It’s that time of the year where the air starts to warm up and sooner or later you’ll be opening windows. There is something to keep in mind when you have hardwood flooring; they are still a living thing. The vessels and fibers within the tree still absorb and desorb moisture within your home even after the lumber is turned into flooring. Always check to make sure the humidity within your house is 35-55% and temperature is between 60-80 degrees year round. Otherwise with the warmer days ahead, you could possibly start to see cupping in your floor if you don’t have adequate humidity control.
To learn more about this, see our PDF on the basics of humidity and your hardwood floors.