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ss3777 09-22-2007 08:56 PM

hardwood in carriage barn
hi all,

If I am putting down hardwood in a second floor of a carriage barn that will not be heated every day throughout a upstate NY winter; do I need to worry about the temperature change and the wood warping?


Floorwizard 09-23-2007 06:03 PM

Yes you will need to worry.
Not much you can do but keep the temp and humidity at a constant.

An engineered floor is more stable, but still may cause probs.

RippySkippy 09-24-2007 08:09 AM

I guess that depends on what look you after. If you want it to look like a well finished probably won't stay like that very long. If you're after the wood plank look that will have gaps over time, no problem, that type of floor has been in garages/barns for centuries!

ss3777 09-24-2007 11:00 AM

Good point, I think that is probably what we will go with, wide plank, rustic.


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