Can I use my meter to measure accurately through laminated materials?

If you’re measuring an all-wood door with a very thin veneer wood laminate, you can probably use a correction factor to determine the moisture content of the core material.

Note: If you’re measuring a door that has a plastic laminate or Formica-type laminate, the Formica laminate is going to have its own density, which is going to affect the reading of the moisture meter. You can determine the variance caused by the laminate by first measuring only the core and then the core with the laminate. For example, if the core measures 12% without the laminate and 13.5% with, you will then know to correct your meter’s readings of the combined material by 1.5%.

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