Wide plank wood floor installation and humidity %
I have a question about our wood floor. We are installing a pre-finished 8" wide plank white oak floor. The installation is scheduled to start tomorrow. The wood has been sitting in our house for about 5 weeks now and our HVAC has been running for 3-4 weeks.
However, the humidifier is not hooked up. We have been monitoring the humidity in our house, and it is usually around 35% (it has gone above 40%). Our wood floor supplier requires a relative humidity of 40-50%.
We live in a very dry climate in Southern BC.
Should we ask the flooring installer to wait a week while we increase the humidity in our house? Will a 5% increase in humidity cause cupping? I'm going to ask our installer tomorrow but I thought I'd check here first.
BTW, I would have been more on top of this, but we just had a new baby.