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Why does all Wood Flooring Shrink

exerpt from “Common Failures in Wood Structures“ by Paul Fisette – © 2002 Wood Flooring Symptom: Floor boards have developed unsightly gaps 6 months after a home is occupied. Several individual boards appear to have shrunk significantly while large areas of flooring remain tightly arranged. Investigation: Several 1/2″-gaps separate large sections of the tongue-and-groove strip flooring. […]