1. Keep boards that are being staged for cutting out of direct sunlight. Use tarps, original material wrap, or shade to protect them from the sun.
  2. In temperatures above zero, place all mitres and butt ends tight with no spacing. For temperatures below zero, allow for 1/8 of an inch on mitres and butt ends.
  3. Where butt ends meet the perimeter, ring, or picture frame board router the butt end with a ¼ inch round(or bit of choice).  This will soften the edges and hide any minor expansion/contraction.
  4. Minor scratches can be eliminated with a heat gun or propane torch. It is important to keep the heat source moving to prevent burns to the surface. Practice on an inconspicuous area or scrap piece.
  5. Edges can be sanded, scribed, and back cut to achieve desired look and shape.
  6. Do not drag boards across dirt or debris. It is best to lift at both ends and carry rather than sliding boards off of a stack or pile. Hidden grit can mark the surface.
  7. Once installed take appropriate measures to protect the newly installed boards with plywood or a like material to prevent damage due to the normal course of construction.
  8. Stainless steel screws must be used to ensure lifetime performance.