hey fellas, i have decided to put in a new floor in my living room
and bedrooms using tamarack, now my question is, could anybody
tell me is between 6 & 8 % moisture decent enough drying for flooring.
i have a lot of homework to do on this , as this will be my first
fooring (wood) project to undertake. thanks and an input on flooring
would be appreciated . fred
I'd be surprised if the rest of your house was dryer than that. Stick
your moisture meter into, say, some existing framing & see what the
house's equilibrium is at, and then use the flooring when they're
hey fellas, i posted this an hour ago but didnt make it ,not sure
why.....Anyway i think i have decided to do my livingroom floor using
tamarack, i have never put in a wood floor and am about to start my
home work on it. the supplier of this tamarack says its kilned to
6 to 8%, is that plenty dry for flooring if so any help anyone can
offer will be extremely appreciated. thanks fred
And an Amazon ad pops up for the whole book, hard copy, $59.95. Seems more
sensible to me for those who want a hard copy to check out Lee Valley, where
their version is $29.95 (and well worth it, I think: It has been repaginated so
you can find things more easily--the original sectioning is a PITA IMO). And it
does not seem to be much used for flooring, but with narrow growth rings and
good strength, the only real worry is abrasion resistance. In a world where
white pine has recently jumped in popularity for flooring use, at least a few
people aren't too worried about long term wear. Having said that, I once lived
in an old Hudson Valley farmhouse (built in 1839) with white pine floors. By
the time I got there, they were 140 or so years old. Wear was visible, but they
looked quite good anyway.
"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence
is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of
office." Ambrose Bierce
I have the Lee Valley offering; and also have the free version on
a biz-card CD as a much more portable reference.
Somehow is seems wasteful to pay Amazon US$60 for a publication
that's available for downloading from
(There's other good information there, too.)
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