Broken or split tongues can crack the floor.
Certain species of harder wood, such as exotic species, require greater attention to the settings of the pressure compressor.
As part of your installation, you may have to install stair nosing, T-moldings, quarter-round and level reducers. These moldings are available in the same colours and species as your Mercier floor, and are available at your local authorized Mercier retailer. These moldings should be ordered at the same time as your hardwood floor.
Prior to installation the flooring, we recommend you select boards which combine well with moldings to not cause “breaks” in the appearance of the floor.
It is suggested to pre-drill moldings to avoid cracking them when they are nailed.
If you install moldings, such as baseboards or quarter rounds, these should be affixed to the wall and not to the wood floor, to allow for the movement of the floor.
Always observe the space recommended for expansion joints.
Inspection, finishing and maintenance
Once the installation is complete, vacuum the floor and clean the surface using Mercier floor wood cleaner according to instructions. NEVER wash a hardwood floor with water.
You can hide small holes and marks left by the surface nails with a Mercier wax pencil.
- Fill the cavity using the touch-up pencil.
- Immediately wipe off the excess with a clean cloth.