I have just recently installed a new hard wood floor down in a majority of my home. The flooring I have used is Cyntex Engineered Flooring that is readily available from any ***** . It is a 3 ply, with a veneer finish. The floor has been installed over existing Tarrazzo flooring that is free of any cracks or problems. The room size is appx 22ft x 26ft, at its largest, and in the shape of an L. Also this is a glue down flooring, and I am using Bruce Connection PR+ as the adhesive (as recomended by ***** ).
However, The problem that I am expierencing is warping/rippling in several areas of the floor. When the floor is viewed at an angle you can see a noticeable wave in the boards that is comparable to furniture veneer getting wet. The other curious aspect is that one plank also seems to be buckling (severe humidity last couple of days) but there is no deviance in the expansion joints. I still have the manufactuer spec'd 1/2 inch gap all around.
The question remains - Is this being caused by a possible humidity being trapped/seeping under the planks, a defective plank or something I have not condsidered yet. Also, is there any possible way to ellimate the appearance of the damage without replacing the damaged boards? And lastly, it was my understanding that Engineered Flooring was one of the more stable solutions (I have dogs). Is this the case or am I seeing only the bad side?
Thanks in advance.
A very worried (wife is distraught) Hippie