Cryntel Kempas Flooring

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Old 03-10-07, 09:45 PM
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Cryntel Kempas Flooring

I was considering this product from Lowes as well as the Thomasville product from home Depot... The Thomasville can be laid as a floating floor - which is what I want to do over my concrete foundation.

Does anyone know if you can float the Cryntel product? The outside of the box is not clear. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-11-07, 09:01 AM
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Not familiar with Cryntel Kempas but I did a little research. Is this what you're talking about?

http://www.loweslink.com/llmain/pubdocuments/MoistureContentAcclimationandGradeRequirementsforWoodFlooring.pdf

see page 19.

If so...it says it's for nail, glue down or floating but not for over concrete subfloors.

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Your lowes still has Cryntel 3/4" hardwood flooring?

I ask because I installed the Cryntel 3/4" solid Merbau floor. I wanted to pick up more of it but I was told that the Cryntel flooring was discontinued at all Lowes stores?

Anyway, the Cryntel 3/4" solid hardwood should be nailed or stapled down. I would never consider any other method with a 3/4" solid hardwood. If you are on slab you should put down a minimum of 5/8" CDX plywood, 3/4" is better, as your nailing surface.

Here is a link to the pics of the Merbau in my Guest bedroom. Copy and paste into a browser. http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1063/1468/102078.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1063/1468/105280.jpg

This pic is the Thomasville Mahogany in my Family room. I was concerned about transition height to the existing slate tile. This floated, engineered floor was a great choice. I used tinted caulk between the tile and wood floor and it looks great.
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1063/1468/151370.jpg
 
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DIYaddict - Thanks for the info... That's exactly what I needed to know. Although it is not expressly stated on the page The Kempas is an Engineered flooring option not the solid listed for Merbau. I have had the hardest time finding any documentation on this product(even on the box itself). Thanks again.



Shooter - The Kempas I was looking at is not a solid hardwood, but an engineered wood product. I knew with concrete I would have to do the plywood option - so I am avoiding solid Hardwood altogether. I was just suprised that it did not have install options on the box. Thanks for the pics of the Thomasville install... I think I may go with that option, after a little more looking..

Thanks for all the help guys...
 
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The Lowes website for the Cryntel engineered says "easy glue down installation".
 
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I am considering the Cryntel Kempas Engineered wood as well. The box at my Lowes has a step by step directions for install and says to glue down.
 
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Engineered Kempas

I have found that the appearance of solid Kempas is much better than the look of engineered Kempas. I would definitely try getting a solid 3/4" product before purchasing the engineered.
 
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Cryntel flooring

Wouldn't buy this product, it mars easily and requires using a specific floor cleaner (read expensive) to maintain warranty. Also complaints to company are met with 'this is the nature of the product'

Buyer beware.
 
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Cryntel Flooring " Buyer Beware"

If you review there guidelines nothing is said about humidity levels, They state: DO NOT install in high moisture areas but there product is defective if not installed in it's perfect environment. what is that? 40-60% humidity. What if that changes? you always have to worry about the floor, That is not a good product or a way to live.
Cryntel products are not cheap in price but they are cheap in product so stay away from any Cryntel products and spend a little more and get hardwood or use a better product.
I wish I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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