Acclimation or Conditioning

Acclimation or Conditioning

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Acclimation at the jobsite

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Acclimation of material at the jobsite

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Cross stacked

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Sticker stacked

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HVAC should be at normal living conditions

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Rh and Temp

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Humidifier

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What you need to know

Proper acclimation of wood flooring is achieved when the woods moisture content (MC) is at equilibrium with the average expected conditions of occupancy when the home is lived in. Leaving the wood at the job site for several days does not mean that it was properly acclimated. Wood delivered to a job-site and stored within an uncontrolled environment will acclimate to the moisture levels of that environment.

Technical Guidelines

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Scratches /Dents/ Impact

What you need to know The National Wood Flooring Association states the following on page 67 of the 2018 Technical...
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What you need to know The National Wood Flooring Association states the following on page 39 of the 2018 publication,...
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What you need to know According to The Forrest Products Laboratory – Wood Handbook 2010 Page 14-10 – “powder-post beetles...
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