The Ultimate Maintenance Guide
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Thanks Karen

Bob Allott

I have just read this article on installing solid oak floorin over a under floor heating system. I was concerned regarding the comments refering to the moisture content of the flooring.
BS8201: 1987 in 6.5.3 Recommended moisture content at laying. Under floor heating 6% to 8%.

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Hi Bob

Thanks for your comment. Every wood species has its on best moisture content for installing, be it on or not on UFH.
Solid Oak for instance should be between 8% - 11%, Pine can have a higher moisture content (up to 15%) before it would give you problems once installed.
The 1987 guideline was written before wood-engineered floors "took over" and before better UFH systems and other materials were invented.

Best course of action: follow the manufacturers guide lines, that'll keep your warranty in place. Our Duoplank manufacturer (wood-engineered boards with 6mm solid top layer) recommend max 11% moisture content, which falls in the normal specs no matter if there is UFH involved.

Time and inventions evolve, BS guidelines are known to have problems to keep up I'm afraid.

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