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Mayflower Natural 5/16"x5" Birch Betula Spp. Stained Finish Engineered

Mayflower  5/16" x 5" Praline Birch

Mayflower Natural 5/16"x5" Birch Betula Spp. Stained Finish Engineered
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SKU: 10014114
Comparable Price $3.79/sq. ft.
Our Low Price $2.26/sq. ft.
Over 1000 s.f. $2.16/sq. ft.
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Mayflower
5/16" x 5" Praline Birch
Stained Finish  Natural

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Mayflower- 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch- Prefinished Engineered Flooring- 10 Year Warranty

Mayflower engineered flooring is constructed with a real hardwood veneer atop a core consisting of layers of plywood. The core layers are precisely stacked with the grain of adjacent plies perpendicular to each other. This construction design provides greater stability as each layer offsets the next to counteract normal movement as the wood responds to the effects of moisture and temperature changes.

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QUALITY GUARANTEE: This flooring meets or exceeds rigorous emissions standards such as California CARB.

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  • Brand:  Mayflower
  • FLOORING SKU:  10014114
  • Limited Warranty:  10 years finish warranty
  • Trade Name:  Birch
  • Marketing Name:  Birch
  • Janka Rating:  N/A
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Natural
  • Color Shade:  Dark
  • Width:  5"
  • Thickness:  5/16"
  • Construction:  Engineered
  • Installation Type:  Float, Glue, Nail
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  29.31
  • Hardness Rating:  N/A
  • Waste:  10%
  • Weight per box/unit:  31.36
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide.pdf

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Mayflower5/16" x 5" Praline Birch
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive finish (10)
  • Beautiful color (10)
  • Easy to clean (7)
  • Easy to install (7)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Bedroom (8)
  • Dining room (7)
  • Living room (6)
  • Office (6)
  • Family room (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Mr and Mrs T

from Tucson, Az

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Beautiful Color
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

  • Bedroom
  • Family Room
  • Living Room
  • Office

Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

this flooring looks great and I wish we would have installed it much earlier. We have a dog and 2 boys...we installed it in our office. And there is not a scratch. We even dropped a heavy drawer, and it didn't even dent it. I was sceptical because of the price, but it's a great product. I would recommend it to anyone.

 
4.0

Ok Flooring

By Bob the Builder

from Alabama

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Beautiful Color
  • Cheap
  • Easy To Install
  • Good looking

Cons

  • Clips easy

Best Uses

  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Office

Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

Love the floor. Now I will say that it does seem like the corners will chip easy. But hoping a brown marker will fix that. Make sure you check the edges, I have one box so far that the edges was all the way finished and once they were installed you would see white lines. But it was no biggie for me since they were under the bed. Right now I would recommend but we are still remodeling and haven't moved in.

 
4.0

Very nice for the price

By tms

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Beautiful Color
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Scratches Easily

Best Uses

  • Bedroom

Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

I installed this in a master bedroom and it looks great. Relatively easy to install--I did about 350 sq ft all by myself in about 12 hours (not including the time to prep the subfloor)and I am only slightly handy. What I liked about it was that the color, finish, and milling was very uniform through all 12 boxes of material.

It seems to scratch and indent pretty easily so I don't think I would put it in a really high traffic area but for lower traffic areas it is such a great price and looks beautiful.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product for the money

By Hilary @ My So-Called Home

from Central NJ

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Beautiful Color
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Scratches Easily

Best Uses

  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Living Room
  • Office

Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

We installed this engineered hardwood on our entire first floor: living room, dining room, office, and even in our kitchen. It was pretty easy to install being that it was our first time laying floors. My husband handled most of the awkward cuts but together we did a great job. The wood does kind of scratch easily, and if something sharp hits it, you better believe there will be a dent. But once we laid the floors I made sure to put pads on all of our furniture's feet and so far we've done well with it. We don't have any kids to bang it with toys or a dog but it's held up great the past few months. If you want to see more about it, go here: www.mysocalledhome.com

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good product overall

By Robert the Realtor

from San Antonio

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Easy To Clean

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dining Room
    • Family Room
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

    Good product overall. Especially considering the price. Looks great and feels solid when we walk on it. Good buy at the right price.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    1 month later floors are all scratched!

    By MAMP

    from Norton, MA

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Color

    Cons

    • Prone To Warping
    • Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

    • Dining Room

    Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

    The floors are in our master bedroom and daughter's room. We also have a dog. A small picture fell in my daughter's room and there is a dent in the floor, plus scratches everywhere from the dog and toys. Sad and disappointed!

    (35 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Looks good butless filling

    By drewdin

    from Danvers, MA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Finish Wears Easily
    • Prone To Warping
    • Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

    The wood looks great installed, installed easy using power cleat nails. The instructions were ok, explained the basics.

    The wood scratched too easy, the top flakes off very easy and the seams as tight as they are still chip away. This wood is ok for an area that is less traveled.

    I would stay away from this wood and spend the extra money on something thicker, this was my first engineered wood and it has left a bad taste in my mouth. I was thinking that engineered was not like laminate and i was wrong. I would stay away from this wood, if you have the money buy something better. If you dont have the money, wait til you do. I hope this helps.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Looking Floor

    By Truth be Told

    from ILLINOIS

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Finish Wears Easily
    • Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Office

    Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

    This flooring is beautiful installed. We installed it in 3 bedrooms, a large hall and an office on the second floor. The Birch is very thin 5/16 which we were aware of and since these are low traffic areas for the most part we went ahead. While putting the funiture and finishes on the rooms when we finished installing we scratched a couple of places which were fixed easy enough, but can see that it would not be a great floor for a high traffic area. I am sad that we can not finish with this affordable flooring in the rest of the house, but instead have to get something to match that is more durable. We installed it by nailing 18g 1/2in brads with 15lb felt paper under the flooring. The floor went in quickly and if we could have had it available to us in store instead of waiting for delivery it would have been perfect. We have ordered the trim and hope not only will it get here in a timely manor, but will match the flooring. All in all it is beautiful and looks much more expensive that it was. If I was flipping this house I would put it throughout, you can afford it at that price, the return would be 4 fold!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love it. Great product

    By Mommy AJ

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Dining Room
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

      My husband and I want hand scraped hardwood floors but since we dont intend to stay in this house more than a few more years, we decided not to spend the $$$ and found this this product instead. After seeing it installed we dont feel like we cheated ourselves on this flooring at all. You definitely get your bang for the buck. We love how it looks in our master bedroom, livingroom, and dining room. Its a sophistacated finish and looks really refined. Its a steal of a deal. We had the installers do the trim themselves. They brought the raw trim with them and color matched the stain on site. It was WAY cheaper to go that route. We had it professionally installed and they were able to install roughly 800 sq ft including staining/sealing the trim in just 5 hours so for the pros it wasnt too difficult to install. I dont see this flooring taking any more work to care for than any other hardwood flooring. It is gorgeous.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful flooring

      By Kate

      from Arlington, OH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dining Room
        • Hallway
        • Kitchen

        Comments about Mayflower 5/16" x 5" Praline Birch:

        Looks great in dining room, kitchen and hallway; these are adjoining floors that needed same flooring to make areas look unified. Results were like designer tastes on a shoestring budget. Very happy with product's performance with pets and children.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery on the trim took longer than expected to receive in the store but associate made it right with me in the end. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase.

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        • Q:

          Can this floor be installed as a floating floor?
          Asked on 9/14/2012 by Help from Augusta, Georgia

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes you can!
            You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the specs tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.pdf
            Thank you for writing in.

            Answered on 9/14/2012 by cc-2
        • Q:

          Would you recommend this wood for installation over concrete flooring in a basement?
          Asked on 9/10/2012 by bjowell

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes you can!
            You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the specs tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.pdf
            Thank you for writing in.

            Answered on 9/11/2012 by cc-2
        • Q:

          How hard is this floor? Easily dented? Scratched?
          Asked on 7/19/2012 by heath from kill devil hills,NC

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Birch ranks a 1260 on the hardness scale so it may be easily dented compare to a flooring with a much higher Janka rating - the hardest floors that we retail normally are the exoctic materials

            Answered on 7/23/2012 by Patricia from 1024
        • Q:

          Is this a "1st Quality" wood or a cabin/shop grade?
          Asked on 4/29/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This flooring is a natural grade product so while it not a #1 grade it is not utility or cabin grade either

            Answered on 4/30/2012 by Patricia from 1024
        • Q:

          please let me known when you get more of this floor in
          Asked on 1/16/2012 by sanford from wash. dc

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Unfortunately I do not have access to inventory but our Sales Department can look for inventory nationwide to see if it is available in one of our store locations. Please call our Sales Dept. (800) 476-0007 for availability of this product. Thank you for your inquiry.

            Answered on 1/19/2012 by customer care 2
        • Q:

          what is the best way to install this product
          Asked on 11/14/2011 by greg from wilson nc

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the specs tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.pdf
            Thank you for your question.

            Answered on 11/15/2011 by customer care 2
        • Q:

          HOW MUCH IS 1 BOX..?
          Asked on 10/25/2011 by Anonymous

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            29.31 sq ft per box = $49.53
            Thank you for your inquiry.

            Answered on 10/26/2011 by customer care 2
        • Q:

          Is the finish a satin or gloss?
          Asked on 9/16/2011 by Anonymous

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This has a semi-gloss finish.
            Thank you fr writing in.

            Answered on 9/30/2011 by customer care 2
        • Q:

          What type of glue is needed and what is the defferance in price for installation, compared to laminate flooring?
          Asked on 9/1/2011 by Anonymous from Salinas, Ca

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It will depend on your subfloor (wood or concrete) as to whether you will need an adhesive with moisture barrier or not.

            GLUE DOWN OVERVIEW
            [TIPS]:
            • Lumber Liquidators recommends moisture testing, the use of moisture barriers
            • Wood floor adhesives alone are not moisture barriers.
            – MAYFLOWER® Engineered Issued: 3/07/2011
            Manufacturer
            Mapei 800-992-6273 Bostiks 800-523-6530
            WFM a moisture barrier MVP a moisture barrier
            Ultrabond 980, 975 Engineered flooring adhesive EFA Engineered flooring adhesive
            Eco 995 An all-in-one adhesive and moisture barrier Vapor-Lock An all-in-one adhesive and moisture barrier.
            You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the specs tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.pdf
            Laminate basic intall price starts at $1.99 per S.F.
            Glue down basic intall price starts at $2.50 per S.F.
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            Answered on 9/2/2011 by customer care 2
        • Q:

          Can this floor be installed over in-floor radiant heat? If not what type of floor can be used.
          Asked on 4/30/2011 by Big C from Cleveland, Ohio

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Radiant Heat Systems (all installation methods)
            General Precautions and Recommendations Always use moisture barriers.
            Engineered flooring can be successfully applied over in-floor radiant heat. Know the species you intend to use and how it may interact with radiant heat. Not all species are recommended for this installation, choose species highest in stability ratings for this application.
            Because of the wide array of systems on the market, each with its own features, please consult with your radiant flooring provider for recommended installation methods. Hydronic systems must include in-floor temperature sensors and an outdoor thermostat that allows the system to adjust the water temperature according to anticipated heat loss. Radiant heat contributes to the drying out of all woods. Use of a humidification system may be required to maintain the proper humidity level. The indoor relative humidity must be maintained between 30-50% year round. Failure to do so can result in edge cupping, squeaking delamination, splintering, or face checking.
            Avoid shock to the floor, Before installation, run new systems to dissipate hidden or trapped moisture. During installation, reduce thermostat to 65°F. 48 hours after installation, slowly raise the temperature of the heating system to its preferred operating level over a period of 5 days. The surface temperature of the subfloor must never exceed 85°F in any location. The temperature setting must always remain within 15°F of normal operating level, and should never be turned completely off. Excessive heat, rapid heating,
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            and/or failure to maintain humidity levels between 30% and 50% is likely to result in cracking, cupping, squeaking and other forms of floor issues. Slight surface splits (checking), particularly at the ends of planks, should be expected with installations over radiant heat and does not constitute a product failure.
            Test for moisture, This procedure must be followed regardless of the time of year.
            Prior to installation over radiant heat, moisture testing must be conducted and documented. The moisture content for concrete substrates must not exceed 3.0 lbs. per 1000 square feet in 24 hrs per ASTM 1669-89 (Calcium Chloride Test). Wood subfloors should not exceed 12% using a pin type meter. Do not install the flooring until excess moisture is corrected.
            RADIANT INSTALLATIONS Related information can be found on our website “Flooring 101”
            (1) When edge-gluing together planks over radiant heat, two separate continuous beads of glue should be applied: one continuous bead applied inside the groove and one continuous bead applied to the top part of the tongue and at all seams to ensure a secure bond with the top and bottom of the tongue. This double-gluing helps to minimize board gaps or separation. Humidity related gapping should be expected and does not constitute a product failure.
            (2) When nailing planks over radiant heat ensure that fasteners are holding the flooring without damage to the radiant system.
            (3) When fully gluing planks over radiant heat ensure that the adhesives are recommended for this application.

            Answered on 5/24/2011 by customer care 2
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