You're not the only one affected by the warmth and humidity of central Indiana summers. Your hardwood flooring feel that, too! As a pure material, wood is influenced by the air and moisture about it. As the humidity levels in the atmosphere grow, hardwood flooring can be susceptible to cupping, and that's when the planks absorb water and swell, hitting other boards and bending. At Westminster Floor Sanding , we take additional precautions when installing hardwood floors to reduce cupping. However there are still some things you can do as a homeowner to keep your floors in fantastic shape this summer.
1.Use minimal water when mopping.
It is always best practice to use a minimal quantity of water when mopping hardwood flooring. But in the summertime, it is even more crucial that you do so. When humidity levels are higher, water takes more time to evaporate. Becuase it sits on the timber longer than it may in the wintertime, more water may take into the wood. Over time, the wood may warp.
2.Use a dehumidifier.
Having a dehumidifier, particularly a whole-home dehumidifier, you've got more control over the humidity level in your home. This system will eliminate moisture from the atmosphere, and it may help prolong the life span of your hardwood flooring. Even running a little unit on rainy days will be helpful.
Hire an expert hardwood floor contractor.
Together with our group of hardwood installation specialists, you are going to get a hardwood flooring that's installed correctly and efficiently. We all know the quirks of installing hardwood in the summer, and you can trust the Floor Sanding Westminster Staff to keep you informed each step of the way. Want some refinishing work done in your existing floors? We are happy to restore your floors back to their original glory. We operate throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. For a free quote, contact us now by calling 020 3151 9117 .