Causes Of Cupping And Bowing In Wood Floors
Due to the natural movement characteristics of wood, slight cupping is sometimes unavoidable with wood flooring, especially in wider boards.
At 12% moisture content the board in general should retain its Original flat sawn board appearance.
The same board is dried out to 6% moisture content causes the board to shrink and cup upwards.
The same board absorbing moisture to around 18% causes the board to expand and cup in the opposite direction (downwards).