You’re not the only one affected by the heat and humidity of central Indiana summers. Your hardwood floors feel it, too! As a natural substance, wood is affected by the air and moisture around it. As the humidity levels in the air increase, hardwood floors can be susceptible to cupping, which is when the planks absorb water and swell, bumping against other planks and bending. At Floor Sand Crafting, we take extra precautions when installing hardwood floors to prevent cupping. But there are still some things you can do as a homeowner to keep your floors in great shape this summer.
1. Use minimal water when mopping.
It’s always best practice to use a minimal amount of water when mopping hardwood floors. But in the summer, it’s even more important to do so. When humidity levels are higher, water takes longer to evaporate. Becuase it sits on the wood longer than it might in the wintertime, more water may absorb into the wood. Over time, the wood may warp.
2. Use a dehumidifier.
With a dehumidifier, especially a whole-home dehumidifier, you have more control on the humidity level in your house. This system will remove moisture from the air, and it can help prolong the life of your hardwood floors. Even running a small unit on rainy days will be helpful.
3. Hire an expert hardwood floor contractor.
With our team of hardwood installation specialists, you’ll get a hardwood floor that’s installed correctly and efficiently. We know the quirks of installing hardwood in the summer, and you can trust the Floor Craft Sanding team to keep you informed every step of the way. Need some refinishing work done on your existing floors? We’re happy to restore your floors back to their original glory. We work throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. For a free quote, contact us today by calling (317) 759-2575.