Laying hardwood flooring advice pls
Looking for some advice on some new flooring that I am about to install.
I have about 1500sf of reclaimed oak, mixed from 4″ to 7″ upto 8′ long. The mill that I am getting them from will kiln dry to about 8% and had said I can put them down straight away, I will then get somebody in to sand and clear coat, 2 coats.
I have only installed small amounts before and only ever nailed, the mill recommends I glue as well as nail.
The floors are going onto 3/4 ply screwd every 6″ so nice and tight, half of the floor is over a crawl space which is dry and has heated ducts running under. I also have a new furnace new ductwork and a large wood burner. The other half is over the basement on top of old maple flooring which has no subfloor again the basement is dry and stores the furnace.
Will be leaving an expansion space around the edges also nail the baseboards to the wall not the floor
I am in Ontario so the winters can be long and cold.
My questions are.
Do I need to let the floor get use to the house temp for 72 hours or so
Should I glue as well as air nail
How long after the install should I have the sand and clear coat done.
Not going against what the mill has said, just not done it this way before so wondering will it still be fine, heard so many storys of movement in flooring.
Thanks for looking any help much appreciated.