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jpc 06-18-2011 06:13 PM

question about aclimating hardwood
 
hello and thanks in advance,.. I took on 2 bedrooms in my house to install hard wood floors, bought all the hardwood in december and has been stored in my living room,, two weeks ago i unboxed what i thought the first room would need , im about a box short.My question is, with all the material sitting in the house for the last six months can i unbox and slam it in tonight or play it safe? it is my home and i want it to last and look good, just wondering what some of you pro's would do in my shoes, thanks everyone

woodman58 06-19-2011 06:47 AM

Go out to the box store today and purchase a cheap moisture meter. it's about $30. If the reading is within 2% of the floor it is being installed on you are O.K.. If not you should wait.

CplDevilDog 06-19-2011 07:33 AM

Make sure when acclimating HW you cut the plastic as you stock it.

I see to many HW floors "acclimating" on jobs for days wrapped securely in their vapor proof, manufacturing plastic. :icon_rolleyes:

jpc 06-25-2011 02:05 AM

i know the thanks is a bit late, but have had puter issues, ending up gettting a moisture meter, and it was good, i do woodworking as a hobby enthusiaist so doest hurt to have one on hand, thanks for your responces. This site has the healthiest amount of people willing to put it out there, thanks again

Floor Doc 06-25-2011 07:03 PM

What was the MC of the wood ?


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