Moisture content is the most important factor to consider when purchasing a hardwood floor. Installation of a hardwood floor with moisture content above 9% will lead to serious problems such as large gaps between boards.
Hardwood imported from Asia and South America can have moisture content of up to 20%, which will cause you serious problems shortly after installation.
Ensure the retailer checks the moisture content of the hardwood flooring. If the salesperson cannot check the moisture content for you, they don’t understand how moisture affects hardwood flooring.
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