Before You Begin – Important Information!
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you read and understand this information completely prior to starting, since improper installation can void the warranties.
Dutch-Haus® MRP® Wide Plank Flooring is a versatile CARB II compliant engineered hardwood product. Flooring professionals and experienced DIY crafters can enjoy the smooth and easy installation on any level subfloor, suitable for all these applications and finishes:
Over the years, we have tested hundreds of products and created a list of our preferred and approved supplemental products to be used with our Dutch-Haus® floors. The listed below primers, adhesives and sound underlayments are guaranteed to deliver impeccable results. All products are produced in Europe by top German companies and guaranteed to outperform any similar products currently on the market. Use of approved products as well closely following the installation guidelines is crucial to achieve successful results. All the products listed below are available for purchase directly from our company. In most cases, the supplemental product will be shipped together with your flooring order. Please contact us directly for more details.
Surface Strengthener / Moisture Vapor Retarder
1-component surface strengthener and moisture vapor retarder. Its fast-drying polyurethane formula acts as a surface strengthener and consolidator on absorbent and non-absorbent substrates.
Primer / Moisture Barrier Retarder
This is a 1-component polyurethane fast-dry primer for flooring installations using reaction resin adhesives. This product acts as a primer/surface strengthener on absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces and as a moisture vapor retarder on moisture resistant substrates with an MVER of up to 7 lbs. (ASTM F1869-11) or 90% RH (ASTM F2170-11).
A 2-coat application is required as a moisture vapor retarder (no leveling). A 3-coat application is required as a moisture vapor retarder (with leveling). It is suitable for most residential and commercial applications.
2-Component Trowel-Applied Primer
This is a very rapid-drying 2-component dispersion/cement primer with paste consistency and “semi-flexible” properties for substrates needing refurbishment or wooden floorboards.
1-Component STP Wood Flooring Adhesive
This is a hard elastic adhesive for wood flooring with tongue and groove.
Solvent & Water-free Flexible 1-Component Adhesive
Pallmann® P5 is a solvent and water-free, flexible 1-component moisture cured STP (Silane Terminated Prepolymer) hybrid adhesive that combines the powerful flexibility of a PU (polyurethane) adhesive with the advantages of modern MS (modified silane) technology. With an extremely hard yet flexible ridge, this unique product develops high bond strength yet dissipates shear forces and reduces their damaging effect to the substrate.
2-Component PUR Wood Flooring Adhesive
This is a Hard, shear-resistant and quick-setting universal wood flooring adhesive for all types of wood flooring.
Wood Flooring Levelling Compound
This is a self-leveling, high-strength cementitious levelling compound for wood flooring and engineered wood floors with thicknesses of 1.5 – 20 mm.
Superb Sound Underlayment
FlexiKork ® is a flat, resilient underlayment that is used directly under a variety of floor finishes, yielding exceptional results especially under hard surface flooring and over concrete and wood joist construction.
Special Universal Cleaning Concentrate
Osmo® Wash and Care is a special cleaning concentrate for wooden and cork floors treated with Osmo Polyx®-Oil. Also suitable for varnished, stone, plastic, PVC and other water resistant surfaces. It is highly effective and water soluble for quick, easy and thorough floor maintenance – even for large and high traffic areas. Keeps wooden floors hydrated, due to natural oil content within the product.
Clean surfaces with a vacuum cleaner to remove surface dirt, dust and debris before cleaning with Osmo Wash and Care.
If floors become worn or require re-cleaning, simply use Osmo Wash and Care following the Preparation and Application instructions.
For extremely persistent stains or renovating a badly worn area, it is recommended to use Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner.
Formulated for Magic Oil 2K Floors
Pallmann® Magic Oil 2K Care is a water-based oil/wax emulsion formulated to refresh and protect wood floor surfaces finished with Pallmann Magic Oil Care. Application frequency will be dependent on the floor’s location and level of use. Magic Oil Care is not intended as a daily care product but only for occasional use to maintain the floor’s desired appearance. If the floor begins to show wear or lose its even matte appearance, Magic Oil Care can be applied to restore a fresh, even look.
A pH Neutral, Non-toxic Cleaner for Unwaxed Wood Floor Finishes
Before scheduling a hardwood flooring delivery, it is important to confirm the following requirements (applies to new construction and all remodeling projects):
If you are installing Pre-finished Dutch-Haus® Wide Plank Flooring (and to avoid costly repairs or replacement in case of damage) we highly recommend that the following work is also completed:
Pre-finished hardwood flooring should be installed last, before the homeowner is ready to move in, at the same time as carpet or other soft surfaces.
Hardwood floor should acclimate for 7 to 10 days prior installation. Hardwood floor must acclimate to the stable house living conditions and NOT to the unstable construction conditions. Installation of hardwood flooring at the right time is crucial for success and the end-users’ total satisfaction.