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08:54PM | 09/06/03
Member Since: 09/06/03
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We are having Maple hardwoods installed over concrete floors and are above grade. What is the normal time for the woods to acclimate to the humidity in the unit? I’ve seen conflicting timeframes and would appreciate any comments from the Pro's out there... We've heard 72 hours, a week or not at all.... Look forward to hearing from you-

KD Fisher

04:46PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts

Longer the better with solid products, especially with that unpredictable critter..maple. Engineered? Some manufacturers say it's not important but they've been wrong before.

Ken Fisher
South Florida

Florida Wood Floors.Net


08:01PM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 09/06/03
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Thanks for the advice... We are now waiting for the woods to be delivered... We will see when they happen to arrive!!


09:45PM | 09/12/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts

A time frame is not so important as the moisture content. There are moisture meters that test for moisture content. 6 to 8 percent moisture is good. You also need to check the moisture content of the subfloor.

Depending on where the wood has been stored prior to delivery to your house and the weather when it was delivered can affect the time frame. Moisture content is the factor you need to watch. Never have wood delivered when it is raining or snowing. It will pick up moisture.

If your wood is coming from a lumber yard that stores the wood outside you may need to wait longer for the moisture content to be right than wood that comes from a box store that has the wood inside the store in a controlled environment.


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