Hello again!patrob wrote: ↑Apr 22nd, 2018 9:53 pmYes everything looks fine. You really don't need glue assist, totally no need for that particular product. Solid Sawn installed as floating it's so heavy and rigid, it feels very solid so you would have nothing to be afraid of. And BTW who certified the installer? Does he have the NWFA certification?
May I ask for advice on the following:
1. The sales rep came to my home yesterday to measure up for the Engineered flooring. We discussed how to manage the wood flooring abutting the fireplace. He said the installer would position the wood 1/4" from the fireplace (whether or not I decide on a picture-frame finish around the raised hearth). He also said that, in his opinion, moulding around a fireplace looks awful.
2. I re-read Vintage Flooring Installation guidelines, and they specify a 3/4" gap around the entire perimeter of the floor. I spoke today with a Vintage rep and he confirmed a 3/4" gap to allow for expansion. I think a 3/4" gap would look awful.
3. The gentleman preparing the subfloor started today and I explained the dilemma to him. He will, with his work mate, try to rent the necessary tools and try do the undercutting before any of the subfloor is installed.
The fireplace is made with a colourful sandstone that I have always loved--I would hate to see it damaged. Do you have any advice/recommendations. Maybe hire Fred Flintstone and Barney?
Just one other thing: I signed a contract for ordering the floor and having it installed by a local company. It was in the back of my mind to add my own clause to this contract, reading something like: "installer warrants that installation will be carried out according to manufacturers' recommended installation guidelines".
Would that be a reasonable action to take in the future? I'm a senior citizen, female, and I believe in fair, honest dealings in business.