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Rustic Hickory

1/2" x 5" x RL HI4522YPL

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Robina Wood Rustic Hickory HI4522YPL

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  • Robina Wood Rustic Hickory HI4522YPL
Width 5"
Janka Hardness Rating 1820
Coverage 19.53
Dimensions 1/2" x 5" x RL
Finish Type Water-based Urethane
Locking System VR Loc
Surface treatment Smooth
Edge Eased Edge & End
Stained Yes
Gloss 40%
Floating Installation Yes
Species Hickory
Engineered Plys 10
Finish Coats 8
Aluminum Oxide Yes
Carb-ATCM No
Leed No
Accessories Moldings, Staple Gun, Underlayment
Construction Engineered
Installation Method Floating, Glue Down, Nail Down
Installation Location AboveGrade, Below Grade, On Grade
Installation Untitled Document

Robina Floors Engineered Wood Installation Instructions


FOR INTERLOCKING ENGINEERED HARDWOOD
Glue down or Floating Installation: INTERLOCKING ENGINEERED WOODS can be installed over most sub-floors, and are engineered to be very dimensionally stable, making them suitable for installation over all grade levels. (See information and installation guidelines below.)
ATTENTION – INSTALLER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY
Inspect “all” materials carefully before installation. Wood is a natural product containing variations in color, tone and graining. Some variation in color is to be expected in a natural wood floor. Beautiful hardwood floors are a product of nature and therefore not perfect. These floors are manufactured in accordance with accepted industry standards, which permit a defect tolerance of 5%. Even though our product goes through many inspections before it leaves the factory, it is the responsibility of the customer and installer to perform a final inspection prior to installation. ANY WOOD warranties that may be offered with this product do not cover materials with visible defects once they are installed. We recommend that you visit the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) website at woodfloors.org for installation help and maintenance tips.
Acclimation
Before you begin to install your flooring you must make sure the flooring is placed in the actual environment which it is going to be installed in. The HVAC system should be fully operational and on if needed to maintain a healthy home environment. This means leaving the purchased product in the original carton packaging for a period of 48 hours in the room where it will be installed. See the NWFA guidelines; Chapter 2 Acclimation & Appendix B Acclimation for more detailed information.
TOOLS
Basic tools and accessories: broom or vacuum, chalk line, tapping block, wood cleaner, hand or electric jamb saw, miter saw, moisture meter, safety glasses, straight edge, table saw, tape measure, square, utility knife, pry bar and underlayment (for floating installations).
Use urethane wood flooring adhesive, towels and trowel if gluing.
JOB SITE CONDITIONS
It is the responsibility of the installer/owner to determine if the job site sub floor and job site conditions are environmentally stable (Temp 60º F-80º F / Relative Humidity 35%-65%) and structurally (see local building codes) acceptable for wood floor installation. The customer and/or installer is responsible for wood failure resulting from or connected with sub-floor, subsurface, job site damage or deficiencies after the hardwood flooring has been installed. See NWFA guidelines.
SUB-FLOOR PREPARATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL INSTALLATIONS
Concrete Sub-Floor Standards
New concrete slabs require a minimum of 90 days drying time before covering them with a wood floor. Performing a concrete moisture test on all concrete slabs would identify if the sub-floor is conditioned properly for a flooring installation, minimum results are listed below;
• Less than 3 lbs. /1000 sq. ft. /24 hrs. on calcium chloride test
• Less than a reading of 5.0 on a Tramex Concrete Moisture Encounter (moisture meter)

Lightweight Concrete
Lightweight concrete has a dry density of 100 pounds or less per cubic foot and is only suitable for engineered wood floors when using the floating installation method. Many products have been developed as self-leveling toppings or floor underlayments. These include cellular concrete, resin reinforced cementations, underlayments, and gypsum-based materials. Although some of these products may have the necessary qualifications of underlayment for wood flooring installation, others do not. To test for lightweight concrete, scrape a coin or key across the surface of the sub-floor. If the surface powders easily or has a dry density of 100 pounds or less per cubic foot, use only the floating installation method.
All Concrete sub-floors must be dry, smooth (level with 3/16” in a 10 foot Radius – 1/8” in 6”) and free of structural defects. Hand scrape or sand with a 20 grit #3-1/2 open face paper to remove loose, flaky concrete. Grind high spots in concrete and fill low spots with a Portland based leveling compound (min. 3,000 psi). Concrete must be free of paint, oil, exiting adhesives, wax grease, dirt and curing compounds. These may be removed chemically or mechanically, but do not use solvent-based strippers under any circumstances. The use of residual solvents can prohibit the satisfactory bond of flooring adhesives. It is important to ensure a proper bond between the adhesives and concrete and wood panels. These engineered hardwood floors may be installed on grade, above grade, as well as below grade where moisture conditions do not exist. To ensure a long lasting bond, make sure that the perimeter of the foundation has adequate drainage and vapor barrier.
Wood Sub-Floors
Wood sub-floors need to be well nailed or secured with screws. Nails should be shanks and screws need to be counter sunk. The wood sub-floor needs to be structurally sound and dry. It should not exceed 3% of the moisture content of wood flooring to be installed prior to installation. If the sub-floor is single layer, less than 3/4” thick, add a single cross layer for strength and stability (minimum 5/16” thick for a total 1” thickness). This is to reduce the possibility of squeaking. Wood sub-floors must be free of paint, oil, existing adhesive, wax, grease, dirt, urethane, varnish, etc. Underlayment grade OSB (not the wax side) is also a suitable sub-floor. Particleboard is not an acceptable sub-floor for staple or nail down installation but can be used as a sub-floor in glue-down installations. When installing over existing wood flooring, install at right angles to the existing floor.
Sub-floor Moisture Check
Wood Flooring Adhesive may be used for above, on, and below grade applications and on all common substrates. On and below grade applications are susceptible to moisture and should be tested for moisture prior to installation in several locations within the installation area. Please see concrete sub-floor standards listed above for acceptable conditions for above, on and below grade applications. To correct any sub-floor problems concerning moisture, either wait until the sub-floor dries to meet specifications or use appropriate moisture barrier.
Sub-floors Other Than Wood or Concrete
Note: Perimeter glued resilient vinyl and rubber tiles are unacceptable underlayments and must be removed. Terrazzo, tile and any other hard surfaces that are dry, structurally sound and level, as described above, are suitable as a sub-floor for engineered wood.
Radiant Heated Sub-floors
Before installing over a radiant-heated floor turn off heat and wait until the floor has reached room temperature. After installing the floor return the heat to the previous setting, slowly 2º at a time. Caution: The slab surface must never exceed 85º F. in temperature. (See NWFA Guidelines - Appendix H Radiant Heat Installation) http://www.nwfa.org/member/pdf/installg/appenh.pdf

INTERLOCKING ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING INSTALLATION
As above, the surface must be sound, tight and free of paint, oil, existing adhesives, wax, grease and dirt. Terrazzo and ceramic tile must be abraded to assure adhesion. Warning! Do not sand existing resilient tile, sheet flooring, backing, or felt linings. These products may contain asbestos fibers that are not readily identifiable. Inhalation of asbestos dust can cause serious bodily harm. Check with local, state and federal laws before handling hazardous material and before attempting the removal of these floors
Preparation
Determine if you need to remove all moldings and wall-base and undercut all door casings with a hand or power jamb saw using a scrap piece of flooring as a guide.
“Racking the Floor”
Start by using random length strips from the carton or by cutting four to five strips in random lengths, differing by at least 9”. As you continue working across the floor be sure to maintain the 9” minimum stagger between end joints on all adjacent rows. Never waste material; use the left over pieces from the cuts to start the next row or to complete a row.
Note: When installing a pre-finished wood floor be sure to blend the wood from several cartons to ensure a good grain and shading mixture throughout the installation.
INTERLOCKING FLOATING INSTALLATION
All flooring installations must use an approved underlayment. In a floating installation, a 1/2” expansion gap must be maintained around the perimeter of the room.
After allowing the floor to acclimate and ensuring that proper subfloor requirements are met, you can begin the installation by laying the underlayment. As you lay the first plank, use spacers to maintain the minimum 1/2” expansion gap around the perimeter of the room. Then lay the butt seams onto each other for the first row. The cut piece from the first row (which is at least 9” long) will be used to start the second row. Be sure to always stagger the end seams a minimum of nine inches. To begin the second row, place the tongue of the cut piece into the groove and lock down into place. Place the second board of the second row into the groove and lock down into place. The butt seams will be held down by the following rows. The last row will be cut to fit and should be wider than two inches. If you need to remove the last board installed, gently slide the tool provided in this carton in between the two boards, at the short end seam. If you encounter resistance, please turn the tool 180° and try again. The tool should slide in easily. Once the tool is fully installed, pull the desired board up and away from the adjacent board to remove.

GLUE DOWN INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
There several ways to install using a glue down method such as wet lay or tacked. Caution: It is important to follow all guidelines set by the adhesive manufacturer for the glue down method you choose. By not adhering to the guidelines you can void your flooring warranties.
Step 1: Select a starter wall. It is recommended to start the installation along an exterior wall; it’s more likely to be straight and square with the room. Measure out from the wall the width of two strips plus 1/2” and mark each end of the room and snap your chalk line.
Step 2: Spread “adhesive” from the chalk line to the starter wall using the adhesive manufacturer’s recommended trowel. It is important to use the correct trowel at the recommended angle to get the proper spread of adhesive applied to the sub-floor, which will produce a proper and permanent bond. Improper bonding can cause loose or hollow spots. Note: Change the trowel every 2000 to 3000 square feet due to wear down of the notches. This assures you always get the proper spread of adhesive.
Step 3: Install the first row of starter planks with the tongue facing the starter wall and secure into position with spacers. The locking mechanism will ensure when properly assembled that the flooring remains in-rack, spacers will maintain the recommended expansion space around the perimeter The planks along the wall (first row) may have to be cut to fit since most walls are not straight, and leaving an expansion space of ½” is required with the Robina Floors.
Step 4: Once the starter rows are secure, spread 2-1/2 to 3 feet of adhesive the length of the room. (Never lay more adhesive than can be covered in approximately 2 hours.) Place the tongue into the groove of the planks and press firmly into adhesive. Never slide strips through adhesive.
Test for proper bond by occasionally lifting a board and looking for good coverage (90%), and then replace it into the adhesive. Clean any adhesive off the surface before it cures using water. Use mineral spirits after it cures.
Note: Never work on top of the flooring when installing with a glue down method. Light foot traffic is allowed after 12 hours but wait 24 hours after installation.
Final Touches:
Install the proper trim molding at the doorways to achieve the transition and along the walls to cover the edges of any gaps along the wall due to irregularity.

Warranty Residential Finish 25 year
Warranty Residential Structural Life time
Warranty Commercial Finish 5 year
Warranty Commercial Structural Lifetime
Warranty Untitled Document

Robina Floors Hardwood Warranty


WELCOME!
Robina Wood manufactures our engineered wood floors to the highest quality standards. Robina Wood stands behind every product we manufacture with our Lifetime Warranty.
Pre Installation Warranty:
We carefully inspect every plank before it leaves our factory. However, we encourage you and your installation professional to carefully inspect each board for any visible defects prior to installation of the floor. Any boards with cracks, splits, irregular finish or damaged boards should not be installed. Simply return these materials to the store where purchased for replacement. Lifetime Structural Warranty: Robina Wood manufactures from only the highest quality components. In the unlikely event that a structural failure occurs, Robina will repair boards, authorize finish restoration/ coating or replacement of your floor (our option) for as long as you own your home.
25 Year Finish Warranty:
Your Robina Wood floor finish is warranted not to wear through for a full 25 years for residential applications when properly maintained using Robina Floor Care Guidelines.
5 Year Light Commercial Warranty:
Robina Wood floors are a great choice for light commercial applications such as doctors’ offices, hair salons, hotel rooms, retail showrooms, art galleries, etc. When used in light commercial applications, Robina Wood provides a 5 year warranty guaranteeing that the finish will not wear through.
Warranty Registration:
We recommend that immediately upon purchasing your new floor you register it with us. It’s quick and simple and you can register online at robinafloors.com or pick up the phone and call our Customer Service Department at 888.862.9898. Make sure you save your original receipt for your purchase as dated proof of purchase will be required in the event warranty work is ever needed.
CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUR ROBINA FLOOR
Hardwood floors are a natural product with inherent variations in grain and color. These variations, which may be slight or significant depending on the wood type, add to the beauty of real wood and are not indications of a defect.
Expansion and Contraction:
All wood products will expand when exposed to moisture or elevated humidity levels. Conversely they will contract or shrink when humidity levels drop. Occasionally, drastic changes in temperature and humidity can cause separation at the seams. Extremely dry conditions over time can cause fissures to appear in the surface of the floor. However, these issues can be easily avoided by maintaining proper humidity levels (45% to 65%) and temperatures between 68° to 78° Fahrenheit.
Color Changes:
All natural wood products are subject to change due to ultra-violet light, the most prominent source is sunlight but also from interior lighting sources. Tropical species will develop darker patinas as they age. To protect your wood flooring and other interior furnishings we recommend the use of Ultra-Violet inhibiting tints as well as adequate window coverings to minimize the effects of Ultra Violet light. Please Note: Boards or sections of the floor that are replaced at some date in the future, will not initially match the rest of the floor.
Floating Floor:
In the event that your Robina Floor is installed using this method, it is normal to experience some minimal flexing in the surface of the floor. The Robina underlayment system allows for this movement and it is considered normal. Subfloor must meet manufacturing tolerance listed in installation instructions.

WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty Service: In the unlikely event that your floor does not perform within the listed parameters established by this warranty the following steps are required. At Robina Wood we wish to provide excellent customer service and the following procedures are needed to ensure that commitment of timely service is met. It is important that you have the original invoice for your Robina hardwood floor purchase to initiate the warranty process.
1. Contact the Authorized Robina Wood Dealer from whom you originally purchased your Robina hardwood floor from within 30 days from the date of noticing your concern. They will inspect the floor and note any and all of your concerns. If further action is required they will contact their authorized Robina Wood Distributor.
2. In the event that the initial inspection by the original selling dealer is inconclusive or you the homeowner have additional questions, the original Authorized Robina Floors Dealer will contact the Robina Wood Distributor to conduct a follow-up inspection. The Distributor representative will file a report with Robina Wood.
3. After Distributor inspection, Robina Wood will issue its findings and will determine if any additional action is required.
Should any questions remain after the simple two step process is completed the Distributor Representative can arrange for a factory review of the process. If at any time during the process you have any questions you can contact us directly at robinafloors.com or call us at 888. 862.9898 and ask for Technical Services. This warranty applies to the original purchaser and is not transferable. No agent, dealer/retailer, distributor, installer, fabricator or employee of Robina Wood, Inc., has the authority to alter the obligations or limitations of any Robina Wood Warranty. Robina Wood strongly recommends that our consumers select a Robina Floors Authorized Dealer within a reasonable proximity to their residence. It is vital to us that you as our consumer experience the highest level of satisfaction and service in respect to your Robina Wood product. This warranty requires that an employee, owner, or officer of the Robina Wood Authorized Dealer from whom you purchased the floor responds to any concerns you have regarding your Robina Floor. We require the dealer to perform the first inspection which will initiate the warranty review process. This warranty requirement excludes the use of independent inspectors when responding to your initial concerns. We feel personal attention from your dealer is vital to resolve any warranty concerns in a concise and timely manner.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
1. Installation Error: Any product which is damaged as a result of installation mishandling or installed in a manner which is inconsistent with our written installation instructions will not be eligible for warranty consideration.
2. Pre-Installation Warranty: Boards are eligible for replacement if they contain manufacturing defects. Boards that are subjectively viewed as a problem but fall within industry accepted norms as established by the NWFA will not be eligible for replacement. Sunlight and Ultraviolet Light Reaction: Normal exposure to sunlight will cause subtle to extreme reaction depending on species and degree of exposure. Ultraviolet light can also be produced by in home lighting. Window coverings and UV inhibiting films can be used on windows to minimize the effect.
3. Environmental Reactions: All wood products will expand when exposed to moisture or elevated humidity levels. Conversely they will contract or shrink when humidity levels drop. Occasionally, drastic changes in temperature and humidity can cause separation at the seams. Extremely dry conditions over time can cause fissures to appear in the surface of the floor (see expansion and contraction).
4. Misuse: Damage caused by moisture, spiked or high heeled shoes, sharp objects, gravel, sand, or other abrasive materials or corresponding scratches, indentations, unprotected chair and furniture legs, loss or gloss level related to any of the above, or damage from pets and pet claws is excluded from this warranty.
5. Maintenance: Maintenance of Robina Floor must follow the instructions listed in this brochure. Wet mopping or use of unauthorized cleaning products will invalidate this warranty.
Robina guarantees merchantability of our products unless otherwise stated. This warranty does not apply to any product which is abused, improperly installed, improperly maintained, or damage caused by insects, floods, pet urine, plumbing leaks, moisture intrusion, improper drainage, building defects, or circumstances beyond our control.
Robina Wood assumes no responsibility for incidental or consequential damages. However, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Any controversy arising out of or relating to this warranty, or breach thereof, shall be settled by the binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in Atlanta, Georgia under the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, and the Law of the State of Georgia shall govern this warranty. The only remedies provided herein are the repair, finish restoration/coating or replacement of defective products. Robina Wood supports the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). We strongly recommend that you visit their website at wood_oors.org/consumer for installation help and maintenance tips.

Thank You
Robina cares and we thank you for your business. Our commitment and that of our distributors and authorized dealer partners is to provide you with an unparalleled level of personal service. It is our goal is to ensure that your purchase provide you with years of satisfaction and enjoyment. Inside this brochure you will find specific information about the Robina Wood warranties as well as care and maintenance guidelines. To help us serve you better, we encourage you to register your floor today either online at robinafloors.com or through our Customer Service Center at 888.862.9898. We are confident that you will be satisfied with your new floor and once again we thank you for your purchase. Robina Wood exercises responsible forestry practices. We use core material that regenerates very quickly and is abundant. In addition, any glue we use in our manufacturing process exceeds stringent European emission standards. This is just another example of how Robina Wood cares. Please send any comments to info@robinafloors.com

Floor Care Untitled Document

Robina Floors Floor Care Guidelines
Robina Floors is among the easiest to keep clean and with proper care their beauty will endure for decades. The tips below are intended to help you care for and prevent damage to your Robina Floors floor.


Don’t Damp Mop–Water and our floors don’t mix! Use only the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning products, such as Bona Kemi hardsurface cleaner on your Robina Floors. Our floors require a relative humidity similar to your personal comfort levels to limit cracking and swelling over time. Limiting excessive heat and moisture will ensure that your floors perform as they should.

Dust Mop–Use a good dust mop–one with a 12 to 18 inch cotton head–and a special dust mop treatment. Spray the treatment onto the mop head, not the floor.

Sweep–Brooms with fine, exploded ends trap dust and grit effectively.

Vacuum Regularly–Small stones, mud and gritty dirt tracked in from outside can damage our floor’s finish. To help combat this, use long bristle welcome mats placed at all outside entrances for people to wipe their feet before stepping on the floor. Also, when vacuuming use a bristle brush attachment. Don’t use vacuums with beater bars. Canister vacuums with special bare floor attachments are the best way to get rid of dirt and dust.

Use the Proper Chair Glides–Narrow wheels, sharp furniture legs and metal furniture legs can scratch and dent Robina Floors. Any furniture that rests directly on top of a Robina Floors floor should have felt protectors under all its feet.

Don’t Use Oil Soaps–There are many over the counter oil-based soaps and wax-based cleaning products that may damage or dull the finish of your floor. The best suggestion is to only use the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning products on your Robina Floors flooring.

Wipe Spills Immediately–When accidents happen and liquid is spilled on your Robina Floors floor, you should use a paper towel to immediately clean up and dry the affected area.

Furniture–Lift the furniture to move it, avoid dragging. The legs of furniture should have felt on the bases to prevent scratching as the furniture moves with use. Take caution when moving heavy objects across Robina Floors; it is preferable not to drag things on the floor, but if one must then lay down a blanket or other item that will slide easily for the item to rest on.

Shoe Marks–The biggest cause of floor damage is what is on one’s feet; make sure your shoes are not exceedingly dirty, be cautious of walking in high heels or cleats across Robina Floors, and black rubber soles can leave marks which will require friction to remove.

Pets–The previous statement also applies to your household pets! Keep your pets’ nails trimmed so they do not scratch up the Robina Floors, and your pets’ dishes should sit on a nonslip rubber mat to keep the food and water off the floor.

Sunlight–Robina Floors are natural products that are affected by light. Both artificial and natural light can change the color of your Robina Floors over time. Window coverings can help prevent or retard this color change

Further Information – Please visit the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) website at www.nwfa.org.



Please Note: The room scene lighting vs. the product detailed photos could show a variation in color due to external lighting. The digital pictures we display have the most accurate colors possible, but we cannot be responsible for individual monitor settings. Therefore we encourage all customers to order a Free Sample or to see these products in person at our retailers
Samples only represent a small portion of the product. Most samples are not full pieces and may only represent a natural color variation from the actual product.

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