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jdbs3
Want wood floor in kitchen, not laminated one. Plan to use red or white oak, but humidity issue.
jdbs3

House built in 1978, all hardwood floors, less the kitchen (40 year old vinyl) and baths (tile). No A/C, and no issues with humidity and current hardwood floors over the last 40 years. Want to install pre-finished red or white oak hardwood floor in kitchen, not engineered wood. But manufacturers note humidity must NOT be greater than 70%.

Humidity in NH easily exceeds 70% frequently during Summers.

Is there any way to install the hardwood without future warping, cupping, separation issues, etc. with the floor? I'd really like to go hardwood rather than vinyl, but do not want to spend $1,500 - $2,000, only to find the floor failing a few years in the future.

Thanks

 

jdbs3
Re: Want wood floor in kitchen, not laminated one. Plan to...
jdbs3

Doesn't look like this forum is too active.  

Any suggestions on wehre I can get feedback?

thanks

 

Clarence
Re: Want wood floor in kitchen, not laminated one. Plan to...
Clarence

Try DIYCHATROOM

Jack
Re: Want wood floor in kitchen, not laminated one. Plan to...
Jack

Warping and cupping is caused by uneven moisture . If you seal all 6 sides of the flooring it should cut down on problems.

 

Jack

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