Moisture

How To Prevent Cupping And Worse During The Summer

Summer is here and it's not a Chicago summer without some heat that comes from nowhere. To top it off, we have awful humidity that makes it hard to breathe. Humidity makes everything sticky, but it can also have some very serious repercussions on your hardwood floors. We want to give you some basic advice when it comes to hardwood flooring in the summer so you can avoid cupping in your hardwood floors. Moisture is a hardwood floor's worst nightmare, so it's important to understand how you can minimize the moisture inside of your home during these summer months in order to prolong the life of your beautiful hardwood floors.

How the Seasons Can Affect Your Floors

How the Seasons Can Affect Your Floors

Summer is right around the corner and we thought it might be worthwhile to write about how seasonal weather changes can affect your hardwood floors. Wood is an organic material that has characteristics that make it unique. A responsible owner knows the ins and outs of their floors so as to make sure they can identify a problem at the first warning signs. Read ahead if you'd like to know what the inevitably hot midwest summer is going to do to your hardwood floors.