In an article from the Wood Floor Business website, Craig DeWitte discusses the effects excessive moisture may have on your hardwood floors.
“During the summer, even the most carefully installed wood floors tend to expand and sometimes cup or even buckle. These events occur because of wood’s relationship with moisture in the air. Air with a high moisture content (MC) or high relative humidity (RH) causes wood to gain moisture.”
It’s important to remember that expansion and contraction are completely normal in your wood floors. However, cupping and buckling are symptoms of excessive moisture and often a serious underlying problem. Don’t wait to call your flooring professional to schedule an inspection.
For more information or questions regarding excessive moisture and how to prevent it, please feel free to call 972-525-0026 or visit our website.