Your hardwood floor is built to last several lifetimes. And it will, as long as you take proper care of it. Maintenance is important in keeping your floor beautiful and vital, but it’s also necessary to ensure you don’t void your warranty. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your new floor in good standing. (Please refer to the manufacturer’s warranty for complete information.)
You should regularly clean your hardwood floor. Be sure to first consult the manufacturer’s warranty for care and cleaning instructions.
Hardwood will expand and contract with changes in moisture conditions. So it’s important to maintain relative humidity between 35% – 50%, and an ambient temperature of 20 degrees Celsius.
Your floors will expand during the hot and humid summer months, and contract during the dry winter season. To minimize these effects, we recommend using a dehumidifier or air conditioner in the summer, and a humidifier in the winter.
OTHER TIPS TO REDUCE MOISTURE
- Check your floor mats to ensure they aren’t trapping any moisture underneath.
- Close windows and doors during rainy weather.
- Promptly fix wall or roof leaks.
- Insulate interior drains and downspouts to prevent excessive condensation from developing.