Before leaving your hardwood flooring in a location, and on a regular basis once it’s there, monitor both the environment and the condition of the wood. This will hopefully help you catch any problems before they can have a significant impact.
Check the humidity in the air: A hygrometer is a device that measures the humidity in your home, and a moisture meter can measure the amount of moisture in your wood. The humidity in the air should consistently be between 30 and 50 percent.
Check the humidity in the wood: Hardwood is generally manufactured between 6 and 9 percent moisture, so keep the wood within these levels during storage.
With some planning and ongoing attention storing your hardwood flooring has no adverse effects on your boards until you have the opportunity to install it, without running into any serious issues