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					TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE
    ENGINEERED HARDWOOD
        FLOORING
       PLUS AND KID




                EUROPEAN NORM EN-13489
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                                                         INDEX

                   ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING TECHNICAL
FEATURES PLUS AND KID ....................................................................................... 3
  1. - COMPOSITION. .................................................................................................... 3
    1.1. - WOOD.............................................................................................................. 3
       1.1.1. - TOP LAYER OF NOBLE WOOD. ........................................................... 4
       1.1.2. - CORE LAYER MADE OF CONIFERS.................................................... 4
       1.1.3. - BOTTOM LAYER OF ROTARY CUT VENEER. .................................. 4
    1.2. - ADHESIVES. ................................................................................................... 5
    1.3. - LACQUERS. .................................................................................................... 5
  2. - DIMENSIONS OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT. ................................................. 5
  3. - PROFILING............................................................................................................ 5
  4. - PRESENTATION................................................................................................... 6
    4.1. - PACKAGE. ...................................................................................................... 6
    4.2. - PALLET. .......................................................................................................... 7
  5. - SPECIAL FEATURES. .......................................................................................... 8
    5.1. - DIMENSIONAL STABILITY......................................................................... 8
    5.2. - DIMENSIONAL TOLERANCES. .................................................................. 9
    5.3. - IMPACT RESISTANCE.................................................................................. 9
    5.4. - RESISTANCE TO WEAR............................................................................... 9
    5.5. - RESISTANCE TO VARIOUS PRODUCTS. .................................................. 9
    5.6. - THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY...................................................................... 10
    5.7. - INSULATION TO THE IMPACT NOISE. ................................................... 10
    5.8. - EMISSION OF FORMALDEHYDE. ............................................................ 10
    5.9. - HARDNESS. .................................................................................................. 11
    5.10. - REACTION TO FIRE. ................................................................................. 11
    5.11. - TENSILE STRENGTH DETERMINATION OF SECTIONS MACHINED
    BY MEANS OF LOCK SYSTEM. ......................................................................... 11
    SUMMARY............................................................................................................. 11
  6. - STORAGE. ........................................................................................................... 12
  7. - TONGUE AND GROOVE (T&G) PROFILING................................................. 12
  8. - LOCK SYSTEM PROFILING. ............................................................................ 12
  9. - CLIC SYSTEM PROFILING............................................................................... 12
Installation instructions: .............................................................................................. 13
       Sub floor conditions: ............................................................................................ 13
       Tools required:...................................................................................................... 14
       Steps to follow:..................................................................................................... 14
       Installation on sub floor heating systems: ............................................................ 17

25-year             Warranty ................................................................................. 19
Maintenance and Cleaning. ......................................................................................... 19
ANNEX. CERTIFICATES.......................................................................................... 21
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                  ENGINEERED                HARDWOOD               FLOORING       TECHNICAL
FEATURES

1. - COMPOSITION.

1.1. - WOOD.

  All the involved components in the wood manufacturing process of
Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS and KID products are dried up to 7 ± 2% of their
humidity content when supplied.




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1.1.1. - TOP LAYER OF NOBLE WOOD.

  Consists of one or more wood pieces from species like American Oak, Jatoba, Iroko,
Beech or Maple,…etc.

  This layer is composed by different hardwood species of a highest decorative level.

   Thickness of this layer is 3.2 ± 0.2mm in PLUS product and 2.2 ± 0.2mm in KID
product.

  Sections of wood making up this composition have the following measurements:

                       A/ Two-slat multilayer parquet.-
                                      Length 400 mm to 1500 mm.
                                      Width 94 mm
                       B/ Three-slat multilayer parquet.-
                                      Length 200 mm to 500 mm
                                      Width 64 mm
                       C/ 4-slat multilayer parquet.-
                                      Length 200 mm to 500 mm
                                      Width 48 mm
                       D/ 1-slat multilayer parquet.-
                                      Length 2200 mm .
                                      Width 140 mm.

Note: In the heads of pieces only slats with a minimum of 60 mm will be accepted.


1.1.2. - CORE LAYER MADE OF CONIFERS.

   This layer is composed of a phenolic plywood board of 9 mm thickness. This
plywood is composed of several sheets jointed between them. For making this, we use
phenolic adhesives resistant to water to protect the hardwood flooring against any
humidity coming from the sub floor. In this way we produce a core layer with
maximum homogeneosity. After that, profiling will be made in this core layer

1.1.3. - BOTTOM LAYER OF ROTARY CUT VENEER.

    This is a layer made of coniferous wood. This plate is arranged longitudinally and
must have sufficient strength to assume the stress that the parquet floor maybe subjected
to.
    Thickness is 2 mm.



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1.2. - ADHESIVES.

   The adhesives in the phenolic plywood are a mixture of water resistant glues (WBP)
which are applied to each layer whose products are in accordance with the European
normative for formaldehyde emissions E1.


1.3. - LACQUERS.

   An extremely high quality lacquer is always used on                     Engineered
Hardwood Flooring to protect and preserve it. An essential barrier in the preservation
and enhancement of the Engineered Hardwood Flooring is required. For this reason, we
always use BONA lacquers, a 80 years experience Company in the lacquering sector.

   Lacquer is applied using rollers in 7 consecutives coats up we take a final measure of
100 gr/m², which gives us an spectacular finish. These lacquers are acrylic and they are
waterbased, with no solvents, minimizing the impact on the environment.
   Last lacquer cap is treated with a special product developed by BONA for improving
product behaviour.


2. - DIMENSIONS OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT.


                                                                  Normal                    Short
                                                                measurement              measurement
                                                                   (mm)                     (mm)
   (Net) Length                                                       2,200                 1,080
                                Lock System/
   (Net) width                                                                     185
                                 Clic System

   (Net) width        Tongue and Groove (T&G)                                      188

    Thickness                          Plus                                        14
                                       Kid                                         10



3. - PROFILING.

  Edges of the layers comprising the multilayer parquet should be parallel in length,
width, rectangular with sharp edges. Straight machining, dressing or milling, polished
and with a final treatment on the surface.

  Profiling of this product is perfect because of the homogeneity in the core layer.
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   Profiling is available in the following range of products:

        Tongue and groove (T&G) (188 mm width)
        Lock System             (185 mm width)
        Clic System             (185 mm width)


 4. - PRESENTATION.


 4.1. - PACKAGE

                   Engineered Hardwood Flooring is presented in a tight-closed
 retractable plastic package, totally insulating the product. Each PLUS package contains
 6 parquet units packed facing each other to avoid possible deterioration from light. It is
 also doubly protected by a perimeter carton and finally shrink wrapped.

    Each KID package contains 8 parquet units packed facing each other to avoid
 possible deterioration from light. It is also doubly protected by a perimeter carton and
 finally shrink wrapped.


   Four short pieces per package are allowed.

                                              Package (m2)           Weight/Package (Kg)         Density
                    Pieces/Package
                                            Normal        Short       Normal        Short        (Kg/m2)

 PLUS (T&G)                   6              2.4816      1.2182           22         11               9

 KID (T&G)                    8               3.256      1.5984           20         9.7              6




                                              Package (m2)           Weight/Package (Kg)         Density
                    Pieces/Package
                                            Normal        Short       Normal        Short        (Kg/m2)
PLUS (Lock and
                              6               2.44       1.1988           22        10.8              9
    Clic)
 KID (Lock and
                              8               3.256      1.5984          19.5        9.6              6
    Clic)



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   Once opened the package of                 Engineered Harwood Flooring. should be
used immediately to avoid deterioration of the product, particularly if stored in adverse
environment conditions.

4.2. - PALLET.

  The following graphics show weights and dimensions:

14mm:

                                          Lock System/Clic System                 Tongue and
             PLUS                  Length(2.200mm)           Length(1.080mm)        Groove
                                     Long boards               Short boards         (T&G)
    Pieces/Package                           6                         6               6
        Package      m2                     2.44                      1.20           2.48
       Packages/
                                             60                        60            60
         Pallet
         Pallet      m2                    146.4                       72           148.8
        Density     Kg/m2                    9                          9             9
      Weight per
        package     (Kg)                     22                        11            22
       (approx)
      Weight per
                    (Kg)                   1320                       660           1340
    pallet (approx)

10mm:

                                          Lock System/Clic System                 Tongue and
              KID                  Length(2.200mm)           Length(1.080mm)        Groove
                                     Long boards               Short boards         (T&G)
    Pieces/Package                           8                         8              8
        Package      m2                    3.256                     1.598          3.309
       Packages/
                                             60                        60             60
         Pallet
         Pallet      m2                   195.36                      95.9          198.5
        Density     Kg/m2                   6                          6              6
      Weight per
        package     (Kg)                   19.5                        9.6            20
       (approx)
      Weight per
                    (Kg)                   1170                       576            1200
    pallet (approx)


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   The palletising process in the case of shipped containers will be made using corner
shelves and several “fragile” labels on the sides of the pallet, as shown in the following
figure:




            CornerShelves




5. - SPECIAL FEATURES.

               Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS and KID products have been
submitted to tests assessing their features. Some of them will be presented in the
following text:


5.1. - DIMENSIONAL STABILITY.

   Test has been conducted in compliance with the EN 1910 European Regulation.
Consists of reproducing environments of 18ºC and 50% RH in an environment test
chamber.

           Engineered Hardwood Flooring samples were submitted to this
environment for long periods of time; after that humidity and any piece deformations
have been measured both horizontally (banana) and vertically (warp).

            Engineered Hardwood Flooring submitted to this test has never suffered
deformations above 1 mm in length or width.
   It has been made taking different samples into different environment at 23ºC and
85% Hr and the others at 23ºC and 30% Hr, measuring the cup ( across the element) in
accordance to the EN 13647 norm, and the results were less than the normative
prescription <0.2% in the width.




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5.2. - DIMENSIONAL TOLERANCES.

   Geometrical characteristics of            Engineered Hardwood Flooring have
been assessed in accordance to EN 13647 regulations, for length, width, thickness,
noble layer, surface and side curvatures.

    In the case of                 Engineered Harwood Flooring PLUS and KID products,
result were correct.


5.3. - IMPACT RESISTANCE.

   Impact resistance test was made by dropping a 500-g steel ball from different heights
on 24 randomly chosen points, between which there must be a minimum distance of 5
cm. In each impact point the imprint diameter was measured and the breakage of the
lacquer film was assessed. All this was done on a three-layer material sample arranged
on 2-mm thick standard film supported by cement, concrete or similar material.
   No more than 2 varnish film breakages will be allowed if they exceed 50% of the
imprint’s perimeter. The average imprint diameter should not exceed 12.5 mm and more
than two impacts should not have a diameter exceeding 15 mm.

   Results of the tests conducted on               Engineered Hardwood Flooring
product were 9.6 mm (Tali) and 9.0 mm (Jatoba and Oak). None of them exceeded 15
mm, and therefore results are appropriate.


5.4. - RESISTANCE TO WEAR.

    Test consists of submitting a sample of the product to the action of a TABER
abrasion tester in compliance with the EN 13696 regulation, until the varnished surface
is 50% of the original.

   Result for                  Engineered Hardwood Flooring in this test exceeded 3,000
revolutions.


5.5. - RESISTANCE TO VARIOUS PRODUCTS.

   Test is conducted in compliance with the procedure described in the EN 13442
regulation. In this test, floorboards are submitted to the action of various products like
food, cleaners, acids, etc. Contact time was between 16 and 24 hours. Assault, changes
in sheen and abnormal colorations are assessed using a score scale that goes from 1 to 5
to assess the results (5 – no visible changes, 4 – slight changes in gloss and colour, 3 –



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slight marks, 2 strong marks but no changes in the surface, 1 strong mark with changes
in the product surface).

       Results for                  Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS and KID were:

                           GLOSS                              COLOUR
   Sample                                                                         RESULT
                     Value    Specification              Value  Specification
  Oak                  5            3                      5          3           Correct
  Tali                 5            3                      5          3           Correct
  Jatoba               5            3                      5          3           Correct
  Beech                5            3                      5          3           Correct
  Iroko                5            3                      5          3           Correct
  Walnut               5            3                      5          3           Correct
  Doussie              5            3                      5          3           Correct


5.6. - THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY.

   Thermal conductivity was measured according to the procedure described in the
UNE 92-202. Thermal conductivity is the quantity of heat that passes in the time unit
through a surface unit of the sample when a certain temperature difference is established
between the facing and the back. The lower the conductivity the more insulating and
energy saving the product will be.               Engineered Hardwood Flooring on a 4-
mm thick polyethylene layer offers a thermal conductivity of 0.10 W/m ºK (in oak and
maple) and of 0.093 W/m ºK (Tali and Jatoba).


5.7. - INSULATION TO THE IMPACT NOISE.

   That means the reduction of the standard impact noise level rendered by a lining
placed on the underlying floor slab.             Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS
and KID products placed on 3-mm FONPEX foam, provides an impact noise reduction
of 17 dBA, which meets the specification of the basic building standard NBE CA-88 of
80 dBA, on most of the different combinations of floor slab used for building purposes.


5.8. - EMISSION OF FORMALDEHYDE.

   Formaldehyde is a component of wood adhesives that is considered toxic at certain
emission levels.
   Results obtained for the formaldehyde content in             Engineered Hardwood
Flooring are those described in the UNE EN 717 standard, for class E1 (<0.1 ppm.).



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  5.9. - HARDNESS.

     That means, resistance offered by a material against penetration from another
  material. According to the Monin system, which is included in the Spanish Regulation
  UNE 56-534, which consists of applying a weight of 100 kg per cm of thickness to the
  piece by means of a steel cylinder in a cross-sectional direction of the fibres, hardness is
  inversely proportional to the depth of the impression left by the cylinder.

     For                Engineered Hardwood Flooring, results were 5.6 for Oak, 9 for
  Jatoba and 5.8 for Maple.


  5.10. - REACTION TO FIRE.

     According to the criteria established by the UNE 23727:1990 regulation, all
                Engineered Hardwood Flooring has achieved the M-3 classification.


  5.11. - TENSILE STRENGTH DETERMINATION OF SECTIONS MACHINED
  BY MEANS OF LOCK SYSTEM.

     Sections submitted to the test are assembled two on two and are submitted to a force
  with direction within their plane until they give way. The result was correct.


  SUMMARY.


Dimensional tolerances                EN 13647            CORRECT
Impact resistance                                         ∅ average 9.6 mm
Dimensional stability                 EN 1910             Movement ≤ 0.29 %
Resistance to wear                    EN 13696            Endpoint > 3000 revolutions
Resistance to domestic                                    None of the products used leads to wear or
                                    prEN 13442
products                                                  deterioration
Formaldehyde                           EN 717             E1
                                                          0.10 W/mº K (oak, maple), 0.093 W/mºK (Tali,
Thermal conductivity                UNE 92-202
                                                          Jatoba)
                                   UNE-EN ISO
Insulation to noise                                       ∆Lw :17 dB
                                     140-8
Hardness                           UNE 56-534             Oak: 5.6, Jatoba: 9, maple: 5.8.
Lock System tensile                                       CORRECT
strength
Reaction to fire                     UNE 23727            M-3


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6. - STORAGE.

Each multilayer parquet package includes storage instructions in English and Spanish,
which have the following warnings:

1.   Packages must be stored on flat surfaces and never on cement floors.
2.   The recommended storage temperature is of 15ºC.
3.   Relative humidity must be between 45% and 65%.
4.   Packages should not be opened until they are used.

It is imperative that this temperature is adhered to.


7. - TONGUE AND GROOVE (T&G) PROFILING.




8. - LOCK SYSTEM PROFILING.




9. - CLIC SYSTEM PROFILING.




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   This kind of profile has a paraffin line that improves the product installation.


Installation instructions:

               Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS and KID products may be placed
on any dry, clean and levelled-out sub floor, which may normally bear expected loads
without deflection. All carpeting and padding must be previously removed.
                Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS and KID products may be
installed by on concrete, wood, and chipboard, PVC, synthetic surfaces, linoleum and
ceramic floors. In all cases, the sub floor must be totally dry.


Sub floor conditions:

                                                         Maximum residual
                    Types of sub floor
                                                         humidity % allowed
              Cement                                             2.5
              Floor composition                                  2.0
              Anhydrous floors                                   0.5
              Asphalted floors                              No humidity

   If sub floor is damp, it is essential that humidity content of the wood must be
between 8% and 10% as a maximum value.

        On concrete sub floors and other anhydrous sub floors, a vapour barrier of at
least 0.2 mm of plastic laminate is recommended.

   In rooms where humidity conditions are expected to be higher in the sub floor, such,
as basements, to use plastic sheets with a minimum thickness of 0.6 mm as a vapour
barrier is recommended.

       Vapour barriers or sealing systems used must be installed under the base.

                    Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS and KID are normally laid
parallel to the incoming light. In long narrow rooms we recommend laying it
lengthways, allowing a minimum of 1.5 cm for expansion gaps and joints along the
walls and fixed objects (for example doorframes, pipes, electric installations, threaded
joints, etc.). If the installer finds that there are residual humidities, expansion gap needs
to be higher.




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   Installation of surfaces above 74 m2 must have expansion joints.
   When                   Engineered Hardwood Flooring PLUS and KID products are
installed in several rooms, surfaces will be separated at the doorframes and arches using
appropriate transition strips. Expansion gaps and settling joints will not be filled in.




   Once the floor has been properly prepared, foam may be installed. If a vapour barrier
foam is used (it is not necessary on wood sub floor), lengths of material should overlap
at least 20 to 30 cm and be pulled approximately 5 cm up the wall. If the material
exceeds the skirting board, it will be withdrawn after the completed installation.

  In order not to damage the foam, only the necessary material for the next 5 or 10
rows will be placed.


Tools required:

  Hammer, tape measure, saw, power drill, nail remover with raised edge, separating
wedges and impact wedges, will be especially required for the Clic floor.


Steps to follow:

   • Installation will begin in the left-hand corner of the room, installing a panel
piece with the groove facing the wall, with the exception of the CLIC profile, which
will have the tongue facing the wall. In all cases, pieces will be laid leaving a 15 mm
separation with the sidewall as an expansion gap, which will require the use of
separation wedges. To finish the first row, the board will be laid parallel to those
already installed, and the pieces will be marked, so, it can be cut later, as shown in the
following figures:



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   • Next row will be started with the remaining piece of the previous row, making
sure that joints are at a sufficient distance from a decoration viewpoint.

  • Place the piece you are going to use in a horizontal position (T&G and Lock
System) and join the tongue and the groove.

   • Glue must always be used in the case of normal tonguing and grooving, but it is
not compulsory in the Lock System. Therefore, a sufficient amount of glue must be
applied in a line before proceeding to assemble the pieces. Withdraw the glue excess
with a damp clean cloth.

   • In all cases, in the last row, it may be necessary to cut lengthwise. In order to do
so, place the last board over the penultimate row, marking the exact cut and taking into
account the 15-mm gap with regard to the wall.

   • Wood is a natural product, which is subjected to variations in accordance with
environmental conditions; therefore, it is necessary to verify that there are 15 mm of
separation (expansion joint) around the fixed parquet limits, walls, pipes or beams,
etc. when laying parquet in adjoining rooms, expansion gap must coincide with the
doors. The expansion joint must never be obstructed.

   • Once the process has been completed, proceed to withdraw wedges and install
the skirting board profiles, with which the expansion gap will be dissimulated but never
obstructed.


Installation system of the                                        ENGINEERED HARDWOOD
FLOORING CLIC SYSTEM.

   • The first step before starting the installation of        Engineered Hardwood
Flooring Clic System is to make sure that the installation area is in a condition to
receive the material. In order to do so, we have to make sure there is an absence of
residual humidity; that means that we need to measure the humidity on the concrete
floor. This must be below 2.5%. Environment must have relative air humidity between
45% and 65% and a temperature of approximately 18ºC.

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   • Then, we will make certain that the concrete floor on which the installation is
going to be made is perfectly levelled. A well levelled concrete floor must have a
variation below 2mm per metre.

   • After that, we will continue by laying 2-mm thick polyethylene foam and, if
necessary, a plastic sheet.

   • Then, we begin the installation of                   Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Clic System. Taking the first panel piece, we begin the installation at the corner of the
room; this will allow us to place the two tongues against the walls forming a corner,
bearing in mind that we should leave an expansion gap of approximately 15 mm, for
which we will use wedges. Having completed the installation of the first row, we will
have an extra piece from the last panel, which if big enough, due to the aesthetic
criteria, will be the first panel for the next row. In order to install this piece we must
introduce its tongue in the groove of the previous row with an approximate inclination
of 30º and then position on to the floor. Next piece will also be introduced laterally with
a 30º inclination, and then with a hammer its head will be displaced until the head
tongue is introduced in the head groove of the previous piece. See diagram below.



        1º

                                                      1.- Insert the board.

                                                      2.- Position the board.

                                                      3.- M atch up both
      2º                                              pieces where jointed .


              3º




   • With the CLIC profiling, where it is impossible to rotate the pieces, for example,
under a doorframe, horizontal assembly will be required. In order to do so, a hammer
and special wedges will be necessary. Firming of the pieces, use hammer with care until
the assembly is correctly achieved.




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   • Once the process is completed, remove the wedges and proceed to install the
skirting boards and profiles, which will dissimulate the expansion gap without
obstructing it. Surfaces installation above 74 m2 may require additional expansion
joints. Thus, when the              Engineered Hardwood Flooring is installed in several
rooms, surfaces will be separated at the doorframes or arches using appropriate
transition profiles. Expansion gaps will not be filled under any circumstances.

 It is important to guarantee the adequate ventilation of the property or premises
house to preserve the environment within the recommendations made by the
manufacturer. Defects may appear in the material if these guidelines are not adhered
to.


Installation on sub floor heating systems:

                  Engineered Hardwood Flooring may be installed on sub floor heating
systems. In this case, maximum temperature of the floor should not exceed 22ºC. If
heating system is new, should be started 3 weeks before installation and turned off 48
hours before beginning the installation. A week after having completion of the
installation of the floor, heating may be turned on again in a gradual manner, gradually
increasing the temperature.

   When installation is going to be made with the Lock System profiling on a
radiating floor or when installation is going to be made under extreme environmental
conditions, to apply adhesive is obligatory. If these installation norms are not
followed, then, customer will loose any manufacturer Guarantee for the product.




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ADVANTAGES OF             ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING
PLUS AND KID AGAINST ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING WITH
WHITEWOOD CORE LAYER.

             Engineered Hardwood Flooring with phenolic plywood in the core layer
has several advantages against the traditional one, as mentioned below:

       Avoiding waves; it is normal when the installer is installing NKETT
       Engineered Hardwood Flooring not following the manufacturer instructions.

       Noising reduction when walking on the installation, because of the increasement
       of the density in PLUS and KID products against the whitewood core layer.

       PLUS and KID products system increases in a effective way the regeneration
       possibility of the Top Layer. With this product you will not find any waves even
       after sanding it.

       Due to the phenolic plywood material, the profile will allow you to slice both
       pieces with ease. With the whitewood core material, slicing would be not
       possible.




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25-year                       Warranty

              Warranty covers the wear of the superficial layer of the Engineered
Hardwood Flooring for 25 years from date of purchase.

   Warranty will be only valid if the installation has been made in accordance with the
manufacturer instructions and flooring has been installed in domestic use areas. This
warranty excludes all flooring installation in any damp or wet areas or with sewers,
including bathrooms or outdoor installations,...etc.

   This Warranty will also exclude:
      • Indentations, breakages or damage caused by negligence.
      • Natural decolouration of wood caused by sunlight or other light sources.
      • Fungi or decolouration caused by humidity on the sub floor.
      • Colour differences between the samples and flooring installed.
      • Damage caused by misuse and/or bad flooring maintenance, heavy objects,
         scratches, fire, accidents and also negligences.

   Visible defects must be notified before the installation. Manufacturer will not be
responsible for the costs incurred from the dissassembly of the damaged floor, but will
cover the replacement cost.


Maintenance and Cleaning.

  In order to maintain your                   Engineered Hardwood Flooring in the best
possible condition, kindly follow the those recommendations:

   Place protective mats on the feet of mobile furniture items, (tables, chairs, sofas,
etc.). Place protective mats at the entrances in order to minimize dirt, abrasive materials
or water on footwear.

   In access areas, use rugs to protect the floor. Rugs may lead to colour differences due
to the effect of the light, which can be especially noticeable in sunlit rooms. This is a
consideration.

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   Relative humidity should be between 45% to 65% in order to avoid contractions and
dilations of the floor. In very dry environments, we recommend the use of humidifiers.


Cleaning:

•   Regular cleaning of the surface using a soft brush and damp mop.
•   In order to clean a specific stain, use a slightly damp cloth immediately with a mild
    detergent diluted in water.
* Do not use cleaning products containing ammonia, abrasive cleaners or products for
cleaning furniture.


                brand has succeeded in obtaining the following quality certificates:


AITIM Seal.

   4-2-05 AITIM quality seal certifies that the                Engineered Hardwood
Flooring is in accordance with the specifications of UNE regulations. If there were no
regulations, this accordance will refer to the specific requirements defined by the
Company Board of Directors.

ISO 9001:2000

  Bureau Veritas International certifies that the Quality Management System of the
manufacturing process of the                  Engineered Hardwood Flooring has been
audited and according to ISO 9001:2000 requirements.

FSC

   At least 71% of the wood contained in the           FSC product range comes
from well managed forests, independently certified by Smartwood according to FSC
regulations.




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ANNEX. CERTIFICATES.




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               Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                          http://www.grupo-ig.com




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               Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                          http://www.grupo-ig.com




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               Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                          http://www.grupo-ig.com




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               Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                          http://www.grupo-ig.com




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               Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                          http://www.grupo-ig.com




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               Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                          http://www.grupo-ig.com




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               Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                          http://www.grupo-ig.com




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                              Tel.: +34 986 337 651 – Fax: +34 986 337 553
                                         http://www.grupo-ig.com




Unidad de Negocios de Recubrimientos Industriales
Centro de Excelencia




Certificado de Propiedades de Producto


            Sistema de recubrimiento UV de BonaKemi para Greenkett




Unidad de Negocios de Recubrimientos Industriales
Centro de Excelencia




Sistema de Acabado UV 2001 Greenkett

Pruebas

Los recubrimientos se aplicaron sobre paneles de Greenkett como se indica más arriba.




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Brillo



ASTM D 523
El brillo se midió de acuerdo con ASTM D 523 (utilizando microbrillo 60° BYK)



Los resultados fueron:

Brillo 60°                  30-35


Capacidad de recubrimiento

Los paneles con recubrimientos UV se dividieron de manera que algunas zonas se
lijaron y otras no. Cuatro días después de la aplicación del recubrimiento UV los
paneles se recubrieron con diferentes recubrimientos al agua que se usan para el
mantenimiento de los suelos de madera. Estos recubrimientos al agua se dejaron
secar a temperatura ambiente durante dos semanas. Después se comprobó la
adhesión de los paneles.

Resultados
Pacific 1                                               Adhesión aprobada
Bona Tech Traffic                                       Adhesión aprobada
Bona Tech Link                                          Adhesión aprobada




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Centro de Excelencia


Resistencia a la abrasión

EN 13696

La prueba se efectuó como sigue:



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Se ajustó el medidor de abrasión Taber para una carga de 1000 g por rueda, rueda de
cuero, con flujo de arena y limpieza con aspirador de la superficie durante la prueba.


Prueba de paneles Greenkett


                                 Resistencia al desgaste
Revoluciones                  3600                   3800


Otros acabados UV aplicados se testaron como arriba.
La prueba se efectuó hasta el punto de observación del 50%.


Pruebas de adhesión

Prueba de adhesión de corte transversal ASTM D3359-97
Los paneles recubiertos se testaron de acuerdo con ASTM D3359-97 (utilizando un
probador de recubrimiento 2431 universal BYK PIG) con 1 mm de distancia entre los
cortes paralelos. Se aplicó cinta sobre la superficie rayada y que después se quitó. La
prueba se efectuó sobre paneles Greenkett 4 días después de aplicarse el recubrimiento
UV.
Los resultados fueron:
Cinta azul – Gt 0/5 B         Cinta blanca – Gt 0/5 B
Se debe observar que la clasificación Gt 0/5 B significa que los bordes de los cortes son
completamente lisos y que ninguno de los cuadrados del retículo se despega.

Prueba de la moneda
Los paneles recubiertos se rayaron con una moneda. La prueba se efectuó sobre paneles
Greenkett 7 días después de aplicarse el recubrimiento UV.
No se observó pérdida de adhesión en ninguna de las superficies. El único daño
observado fue la melladura de la madera.




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Prueba de resistencia a los productos químicos

Se aplicó una serie de productos químicos domésticos, en forma de manchas, sobre
paneles Greenkett recubiertos.

La prueba se efectuó como “prueba de mancha abierta” a temperatura ambiente [unos
21ºC] dejando que los componentes de los productos químicos aplicados se evaporasen
de la superficie durante el período de prueba. Después de 24 horas (1 hora, ó 30 minutos
cuando se así se indica) se limpió la superficie con un paño seco y cuando fue necesario
también se limpió con una solución en agua de un detergente suave. Las pruebas se
realizaron sobre roble cuatro días después de la aplicación del recubrimiento UV.

Producto químico doméstico                            Mancha final                Ampollas finales
Mantequilla                                             ninguna                      ninguna
Agua de grifo                                           ninguna                      ninguna
Vinagre                                                 ninguna                      ninguna
Zumo de limón                                           ninguna                      ninguna
Café caliente (temp. de arranque 80°C)                  ninguna                      ninguna
Solución de detergente 5% (VIA)                         ninguna                      ninguna
Mahonesa                                                ninguna                      ninguna
Tinta (Pelican negra)                                   ninguna                      ninguna
Coca-cola                                               ninguna                      ninguna
Rotulador (Edding 363 azul)                             ninguna                      ninguna
Zumo de naranja                                         ninguna                      ninguna
Té (limón)                                              ninguna                      ninguna
Etanol 99,5%                                            ninguna                      ninguna
Ketchup                                                 ninguna                      ninguna
Barra de labios                                         ninguna                      ninguna
Mostaza                                                 ninguna                      ninguna
Yodo 5%                                          Ligeramente manchado                ninguna
Acetona (1 hora)                                        ninguna                      ninguna
Xileno (1 hora)                                         ninguna                      ninguna
Metiletilcetona (1 hora)                                ninguna                      ninguna
Aguarrás sintético (1 hora)                             ninguna                      ninguna
Etilacetato (1 hora)                                    ninguna                      ninguna
Ácido clorhídrico 37% (30 min.)                         ninguna                      ninguna
Ácido acético glacial (30 min.)                         ninguna                      ninguna
Ácido nítrico 25% (30 min.)                             ninguna                      ninguna
Ácido sulfúrico 25% (30 min.)                           ninguna                      ninguna
Ácido sulfúrico 70% (30 min.)                           ninguna                      ninguna
Ácido fosfórico 75% (30 min.)                           ninguna                      ninguna


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Resistencia al rayado


prEN (112.73.xx)
Los paneles recubiertos se testaron de acuerdo con prEN (112.73.xx).
(Un peso deslizante aumenta continuamente la fuerza en un borde raspando la superficie
recubierta.)

No se produjo ninguna separación entre las diferentes capas.

Prueba de resiliencia

Bola esférica (acero, diámetro 12 mm, peso 535 g)
Se efectuaron pruebas sobre paneles Greenkett.

Entre 5-10 mm de altura de caída empezaron a aparecer grietas.
* Este resultado depende en gran medida del sustrato.

Coeficiente de fricción

DIN 18032-2                                          0.5-0.6

Todas las pruebas y clasificaciones se realizaron de acuerdo con las normas listadas.
Los resultados pueden variar debido a la cantidad de barniz aplicada, el tipo de acabado-
UV, el tipo de la especie de madera o las condiciones de producción.

BonaKemi AB, Sweden                       20/11/01
Ingemar Fredricson

Director Técnico




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