Wood floor medallions are installed by cutting the floor
to the required shape and size, down to the sub-floor.
The medallion is glued-down into the opening. The floor
can be new or existing, pre-finished or unfinished.
medallions are typically installed using a jig or template.
medallions and the medallions with straight lines are
installed using guides. With the square medallions,
some installers prefer to glue the medallion first and
then install the flooring around it.
shaped, oval inlays are installed using provided installation
floor installation is preferred. The medallion and the
floor are sanded and finished together on-site. This
process offers a better fit of the inlay and the rest
of the floor. Gaps can be patched with the wood filler.
Sanding of the entire floor insures that the floor and
inlays are at the same height and seamless transition.
floor installation requires the medallion to be already
finished and to be the same thickness as the rest of
the floor. Inlay installation can be done any other
time after the floor is installed. However, it is less
forgiving for the gaps and scratches during the installation.
would I install a floor medallion or border ?
read all the requirements for medallion and border installation
first. Make sure that all the conditions for environment,
subfloor and materials are met before attempting to
install the medallion.
Prior to installation, keep the medallion in the climate
controlled environment, flat, in horizontal position
to avoid possible warping. Acclimate the medallion for
at least 24 hr. in the room where it will be installed.
and Winter season warning: Please keep the humidity
level in the house within acceptable range of 40 to
60%. Dry in-house air is typical for a cold season.
This is the primary cause for wood warping, gaps and
cracking in the inlays and is not covered by warranty.
Use either HVAC build-in or portable humidifier to maintain
the environment. Inlay are more sensitive to the moisture
fluctuations than regular plank hardwood floors due
to the combination of different wood species with different
b. Router bit ( Can be purchased from Atlanta Inlaid
Floors for $22.95)
c. Template (Supplied )
d. A pencil, ruler
e. Flooring adhesive and spreader (Adhesive can be purchased
from Atlanta Inlaid Floors Floors, $15.00 per tube).
f. Dry Vac
General Guidelines, Tips, and Safety:
a. Always use your safety glasses, hearing and dust
b. Read and understand the instructions for both the
machinery and cutters before starting to work.
c. Always inspect a router bit before use. Check for
chips in the carbide, frozen bearings, worn shaft, and
be sure set screws and
nuts are tight in bit assemblies.
d. Always change bits or make adjustments with the router
e. Make sure the bit shaft is set at least 3/4"
into the collet, but not bottomed out in the collet.
The end of the shank should be
about 1/16" up from the bottom of
f. Two light passes cut more smoothly and easily than
one heavy pass.
REMOVING MEDALLION FROM TEMPLATE
. ) Push the medallion up from the bottom while holding
the template, so you are lifting the medallion up from
DO NOT LIFT THE TEMPLATE THIS CAN
TEAR THE OUTER EDGE OF WOOD FROM THE MEDALLION.
recommend that when installing the medallion.
) Lay the template on your floor in your desired location
and directional orientation .
) Attach template to floor with either finish nails
or double-sided tape.
) Use flush cutting router bit with top ball-bearing
pilot bit riding against inside of template.
) Make multiple passes to get proper depth.
) Remove template.
) Remove wood inside the template.
) Check for fit and directional orientation .
) Apply flooring glue or construction adhesive to routered
9. ) Install medallion in routered area.
) Put weight on medallion and let dry 24 hours.
medallions and borders installations, Bostik makes a
very convenient glue cartridge 1100 FS. A fast curing,
one-part, cartridge/gun applied, moisture cure urethane
adhesive that does not contain water or chlorinated
solvents, is V.O.C. Compliant.
Best glue is the only adhesive tested and certified
by Atlanta Inlaid Floors. Use other adhesives at your
own risk. Atlanta Inlaid Floors does not provide warranty
on sub-floor separation for other adhesives.
IT IS RECOMMENDED NOT TO LEAVE THE MEDALLION OR BORDER
UNFINISHED FOR ANY EXTENDED LENGTH OF TIME DUE TO THE
MOISTURE CONTENT IN THE AIR AND IT'S SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT.
WE RECOMMEND TO SEAL THE SURFACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Unless your order has been pre-finished.
NOT SPRAY ALCOHOL ON MEDALLIONS OR BORDERS TO RAISE
THE GRAIN BEFORE FINISHING
it possible to get different woods?
You can specify the woods you would like to use. There
might be an additional charge for replacing exotic woods
with other exotics.If you'd like to make a modification
to our existing items, please print out the detail of
the product. Mark your changes with a pen or marker
specifying wood types. Fax the drawing to (770-271-1132)
or email. We will then provide you with an estimate
for proposed changes.
How do I order your product?
may place an order by calling our Toll Free number :
1 (800)790-4865 or use the online form on the Contact
Us page to request an invoice.
Is there a minimum order?
but borders are sold in roughly 4' sections.
is the cost of shipping?
S/H fee for 24" is $45.00, 36" is $85.00 in
U.S. lower 48 states. Actual cost to be determined by
each shipment. Borders are shipped
per pound using standard UPS rates.
For larger medallions 36" and over, Atlanta Inlaid
Floors uses Fed Ex Freight. All shipping is fully insured
and trackable. You may save on shipping if you can provide
a non-residential delivery location otherwise an additional
$75.00 residential fee is charged .
Residential service is considered "curbside delivery."
Meaning the truck will only go to the end of your driveway.
Lift gate service and inside delivery may be requested
for an additional charge.
All items are insured for the entire purchase amount.
How soon can I receive my order?
stock medallions can usually be shipped within 3 to
5 business days, after payment is received.
Please allow additional four to five business days for
Borders lead-times vary depending on the quantity of
Typical lead time to produce a custom medallion is two
to three weeks from the time of signed approval drawing.
I order something custom?
we are more than happy to quote your custom design.
We will strive to match all design elements based on
detail and size. Production of all custom medallions
does not begin until we have a signature on the approval
drawing. All custom designs are the property of that
customer and will not be resold.
I return the product ?
All stock Items have a 20% restocking fee. All custom
medallions cannot be returned.
Can I cancel my order?
Once the order is placed for stock items you
have 48 hours to cancel your order. After 48 hours a
10% processing fee will be charged.
All custom orders will be charged the full amount.
you have samples of the wood?
We sell wood sample palettes. You may purchase a wood
palette of the common wood species used in our products.
One side of the sampler is finished with gloss finish
and the opposite in satin finish. This will help you
to see the "true" wood colors and structure.
Each sampler has eight segments with Ash, Wenge, Bloodwood,
White Oak, Red Oak, Walnut, Brazilian Cherry, and Maple.
Each sampler costs $30. This amount is refunded if you
decide to purchase any products.