Rain and your Hardwood Floors

Fall season brings with it some much-needed rain, but how is this affecting your hardwood floors? A lot of moisture can make your hardwood floors expand, and then contract. This process makes the boards cup, crown, crack and buckle, which all have negative effects on your floors. Here are some tips to make sure your flooring lasts.

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Remove Shoes

This is key to protecting your floors from moisture. You might also want to put floor mats by entrances in your home as well.

Clean Up Immediately

If moisture does make it onto your floors, be sure to clean it up right away so it does not soak in.

Regulate

Adjust the temperature in your home and humidly based on industry standards so you can control the moisture your floors are exposed to.

Invest in a Moisture Barrier

This is important for installation. It will shield your hardwood floors from moisture below your home.

Don’t let the rain stop you from installing hardwood floors! Contact the hardwood flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook

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