HOW TO PREVENT HARDWOOD FLOORING FROM WARPING
Have you have just installed a beautiful new hardwood flooring to a room or numerous rooms throughout your home? If so, you probably are interested in some tips that will keep your wood flooring from warping. Right? Of course you are! The following are some easy tried and true maintenance tips you can use to prevent hardwood flooring from warping:
When it comes to liquid spills become the Flash! Meaning clean up liquid spills ASAP — do not dally! The quicker you either blot out or soak up all and any liquid on your hardwood flooring, the better chance you have of your floors not buckling .
When it comes to wet footwear, do yourself and your floors a big favor and never walk over your hardwood flooring with wet “anything” and that includes wet coats, hats or umbrellas. You don’t want to make a habit of letting your or your kids, neighbors or visitors leave watermark trails of your wood flooring. Snails don’t know any better about leaving “trail” but you can train yourself and others.
Every fall, try and make habit it a habit to inspect all your doors and windows to make sure that the seals are watertight before wet weather arrives.
Check your refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher regularly to make sure that any leaks are detected as quickly as possible. You want to avoid creating a “house pond” that could eventually find its way to your wood flooring, especially if you and your family is out of town for a while.
Controlling the humidity in rooms with real wood flooring is important! You can accomplish that by using fans rather than air conditioning to cool your rooms with hardwood flooring. Also, consider using dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air.
Make sure that your flooring has been properly finished to protect it against excess moisture. If you’re not sure about your floors finishing, simply contact Elegant Floors. They’ll try their best to answer all your questions and assist you any way they can.
Elegant Floors is a 25-year family run businesses. They’re proud to take great care of all the hardwood flooring needs’ of homeowners throughout the entire South Bay area such as Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos and San Jose.
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