Balanced Seal Finishing®



Pre-installation Instructions, Warranty and Care Instructions.

Please read carefully before installation.

Retain for future reference.

Pre-installation Instructions

  • Allow TaperTite to acclimate to the environment in which it is to be installed for ten days for pre-finished flooring and fourteen days for unfinished flooring.

  • We do not recommend installing our Cottage Grade TaperTite over concrete or radiant floors.

  • Use 3" face widths when installing our Premium Grade TaperTite over concrete and 3" or 4" face widths when installing over radiant floors. Do not install any grade of curly maple over concrete or radiant floors.

  • We recommend TaperTite Quarter and Rift sawn products over above grade concrete and radiant floor heat.

Limited Twenty Year Warranty

For Residential Use


Peter DeVivi Productions, Inc. Manufactures TaperTite in accordance with accepted industry standards, which permit a defect tolerance not to exceed 5%, as solely determined by Peter DeVivi Productions, Inc. The defects may be of a manufacturing or natural type.

  1. Peter DeVivi Productions, Inc. warrants that TaperTite is free from defects in materials and workmanship when it leaves our possession. We warrant to the end user that Peter DeVivi productions, Inc. shall replace any TaperTite product or portion thereof which, under normal use and service, proves to be defective within Twenty years of purchase. 

  2. Peter DeVivi Production, Inc. warrants to the end user that the TaperTite finish will not separate for a full twenty years from date of purchase.

Conditions not covered by Warranty


Peter DeVivi Productions, Inc. assumes no liability for defects which are caused either by improper preparation of the surface on which this product is to be installed by defective installation and/or application.


The warranty does not cover indentations, scratches or damages caused by negligence, animal claws, water, sand, abuse, accidents, natural wood fiber discoloration, spiked heels, mopping with water, improper maintenance, discoloration of the wood caused by direct sunlight hitting the floor, sheen reduction due to wear or extreme environmental conditions.

Tips For The Prevention of Problems

  1. Discoloration of wood is caused by direct sunlight hitting the floor. Sheen reduction is due to wear or extreme environmental conditions.

  2. Maintaining the relative humidity in your home at 40-50%.

  3. Water and wood are worst enemies. For every day maintenance, we recommend using Basic Coating Squeaky Clean or a like product from a flooring retailer. Do not use grocery store items as Mr. Clean or Murphy's. If Dulling in the finish occurs in high traffic areas, use Basic Coating Refresher or a like product from a flooring retailer. Never use waxes or polishes on your TaperTite flooring.

  4. Routinely vacuum the floor with one of the soft attachments for the vacuum cleaner. Vacuuming keeps dust and dirt from building up and protects from scratching the finish.

  5. High heels can damage the surface of your TaperTite floor.

  6. All wood oxidizes over time. Oxidation changes the color or patina of the TaperTite flooring and gives it the mature or aged look that most people like. Ultraviolet rays from the sun cause almost all of these phenomena. Direct sunlight on the TaperTite floor surface will greatly accelerate this process.

  7. Felt pads must be under all chair legs and other furniture to prevent scratching the TaperTite floor finish.

  8. Report all claims to the retailer as soon as possible.


Developed and Manufactured by

Peter DeVivi Productions, Inc.
2494 Kingdom Road
Waterloo, NY 13165
Ph - (800) 833-3710
Fax - (315) 568-6041

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