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Mobile Showroom/Samples 12”, 10”, 8”, 6”
'Low Profile' Anti-Cup Grooves are available for both Full Installations and DIY: Do-It Yourself Flooring Lumber Supply.
Marreed-Prestman has not attended any home, cottage or renovations show in many years due to the fact that a full slate of Clients search me out on the Internet and prefer to do their preliminary research in an orderly fashion. Most people use GOOGLE or YAHOO — Keyword Search: Pine Flooring or “Pine Flooring” AND Ontario — (Pages from Canada is also a search option).... — www.PineFlooring.CA — A. Marreed and D. Prestman Distressed Pine Flooring. I do participate as a Classified Advertiser in every issue of Cottage Life and Toronto Life Magazines: Classifieds.
Clients search me out on the Internet and prefer to do their preliminary research in an orderly fashion. Most people use GOOGLE or YAHOO — Keyword Search: Pine Flooring or “Pine Flooring” AND Ontario — (Pages from Canada is also a search option).... — www.PineFlooring.CA — A. Marreed and D. Prestman Distressed Pine Flooring.
Due to work safety requirements, my telephone numbers are not listed. If you request a Call Back, as opposed to an Email response, kindly provide your telephone number and a day and (EST) time suitable to you (including evenings and weekends).
Contact, president: Jesse Lance
Delivery Lead Time
DIY Lead Time for Delivery is dependent on receipt of your Deposit and on availability (width, quantity, season, etc.). Six (6”), Eight (8”) and Ten (10”) is usually available in two (2) to four (4) weeks. Twelve (12”) availability is by Special Order.
Book well ahead for WINTER DELIVERIES.
“”RUSH SERVICE” may be available, subject to product width availability and express payment via OVERNIGHT DELIVERY of your BANK DRAFT ... without additional charge. Whenever Possible.
Quantity-Discounted Pricing, Bonus Savings, Regional Incentives and Deposit apply to the Original Order Quantity.
Subsequent orders or 'additional quantities' may be subject to the Pricing Schedule in effect on the day of any additional order.
Subject to Minimum Material and Delivery Charge, HST and Order Acceptance by Marreed-Prestman — www.PineFlooring.CA —
Do It Yourself?
“Due to Select Handling and proper storage conditions ...
I guaranteed Kiln-Pitch ... No acclimatization period
is required under normal/proper installation conditions. “
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FLOOR CARE: ROTECTIVE CARE & CLEANING MAINTENANCE
An A. Marreed & D. Prestman Distressed Pine Floor is a Heritage Floor — a 'carefree' Flooring that requires only Common-Sense Preventative Care and Cleaning Maintenance …
1 Refrain from using alcohol- and ammonia-based or other corrosive liquid cleaners or “scratch” pads ... do not use products such as “Varsol”, paint thinner or nail-polish remover to clean “stains” or black rubber “heel” scuff marks... doing so will remove the sheen on the finished Flooring and cause “dullness”. Should you spill liquid on your Flooring, such as red wine, simply use a damp cloth (or a paper towel) to wipe up the spill then dry with a fresh cloth. To remove black rubber “heel” scuff marks, use a damp cloth and “rub” in the direction of the grain of the wood to “wear-off” any obvious marks.
With all due respect ... Carpet Riding is for magicians ... LIFT everything.
2 Treat your NORTHERN ONTARIO WIDE PLANK RED PINE FLOOR in the same manner you would treat hardwood or any other wood Flooring. Do not roll or drag or “carpet ride” or “dolly ride” or “twist” any appliance such as a fridge, stove, washer or dryer along the Flooring for any reason ... not even to pull them out to clean ... UNLESS you first lay down a 3' X 4' sheet of hardboard or 1/8” plywood or hardboard to protect the Flooring from being damaged by the heavy appliance. Be sure to release/lift the “balance” feet of appliance to be moved.
Procedure: Before pulling a large appliance* out... lift (using a crow bar on top of a protective wood block, if necessary)... screw UP the Levelling Feet on the appliance. Then, push back the appliance to the wall... place the thin hardboard or plywood sheet in front of the appliance wheels/casters or base feet... lift and pull the appliance forward onto the hardboard/plywood sheet.
Leave the appliance on the protective sheet while you clean behind ... then, lift/push/roll the appliance's back to the wall. Remove the hardboard/plywood sheet. Lift/roll the appliance forward slightly to clear the wall and allow for the resetting of the Levelling Feet. An appliance is level on the “vertical” (when the door is left open) and the appliance door “falls” gently closed on its own. An appliance is levelled on the horizontal using a level and ensuring the appliance does not “rock”. Take special care with automatic washers as they tend to “walk” when in the Spin Cycle if they are not properly levelled. Hint: Use double-sided tape under the front feet, if necessary, to stop “appliance walking”.)
When you clean annually behind your large appliances, follow the same procedure.
3 Do not roll or drag or “carpet ride” or “dolly ride” or “twist” furniture when moving furniture into place (after your Flooring is installed) ... LIFT everything into place.
3a) Modular office & home furniture that needs to be assembled should be assembled while resting on a heavy cloth 'drop sheet', rug or cardboard (without staples or tape on the cardboard), as metal legs, hinges, etc. can cause Flooring damage. Use two people to flip over and lift large awkward pieces like modular computer desks and LIFT them into place.
4 Refrain from using masking tape when doing painting or window cleaning or other household chore — (not even “green” masking tape) There is no need to secure plastic or paper (using tape) to the Flooring when using it as a protective barrier for your Flooring — loose cloth drop sheets are best to protect Flooring in work areas.
5 Use felt foot protectors under furniture legs and “water-catchers” under planters.
6 Do not allow other trades — painters, in particular — to use scaffolding (with or without wheels) or ladders without first placing plywood or soft-blocks under scaffold/ladder legs and use protective cloth drop-sheets on the Flooring.
7 Use a Central Vacuum System with hose and “Brush Tip” attachments or a Canister-style vacuum cleaner with hose and “Brush Tip” attachments ... avoid using an Upright (roll-style) vacuum cleaner on any wooden Flooring, if possible. If you must use an upright vacuum, clean the caster wheels and use cloth wheel covers to protect the Flooring ... this is necessary because manufacturers use cheap plastics and poor assembly methods in the making non-critical parts, such as, “casters” on vacuums and bed frames.
8 High heel shoes are OK provided that the heels are not stiletto-spiked which will damage any wood Flooring.
9 Never wax a wood Flooring ... a wood Flooring that is waxed is a Flooring that can not be properly refinished (fifteen or twenty years down the road.) without considerably more work and expense.
10 Wait a minimum of four (4) months (and preferably 8 months) before placing area rugs on your new wood Flooring... UV Light* will allow the Flooring colour to mature during that period of time.
Exceptions: 1) Almost everyone places throw-rugs on the Flooring at their entrance doors and in front of kitchen and bathroom sink-counters ... there will 'always' be throw-rugs in those areas anyway. 2) If you have a dog that is unstable on its feet (overweight or elderly), runners and rugs may be necessary from the outset, especially on stairs.
· UV Rays are not dependent on direct sunlight ... so it will not matter if the area you want to place a rug in is in a “shaded” hallway or bathroom” ... if you must place a throw rug, do so ... if you ever remove it, simply allow a minimum of 4 to 6 months for that area of the Flooring to “catch up” with the colour of the rest of the Flooring.
Pine Flooring Cleaning Maintenance.
A. MARREED & D. PRESTMAN DISTRESSED RED PINE FLOORING requires much less cleaning than hardwood Flooring because my Flooring camouflages everyday dust and debris. Nonetheless, you should vacuum and 'swif' once a week to maintain 'life' in the finish ...
1 Vacuum your Flooring using an 8” or 10” wide “soft brush” vacuum head. Never vacuum “under cabinets” or along “wall edges” without a vacuum “brush tip/head” on your vacuum hose. Never use any mop or broom (or upright vac) that may have “exposed” metal or plastic parts in contact with your Flooring.
Recommendation: Use a 4” X 15-3/4” VELIDA-brand flat mop (the “collapsible” kind with a washable (lint-free) head... purchase one at any bog-box building centre). Use any brand of “hardwood” Flooring cleaner (read the label on concentrated products for proper dilution ratios.)
2 Spray the “hardwood” Flooring cleaner onto the head of the mop. Do not spray cleaner directly onto the Flooring as it may cause “streaking”.
3 Use a flat damp (not soaking wet) mop, such as the one mentioned above, to wipe the Flooring in the direction of the grain of the wood — back and forth — turn the “front edge” of the mop at the end of your run (at the wall) back onto itself, thus, trapping the dirt on the “front” edge of the mop as you mop the Flooring. Rinse the mop head to clean it regularly in the process.
Do not use a Wet-Spray “mop” or “steam machine” or any “gum remover” on any wood Flooring.
That's it ... Vacuum and “Damp Mop”. Enjoy your easy-care Flooring.
When doing a DIY Installation, never use glue underneath or atop or around any natural wood Flooring!
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of the grappling with conflicting information.”
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