Q: We installed our hardwood floors in Nov-05 and about six months later the floor started lifting. I had a gentleman come and do a moisture test and he mentioned the moisture should be 14% or below my moisture was at 25%.
We have pulled all the floor up again and are wanting to redo it but can you please suggest what an individual can to put on their floor if there is moisture?
A: Normal would be 7-9%. Your floor is soaked and that amount of moisture has to come from someplace, and I suggest it is not from the air. It sounds like you have a leak someplace, and you will have to fix that first. The sub floor will have to dry out and before a new floor is installed. The sub floor and finished floor have to be within 4% of each other relative to moisture content.