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SECTION 09 64 00
WOOD DANCE FLOORING
 
 
Copyright 2006 - 2015 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Floors; wood stage floors, sprung floors and vinyl/marley dance floors.
.
This section is based on the products of Harlequin Floors, which is located at:
1531 Glen Ave.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Toll Free Tel: 800-642-6440
Fax: 856-231-4403
Email: request info (contact@harlequinfloors.com)
Web: www.harlequinfloors.com [click Here] for additional information.
Recognized as world leaders in advanced technology flooring for dance, performing arts, entertainment and display, Harlequin Floors is established worldwide with operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia. American Harlequin Corporation is headquartered in Moorestown, NJ (Philadelphia, PA region) with offices in Fort Worth and Los Angeles.
We offer a complete range of permanent and portable, vinyl and sprung floors for dance and stage. Our team of Flooring Specialists provide client's with expert guidance on products, design, installation and maintenance in order to deliver a customized flooring solution that meets their requirements.
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PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
A.
Wood dance flooring system.
1.
Sprung floor system. (Harlequin Activity Sprung Floor System)
2.
Sprung floor system. (Harlequin WoodSpring Basketweave Sprung Floor System)
3.
Sprung floor system. (Harlequin Liberty Sprung Floor System)
4.
Sprung floor system. (Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Sprung Floor System)
5.
Sprung floor system. (Harlequin Liberty Sprung Stage Panel System)
6.
Sprung floor system. (Harlequin Liberty Latchloc Stage Sprung Floor System)
7.
Sprung floor system. (Harlequin AeroDeck Sprung Floor System)
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 03 30 00 - Cast-in-Place Concrete.
B.
Section 06 20 00 - Finish Carpentry.
1.3
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
C.
Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color samples representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
D.
Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square, representing actual product, color, and patterns.
1.4
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Installer Qualifications: Installer shall have at least three years experience in installing similar dance floor systems and shall be approved by the manufacturer.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
B.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Finish areas designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship, color, and gloss are approved by Architect.
3.
Rebuild mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
1.5
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
1.6
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
The flooring system shall not be delivered and installed until all masonry, plastering, tile work and all overhead mechanical and electrical trades are completed and building is enclosed and weather tight.
B.
Permanent heat, light and ventilation shall be installed and operating during and after installation, maintaining a temperature range of 65 to 80 degrees F and a relative humidity range of 35 percent to 50 percent.
C.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
1.7
WARRANTY
A.
Manufacturer warrants its sub floor construction materials to be free from manufacturing defects for a minimum of two years and its integrated vinyl surfaces to be free from manufacturing defects for five years.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: Harlequin Floors, which is located at: 1531 Glen Ave.; Moorestown, NJ 08057; Toll Free Tel: 800-642-6440; Fax: 856-231-4403; Email: request info (contact@harlequinfloors.com); Web: www.harlequinfloors.com .
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Activity Sprung Floor System. Delete if not required.
 
2.2
HARLEQUIN ACTIVITY SPRUNG FLOOR SYSTEM
A.
System: A sprung or floating dance floor system consisting of a sub floor construction utilizing system specific components with an integrated surface.
1.
Product: Harlequin Activity Sprung Floor System by American Harlequin Corporation.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete surface not required.
 
2.
Surface: Vinyl.
3.
Surface: Hardwood.
B.
Performance:
1.
Maximum Distributed Load: 1380 lb/sy (750 kg/sm).
2.
Maximum Dynamic Load: 645 lb/sy (320 kg/sm).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete surface not required.
 
3.
Weight with Vinyl Surface: 37 to 46 lb/sy (20 to 25 kg/sm).
4.
Weight with Hardwood Surface: 47 to 50 lb/sy (25.5 to 27 kg/sm).
5.
Overall Thickness: 2 to 2-1/8 inches (51 to 54 mm) plus top surface.
C.
Performance Surface:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete performance surfaces not required.
 
1.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Cascade, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
2.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Fiesta, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
3.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Standfast, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
4.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
5.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio B, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
6.
Hardwood Performance Surface: Prefinished hardwood surface, thickness: 0.75 inch (19 mm).
D.
Top Panel, Sub-surface: Semi-flexible, 3/8 inch (9 mm), Harlequin moisture resistant load distribution panels.
E.
Lower Panel, Sub-surface: Semi-flexible, 1/2 inch (13 mm), Harlequin moisture resistant load distribution panels.
F.
Progressive Resistance Suspension 2 layers: Synthetic, open cell, cellular urethane, 1 layer thickness 3/4 inch (19 mm), 1 layer thickness 1/2 inch (13 mm).
G.
Damp-proof Membrane: 6 mil (0.15 mm) polyethylene.
H.
Edge Trim, Skirting Profile: "P" rubber /polyurethane composite extrusion 4 inches (102 mm) high with 1 inch (25.4 mm) toe, black.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin WoodSpring Basketweave Sprung Floor System. Delete if not required.
 
2.3
HARLEQUIN WOODSPRING BASKETWEAVE SPRUNG FLOOR SYSTEM
A.
System: A sprung or floating dance floor system consisting of a sub floor construction utilizing system specific components with an integrated surface.
1.
Product: Harlequin WoodSpring Basketweave Sprung Floor System by American Harlequin Corporation.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete surface not required.
 
2.
Surface: Vinyl.
3.
Surface: Hardwood.
B.
Performance:
1.
Maximum Static Load: 1200 lb/sy (650 kg/sm).
2.
Maximum Dynamic Load: 555 lb/sy (300 kg/sm).
3.
Weight with Vinyl Surface: 37 to 46 lb/sy (20 to 25 kg/sm)
4.
Overall Thickness: Total thickness of the Harlequin WoodSpring Basketweave System is nominal 3-1/2 inches (89 mm).
5.
Meets DIN Standard Test 18032 Part II.
C.
Performance Surface:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete performance surfaces not required.
 
1.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Cascade, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
2.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Fiesta, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
3.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Standfast, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
4.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
5.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio B, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
6.
Hardwood Performance Surface - Top Panel, Sub-surface: Semi-flexible, 3/4 inch (18 mm), flooring grade plywood.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if vinyl performance surface not required.
 
D.
Vinyl Performance Surface, Lower Panel, Sub-surface: Semi-flexible, 1/2 inch (13 mm), Flooring Grade underlayment panels. Top Panel, Sub-surface: Semi-flexible, 3/8 inch (10 mm), moisture-resistant load distribution panels.
E.
Three layers of basket weave stringers nominal 1 by 3 (25.4 mm by 76 mm).
F.
Progressive Resistance Suspension: Rubber suspension pads, thickness 3/8 inch (10 mm).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Liberty Sprung Floor System. Delete if not required.
 
2.4
HARLEQUIN LIBERTY SPRUNG FLOOR SYSTEM
A.
System: The Harlequin permanent panel floor is comprised of multiple, fully pre-manufactured, panels that are joined by means of a modified tongue and groove interconnection. Panel uniformity shall be achieved by utilization of raw materials and manufacturing techniques over which exacting quality control is exercised. The nature and specific placement pattern of the progressively resistant Dual-Durometer Suspension Towers adhered to the underside of the panel produces a safe suspension that is uniform and consistent across the entirety of the assembled floor surface. Delivered in standard panel sizes of 48 inches by 96 inches (1219 mm by 2438 mm) and 48 inches by 48 inches (1219 mm by 1219 mm) panels are easily cut by the installer to fit spaces of any dimension. The method of installation and panel connection permits subsequent relocation of the Harlequin Panel Floor System.
1.
Product: Harlequin Liberty Sprung Floor System by American Harlequin Corporation.
B.
Performance:
1.
Maximum Static Load: 1200 lb (650 kg).
2.
Maximum Dynamic Load: 1500 lb (680 kg).
3.
Weight per panel (permanent installation): 83 lb (38 kg).
4.
Overall Thickness: 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) plus flooring.
C.
Performance Surface:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete performance surfaces not required.
 
1.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Cascade, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
2.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Fiesta, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
3.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Reversible, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
4.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Standfast, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
5.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
6.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio B, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
D.
Panel: 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, balanced construction, single piece.
E.
Face: Maple face, engineered hardwood core compressed with water resistant phenolic resins yielding void free density of 41.3 lb/cf (656 kg/cu. M), cross band reinforced.
F.
Suspension: Synthetic, closed cell, cellular urethane, 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, (length, width, and pattern of placement as engineered by manufacturer), Dual-Durometer, combined low and high modulus. Flammability burn rate (inches per minute) = 0.
G.
Finish: Clear, abrasion resistant, nonflammable, polyurethane.
H.
Tongue: Dowel, hardwood, uniform concentricity, diameter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm), length variable.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Sprung Floor System. Delete if not required.
 
2.5
HARLEQUIN LIBERTY LATCHLOC SPRUNG FLOOR SYSTEM
A.
System: The Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Panel floor is comprised of multiple, fully pre-manufactured, panels that are joined by means of a modified tongue and groove interconnection, with a latching system specific to Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Sprung Dance Floor Panels. Panel uniformity shall be achieved by utilization of raw materials and manufacturing techniques over which exacting quality control is exercised. The nature and specific placement pattern of the progressively resistant Dual-Durometer Suspension Towers adhered to the underside of the panel produces a safe suspension that is uniform and consistent across the entirety of the assembled floor surface. Delivered in standard panel sizes of 48 inches by 96 inches (1219 mm by 2438 mm) and 48 inches by 48 inches (1219 mm by 1219 mm) panels are easily installed with one turn of an allen key. The method of installation and panel connection permits subsequent relocation of the Harlequin Panel Floor System.
1.
Product: Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Sprung Floor System by American Harlequin Corporation.
B.
Performance:
1.
Maximum Static Load: 1200 lb (550 kg).
2.
Maximum Dynamic Load: 1500 lb (680 kg).
3.
Weight per Panel (permanent installation): 93 lb (42 kg).
4.
Overall Thickness: 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) plus flooring.
C.
Performance Surface:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete performance surfaces not required.
 
1.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Cascade, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
2.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Fiesta, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
3.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Reversible, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
4.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Standfast, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
5.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
6.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio B, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
D.
Panel: 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, balanced construction, single piece.
E.
Face: Maple face, engineered hardwood core compressed with water resistant phenolic resins yielding void free density of 41.3 lb/cf (656 kg/cu. M), cross band reinforced.
F.
Suspension: Synthetic, closed cell, cellular urethane, 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, (length, width, and pattern of placement as engineered by manufacturer), Dual-Durometer, combined low and high modulus. Flammability burn rate (inches per minute) = 0.
G.
Finish: Clear, abrasion resistant, nonflammable, polyurethane.
H.
Tongue: Dowel, hardwood, uniform concentricity, diameter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm), length variable.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Liberty Sprung Floor System. Delete if not required.
 
2.6
HARLEQUIN LIBERTY SPRUNG STAGE PANEL SYSTEM
A.
System: The Harlequin Liberty Sprung Stage Panel System is comprised of multiple, fully pre-manufactured, panels that are joined by means of a modified tongue and groove interconnection. Panel uniformity shall be achieved by utilization of raw materials and manufacturing techniques over which exacting quality control is exercised. The nature and specific placement pattern of the progressively resistant Dual-Durometer Suspension Towers adhered to the underside of the panel produces a safe suspension that is uniform and consistent across the entirety of the assembled floor surface. Delivered in standard panel sizes of 48 inches by 96 inches (1219 mm by 2438 mm) and 48 inches by 48 inches (1219 mm by 1219 mm) panels are easily cut by the installer to fit spaces of any dimension. The method of installation and panel connection permits subsequent relocation of the Harlequin Sprung Stage Panel System.
1.
Product: Harlequin Liberty Sprung Stage Panel System by American Harlequin Corporation.
B.
Performance:
1.
Maximum Static Load: 1200 lb (650 kg).
2.
Maximum Dynamic Load: 1500 lb (680 kg).
3.
Weight per Panel: 93 lb (42 kg).
4.
Overall Thickness: 1-5/8 inches (41 mm) plus flooring.
C.
Performance Surface:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete performance surfaces not required.
 
1.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Cascade, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
2.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Fiesta, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
3.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Reversible, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
4.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Standfast, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
5.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
6.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio B, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
D.
Panel: 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, balanced construction, single piece.
E.
Face: Maple face, engineered hardwood core compressed with water resistant phenolic resins yielding void free density of 41.3 lb/cf (656 kg/cu. M), cross band reinforced.
F.
Suspension: Synthetic, closed cell, cellular urethane, 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, (length, width, and pattern of placement as engineered by manufacturer), Dual-Durometer, combined low and high modulus. Flammability burn rate (inches per minute) = 0.
G.
Finish: Clear, abrasion resistant, nonflammable, polyurethane.
H.
Tongue: Dowel, hardwood, uniform concentricity, diameter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm), length variable.
I.
Bottom: Attached to suspension towers of stage panel model, 1/8 inch (3 mm) hardboard; tempered.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Sprung Floor System. Delete if not required.
 
2.7
HARLEQUIN LIBERTY LATCHLOC STAGE SPRUNG FLOOR SYSTEM
A.
System: The Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Stage Sprung Floor System is comprised of multiple, fully pre-manufactured, panels that are joined by means of a modified tongue and groove interconnection, with a latching system specific to Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc Stage Sprung Floor Panels. Panel uniformity shall be achieved by utilization of raw materials and manufacturing techniques over which exacting quality control is exercised. The nature and specific placement pattern of the progressively resistant Dual-Durometer Suspension Towers adhered to the underside of the panel produces a safe suspension that is uniform and consistent across the entirety of the assembled floor surface. Delivered in standard panel sizes of 48 inches by 96 inches (1219 mm by 2438 mm) and 48 inches by 48 inches (1219 mm by 1219 mm) panels are easily installed with one turn of an ‘allen’ key. The method of installation and panel connection permits subsequent relocation of the Harlequin Panel Floor System.
1.
Product: Harlequin Liberty Latchloc Stage Sprung Floor System by American Harlequin Corporation.
B.
Performance:
1.
Maximum Static Load: 1200 lb (550 kg).
2.
Maximum Dynamic Load: 1500 lb (680 kg).
3.
Weight per Panel: 93 lb (42 kg).
4.
Overall Thickness: 1-5/8 inches (41 mm) plus flooring.
C.
Performance Surface:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete performance surfaces not required.
 
1.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Cascade, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
2.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Fiesta, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
3.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Reversible, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
4.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Standfast, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
5.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
6.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio B, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
D.
Panel: 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, balanced construction, single piece.
E.
Face: Maple face, engineered hardwood core compressed with water resistant phenolic resins yielding void free density of 41.3 lb/cf (656 kg/cu. M), cross band reinforced.
F.
Suspension: Synthetic, closed cell, cellular urethane, 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, (length, width, and pattern of placement as engineered by manufacturer), Dual-Durometer, combined low and high modulus. Flammability burn rate (inches per minute) = 0.
G.
Finish: Clear, abrasion resistant, nonflammable, polyurethane.
H.
Tongue: Dowel, hardwood, uniform concentricity, diameter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm), length variable.
I.
Bottom: Attached to suspension towers of stage panel model, 1/8 inch (3 mm) hardboard; tempered.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
2.8
HARLEQUIN AERODECK SPRUNG FLOOR SYSTEM
A.
System: The Harlequin AeroDeck Panel floor is comprised of multiple, fully pre-manufactured, panels that are joined by means of a modified tongue and groove interconnection, with a latching system specific to Harlequin AeroDeck Sprung Dance Floor Panels. Panel uniformity shall be achieved by utilization of raw materials and manufacturing techniques over which exacting quality control is exercised. The nature and specific placement pattern of the progressively resistant Dual-Durometer Suspension Towers adhered to the underside of the panel produces a safe suspension that is uniform and consistent across the entirety of the assembled floor surface. Delivered in standard panel sizes of 48 inches by 96 inches (1219 mm by 2438 mm) and 48 inches by 48 inches (1219 mm by 1219 mm) panels are easily installed with one turn of an 'Hex' key. The method of installation and panel connection permits subsequent relocation of the Harlequin Panel Floor System.
1.
Product: Harlequin AeroDeck Sprung Floor System by American Harlequin Corporation.
B.
Performance:
1.
Maximum Static Load: 1250 lb (566.9 kg).
2.
Maximum Dynamic Load: 600 lb (272.15 kg).
3.
Weight per Full Panel: 54 lb (24.5 kg).
4.
Overall Thickness: 1-13/16 inches (46.04 mm) plus flooring.
C.
Performance Surface:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete performance surfaces not required.
 
1.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Cascade, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
2.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Fiesta, thickness: 0.080 inch (2 mm).
3.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Reversible, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
4.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Standfast, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
5.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
6.
Vinyl Performance Surface: Harlequin Studio B, thickness: 0.120 inch (3 mm).
D.
Panel: 1-1/16 inch (26.98 mm) thick, balanced construction, single piece.
E.
Face: Engineered Fiber resonated panels, Polyethylene honeycomb core compressed with water proof phenolic resins yielding void free density of 41.3 lb/cf (656 kg/cu. M).
F.
Suspension: Synthetic, closed cell, cellular urethane, 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick, (length, width, and pattern of placement as engineered by manufacturer), Dual-Durometer, combined low and high modulus. Flammability burn rate (inches per minute) = 0.
G.
Finish: Clear, abrasion resistant, nonflammable, fiber glass panels.
H.
Tongue: Dowel incorporated to panel edge at a uniform concentricity, diameter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm), length variable.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Traditional coverings including thermoplastic, linoleum and ceramic tiles need not be removed from existing sub floors. Delete provisions for wood and concrete floors not applicable.
 
1.
The Contractor shall provide a concrete slab smooth and level to a tolerance of 1/4 inch (6.5 mm) in a 10 feet (3 m) radius. High areas shall be ground down and low areas filled with appropriate leveling compounds.
2.
Concrete sub floors shall be cured and dry to industry standards. They shall have an adequate moisture barrier beneath and at the perimeter of the slab.
3.
Wood sub floors shall be structurally sound, and level. Loose boards and nails shall be secured and gaps filled.
B.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
1.
Flooring shall be stored on the premises for 24-48 hours before installation commences, or as required for acclimation. The flooring installer will make final determination of acclimation period.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Activity Sprung Floor System installation. Delete if not required.
 
B.
Installation - ACTIVITY:
1.
Cover membrane with lower suspension material, butt seams tightly and tape, leaving 3/8 inch (9 mm) to 1/2 inch (13 mm) expansion void at walls and other adjoining structures. Cover suspension material with top suspension material, butt seams tightly, leaving 3/8 inch (9 mm) to 1/2 inch (13 mm) expansion void at walls and other adjoining structures.
2.
Lay load distribution panels with length parallel to length of space. Lay subsurface panels at 90 degrees and secure to load distribution with adhesive and mechanical fasteners. Fill and sand seams of subsurface. Fold and trim membrane across surface edges.
3.
Install performance surface vinyl.
a.
Flooring contractor shall be approved and certified by the manufacturer of the flooring materials.
4.
Install manufacturer's perimeter skirt profile.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin WoodSpring Basketweave Sprung Floor System installation. Delete if not required.
 
C.
Installation - WOODSPRING:
1.
Attach neoprene pads, under first layer of 1 by 3 Stringers, on 16 inches (406 mm) centers.
2.
Lay three layers of basket weave stringers 1 by 3.
3.
Lay load distribution panels with length parallel to length of space. Lay subsurface panels parallel and secure to load distribution with adhesive and non-return mechanical fasteners. Fill and sand seams of subsurface.
4.
Install performance surface vinyl.
a.
Flooring contractor shall be approved and certified by the manufacturer of the flooring materials.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Harlequin Liberty Sprung Floor System installation. Delete if not required.
 
D.
Installation - LIBERTY PERMANENT PANELS:
1.
Strike a chalk line parallel to the length wall 48-3/4 inches (1238 mm) from wall; this line will serve as a guide to install the first row of panels.
2.
Locate and attach 2 inches by 2 inches by 3/4 inches (51 mm by 51 mm by 19 mm) solidification blocks on back of first full panel with 1-1/4 inches (32 mm) staples or #3 finish nails.
3.
Secure first panel to sub-floor (leaving 3/4 inch (19 mm) gap at all walls) with 1/4 inch (6 mm) by 2-3/4 inches (70 mm) TapCon screws through indicated points (through center of 2 by 2 blocks). Drill 1/4 inch (6 mm) hole through panel and 2 by 2 block. Counter-sink hole with 1/2 inch (13 mm) counter sink to achieve flush installation of TapCon. Drill pilot hole in sub-floor and attach panel precisely on guide line. Install second panel with joint tight and attach only at 96 inches (2438 mm) edge with 4 screws. Continue to the end of the wall and attach last panel or cut panel with 3/4 inch (19 mm) gap at end wall, anchors at length and end wall.
4.
Proceed to the left of the room and start the second row with 48 inches by 48 inches (1219 mm by 1219 mm) panel; attach at wall with 3 anchors and install field panels securely with no anchors.
5.
Use pry bar to tighten last panel at end and length walls while attaching the sub-floor.
6.
Panels are designed with 1/32 inch (3/4 mm) gap at joints for flexing.
3.4
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION