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?
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?
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?
Q: I have 2 year old maple 3/4 inch floor with varying widths. It has had cupping in some areas and ugly cracks between the wider boards. Continue reading Floor both cupping and gapping
Q: My basement was finished by the previous owners about 30 years ago, and they put down hardwood floors, possibly directly on the concrete. The boards have bowed up in a large section in the center of the floor, and you can bounce on them. Continue reading Hardwood floor in basement 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
Q: Can one expect that 3 1/4 oak flooring will be just as stable as 2 1/4 oak flooring? Is there more of a tendency for the wider board to cup over time? Continue reading More likely a wider board will cup?
Q: My hardwood is in a convex shape; meaning, the two sides of the wood are up, but the middle part is down. A “C” shape. What is going on and how can I fix it? Continue reading My hardwood is in a convex shape (cupping vs crowing)
Q: I have a problem with my red oak hardwood floor cupping. It started slowly at the island in the kitchen and has spread slowly. The floor is less than 4 months old. Continue reading Crawl space or leak in kitchen to blame for 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