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3 Tips for Healthy Hardwood Floors This Summer

You're not the only one influenced by the humidity and heat of central Indiana summers. Your hardwood flooring feel it, too! As a pure substance, wood is affected by the atmosphere and moisture around it. As the humidity levels in the atmosphere grow, hardwood flooring can be vulnerable to cupping, which is when the planks absorb water and swell, bumping against other planks and bending. At Floor Sanding Fitzrovia , we take extra precautions when installing hardwood flooring to reduce cupping.1. Use minimal water .It is always best practice to utilize a minimum quantity of water when mopping hardwood floors. But in the summertime, it is even more important to do so. When humidity levels are high, water takes longer to evaporate. Becuase it sits to the timber longer than it may in the wintertime, additional water may absorb into the wood. Over time, the wood may warp.2. Use a dehumidifier.With a dehumidifier, particularly a whole-home dehumidifier, you have more control over the hu…