Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold (TM) Flooring Panel Enhancements Expedite Installation

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New fastener template simplifies construction; Improved edge sealant reduces edge swell; Company extends no-sand warranty to 200 days

Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold™ flooring panels now feature a new fastening template to help builders work faster on the jobsite. The simplified nailing template uses pre-printed dashes – instead of symbols – to guide fastener placement. The panels also incorporate a proprietary edge seal formulation that significantly reduces edge swell. These features combine to improve cycle times and floor performance, and decrease the risk of callbacks. In addition, Weyerhaeuser has more than doubled the time period for the Edge Gold flooring no-sand guarantee, from 90 days to 200 days. http://www.woodbywy.com

Builders using Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold flooring panels can now quickly identify where to nail or screw fasteners into joists. Clear and simple dashes on each panel indicate the possible on-center spacings of underlying joists, without the need to decode symbols on the jobsite. The result is more efficient, faster installation.

The proprietary edge sealant on Edge Gold panels and extension of the no-sand guarantee to 200 days protects builders from edge swell after exposure to weather during construction. Weyerhaeuser also provides a 50-year limited warranty to reinforce the floor panel’s long-term performance. Edge Gold panels install flat and remain flat for a quality floor, improving customer satisfaction and reducing callbacks.

“We’re continually working to make floor framing more efficient,” said Stewart Lavigne, Director of Marketing and Sales for Weyerhaeuser OSB. “With Edge Gold flooring’s new fastener template, framers can readily see where to place fasteners. It’s clear and simple, and that saves time.”

Builders have used Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold flooring panels in residential, multi-family and light commercial projects for more than 15 years. Other features that help simplify construction include:
·    Tongue-and-groove edges with a self-gapping fit
·    Touch sanded face for a uniform thickness
·    Delivery of panels working-side-up for easy installation

Edge Gold panels are part of Weyerhaeuser’s comprehensive offerings for better-performing floors. Additional products include Trus Joist® TJI® Joists, TimberStrand® LSL rim board and Weyerhaeuser Premium® Joists. To help builders balance floor performance and cost, TJ-Pro™ Ratings predict how users will perceive the finished floor. The ratings allow for ready analysis of alternate materials and layouts to better target the floor performance to its intended use before construction begins.

About Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. Our wood products business offers leading structural frame materials, software and technical support for residential, multi-family, and light commercial under the Weyerhaeuser and Trus Joist® brand names, and is one of the largest building products distributors in the U.S. We manage our timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards, and all of the structural wood products we make are SFI® certified. At the end of 2010, the entire company employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries and generated $6.6 billion in sales. http://www.woodbywy.com

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