Hardwood and Moisture
Before you even think to install your new hardwood floors, there are a few steps you need to take in order to ensure they will last in your home as long as they are expected to. At K&Y Carpet One Floor & Home in Melbourne, FL, we have the expert advice when it comes to choosing new flooring as well as the installation. We do in-home moisture testing ourselves, and we require our team to take the extra steps for you.
Our salesperson indicates the specific percentages of humidity and temperature levels that is associated with your product, and informs you of how to maintain the hardwood. We drill a hole in concrete slab and insert capsules in the hole that measures the relative humidity compared to the slab around out it. Again, we will measure two weeks the later, after installation to ensure that there are no problems.
What is the Best Humidity Level for Hardwood Floors?
Hardwood can be a finicky floor to install. Wood is a natural material and continues to act like a tree would, meaning it reacts to changes in weather, especially drastic changes. We stress the importance of choosing appropriate rooms for hardwood to be installed in, such as bedrooms and living rooms, but even there your hardwood floors can be exposed to stress. The most common stress a hardwood floor is exposed to is moisture. It can cause your floors to swell, buckle, and crack over time and when drastic changes in weather happen. We can test your home for moisture content as well as the hardwood you are choosing to install to ensure a good pairing.