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what is the affect of radiant heat on solid bamboo floors?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 24, 2014 01:01 AM
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We have installed solid bamboo flooring in our Condo, which is over 10 years old and has radiant heat in the concrete. The floor was installed using the floating method over concrete using a fiber shield over the concrete. The floor has contracted almost 1/2" around the edges of the room, along with two planks in the center of the room separating in the center of the room. We live in the Chicago area and do not and cannot install a humidifier on our furnace, We have been told that the way the installation was made, the radiant heat may have caused the shrinkage? I this true?




 

 

We have installed solid bamboo flooring in our Condo, which is over 10 years old and has radiant heat in the concrete. The floor was installed using the floating method over concrete using a fiber shield over the concrete. The floor has contracted almost 1/2" around the edges of the room, along with two planks in the center of the room separating in the center of the room. We live in the Chicago area and do not and cannot install a humidifier on our furnace, We have been told that the way the installation was made, the radiant heat may have caused the shrinkage? I this true?

Very true. Heat without humidity for wood is a bad combination. Not sure what your solution is, now the wood has shrunk down in size. Maybe consider solid concrete floors...


 

 

 
 
 

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