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NOTE: Any wood floor installation should be done by a qualified wood floor professional. This is NOT a DIY project. The information here is to help you  understand the processes involved.

Oak Flooring that carries the Oak Flooring Institute (OFI) and/or NOFMA trademark/certification is a precision-made product of enduring beauty. The ultimate appearance and performance in any application, however, are dependent upon the installer and upon close attention to a number of details prior to and during the actual installation process.

This manual  has incorporated many years of practical experience to describe the simplest methods of achieving successful installations of various types of oak and other hardwood flooring products.

This information is generally applicable to most hardwood flooring products. Individual manufacturers may provide instructions which vary from these, particularly in the laying of specialty floorings. Always read and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

NOTE: The installation manual covers only the installation methods. Finishing is treated in a separate manual. 
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HANDLING AND STORAGE
Oak Flooring is a quality product made from lumber that has been kiln-dried. To maintain the moisture level, don't truck or unload it in the rain, snow or other excessively humid conditions. Cover it with a tarpaulin or other proper covering if the atmosphere is foggy or damp.

Kiln-dried flooring should be stored in an enclosed building that is well ventilated with weather proof windows and located in areas where similar fine millwork is stored. The storage area within the building should be clean and dry. Leave adequate room for good air circulation around stacks of flooring. Continual dry heat may over-dry flooring, which may later result in buckled floors when flooring is delivered to the job and installed without a proper acclimation or spacing.

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