Can we save this floor?
DH and I have been refinishing our kitchen, totally DIY, since last Fall. We were about 95% done, and DH was putting in the sink when disaster hit. I'll skip the details and just tell you that we learned the hard way that our kitchen was plumbed by bypassing the shut off valve at the house. The floors are (were) brand new red oak engineered floating click lock, with a plywood (not MDF) core. The underlayment is silent blue, which is foam with foil on the back--no paper or felt. We shop vac's and dried the floors immediately after the fire dept left (long story, but even they had trouble shutting off the water to our house), and the damage restoration people were there walling off the area with plastic sheeting and setting up fans and dehumidifiers within a few hours. They were pretty confident they could save the floor as most of the water was cleaned up quickly. Per their instruction, we stayed out of the area as much as possible. So no one noticed until this morning, when they came back to get new moisture readings, that the dehumidifiers were not plugged in. I don't see any cupping or buckling (yet), but it looks like the finish on the ends of sides of some planks is wrinkling or looks puckered. I only notice this when I look at the floor at an angle. The moisture reading they took today were not good. I am just sick about this whole situation. The restoration folks are coming back tomorrow to take new readings, and we have another company, recommended by our insurance broker, coming for a second opinion. I don't want to replace the floor unless we have to, because I am so tired of having our house torn apart from renovations. The flooring goes under the new cabinets, so they would have to be removed if the flooring is replaced. At the same time, I don't want to waste time and money trying to fix floor that is not salvagable or that will only cause us problems down the road. Any advice?