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Most of us know that water pooling in your hardwood floors is a bad combination. But were you aware that the humidity level, whether too high or low, in your house can also affect your wood floors? The hardwood flooring experts at Floor Sanding Fitzrovia have a few tips about how to control the humidity inside your home in order to maintain your beautiful hardwood floors. WHY IS HUMIDITY BAD FOR WOOD FLOORS? Since wood is a porous substance, it soaks up moisture that can damage it. Depending on how much moisture, and the length of time the hardwood flooring is exposed to it, it can do irreparable damage. The humidity levels in your home are extremely important for keeping your hardwood flooring because moisture loss causes wood to shrink and moisture absorption causes wood to swell. Here are a few warning signs that indicate you will need some help with humidity. SYMPTOMS OF WOOD FLOOR WINTER HUMIDITY In the wintertime, the most frequent symptom you notice in hardwood floors is gapping