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Bamboo Flooring - Bowing Before Installation

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We just purchased bamboo flooring for our house and are giving it a few days to acclimatize to the humidity and temperature within the house prior to installation later this week. We just unpacked it yesterday and today I've noticed that some of the pieces are starting to bow slightly.

Is this normal? Should I be concerned? Is this an indication that the humidity in the home is too high/low? I'm in Saskatchewan, Canada and this is a new house with an air exchanger. We haven't been running the furnace much lately.

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Hope it's not too late!

Was the bamboo a traditional, "solid" bamboo or did it have a plywood base and a bamboo wear layer? If plywood, it's relatively normal for it to bow alot, and as long as it's not sever, you're ok.

If it's sold bamboo and it bowed the day after removing it from the box, my guess it that it's overdry from the manufacturing process. I'd return it and get new material.

Wood Floor Guy:laughing:
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