Here’s the story as I know it…….Local mega contractor is building his McMansion. three- 12k sqft floors and basement. He gets bids for 30k sq ft of brazilian hardwood floors. Winning bidder finds a lot of teak that has been sitting in a warehouse in Florida (for about 2 years) and installs it. They then try to apply Poly Eurethane but it peals. They then try to sand off the poly. Now the home owner says the wood is moldy and must be removed. Obviously a lawsuit has developed.
Has anyone heard of this happening before? How can you tell if wood you buy contains mold?
You get out of life what you put into it……minus taxes.
After sitting in a warehouse for 2 years, I'd think the moisture content would be way to high to finish right away.
Unless the installer/GC took the time to sticker the flooring for a couple of weeks or more. But my guess is that didn't happen.
I don't know about the mold. Unless there's visible stains, the only sure way is to have it tested. I'm not sure how susceptible teak is to mold.
Teak is what they used for battleship decks in WWII. So, it probably does OK around salt water. Fresh water may be another matter.
>>Now the home owner says the wood is moldy and
For the $$ involved, get the stuff tested