Bamboo flooring in a summer cottage

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Q: I want to put bamboo flooring in a 4 season room at my summer home. We don’t run the heat in the winter except once a month for a weekend. The floor is insulated and we will be putting down three quarter inch plywood. Will this be a good choice?

A: If you like bamboo this should be fine.

The issues arise in homes not often used in winter. It may be cold inside but as the sun rises and moves across the sky, shining through windows it will warm up inside. Warm air holds more moisture. But then it cools down at night and you can end up with condensation issues. It doesn’t always happen. But it can happen.

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