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Handling

Hardwood is a living substance which reacts to changes in relative humidity. Wood gains and loses moisture before and after installation, as surrounding conditions fluctuate. Indeed, wood expands in the summer when humidity level is high and contracts in the winter when the humidity level is much lower. To minimize the expansion or contraction of your hardwood floor, it is recommended that the building should be well ventilated and the relative humidity level maintained at 45 % all year long. Before you begin, plastering and cement work must be completely dry. It is strongly recommended that the wood be left to acclimatize at house temperature for a period of at least 24 hours at the ideal relative humidity level which is 45 %.

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