These guidelines/ methods for the installation and sand & finish of wood flooring were developed by the NWFA Technical Publications Committee, using reliable installation principles, with research of all available wood flooring installation data and in consultation with leading industry authorities. The methods are not intended to apply to unrelated wood floor issues absent in a causal connection.
Technical documents addressing proper installation techniques for a variety of flooring types.
Occupied Workplace Logistics is a system that addresses the plannng, coordination, communication and installation requirements necessary when renovating an occupied work environment.
Lift Installation is a process that assists in the facilitation of carpet replacement in an occupied space that uses systems office furniture. The tools (jacks, clips, etc.) referenced in this manual refer to the Renovisions® patented equipment used by many Fuse Alliance Member Companies, however, the processes and procedures presented in this manual may be used in conjunction with other “lift” systems.
This manual is provided as a guide to assist in the interaction between you, your customer and your on-site crew to provide the best experience for all involved with the project. Helful hints and other supporting materials have been provided for your use.
An important consideration is the threshold height between two areas of different surface types. Requirements by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allow carpet having a pile height of half an inch or less (measured from the bottom of the tuft). Exposed edges should be fastened to floor surfaces with trim along that edge. Carpet with a pile height over a half inch must have a transition ramp between the surfaces.