• Hardwood
  • Style No. SA419
  • Color No. 00146
  • ARGONNE FOREST OAK

  • TAPESTRY

  • TAPESTRY
    00146
  • TALLOW
    00252
  • ARMORY
    00508
  • DRAWBRIDGE
    00514
  • HEARTH
    00519
  • TOWER
    00524
  • ARROW
    00533
  • TRESTLE
    00986

The 8 Colors of Argonne Forest Oak

The Argonne Forest collection has an abundance of the natural charm that makes wood floors so desirable. Creating its stunning character are stylish 7 1/2" widths, extremely handsome linear graining, and sawn face veneers that closely resemble solid hardwood. Argonne Forest's colors are visually rich - with the beautiful knots, mineral streaks, and natural splits seen in heirloom woods. Heightening its appeal is a very low-gloss finish, which calls to mind vintage European oil-rubbed floors.

Product Specifications

Flooring Type

Hardwood

Style

SA419
ARGONNE FOREST OAK

Color

00146
TAPESTRY

Collection

The Royal Collection

Species

WHITE OAK

Construction

Product Specifications
Construction
Construction
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid flooring is milled from a single slab of wood, including all character marks and defects grown into the tree. Solid wood is dependent on the natural grain structure to remain flat and straight. It is typically 3/4" thick and must be nailed to a wood sub-floor for proper installation.

Solid Composite Hardwood Flooring
Solid composite is a blending of both solid and engineered technologies to create a more stable product in wider widths. Utilizing strips of solid 3/4" wood 1-2 inches in width, these strips are glued together into a single wide plank. The separation of grain direction into these narrow strips reduces the strength of any one strip, allowing the entire plank to be resistant to cupping, crowning or bowing. This product can be made from the leftover material when standard width boards are cut to size. Most of this left over material is usually ground up into sawdust. This post-industrial recycling of this material is a better use of the natural resources.

Veneer Core Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is created by gluing 3 to 9 thin layers or plys of wood together using a premium appearance hardwood for the top layer. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered wood flooring is less likely be affected by changes in humidity and can be installed at all levels of the home.

Epic Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Epic engineered hardwood flooring is created by combining Shaw's EnviroCore high-density fiberboard core with a premium hardwood veneer top layer and a balancing back layer of hardwood. Epic's EnviroCore makes it harder, denser, and greener than comparable solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring with softer plywood cores.
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ENGINEERED

Plank Width

7 1/2 in.

Plank Length

Random

Plank Thickness

9/16 in.

Finish

DURASHIELD

sq.ft.per

31.09

Edge Profile

MICRO BEVEL

Installation Method

Product Specifications
Installation Method
Installation Method
With hard surfaces flooring, you have several different installation options: Nail Down, Staple Down, Glue Down, and Floating. Some Shaw hard surfaces can be installed using more than one of the techniques described below.

NAIL
This installation technique is required for SOLID HARDWOOD construction. Using pneumatic or manual nailers, you or a professional installer will project cleats through the wood, fastening it directly to a suitable subfloor. SOLID construction, like it sounds, is milled from a single 3/4" thick piece of hardwood. Because of its thickness, a solid hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished over several generations of use. One of the characteristics of solid wood flooring is that it expands and contracts with changes in your home's relative humidity. Normally, installers compensate for this movement by leaving an expansion gap between the floor and the wall. Base molding or quarter round is traditionally used to hide the extra space.

This installation technique may also be applicable for ENGINEERED HARDWOOD construction, including EPIC, depending upon the product. ENGINEERED wood is produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered wood flooring is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and can be installed at all levels of the home.

STAPLE
This installation technique is an optional installation technique that can be used for both SOLID and ENGINEERED HARDWOODS. Using pneumatic staplers, you or a professional installer will project staples through the wood, fastening it directly to a suitable subfloor. This method is slightly simpler than the nail-down method.

GLUE
This installation technique is an optional technique that that can be used for ENGINEERED HARDWOODS. You or a professional installer will use an acrylic-based or urethane adhesive to adhere your new hardwood to a suitable subfloor. After applying the adhesive with a trowel, you should also use adhesive between the seams of your hardwood floor to complete and stabilize the installation.

This installation technique may also be applicable for dry-back RESILIENT TILES. You or a professional installer will use a special adhesive to adhere your new resilient tiles to a suitable subfloor. Some resilient tiles may be grouted, depending on the design of the product.

Standard RESILIENT SHEET vinyl requires the application of a full-spread adhesive that firmly secures the floor in place onto the subfloor. Expect moisture testing and some preparation of subfloors, according to their condition.

FLOAT
This installation technique is an option on certain ENGINEERED HARDWOODS. Rather than being attached directly to the subfloor with an adhesive, the flooring "floats" over an underlayment placed between the wood and the subfloor. Shaw floating engineered wood floors must be glued together at the tongue-and-groove joint to complete and stabilize the installation. This installation technique allows the floor to expand and contract. Shaw offers a variety of underlayment options for your specific installation.

This installation technique is also applicable for LAMINATE flooring, plank construction in tile or wood designs. This type of "floating" laminate floor is engineered so that the edges of the planks fit together and lock into place without glue or hardware. (Note: Some products require adhesive on the end seams of the first row only.) Since those floors are "floating", proper expansion space must be maintained at all vertical surfaces. Expect moisture testing and some preparation of subfloors, according to their condition.

Shaw also has a floating version of RESILIENT LVT flooring. Our StaTite planks and tiles stick to each other, not the floor. Expect moisture testing and some preparation of subfloors, according to their condition.

TILE AND STONE
To install CERAMIC TILE, PORCELAIN TILE, or STONE, a layer of adhesive (thin-set) mortar is applied to the proper subfloor with a trowel, and the tiles are set into it, leaving a consistently sized gap, or joint, between each one. After the adhesive dries, a special grout compound is packed into the joints, filling the spaces and creating a smooth, finished surface. Expect moisture testing and some preparation of subfloors, according to their condition.

You'll want to consider your installation options as you make your product selection. Your dealer will be able to help you decide what method will work best for your specific needs.
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FLOAT/GLUE/NAIL DOWN/NAIL/STAPLE/GLUE/FLOAT/STAPLE

Installation Grade

ABOVE, ON, BELOW

Radiant Heat

YES

Color Variation

Product Specifications
Color Variation
Color Variation
With hardwood flooring, you have several different Color Variations: Low, Moderate and High. See below for an explanation of the Color Variation types.

Low Variation
This Shaw hardwood contains low to moderate color and character variation within each carton with low to moderate occurrences of knots and minteral streaking. These characteristics are inherent to the wood species. Falls within Low visual and color categories. Installers must work out of several boxes at a time to ensure optimum appearance. Preplanned dry racking will help.

Moderate Variation
This Shaw hardwood contains moderate to high color and character variation within each carton with moderate to high occurrences of knots and mineral streaking. These characteristics are inherent to the wood species. Falls within Moderate visual and color categories. Installers must work out of several boxes at a time to ensure optimum appearance. Preplanned dry racking will help.

High Variation
This Shaw hardwood contains high to very high color and character variation within each carton with frequent knots and very frequent mineral streaking. These characteristics are inherent to the wood species. Falls within High visual and color categories. Installers must work out of several boxes at a time to ensure optimum appearance. Preplanned dry racking will help.

Your dealer will be able to help you decide what color variation will work best for your specific needs.
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CV3 - HIGH

Light Sensitivity

NO

Gloss Level

10

Downloads

Shaw Engineered Hardwood Installation Instructions

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Hardwood Transition Pieces

7 Transition Pieces are Available:

Transition Pieces
Flush Reducer
Flush Reducer
Flush Reducer

Ensure the proper transition when your hardwood flooring meets other floor coverings, such as vinyl, thin ceramic tile, or low-pile carpeting. The Flush Reducer should be used on hardwood floors that have been nailed or glued down.

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Flush Reducer
Transition Pieces
Flush Stairnose
Flush Stairnose
Flush Stairnose

This coordinating piece provides the proper transition for all the hardwood steps in your home. Buy the Flush Stairnose for hardwood that has been nailed or glued down.

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Flush Stairnose
Transition Pieces
Overlap Reducer
Overlap Reducer
Overlap Reducer

Ensure the proper transition when your hardwood flooring meets other floor coverings, such as vinyl, thin ceramic tile, or low-pile carpeting. The Overlap Reducer should be used for floors that have been installed using the floating installation method.

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Overlap Reducer
Transition Pieces
Overlap Stairnose
Overlap Stairnose
Overlap Stairnose

This coordinating piece provides the proper transition for all the hardwood steps in your home. Buy the Overlap Stairnose for floors that have been installed using the floating installation method.

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Overlap Stairnose
Transition Pieces
Quarter Round
Quarter Round
Quarter Round

Hardwood flooring must be installed with expansion space between the flooring and the wall because it naturally expands and contracts due to weather conditions. This molding not only adds a finishing touch, but conceals the expansion space. It may also be used under cabinets where wall base won't fit or at the base of a stairway to provide a subtle blend between the horizontal and vertical surfaces.

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Quarter Round
Transition Pieces
Threshold/End Mold
Threshold/End Mold
Threshold/End Mold

Typically used at exterior doorways, threshold moldings transition between flooring and the doorway threshold. It can also be used as a transition from wood floors to different flooring surfaces when the reducer won't do, such as on high-pile carpet or thick ceramic tile.

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Threshold/End Mold
Transition Pieces
T-Molding
T-Molding
T-Molding

T-Molding is commonly used in doorways to join two wood floors in adjoining rooms. It's also recommended when making transitions from a wood floor to another floor that is approximately the same height. T-Molding is also used to provide expansion joints when a floor dimension exceeds a length of 40' or a width of 30'.

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T-Molding

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