Small section of new floor cupping after one month

Q: I have a brand new hardwood floor. Oak. I have a small 16″x16″ section cupping after one month. The installer told me it was due to humidity, but it only occurred in that one small spot throughout the whole condo. Could it be installed wrong in that one spot? Or sealed while there was moisture underneath?

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Can water popping cause cupping?

Q: Can water popping cause cupping? Out Southern pine floors were installed and sanded. Then they water popped the floor to apply stain, which ended up looking very good. Sadly the floors looked cupped almost right after the finish was done. Continue reading Can water popping cause cupping?

Glaze applied to floor causing cupping?

Q: I had my 75 year old hardwood oak floors re-glazed with —– by a company about a year or so ago. They are cupping pretty badly. Since there are rooms that weren’t refinished by them that aren’t cupping, I assume the company created the problem. Continue reading Glaze applied to floor causing cupping?

Hickory floor cupping

Q: When I moved into my house 1 1/2 years ago I had carpet and ceramic floors removed and new hickory prefinished hardwood put in my entire downstairs. Almost immediately my floors started cupping, some areas are raised and some have vertical cracks in the wood. You can feel when you walk over and it’s on over 50% of floor. Continue reading Hickory floor cupping

Newly installed oak wood floor is cupping

Q: We had 1/2 white oak installed in our dining and kitchen area to match the 40 year old oak floors. The contractor did not acclimate the new wood at our site. It is now cupping, but the old floors are not. Do you feel like he should replace the flooring? Continue reading Newly installed oak wood floor is cupping