Before leaving your hardwood flooring in a location, and on a regular basis once it’s there, monitor both the environment and the condition of the wood. This will hopefully help you catch any problems before they can have a significant impact.

Check the humidity in the air: A hygrometer is a device that measures the humidity in your home, and a moisture meter can measure the amount of moisture in your wood. The humidity in the air should consistently be between 30 and 50 percent.

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on 11 Oct 2016 12:58 PM
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  • Avoid the garage and the basement: typical storage locations like the garage and basement are poor choices for your hardwood. Generally more exposed to dampness or temperature fluctuations, many basements also have ongoing moisture problems (particularly in spring) and an unexpected flood could cause severe damage to the materials.
  • Good ventilation: Storing hardwood in an area with good ventilation will help prevent humidity build up and condensation. HVAC systems must be in place and in operation 14 days prior, during and after installation of the flooring
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on 09 Mar 2019 8:18 PM
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Your hardwood floor is made of… wood! And wood is a natural material that reacts to changes in its environment even after it has been transformed into flooring. Yes, manufacturers have developed different types of hardwood floor constructions to “improve and control” the wood natural reaction to changes in humidity. But keeping humidity at the recommended level is still essential for keeping your hardwood floor looking great, as well as for a healthy home environment.

DRY SEASON
Your hardwood floor during the dry season

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on 25 Jan 2019 8:38 PM
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