push the T-Molding into the track, working from left to right.
  • When Glueless Tile Look Laminate flooring meets a flooring surface that is lower, use a Reducer Strip.  Leave 1/2" between the finished floor and the front edge of the Reducer.  Install the Molding Track by gluing, screwing or nailing it 1/4" from the edge of the flooring.  Push the Reducer into the track working from left to right.
  • The End Molding/Carpet Transition works great when finishing the floor in areas that meet vertical objects and is also ideal for transitioning between your Laminate flooring and carpet.  To finish the flooring in areas that meet vertical objects like exterior doors, sliding glass doors, tubs or shower basins, raised hearths or low sills, leave a 1" space between the floor and the vertical object.  Install the Molding Track by gluing, screwing or nailing it 1/4" from the edge of the flooring. Push the Reducer into the track working from left to right.
  • When transitioning from Glueless tile Look Laminate flooring to carpet, leave a 1" space between the finished floor and the front edge of the carpet.  Install the Molding Track by gluing or nailing it 1/4" from the edge of the flooring.  Push the molding into the track working from left to right.  Finish the carpet by tucking it between the molding and the track strip.
  • Note:  In heavy traffic areas, use screw-type fasteners or nails to permanently secure the molding into the Molding Track.
  • The Stairnosing is used to finish stair treads and risers, which have been fully adhered to the floor using a Shaw approved multipurpose flooring adhesive.  Stop the flooring about 1 1/2"  from the step's edge.  Install the Molding Track by gluing, screwing or nailing it 3/4" from the edge of the stair tread.  Apply construction grade adhesive to the Stairnose where the molding makes contact with the stair tread.  Push the Stairnose into the track from left to right.  You must use either screw-type fasteners or nails through the face of the Stairnose to permanently secure it to the track.  Place screws/nails into the Stairnose 2" from the end and 6" to 8" apart.  (Note:  riser piece should be in place under Stairnosing before screws or nails are set).
  • To finish the perimeter of the room where the expansion and contraction of the flooring, remove spacers and install Wallbase and/or Quarter Round.  Both of these moldings are installed by nailing them directly into the wall.  Never allow nails or crews in the Wallbase or Quarter Round to enter into the laminate flooring or the expansion zone around the flooring perimeter, as it will prevent proper expansion and contraction of the flooring.  Pre-drill nail holes in both types of wall moldings before nailing to eliminate any splitting.  Use Shaw color coordinated putty to fill the countersunk nail heads.
  • Silicone sealant should be used in expansion zones in bathrooms, near kitchen sinks, dishwashers and refrigerators with icemakers.

Call the Shaw Information Center at 1.800.441.7429 for assistance.

by Shaw Industries Group, Inc.


Residential Limited Warranty
25-year with moisture
The following is the Residential Limited Warranty issued by Shaw Industries Group, Inc. ("Shaw") for our LocNPlace ®  Laminate Flooring.

What this Residential Limited Warranty covers:

Shaw warrants that for 25 years (may vary by product) from the date of original purchase, your LocNPlace ® Floor:

* Will not stain
* Will not wear through
* Will not fade as a result of direct sunlight or artificial light
* Will resist water damage under normal use conditions
Lifetime Structural Integrity Warranty - Shaw warrants to the original purchaser that this laminate product, in its manufactured condition, will be free from defects in material or workmanship including milling, assembly, and dimension. Shaw additionally warrants that this laminate product will not warp, cup, buckle or delaminate when properly installed and maintained according to Shaw's installation instruction procedures and care guide. This warranty includes installation over a radiant heated concrete subfloor for approved floating installation methods.

What you should do if any of the above listed problems occur and you need warranty service:

You (the original purchaser) should notify the authorized flooring dealer from which the original purchase was made of any defect no later than 30 days after discovering the defect but within the time period of this limited warranty. You (the original purchaser) must present to that authorized flooring dealer the following items for a warranty claim to be considered:

* A valid proof of purchase in the form of a sales receipt or other documents which establish proof of purchase.
* A detailed description of the problem and/or a photograph/sample that clearly shows the warranty problem.

What Shaw will do should you need warranty service:

If Shaw honors a claim under this limited warranty, it will repair or replace, at its option, the cost of the affected flooring material. If professionally installed, Shaw will pay the reasonable labor costs to perform the replacement or repair during the first two (2) years from the date of the original purchase. In the event that the color installed is no longer available, Shaw will authorize your dealer to replace the affected floor with another Shaw product of equal value. The above described remedy is the purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy for claims under this limited warranty.

This Residential Limited Warranty is subject to the following conditions:

This limited warranty is valid only in North America. The warranty is not transferable. It extends only to the original purchaser. This limited warranty applies only where the affected area is visible and covers an area greater than one square inch. The flooring must be installed in accordance with Shaw's recommended installation instructions.

This limited warranty shall not apply to damage arising from any of the following:

* Accidents, abuse or misuse
* Exposure to extreme heat
* Scratch, impact or cutting
* Improper installation
* Improper care and maintenance
* Freight
* Modification, alterations, repair or service by a non authorized floor covering dealer
* Water damage resulting from improper installation or flooding caused by natural disaster, plumbing failures, etc.
* Damage due to failure to use appropriate chair pads under castor desk chairs
* Use only seamless plastic castor wheels to help prevent scratches
* Damage resulting from or in connection with subfloor conditions

Please Note:

Shaw does not grant to any person or entity the authority to create for it any obligation or liability in connection with this product. Shaw shall not be liable to the consumer or any other person or entity for any incidental, special or consequential damages, arising out of breach of this limited warranty or any implied limited warranty (excluding merchantability). All implied warranties are hereby limited to the duration of this limited warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to the purchaser. This warranty gives the purchaser specific legal rights, such rights may vary from State to State.
LocNPlace ® is a registered trademark of Columbia Insurance Company.