READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED IN ORDER FOR WARRANTY TO REMAIN EFFECTIVE
Required tools and materials: J-roller (see Step 9), 4' level, TSP (trisodium phosphate) for cleaning sub wall see Step 1, a pencil, saw (miter saw, jigsaw, or a hand saw with miter box), shims 4 5/8" x 4 5/8", hammer, a few finishing nails, and string.
Inspect planks thoroughly prior to installation. If boards are not acceptable, do not install. In order to insure proper adhesion and to avoid future movement such as gapping between boards and cracking on the face of the planks, permanent HVAC must be on and maintained between 60 ̊ - 75 ̊ F with a relative humidity in the home between 30-55% for a minimum of 14 days prior to installation as well as during and after installation. To accommodate for any changes in humidity, allow 1/4" expansion space for every 10' of wall on all sides.
The planks can be installed on any structurally sound, clean, dry, and flat surface. DO NOT install as flooring. Cement block, plaster and gypsum surfaces should have a minimum of one coat of primer sealer prior to installation. It is not recommended to install planks in high moisture areas such steam rooms. For bathroom installations, additional nail down is recommended.