2 methods of installing hardwood-which is best
Moisture reading have to be taken on the wood being delivered that day, as well as your sub floor that day. If they're off by more than 2 points, wood cannot be installed. It's best to acclimate wood a week in a heated home, between 65 and 75 degrees with humidity levels between 50 and 65%. You can kill the tree but you can't kill the wood. It will always continue to expand and contract depending on the seasons and your heat/humidity levels. That said, acclimating first then sanding and finishing the wood is what we recommend, assuming it's 3/4" domestic wood. If it's an exotic species, it may have to acclimate a bit longer. Density is greater on exotics.