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Crowning Of Strip Hardwood Flooring Has Occurred (Centre Of Strip Is Higher Than Edges)

Article Number

12.25

Condition

CROWNING OF STRIP HARDWOOD FLOORING HAS OCCURRED (CENTRE OF STRIP IS HIGHER THAN EDGES)

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Strip hardwood flooring shall be installed without crowning.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. · Damage caused by improper maintenance and excessive humidity due to failure by the homeowner to maintain adequate ventilation is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Crowning of hardwood flooring identified on the PDI shall be repaired. If not identified, the homeowner must establish that the damage was caused by the builder.

Remarks

Identify any damaged hardwood flooring on the PDI Form to avoid any dispute about whether the damage was caused by the builder. Crowning of hardwood strip flooring results from the surface of the flooring being exposed to excessive moisture. This condition commonly develops when houses do not have adequate ventilation or the surface is exposed to water. The homeowner has a responsibility to maintain indoor humidity levels through humidification, ventilation, air conditioning or dehumidification to prevent permanent, irreversible damage. A hygrometer can be used to monitor indoor humidity levels. Never damp mop hardwood flooring. See Appendix A2 “Moisture in Wood and Laminate Floors” for more information. See Also: 12.22 THE SURFACE OF ONE STRIP OF HARDWOOD OR PARQUET FLOORING IS HIGHER THAN ANOTHER. Appendix A2 “Moisture in Wood and Laminate Floors”

  

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