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Old 01-28-2011, 09:33 PM   #16
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I think what they are saying is that exotic woods expand and contract more than domestics. The problem with that thinking is that most all exotics are manufactured in the country of origin. There for the plywood is from the same place the exotic wood is from. They will expand and con tract the same.
what I am saying is that plywood has a much different moisture exchange than that of less stable hardwood of any species. I dont see how the bond between these two products can make for stable flooring. It seems to me that over time the veneer will delaminate. Also engineered flooring is less resistant to water in comparison to solid exotic flooring.

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it's all very confusing. thanks for the clarification.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:35 AM   #18
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Water is not good for any wood. If solid wood or engineered wood gets wet it is not a good thing. But, just the relative humidity in you home will not bother the glues in engineered any more than it does in solid. Relative humidity in a home is normally between 45% and 55%. Unless in the spring and fall you have you windows open where then it may go as high as 65%. If you spill water on a wood floor get it up right away. If the dishwasher, ice maker, sink, etc. leaks call your insurance company. Make sure your insurance company knows that you have hardwood. Some require a rider on the policy to cover hardwood floors.
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