Hardwood and Humidity
on January 28, 2019
Is your flooring making that ‘snap, crack, pop’ noise as you walk across it?
Are you noticing gapping between your boards that wasn’t there before? It’s been an exceptionally dry winter here in Central Alberta and our floors are even feeling it. The best tip that we can offer is to ensure that your humidity levels are consistent year round. If you do not have a furnace installed humidifier, a portable humidifier that is rated for your square-footage will fit the bill. It is essential that humidity levels stay consistent year round, but if this winter has caught you off-guard and without a humidifier, if you put one in now you could possibly turn your floor around. Ideal humidity levels for hardwood are 30%-50%, this may sound high, but it is within manufacturer’s tolerances & will help to ensure your warranty is upheld. This bodes true with solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, cork and laminate flooring. If you want some helpful tips, stop by our showroom; we would be happy to give you some free advice about maintaining your floors.
Written by: Krista Leonard
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