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Air Quality & Humidity Control

 


All wood flooring expands in the humid summer weather and shrinks in the winter under dry conditions.  A humidity level between 35-48% is recommended.

More than 50% (too humid): in damp conditions, proper humidity levels can be maintained with an air conditioner or dehumidifier or by periodically turning on your heating system during summer months. Excessive humidity in the summer months can cause the boards to swell and consequently warp.

Less than 32% (too dry): in dry conditions, proper humidity levels can be maintained with a humidifier. Wood stoves and electric heat tend to create very dry conditions. Excessive dryness can cause wood floors to shrink and as a result creating gaps between the floor boards.

Maintaining proper humidity levels in your home will help to extend the life of your hardwood floors ensuring a continual enjoyment of your investment for years to come.

Close compliance with these maintenance and preservation guidelines is a determining factor in warranty application.