10-29-2010, 09:33 AM
I am not a contractor or flooring installer, so most of the info I am reading is beyond my level of understanding.. But my installer is getting a moisture reading (using a moisture meter I think) of my slab of 12% -14%. How reliable is using the moisture meter for assessing compatibility of bamboo with the concrete slab? We are trying to trouble shoot a bamboo floor that has swollen in several sections. Some of the swelling was on the new concrete slab on grade and some on the older slab. Slab was poured in September (for the remodel) of last year and floor installed in January of this year. Problems occurred between April and September. Floating bamboo floor over Aquabar "B" barrier.