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TrafficMaster Chatham Oak 8 mm Thick x 5.08 in. Wide x 47.95 in. Length Click Lock Laminate Flooring (25.37 sq. ft. / case)

This product is made up of four layers, overlayer, decorative paper, HDF and balance paper. We press the four layers together as a single board. This product is Phase 2 compliant with California formaldehyde emission standards as required under CARB requirement # 93120. The glue less installation is easy and economical. The natural oak looking of the floor will create a beautiful illusion in your home.
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Customer questions and answers for TrafficMaster Chatham Oak 8 mm Thick x 5.08 in. Wide x 47.95 in. Length Click Lock Laminate Flooring (25.37 sq. ft. / case)

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Will this flooring be discontinued soon? I want to do one bedroom now but will eventually do my whole 1st floor and want to make sure I can match.

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Ann Arbor
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May 19, 2013
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THD Customer Support
Kennesaw, Ga
May 22, 2013
Thank you for asking. I have no information that this item will be discountinued in the near future. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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Beastpath
August 29, 2013
Looks like it is discontinued. Can't find it anymore on the site. So much for the answer saying it will still be available.
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Jarrodsmom
Oregon
June 25, 2013
Was just told by Associate that it is going into clearence sale now. Maybe discontinuing?
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How do you care for this flooring? Can you just use water or something like WetJet?

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sammieboots
Tonawanda, NY
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April 9, 2013
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HomeLegend
Adairsville, GA
April 10, 2013
DAILY MAINTENANCE:
1. Sweep dust mop or vacuum your floor regularly to remove any particles that could cause abrasion or scratch your floor. CAUTION: Vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head can damage a floor and should never be used.
2. Use a damp mop to remove spots and soil. Apply appropriate cleaning solution to the cleaning cloth / mop. Do NOT apply directly to the floor.
• For lightly soiled area, clean with distilled water.
• For moderately soiled area, use a mild solution of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. Isopropyl alcohol is commonly referred to as rubbing alcohol and is sold in 50% to 70% concentrations. This product should be diluted by mixing one part alcohol and 2 parts distilled water.
• For tougher spots, use a higher concentration of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water.
• For extreme cases, a solution of nail polish remover and distilled water can be used.
HINT: For best results, clean the floor in the same direction of the planks. When the cleaning cloth/mop becomes soiled, rinse or replace it with a clean one. Following up with a clean, dry cloth will remove residual streak marks and spots.
3. Do NOT leave any amount of liquids (water, juice, soft drinks, spills, etc.) on the floor. Clean any wet spots immediately.
4. Do NOT use a steam cleaner.
5. Do NOT use a wet mop or douse floor with water or liquid cleaners. Liquid can seep between the cracks and cause moisture damage.
6. Do NOT use any cleaning agents containing wax, oil or polish. Left over residue will form a dull film.
7. Do NOT use steel wool or scouring powder which will scratch the floor.
8. If none of the above are effective and you choose to use a store bought product, test the product in a non-conspicuous area (i.e., closet, corner, or scrap pieces) for potential adverse side effects.

For complete care document contact Home Legend.
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kizzie520
April 10, 2013
I use a spray bottle with water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Use a microfiber flat mop to buff it dry. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant, so it works great!
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fivevm
April 10, 2013
a damped mop with warm water, or swifter/wetjet will work just fine on this flooring. you can also use murphy oil or pledge spray and mop
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what transition strip is supposed to match chatham oak? by traffic master.

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THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
February 11, 2013
Hi Sales,

Thanks for your question and interest in this item. More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
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fivevm
March 22, 2013
pergo red oak transition strip should work ok with it, or you can go with an engineered red oak as well.
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Does flooring having any padding, or backing, on it?

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Keri97868
Pendleton, OR
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March 10, 2013
Does this flooring have any sort of padding or backing on the bottom, or is it just the flooring? The flooring we've installed in the past had some padding and it effected how we did things.
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THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
March 19, 2013
Dear Customer,

This product is made up of four layers, overlayer, decorative paper, HDF and balance paper. The product comes pressed the four layers together as a single board.

For more information on this please call us at our Online Customer Support-800-430-3376.
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fivevm
moorestown,nj
March 21, 2013
no it doesnt have any padding on the back of it, you will have to purchase an underlayment for laminate floors
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How long will it last?

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Kevin
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March 15, 2013
For how many years?
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fivevm
March 21, 2013
it comes with a 15yr warranty
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fivevm
March 22, 2013
it has a 15yr warranty. so u have at least 15yrs or more for it to last
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since chatham oak is rated for commercial and residential use, is it more durable than Brazilian cherry hl 705

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bill k
centrailia Washington
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March 7, 2013
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THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
March 15, 2013
Hi BillK,

Thanks for your question and interest in this item. More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
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fivevm
March 22, 2013
the chatham oak and the brazilian cherry hl705 are both made by the same company, and carry the exact same warranty. only difference is the brazilian cherry is 7mm thick and wider planks and the chatham is 8mm thick
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Can we install over existing laminate ? Why ?

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Jerry
Hawaii
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fivevm
May 15, 2013
yes you can install it over an existing laminate floor,1. just make sure the old floor is structurally sound,2. make sure its dry clean and flat. Putting down a 2-1 or 3-1 underlayment would be very helpful as it would give you a good moisture barrier and a sound barrier(2 laminate floors clicking together every time you walk on them can and will get annoying at some point.)
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HomeLegend
Adairsville, GA
May 13, 2013
We do not recommend it. Remove existing floor so that the subfloor can be inspected and repaired as needed. Installing a floating floor over a floating could result in undesirable movement.
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room temperature preparation

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ed
Bakersfield
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April 15, 2013
I'm about to lay about 1100sq ft of this. How long should I let it sit in the rooms before I install it? Should I leave it in the package or out? Thank you
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fivevm
April 19, 2013
Unlike hardwood flooring, laminate flooring does not have to sit/or reach room temp to be installed. As long as your floor is dry, then you can install it right away or whenever your ready to install it. No need to take it out the package until your ready to install it. Dont forget the underlayment!
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Jay_HD_CHI
April 18, 2013
Hi there ed,

Your flooring will need to acclimate to the temperatures for at least 48-72 hours prior to installing. You will leave the product in the packaging and the most efficient method that I have found is to stack them up like a log cabin. This will allow the product enough room to properly breath and get used to the temperature.

- Jay
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if my bedroom is 10x13 how much will it take to cover floor

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May 21, 2013
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HomeLegend
Adairsville, GA
May 24, 2013
You would need 6 cases.
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fivevm
May 24, 2013
Hi Nana, your bedroom is 130sqft(10x13=130) to be on the safe side you would need 6boxes(25.37sqft a box) which would give you 152sqft.
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how to assemble this

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April 29, 2013
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Jay_HD_CHI
April 30, 2013
Hi there pops,

You can view our Project Guide for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to install Laminate flooring. If you have specific questions or are stuck at a certain point, please reach out to our How-To Community where our product experts can help troubleshoot with you further = )

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cat...
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fivevm
May 3, 2013
it is a plank click floor. each plank clicks together. if its your first time installing a laminate floor, then i would recommend also getting a laminate flooring installation kit(should cost between $10-$15). you may also need a saw depending on your floor measurement. and please dont forget to put an underlayment down first.
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Will the warranty still be valid if we install it ourselves versus a professional install?

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Lynn
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March 25, 2013
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fivevm
March 25, 2013
Yes the warranty will still be valid. lots of folks install their own laminate flooring, especially the click plank style, which make for a good weekend home improvement project, just make sure you dont forget the 2-1underlayment.
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Is it scratch resistant??

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NJ
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fivevm
March 21, 2013
yes it is. 15yr warranty against scratch. Shaw makes the trafficmaster flooring products for home depot
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Can chatham Oak be layed on a cement flooring, that is a lower level of a raised ranch.

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Middletown, RI
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April 13, 2013
Yes. This floor can be layed down on a cement floor in a lower level(or basement), make sure you put down a 2in1 or 3in1 underlayment down first. Any laminate flooring placed in lower levels or on any concrete should have an underlayment laid down first.
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does this come in skids

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fivevm
May 3, 2013
no. it comes in 5.08wide-x-47.95planks=25.37sqft per carton, i hope that answers your questions unless you meant if it you can purchase it by the pallet or skid? which would be up to you for to decide if you just needed 1box or 1pallet load or skid
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can this flooring be used on a wall as paneling

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fivevm
March 29, 2013
you could use it on a wall for paneling, but you would more than likely void your warranty, being that the warranty is for it being used for floors and not walls.
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Thinking about doing my bathroom soon..

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Jdmoore
Parkersburg wv
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March 14, 2013
how water resistant is the flooring and what would i need to do to seal it up from water getting under the flooring...or should i go another route maybe another laminate?
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fivevm
March 21, 2013
just as long as you put down a 3in1 underlayment for laminate floors down first, then u should be just fine with putting this down in your bathroom
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stairs

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catalina
san jose
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May 15, 2013
can I install this floor on stairs as well? what is the regular price for installation??
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fivevm
May 15, 2013
yes this product can be installed on stairs, you will need a wood flooring adhesive to install them on stairs, but if you are going to have it installed professionally then your installers should probably know that already. check with your local Home Depot to find out an installation price.
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