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 Post subject: which floor do you recommend for a high humidity area?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:33 pm 
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I want to install wodden floors in a very high humidity area. It is actually a weekend home which is closed the whole week. They will be set on a ceramic tile floor (that is what the seller said would be best since it would act as an insulator). Which do you recommend engineered floors or hardwood? Even if the humidity doesn't come from the subsoil, won't the humidity in the air eventually affect the floor? Do you recommend a floating or a glued floor.
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 Post subject: Re: which floor do you recommend for a high humidity area?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:48 pm 
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Glued engineered is best in that situation. Make sure the substrate is flat first.

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Glued engineered is the way to go. The subfloor doesn't really matter with engineered, but the humidity could still cause some problems. Any wood floor (but especially hardwood) is going to expand and contract depending on the atmosphere. The best you can do is to install a good HVAC system and try to keep the humidity/temperature consistent. Doesn't sound like that's an option since the house isn't used 5 days of the week. You might just have to be prepared to do some maintenance work down the line. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: which floor do you recommend for a high humidity area?
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A floor that is well-sealed and has a good moisture barrier is recommended for high-humidity areas. So, a laminate floor is the best option because it is made with special glue that minimizes moisture absorption which makes it ideal for humidity. Also, laminate flooring https://interiorabudhabi.com/flooring-abu-dhabi/ is durable, easy to install, and stain and scratch-resistant.

You don't have a clue as to what your talking about who ever you are.
Floating floors like laminate do have issues with high Rh as most have a high wood fiber content.
Yeah yeah we have seen you link abudabi so your just a spammer and should go away instead of misleading people here. Your just a salesman spammer.

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