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Natural or Engineered wood floors near ocean

richard zimmer
last month

We will shortly build a new home near the ocean in the northeast and wondering if engineered wood is a safer option than natural wood floors against cupping and other probs in a humid environment. We will want relatively wide plank, which I know will require gluing and not just nailing and know that the temperature and humidity of the floor and base need to be controlled at the time of installation.

We do like to have windows open when we can so the interior heat/humidity will not be always be strictly controlled after we are in the home.

Thanks for any advice.

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