klin dried solid wood

Old 06-10-03, 05:24 AM
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klin dried solid wood

What are the advantages/ disadvantages of using klin dried solid wood flooring.
Old 06-10-03, 09:41 AM
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I can't imagine not using kiln dried hardwoods. Without it you're likely to have shrinkage problems given the right conditions.
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Kiln dried wood

When trees are brought out of the woods, they are at about 30% moisture level. With all the wet winter and heavy spring rains, they are now coming in at about 50%. This means that the wood has to stay in the kiln longer, and mills are finding that it's taking longer to dry wood for manufacturing into flooring. The wood is kiln dried to around 8% moisture level. Once you get the wood to your home, it needs to acclimate (adjust) to the humidity and temperature level of the rooms where you will be installing it for a few days to minimize problems with expansion and contraction. To install wood that has not been kiln dried sets you up for expansion/contraction problems.
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Installing a Hardwood floor in your home is the equivalent of buying a piece of fine furniture. It is something you will appreciate
and enjoy the beauty of for years and years. Do it you will never
regret it. I have installed Harwood in all of the rooms of my home except the bedrooms and baths. I put my home for sale recently and the first 3 people to look at it offered the asking price.

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