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Engineered wood floors & laminated wood floors:
This article explains the choices and proper installation of engineered wood flooring and laminated wood floor products.
This article series discusses and provides a best construction practices guide to the selection and installation of building interior surface materials, carpeting, doors, drywall, trim, flooring, lighting, plaster, materials, finishes, and sound control materials.
Our page top photo illustrates what can happen to an engineered-wood floor (or any wood floor for that matter) if it is exposed to flooding from a burst plumbing or heating pipe.
We also provide a MASTER INDEX to this topic, or you can try the page top or bottom SEARCH BOX as a quick way to find information you need.
Guide to Choosing & Installing Engineered Wood Floors: Wood Laminates
The main advantage of engineered wood floors is dimensional
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Because most engineered floors consist of
cross-laminated plies of wood, they are less likely to swell,
shrink, cup, or warp.
This makes them the best choice for
applications subject to wide changes in moisture levels—
below grade, over radiant heating, or over concrete slabs
with poor drainage or no vapor barrier.
Our photo (left) shows a selection of engineered wood and laminate flooring choices that we discuss here. (The first two samples from the left side of the photo are a resilient vinyl floor sample and a solid maple flooring sample and do not belong in the category of laminate nor engineered wood flooring.)
are also the best choice for glue-down applications because
of their inherent stability. Another advantage is that engineered
wood floors do not require a beveled edge. Most
have tight-fitting, square-edged joints.
Materials Used in Engineered Wood Floors
Laminated floors come in a wide variety of
sizes, from 1/4 to 3/4-inch thick. In general, the more plies a
flooring has, the stronger and more stable it will be. Three
plies is typical. Look for a top wear layer of at least 1/8-inch
if the floor is to be sanded and refinished in the future.
Typical laminated floors can be sanded and refinished once
or twice; the best, up to three or four times.
thickness in some laminated flooring is nearly as thick
as in traditional hardwood strip flooring, which although 3/4-inch thick, can be sanded down only about 1/4 inch (see Figure 5-11).
Longstrip flooring has several short pieces of strip
flooring in the top ply to give the appearance of random length
Single panels are as large as 8x96
inches (see Figure 5-12). It is used primarily in floating
floors, but some products may also be nailed or glued.
Since each panel is two or three strips wide, the end joints
of these strips line up at panel ends, unlike in a true strip
Single-strip flooring products, on the other hand, are visually
indistinguishable from a traditional strip floor. Our photo (below right) illustrates an engineered wood floor product sample from Bruce® hardwood floors.
Veneers may be either sliced or rotary cut. Rotary-cut
veneers make better use of the tree with less waste, but
sliced veneers are harder and less prone to denting. Also,
look for interior veneers that are the same wood as the face
veneer or at least as hard. Soft interior veneers make a
weaker flooring that is more prone to denting.
Installation Procedures for Engineered Wood Floors
Laminated wood floors can be nailed,
stapled, or glued with mastic to any dry wood subfloor.
Many can also be glued directly to dry concrete (see
“Installing over Concrete,” page 168, for how to test
dryness). If the concrete is below grade, check with the
manufacturer to see if the product is guaranteed for that
A floating floor may be a better choice for
In general, glue-down products are 1/4- to 3/8-inch thick
parquet tiles, strips, or planks. Strips or planks are generally
less than 2 feet long, since longer pieces are too difficult
to straighten with glue. The only solid wood flooring
that is glued is parquet, which gains stability from the short
pieces and different orientations of the grain.
As with unfinished flooring, the building should be
closed in, with all wet work completed and dried, before
installing engineered wood flooring.
Make sure the concrete
or subfloor is sufficiently dry and the indoor humidity
level is close to the level it will be when the building is
occupied. Keep the flooring materials packaged until
Floating Floor Installation Methods for Engineered Wood Floors
Another option is to float the finish
flooring. You can float a floor over virtually any stable
substrate, including concrete, wood, smooth tile, or even
short-nap carpet. With most floating floors, the T&G
pieces are edge-glued to one another with PVA wood glue
and installed over a thin layer of closed-cell, high-density
foam and a vapor barrier.
A floating floor is more resilient underfoot than one
glued to concrete, but feels less solid than a nailed or glued
Some manufacturers offer a harder premium foam
underlayment, which is recommended for those seeking a
more solid feel underfoot. Still, customers should be aware
that a floating floor will feel different from a nailed or
Installers must leave a 1/2-inch expansion gap around
the edges of floating floors, typically hidden by baseboard,
or use special T- or L-shaped moldings at door openings
and other transitions to accommodate movement (Figure 5-13).
Existing door casings can be undercut to allow for
movement. Restraining the flooring ends at doorways or
the room perimeter can lead to open joints or buckling.
Because there are no mechanical fasteners to the substrate,
floating floors rely on good quality flooring and a
very flat slab or subfloor to produce a smooth, trouble-free
In shopping for the flooring, choose materials that
are straight and uniform in thickness, fit together snugly,
and lay flat with few visible gaps.
The subfloor should be
level to within 1/8-inch over 10 feet. If necessary, shim
low points with clean mason’s sand or felt or rosin paper
layered in the low spots to create a tapered shim (do not
use asphalt felt over radiant floors, however, to avoid
While floating floors cannot tolerate the heavy vibration
caused by standard floor sanding equipment, most
floating wood floors can be lightly sanded and refinished
or coated with sandless finishes.
Follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations regarding refinishing.
No-Glue Installation Method for Engineered Wood Floors
Each company uses its own interlocking edge
design to snap the 8x48-inch or 8x96-inch panels together
in place of adhesive. These products were developed in
Europe where people often take their floors with them
when they move.
The Denmark-based company Junckers Hardwood
Inc. manufactures the only solid-hardwood floating floor.
The 6-foot-long strips are held together with special
metal clips that snap in place on the underside of the floor
The clips, along with adhesive at butt joints only, work
together to create a strong monolithic floor with the appearance
of traditional strip flooring but the ability to
move with moisture and temperature changes, making it
ideal for use over radiant slabs.
The 5-inch-wide boards
are either a single plank in width or two strips dovetailed
together. The 9/16 -inch product is guaranteed for two sandings,
the 3/5-inch for seven.
A recent introduction to the flooring market,
bamboo is not really a wood, but a type of grass that
matures in three to five years on plantations, making it an
environmentally friendly alternative to premium hardwoods.
To make bamboo into flooring, thin strips are laminated
to form planks from 3/8 to 3/4 inch thick.
nodes that separate bamboo stalks into short sections create
darker cross markings, giving the product an attractive
and unusual appearance.
A more homogenous color is also
available from some manufacturers by using laminated
strands. Engineered bamboo flooring is as hard as maple
and more stable than oak, and comes either unfinished or
prefinished with the same types of finishes as used on
Formaldehyde Warnings for Some Laminated Flooring Products: Lumber Liquidators
On Sunday [1 March 2015], CBS News' "60 Minutes" aired a program in which it had independent laboratories test laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators for high concentrations of formaldehyde. The show said that samples of the flooring had levels of formaldehyde well in excess of limits set by the California Air Resources Board.
Lumber Liquidators said Monday that the news program used an improper testing method and that it stands by its products. - retrieved 5 March 2015, original source: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/lawmaker-calls-federal-probe-chinese-laminate-flooring-n317351
The New York Times, reporting on this program cited independent tests by investors Whitney Tilson and Xuhua Zhou dating as early as 2013 and producing results indicating [Tilson] "... formaldehyde levels in the wood he tested were two to six times the California limits". - Rachel Abrams and Aaron M. Kessler, "Lumber Liquidators Plunges After TV Report of Tainted Flooring", The New York Times, 5 March 20915, p. B2.
SeeFORMALDEHYDE in LAMINATE FLOORING for a discussion about testing & remediation of Chinese-made Freight Liquidators laminate flooring suspected of outgassing formaldehyde at hazardous levels. Quoting from that article:
Watch out: no gas exposure test will accurately describe the actual human exposure levels in a building if the test is not properly conducted.
The risks are of both Type 1 Errors (a false positive result) and Type 2 Errors (a false negative result). That is to say that depending on how it was conducted, your test may indicate a costly, actionable problem where in fact there is not one (a false positive) or your formaldehyde (or any other) test may indicate that there is no hazard or no problem when in truth there is one (a false negative result).
Manufacturers, Industry Associations, & Sources of Indoor Engineered Wood and Wood Laminate Flooring Materials
at FLOOR, WOOD ENGINEERED & LAMINATED we define three basic types of flooring products: hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring, and laminate flooring. We illustrate each of these floor covering approaches with flooring sample photographs. Excerpts are bgelow
[Solid] Hardwood flooring is illustrated by our photo at below-left. This hardwood flooring sample is Vintage Maple Natural 3/4" thick x 3 1/4" wide tongue and groove flooring produced by Tarkett and has a hardness rating of 4 on a 1 to 5 scale.
Solid hardwood flooring is just that - flooring material made out of a single piece of hardwood, usually cut into a tongue-and-groove profile that is installed to the subfloor by nailing through the tongue on a diagonal into the floor board and into the subfloor below.
Engineered wood flooring is illustrated by our second photo at below right. Shown is Click Bamboo-Toast 9/16" flooring available through Home Depot® stores.
Engineered wood flooring combines a top layer of wood that is bonded to multiple plies of softwood that affords uniformity and dimensional stability.
Laminate flooring, including laminate wood flooring looks like a hardwood floor, provides a hard surable surface, but is usually less costly per square foot than the solid or engineered wood floor products above.
Prefinished Wood Flooring
Snap-together, no-glue long-strip and single-strip
Anderson Hardwood Floors
Laminated strip, nail, glue, and floating
Armstrong World Industries
Bruce, Hartco, and Robbins prefinished plank and
BHK of America
Snap-together, no-glue laminated wood flooring
Columbia Wood Flooring
Prefinished solid strip
Floating click-lock oak flooring
Engineered wood strip with oil, UV-cured urethane,
or acrylic-impregnated finish
Floating solid strip with metal clip installation
Laminated strip with UV-cured acrylic urethane,
nail, glue, or floating
Prefinished strip, laminated strip, and click-lock
Laminated strip and plank with polyurethane and
Medallion Hardwood Flooring
Prefinished solid hardwood strip and plank with
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Excerpts from his recent book, Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction, Wiley (November 18, 2005) ISBN-10: 0471648361, ISBN-13: 978-0471648369, appear throughout this website, with permission and courtesy of Wiley & Sons. Best Practices Guide is available from the publisher, J. Wiley & Sons, and also at Amazon.com
Books & Articles on Building & Environmental Inspection, Testing, Diagnosis, & Repair
"The Elimination of Unsafe Guardrails, a Progress Report," Elliott O. Stephenson, Building Standards, March-April 1993
"Are Functional Handrails Within Our Grasp" Jake Pauls, Building Standards, January-February 1991
Access Ramp building codes:
Access Ramp Standards:
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), Public Law 101-336. 7/26/90 is very often cited by other sources for good design of stairs and ramps etc. even where disabled individuals are not the design target.
ANSI A117.4 Accessible and Usable buildings and Facilities (earlier version was incorporated into the ADA)
ASTM F 1637, Standard Practice for Safe Walking Surfaces, (Similar to the above standards)
Asbestos products and their history and use in various building materials such as asphalt and vinyl flooring includes discussion which draws on ASBESTOS, ITS INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, ROSATO 1959, D.V. Rosato, engineering consultant, Newton, MA, Reinhold Publishing, 1959 Library of Congress Catalog Card No.: 59-12535 (out of print).
Asbestos Identification and Testing References
Asbestos Identification, Walter C.McCrone, McCrone Research Institute, Chicago, IL.1987 ISBN 0-904962-11-3. Dr. McCrone literally "wrote the book" on asbestos identification procedures which formed
the basis for current work by asbestos identification laboratories.
Stanton, .F., et al., National Bureau of Standards Special Publication 506: 143-151
Pott, F., Staub-Reinhalf Luft 38, 486-490 (1978) cited by McCrone
ASHRAE resource on dew point and wall condensation - see the ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, available in many libraries. The following three ASHRAE Handbooks are also available at the InspectAPedia bookstore in the third page of our Insulate-Ventilate section:
2005 ASHRAE Handbook : Fundamentals: Inch-Pound Edition (2005 ASHRAE HANDBOOK : Fundamentals : I-P Edition) (Hardcover), Thomas H. Kuehn (Contributor), R. J. Couvillion (Contributor), John W. Coleman (Contributor), Narasipur Suryanarayana (Contributor), Zahid Ayub (Contributor), Robert Parsons (Author), ISBN-10: 1931862702 or ISBN-13: 978-1931862707
2004 ASHRAE Handbook : Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Systems and Equipment : Inch-Pound Edition (2004 ASHRAE Handbook : HVAC Systems and Equipment : I-P Edition) (Hardcover)
by American Society of Heating, ISBN-10: 1931862478 or ISBN-13: 978-1931862479
"2004 ASHRAE Handbook - HVAC Systems and Equipment The 2004 ASHRAE HandbookHVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various common systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) that comprise them, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. Major sections include Air-Conditioning and Heating Systems (chapters on system analysis and selection, air distribution, in-room terminal systems, centralized and decentralized systems, heat pumps, panel heating and cooling, cogeneration and engine-driven systems, heat recovery, steam and hydronic systems, district systems, small forced-air systems, infrared radiant heating, and water heating); Air-Handling Equipment (chapters on duct construction, air distribution, fans, coils, evaporative air-coolers, humidifiers, mechanical and desiccant dehumidification, air cleaners, industrial gas cleaning and air pollution control); Heating Equipment (chapters on automatic fuel-burning equipment, boilers, furnaces, in-space heaters, chimneys and flue vent systems, unit heaters, makeup air units, radiators, and solar equipment); General Components (chapters on compressors, condensers, cooling towers, liquid coolers, liquid-chilling systems, centrifugal pumps, motors and drives, pipes and fittings, valves, heat exchangers, and energy recovery equipment); and Unitary Equipment (chapters on air conditioners and heat pumps, room air conditioners and packaged terminal equipment, and a new chapter on mechanical dehumidifiers and heat pipes)."
1996 Ashrae Handbook Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems and Equipment: Inch-Pound Edition (Hardcover), ISBN-10: 1883413346 or ISBN-13: 978-1883413347 ,
"The 1996 HVAC Systems and Equipment Handbook is the result of ASHRAE's continuing effort to update, expand and reorganize the Handbook Series. Over a third of the book has been revised and augmented with new chapters on hydronic heating and cooling systems design; fans; unit ventilator; unit heaters; and makeup air units. Extensive changes have been added to chapters on panel heating and cooling; cogeneration systems and engine and turbine drives; applied heat pump and heat recovery systems; humidifiers; desiccant dehumidification and pressure drying equipment, air-heating coils; chimney, gas vent, fireplace systems; cooling towers; centrifugal pumps; and air-to-air energy recovery. Separate I-P and SI editions."
Brick Nogging, Historical Investigation and Contemporary Repair, Construction Specifier, April 2006. Historical use of brick in timber-framed buildings, drawing on the investigations of the Kent Tavern in Calais, VT.
"Brick nogging is a European method of construction which was brought to the new world in the early-nineteenth century. It was a common construction method that employed masonry as infill between the vertical uprights of wood framing." -- quoting the web article review.
Building Research Council, BRC, nee Small Homes Council, SHC, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, brc.arch.uiuc.edu. "The Small Homes Council (our original name) was organized in 1944 during the war at the request of the President of the University of Illinois to consider the role of the university in meeting the demand for housing in the United States. Soldiers would be coming home after the war and would be needing good low-cost housing. ... In 1993, the Council became part of the School of Architecture, and since then has been known as the School of Architecture-Building Research Council. ... The Council's researchers answered many critical questions that would affect the quality of the nation's housing stock.
How could homes be designed and built more efficiently?
What kinds of construction and production techniques worked well and which did not?
How did people use different kinds of spaces in their homes?
What roles did community planning, zoning, and interior design play in how neighborhoods worked
Energy Savers: Whole House Systems Approach to Energy Efficient Home Design [copy on file as /interiors/Whole_House_Energy_Efficiency_DOE.pdf ] - U.S. Department of Energy
"Energy Savers: Whole-House Supply Ventilation Systems [copy on file as /interiors/Energy_Savers_Whole-House_Supply_Vent.pdf ] - ", U.S. Department of Energy energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11880?print
"Energy Savers: Whole-House Exhaust Ventilation Systems [copy on file as /interiors/Energy_Savers_Whole-House_Exhaust.pdf ] - ", U.S. Department of Energy energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11870
"Energy Savers: Ventilation [copy on file as /interiors/Energy_Savers_Ventilation.pdf ] - ", U.S. Department of Energy
"Energy Savers: Natural Ventilation [copy on file as /interiors/Energy_Savers_Natural_Ventilation.pdf ] - ", U.S. Department of Energy
"Energy Savers: Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems [copy on file as /interiors/Energy_Savers_Energy_Recovery_Venting.pdf ] - ", U.S. Department of Energy energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11900
"Energy Savers: Detecting Air Leaks [copy on file as /interiors/Energy_Savers_Detect_Air_Leaks.pdf ] - ", U.S. Department of Energy
"Energy Savers: Air Sealing [copy on file as /interiors/Energy_Savers_Air_Sealing_1.pdf ] - ", U.S. Department of Energy
Falls and Related Injuries: Slips, Trips, Missteps, and Their Consequences, Lawyers & Judges Publishing, (June 2002), ISBN-10: 0913875430 ISBN-13: 978-0913875438 "Falls in the home and public places are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States, but are overlooked in most literature. This book is unique in that it is entirely devoted to falls. Of use to primary care physicians, nurses, insurance adjusters, architects, writers of building codes, attorneys, or anyone who cares for the elderly, this book will tell you how, why, and when people will likely fall, what most likely will be injured, and how such injuries come about. "
Fiberglass: Indoor Air Quality Investigations: Health Concerns About Airborne Fiberglass: Fiberglass in Indoor Air from HVAC ducts, and Building Insulation
Gypsum Construction Guide, National Gypsum Corporation
Construction Handbook [purchase at Amazon.com] H17, Technical
Folder SA920 and PM2, PM3 and PM4, United States Gypsum Company, 125 South Franklin ST., PO Box 806278, Chicago, IL 60680-4124,
Humidity: What indoor humidity should we maintain in order to avoid a mold problem?
Ice Dam Leaks in building attics and roof cavities, how to inspect for evidence of leaks, identify causes, and correct bad attic ventilation, improper roof venting, and these causes of attic mold or roof structure damage
"Insulation: Adding Insulation to an Existing Home [copy on file as /interiors/Insulation_Adding_DOE.pdf ] - ," U.S. Department of Energy - tips on how to do your own check for the presence of absence of insulation in a home
Insulation: Selecting Insulation for New Home Construction [copy on file as /interiors/New_Home_Insulation_DOE.pdf ] - , U.S. Department of Energy -
"Your state and local building codes probably include minimum insulation requirements, but to build an energy-efficient home, you may need or want to exceed them. For maximum energy efficiency, you should also consider the interaction between the insulation and other building components. This is called the
"whole-house systems design approach" [copy on file as /interiors/Whole_House_Energy_Efficiency_DOE.pdf ] -
Insulation Types [copy on file as /interiors/Insulation_Types_DOE.pdf ] - , table of common building insulation properties from U.S. DOE. Readers should see INSULATION R-VALUES & PROPERTIES our own table of insulation properties that includes links to articles describing each insulation material in more detail.
Lath & Plaster Systems [copy on file as /interiors/LathPlaster_Nat_Gypsum.pdf ] - , 092300/NGC, National Gypsum Lath and Plaster Systems, National Gypsum Corporation, 800-628-4662 describing National Gypsum's Kal-Kore brand plaster base
Lighting, proper use of: proper aiming of a good flashlight can disclose hard to see but toxic light or white mold colonies on walls.
Metal Lath Specifications, Specification for metal lath and accessories, Lath and Plaster [copy on file as/interiors/Amico_lath-inside.pdf ] - from Amico, a lath and plaster accessory producer.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST (nee National Bureau of Standards NBS) is a US government agency - see www.nist.gov
"A Parametric Study of Wall Moisture Contents Using a Revised Variable Indoor Relative Humidity Version of the "Moist" Transient Heat and Moisture Transfer Model [copy on file as/interiors/MOIST_Model_NIST_b95074.pdf ] - ", George Tsongas, Doug Burch, Carolyn Roos, Malcom Cunningham; this paper describes software and the prediction of wall moisture contents. - PDF Document from NIS
Pergo AB, division of Perstorp AB, is a Swedish manufacturer or modern laminate flooring products. Information about the U.S. company can be found at http://www.pergo.com where we obtained historical data used in our discussion of the age of flooring materials in buildings.
Piquet Wall Construction: See this photo of
piquet wall construction - involving timber-framed wall construction with long top girts, diagonal timber bracing, and small diameter logs
placed vertically along with concrete chinking to fill in the wall plane.
Plank House Construction: weblog from plankhouse.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/plank-house-construction/ and where plank houses were built by native Americans, see
Large 1:6 Scale Plank House Construction / P8094228,
Photographer: Mike Meuser
06/12/2007 documented at yurokplankhouse.com where scale model Museum quality Yurok Plank Houses are being sold to raise money for the Blue Creek - Ah Pah Traditional Yurok Village project.
Plastering, PM 5, Product & Systems Technology, US Gypsum, May 1998, web search 10.5.2010, original source: http://www.usg.com/rc/technical-articles/plaster/
[copy on file as/interiors/Plastering_USG.pdf ] -
United States Gypsum Company, 125 South Franklin ST., PO Box 806278, Chicago, IL 60680-4124,
Paraphrasing from this document: USG uses the term shadowing in this document in describing the visual effect over gypsum board joints caused by the lower moisture absorption rate (take-up) and lower capacity than gypsum base face paper. Shadowing at joints occurs where veneer plaster is applied over tape joints, requiring a second coat to completely hide the tape, providing a visually uniform surface. USG Advises: "This [second] cover coat must be allowed to harden and dry before plaster application is started.
Plastering Skills, F. Van Den Branden, Thomas L. Hartsell, Amer Technical Pub (July 1, 1985), ISBN-10: 0826906575, ISBN-13: 978-0826906571 [purchase at Amazon.com]
Re-Bath, tub lining products is a bath tub relining manufacturer and distributor located in Tempe, Arizona - see rebath.com
Rubblestone Wall Filler: See this Lartigue House using exterior-exposed rubblestone filler between vertical timbers of a post and beam-framed Canadian building.
Slips, Trips, Missteps and Their Consequences, Second Edition, Gary M. Bakken, H. Harvey Cohen,A. S. Hyde, Jon R. Abele, ISBN-13: 978-1-933264-01-1 or
ISBN 10: 1-933264-01-2,
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The Stairway Manufacturers' Association, (877) 500-5759, provides a pictorial guide to the stair and railing portion of the International Residential Code. [copy on file as http://www.stairways.org/pdf/2006%20Stair%20IRC%20SCREEN.pdf ] -
Lighting, proper use of: proper aiming of a good flashlight can disclose hard to see but toxic light or white mold colonies on walls.
Manufactured & Modular Homes: Modular Building Systems Association, MBSA, modularhousing.com, is a trade association promoting and providing links to contact modular builders in North America. Also see the Manufactured Home Owners Association, MHOAA, at www.mhoaa.us. The Manufactured Home Owners Association of America is a National Organization dedicated to the protection of the rights of all people living in Manufactured Housing in the United States.
Mold-Resistant Building Practices, advice from an expert on how to prevent mold after a building flood and how to prevent mold growth in buildings by selection of building materials and by anti-mold construction details.
Slips, Trips, Missteps and Their Consequences, Second Edition, Gary M. Bakken, H. Harvey Cohen,A. S. Hyde, Jon R. Abele, ISBN-13: 978-1-933264-01-1 or ISBN 10: 1-933264-01-2, available from the publisher, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company,Inc., www.lawyersandjudges.com firstname.lastname@example.org and also from the InspectAPedia Bookstore (Amazon.com)
Steps and Stairways, Cleo Baldon & Ib Melchior, Rizzoli, 1989.
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