Construction Performance Guidelines
WOOD FLOORING BUCKLES AND DETACHES FROM SUBSTRATE
Hardwood flooring shall be firmly fastened to the substrate in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.
One-Year - Work and Materials. · Buckling caused by excessive humidity due to failure by the homeowner to maintain adequate ventilation or improper maintenance is excluded from the statutory warranty.
Only warranted loose hardwood flooring shall be repaired.
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. Wood flooring shall be installed to accommodate normal expansion and contraction. See Appendix A2 “Moisture in Wood and Laminate Floors” for more information. See Also: 12.24 FINISH ON WOOD FLOORING HAS CRACKED, BLISTERED, BUBBLED, OR PEELED RESULTING IN DETACHMENT OF FINISH Appendix A2 “Moisture in Wood and Laminate Floors”