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Engineered wood bowed on arrival

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Hawfinch, 24 May 2014.

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    I've taken delivery of some engineered wood, which is now acclimatising in my living room. I opened one of the packs and noticed that the boards were all slightly bowed. If I put one right side up on a flat surface, the centre is raised about 12mm higher than the ends. The boards are 190x1860x21mm and I'm planning to use them in a floating installation over fibreboard underlay in a room about 16 metres square.

    I phoned the supplier who told me not to worry: once the boards are assembled in an offset fashion with the tongue and groove joints glued together, the staggered arrangement and the cumulative weight will hold everything down.

    Does anyone have experience of this and can tell me if the supplier's advice is correct? Or am I going to run into problems if I install these planks? So far, I haven't opened the other packs in case it affects a return, but as they're all from the same batch, it seems likely that they'll be similarly affected.

    The wood looks fine in other respects. My main concern is that I'm going to end up with a large oak trampoline in my living room.
     
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    Ask them to put it in writing or return the lot.

    Andy
     
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