Walnut floor installation

maggie530June 30, 2013

Duplicate post from Flooring

Thanks for all of the guidance we have received from this forum.
We have a house under construction. Our non-finished walnut floors were delivered prior to it being enclosed and air-conditioned. Wood was delivered about two weeks ago. Air conditioning got turned on Friday. We have been adamant that we would not allow floors to be installed prior to acclimation, but of course, there is debate about how long that should be.

We read a million discussions and see that the advice runs the gamut from a/c needs to be on for a month to length of time makes no difference, moisture content is all that matters.

We bought a moisture meter yesterday. The wood surprisingly game in at around 5%. We thought it would be higher because we're in Florida, it has rained a ton and the humidity is sky high. However, the plywood subfloor was around 15%.

So, is the goal now to get the plywood to 5%? That seems like very low humidity to me for a home in Florida, but what do I know!

Any advice would be appreciated :)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
laurajane02

I do believe that the subfloor and wood floor need to be within 2% humidity of each other. Hopefully some experts will chime in!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 10:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is the 'remote' home office worth it?
We need an office for DH that is away from the day-to-day...
edwardshome
Would you trust a builder to create a blueprint from your own sketch?
We have heard of people building custom without using...
liv2tell
It's February 2015- How is your build going?
January was a surprisingly active month! I admire all...
mushcreek
exterior elevation feedback
Concerned about the eaves/overhangs, are they too "flared"...
msmith110705
Inexpensive "build on your lot" builders?
I've been researching local builders online and came...
olivesmom
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™