Dumb Question - Acclimate Hardwood Floor

Old 03-14-06, 09:23 AM
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This is probably a dumb question to ask but when my BR111 Braz Cherry 3/4" solid floor arrives exactly how do I acclimate it? I will have about 20 boxes. Do I need to actually take the wood out of the boxes or can I leave it all in the boxes and just set it in the house?
Old 03-14-06, 12:36 PM
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Get out your trusty moisture meter. Poke the flooring from several cartons and poke the subfloor in many locations. When those 2 readings are within 2 -3% points of each other, your wood is acclimated. I would open both ends on the cartons and stack them criss-cross on each other no more then 3 cartons high in each stack.

I would also open every carton before the installation, to be positive all the cartons are the same color variations. BR-111 is bad about cartoning each variation of color in a separate carton, each.

Get down to the end of a job and open the last 5 cartons, and finding they are all really light in variation is a job killer! Has happened to me twice now in the last year. BR-111 does not premix the variations before they are cartoned. You have to do their job for them now.
Old 03-14-06, 12:46 PM
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Do you recommend against BR111? I could also go with Pennington Hardwoods and they are only two hours away from me.

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