I wonder if winter (Nov, Dec) is a good month to install hardwood
My concern is that the winter will be dry, and the wood will be
shrunken because of dryness. So, if I nailed all the floors together
during the winter, maybe I did not leave enough room for the floor to
expand in the summer. As a result, the floor will be cupping.
Does my reasonning correct?
Thanks for any info.
Not if you control the humidity in the house. If you let the humidity go
to an extreme, at either end, then you could have problems.
And let the material adjust to room temp before installing it. Don't
keep it in a frozen garage, and then bring it in, and install it when it
all of the stage floors I have seen installed are done by placing the wood
in the conditioned area for at least 2 weeks sometimes as long as a month.
Then installing the floor. I would think that if you put the wood into your
conditioned area for a time to "normalize" you will be ok no matter what
time of year.
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Yes. It might not only cup, it could crack.
Experienced installers know to install the boards a little loosely in
dry weather, and very tightly in humid weather.
Now, knowing *how loose* and *how tight* ... well, that's why they get
the big bucks.
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