Check Your Knowledge

  1. In what state should a house, apartment, or other living area be when bringing a wood floor inside to acclimate?
    A. Normal living conditions
    B. Fans operating in the space
    C. Dehumidifiers operating in the space
    D. Between 40-60 degrees with low relative humidity
  2. What is the acclimation time required for a factory-finished engineered wood floor?
    A. 7 days on the jobsite
    B. If wrapped in plastic, none
    C. If moisture content of wood and subfloor is the same, none
    D. Whatever the manufacturer states in its installation instruction
  3. When the relative humidity requirements on the flooring product specifications do not coincide with the conditions of the home in which the flooring is to be installed in, what is the best option?
    A. Do not sell wood flooring to the client
    B. Educate the client as to the importance of achieving and maintaining the required conditions
    C. Make certain the client purchases engineered flooring from you since it is more stable than solid flooring
    D. None of the above
  4. What must the temperature and humidity be for wood flooring to have a moisture content of 6–9 percent?
    A. 60–80° F (15–27° C) with 30–50 percent RH
    B. 70–80° F (21–27° C) with 55–60 percent RH
    C. At least 70° F (21° C) with 55 percent RH
    D. None of the above
  5. The amount of dimensional change in wood is determined by which of the following factors?
    A. Relative humidity
    B. Species of wood
    C. Cut of wood
    D. All of the above

HOW DID YOU DO?
See suggested NWFA University learning path below for more information.
Scroll to the bottom of this articles for answer key.

Install: Evaluating the Jobsite Learning Path

In this learning path, you will learn how to thoroughly evaluate the jobsite prior to the installation of wood flooring. This includes evaluating the exterior, structure, and environmental conditions of the home.

This learning path is a part of the Certified Installer track. Upon completion of this learning path, you may purchase the corresponding digital badge that can be displayed on resumes, social media sites, e-mail signatures, and more. Completing the full Installation track in NWFA University (12 learning paths total) will earn certified professionals two (2) CCUs.

For more details, visit nwfa.org/nwfa-university.aspx.

NWFA Hands-On Training: Upcoming Dates
October 14-18, 2019 NWFACP Inspector School St. Louis, Missouri
October 22-24, 2019 Intermediate Sand & Finish + CP Testing Toronto, Ontario
November 5-7, 2019 Intermediate Sand & Finish + CP Testing Bowling Green, Ohio
November 5-7, 2019 Basic Sand & Finish Delta, British Columbia
November 5-8, 2019 Advanced Installation St. Louis, Missouri
November 13-15, 2019 Subfloor Preparation Series Dallas, Texas
November 19-21, 2019 Advanced Sand & Finish St. Louis, Missouri
February 11-13, 2020 Basic Installation St. Louis, Missouri
March 3-5, 2020 Basic Sand & Finish St. Louis, Missouri
March 3-5, 2020 Intermediate Installation + CP Testing Deerfield Beach, Florida
March 24-26, 2020 Intermediate Installation + CP Testing Tualatin, Oregon
March 24-26, 2020 Intermediate Sand & Finish + CP Testing Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
April 7-9, 2020 Intermediate Installation + CP Testing St. Louis, Missouri
May 12-14, 2020 Intermediate Installation + CP Testing Bowling Green, Ohio
May 19-21, 2020 Intermediate Sand & Finish + CP Testing St. Louis, Missouri

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