Hi all, looking for some help here from people in the know. I'm about to
have select grade 3 1/4" yellow birch hardwood installed throughout my
house. The wood has been delivered and is getting acclimated in the house. I
understand that ideal humidity should be somewhere in the range of 45% - 55%
all the time in a house, according to the company that sold it to me.
Problem is, my home humidity ranges from a low of 20% to no more than 30%.
I've been testing it with a hygrometer in various spots. Its clear to me
that I just live in a very dry house.
I live in Canada, and in winter particularly (the heating season), humidity
can be low.
My question is this: if it is installed in low humidity, and the humidity
ALWAYS stays relatively low in the house (summer and winter), will there be
a problem down the road with shrinking, expanding, or cracking of the
Thanks for any help or insight.