Measure the length by width of your room, add 5% for cutting waste and divide by the square footage in each box. Round this number up to the nearest carton. The quantities for each carton can be found on the web page for each color.
Example for a 12 by 15 foot room being installed with Golden Aspen:
12×15=180, adding 5% (180×0.05=9) equals 189 feet needed. Divide that by 22.09 feet/carton, equals 8.6 cartons. Round that up to purchase 9 cartons.
Note: If you have detailed floor or a fancy pattern like a 45 degree run, add 10% instead of 5%
Available Harmonics® colors can change from season to season, so be sure to purchase enough flooring to finish out your installation and enough extra to perform any possible future repairs or additions (we recommend purchasing an extra 10-15%).
To purchase products previously sold in Costco warehouses, please call 1-888-459-9220.
Harmonics® is a laminate floor. The base of a Harmonics® floor is a watertight, glued HDF board (High Density Fibre Board). This is covered with a design layer and a transparent overlay against wear and tear. Underneath, a barrier layer stops rising damp and prevents the boards from deforming. The design layer is a photo of wood or tiles that is printed on paper. This paper is submerged in melamine resin. This is covered with a very strong and transparent protective layer. The melamine layers are pressed on the HDF board in a press under high pressure and temperature. In addition, a wood or tile structure is also pressed into the top layer. For example, the oak designs have a wood texture that coincides exactly with the wood pattern. The highly refined printing technique means that you can hardly tell the difference between the photo and real wood. So you can have a “wooden floor” in your home without sacrificing valuable trees. In addition, you don’t have to worry about the disadvantages of a wooden floor. They are easy and fast to install (yourself) and easy to maintain.
Thanks to the closed surface structure of Harmonics® laminate floors and the closed joints between the boards, there’s nowhere for dust to creep. Moreover, the perfect laying and finishing of your Harmonics® floor means it’s easy to clean. Dust mites and other allergy-causing organisms cannot survive on clean laminate floors. This will help you protect your home from allergens. This is extremely important for people suffering from asthma or dust allergies. To maintain good hygiene it is essential that you always use a Harmonics® maintenance product for cleaning. These do not contain any wax or varnish which can attract dust. With the Harmonics® microfiber tissues (Harmonics® maintenance kit) you can easily remove all dust.
Harmonics® floors are sold exclusively through Costco.
Our floors carry the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) certification for performance standards. To learn more, visit NALFA. Harmonics® flooring also has a rating of AC-3 and AC-4. They have been tested to pass general commercial foot traffic conditions and still hold up. For you, this means our products are abrasion resistant, impact resistant, stain resistant, resistant to household chemicals and even resistant to cigarette burns.
To completely service Costco Members, we have set up the toll free customer service number at 1-888-459-9220 for molding and other accessory purchases. Only Harmonics® moldings are guaranteed to coordinate with your Harmonics® floor. Beware of non-Harmonics® moldings, their expansion clearances have not been tested and may violate your warranty. We also offer a limited selection of short length molding to economically finish your installation, ask a support representative at the customer service number about availability. 1-888-459-9220.
Spacers are used to maintain your expansion gap and are to be removed after installation. The spacers in the installation kit are designed to be used in pairs. They are adjustable to provide the minimum 5/16″–3/8″ expansion space.
Yes, Harmonics® requires the use of a moisture barrier on both concrete and wood subfloors. Even wood subfloors can have moisture enter from crawl spaces and basements. Moisture barriers also reduce lateral friction caused by heavy furniture, extra-large installations and rough subfloors.
For a detailed, but easy “How To” guide to installing stairs, contact Harmonics® Customer Service a 1-888-459-9220. Stair nose moldings are also available through this number.
Yes for concrete subfloors. This prevents damage to the floor from floods or water damage in other rooms. For wooden subfloors, trim the plastic 1 inch from the walls.
Nail or glue the track to the subfloor using polyurethane contactor’s adhesive such as Liquid Nails. Skirting ® Quarter Round are nailed directly to the walls. Never nail or glue molding directly to Harmonics® flooring.
Use flexible acrylic caulking available from Harmonics® Customer Service 1-888-459-9220.
Yes, removing the protruding “tongue” or lower “lip” gives you the full 5/16″–3/8″ expansion space under the transition moldings and wall skirting.
Yes, the pad is to cushion the floor, reduce noise and mitigate small imperfections in the subfloor surface. It does not prevent subfloor moisture from entering the plank joints. Even old concrete floors, basements and crawl-spaces can have high moisture levels capable of swelling wood flooring. The Harmonics® Moisture Barrier is high quality and meets the Harmonics® flooring warranty requirements. It is required for all installations. Do not use an additional foam underlayment as a moisture barrier. To order the Harmonics® Installation Kit or for installation assistance, please call 1-888-459-9220.
This includes through all doorways, between rooms and halls and around door jambs, cabinets, and under the moldings. Floating floors must have this space in order to properly expand & contract from room to room and season to season.
Use a fine-tooth carbide blade. On a circular table saw a minimum of 40-60 teeth is recommended, less teeth may result in rough cuts. Clean cuts depend on the type of saw used. For a fine-toothed handsaw or crosscut saw (pattern side up), or a jig saw (pattern side down), or a table saw (pattern side up), or a circular saw (pattern side down).
Many chairs, tables and appliances have feet that can cause damage to wood floors. Harmonics®offers self-adhesive felt pads, available from Customer Service 1-888-459-9220. We also recommend placing walk-off mats inside door entrances.
Clean up spills immediately, and use mats inside and outside of entries to keep your floor clean and dry.
The best preventive maintenance is to regularly sweep a wood and laminate floor. In some active households, this could mean daily. The accumulation of dirt and grit can wear the finish on the hardiest of laminate floors. Sand and rocks under foot and furniture can scratch any floor.
Many cleaners have detergents that are harmful to laminate and wood floors. Harmonics® planks are engineered to require little more than sweeping and a light mopping. For soiled floor maintenance, contact Harmonics® Customer Service at 1-888-459-9220 for a warranted maintenance kit and other accessories.
All Harmonics laminate flooring complies with all industry and governmental standards. Harmonics brand laminate flooring is in full compliance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) 93120 Title 17 Phase II standards for formaldehyde. All of our sources for composite wood components have been tested by an independent, third party CARB-approved certifier and confirmed to meet the exacting standards of the state of California. We also regularly check our certifications to make sure they are updated and that all requirements are continuously being met.
Harmonics floors are subjected to rigorous, independent testing designed to ensure our flooring products abide to the highest industry and governmental standards – including CARB Phase II.
All Harmonics products are manufactured in the United States, at our manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, and comply with all industry and governmental standards.
No. We do not import products for sale by our Harmonics brand.
No. We do not utilize Chinese produced components in our Harmonics flooring.
Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring substance in all wood products, formed by elements found in our environment like carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. While formaldehyde is naturally occurring, high levels can be harmful to humans. We do not add any urea formaldehyde during the manufacturing process for our products. And all Harmonics products are produced to exacting industry and governmental regulations, including restrictions regarding formaldehyde emissions
Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring substance in all wood products, formed by elements found in our environment like carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. While formaldehyde is naturally occurring, high levels can be harmful to humans. No urea formaldehyde is added during the manufacturing process for our products. And we follow exacting industry and governmental regulations regarding formaldehyde emissions. For additional information on formaldehyde, visit the following website.
All Harmonics® laminate flooring complies with all industry and governmental standards. As such, Harmonics brand laminate flooring is in full compliance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) 93120 Title 17 Phase II standards for formaldehyde. All of our sources for composite wood components have been tested by an independent, third party CARB-approved certifier and confirmed to meet the exacting standards of the state of California. We also regularly check our certifications to make sure they are updated and that all requirements are continuously being met. For more information on CARB standards, visit their website.
Harmonics brand laminate flooring is in full compliance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) 93120 Title 17 Phase II standards for formaldehyde. All of our sources for composite wood components have been tested by an independent, third party CARB-approved certifier and confirmed to meet the exacting standards of the state of California. We also regularly check our certifications to make sure they are updated and that all requirements are continuously being met.