When installing wood flooring it is very important to consider the moisture content of the flooring, subfloor and even the concrete slab. Wood is a hygroscopic material, constantly absorbing and giving off moisture until it reaches an equilibrium moisture content with its surroundings. In an environment with relative humidity values around 40-45%, the equilibrium moisture content will be around 7-8%. If the flooring is installed prior to reaching that point it can warp, buckle, or delaminate, causing significant damage and necessitating costly re-installation. A good quality moisture meter is the best tool you can use to ensure your flooring project goes off without a hitch… or a buckle.