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EFTHIM 08-21-2012 12:57 PM

installing hardwood flooring
When is best time of year to install hardwood flooring. How many days should flooring acclimate indoors. do i need a moisture meter.

1950home 08-21-2012 07:59 PM

I don't think there is a best time of year to install hard wood flooring.

Different brands and types of flooring request different amounts of time to acclimate. The flooring should be spread out through the areas that are going to be floored (not just put in the garage). Lets just say a case of 3/4” 20 square feet is around 56 pounds; a 2 bedroom house at 900 square feet would weigh in over 5,000 pounds.

Moisture meter is a must IMO. Best to check the moisture before ordering the flooring around out side walls and bathroom walls. You still need to test after old floor comes out.

joecaption 08-21-2012 10:14 PM

Time of year means nothing, it's temperture and humidity that's important.
Need to be testing the floors not the walls as the other poster suggested.

Is this flooring going over a home with a basement or crawl space?

1950home 08-22-2012 04:20 AM

I meant to check the moisture of the floors around the outside walls, bathroom, and kitchen.

EFTHIM 08-23-2012 11:40 AM

Optimal moisture content for installing hardwood floor
What is optimal moisture content between hardwood and sub floor? Thanks

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