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 Post subject: which flooring would be the best ?
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:54 pm 
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I`m planning to install a new flooring in my cottage. The cottage is located along St-lawrence river , in Quebec. During spring/summer, humidity can be quite high. In winter, we close the cottage as it is unaccessible (to much snow!). Now here is the question: could I install an engineered bamboo floor (floating). iIm scared about the possibility that the floor, during winter, could get dryer and eventually split. Could you give me your opinion ?


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 Post subject: Re: which flooring would be the best ?
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:16 am 
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Well is there hvac in the cottage? If get ready for some contraction and expansion.

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 Post subject: Re: which flooring would be the best ?
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What Kevin said and also there's no way your going to stay within the manufacturers recommended rh and temp requirements for a warranty. I would not do it.

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 Post subject: Re: which flooring would be the best ?
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There is no hvac in the cottage. About the warranty, i could easily live without it, but over that, if the engineer floor is floating, do you think that the humidity fluctuation could cause any split ? if the floor get dryer in winter, will it all move (retract) together or will it split ??


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 Post subject: Re: which flooring would be the best ?
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dede, I am out in the desert, I have seen everthing split here with few exceptions. Bamboo stranded is your best bet.

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 Post subject: Re: which flooring would be the best ?
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Although I don't know the exact location of the cottage but I looked into some Rh numbers up there through wunderground.com this past winter and the one before. I don't see many low numbers. A few 50's a 38 but most are in the 60-90 range from December to March. Of course that's Quebec the city. Hard to find other small hamlet numbers.


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 Post subject: Re: which flooring would be the best ?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 11:55 am 
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Thanks to all of you ! I made up my mind and i'll try it! I'll also let you know what happened with it! After all, it's a 300sq ft installation, less than a thousand dollars risk...!


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 Post subject: Re: which flooring would be the best ?
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A bit late, but we are now 5 years later and everything is ok, no split, the bamboo is as new!

Good news, don’t hesitate, and it has a very nice look!


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