hardwood floors in seasonal homes

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Moose Jaw
8/12/2008 at 10:31:34 PM

Hello. Is it advisable to use solid hardwood flooring either 4-5 in. plank or 2-3 in. boards on floors. We are looking at a UV oiled handscraped product but keep hearing from some flooring people it is better to go with engineered products due to temperature/humidity fluctuations? We are building a small log cabin and aren't really wanting fake wood flooring. ?????? Thanks!

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Date/Time9/7/2008 at 2:08:25 AM

go with engineered, but for the love of not... not not cheep out on it!!

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Abba's Service in Huntsville
Date/Time11/7/2008 at 12:24:03 AM

Here is some good advise about real hard wood from someone how knows. If the moisture content is high in that area then you should not use engineered or real hardwood. Lets explain. If it gets real humid there it is not good unless you have central air to stabilize the air. If in fact it is cool around your cottage that is ok. Hardwood expands and contracts with the difference in heat. Humidity plays a big role as well do you heat the cottage in the winter time if yes that is good. If you can keep the temp in there between 68 and 74 it will not matter as long as the floor is insulated underneath with spray foam. and all joints need to be taped as well.

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