Benefits of humidity reduction with wood flooring

Benefits of humidity reduction with wood flooring

If you have hardwood flooring, you likely already know humidity can cause problems such as warping, splitting, and buckling. The good news is that it's easy to avoid these problems with just a bit of humidity reduction.

We're often asked about the best ways to care for wood flooring, and we always mention moisture reduction. Here are a few things you should know as you start planning your remodel.

How to reduce humidity

With humidity levels that surpass 55%, hardwood starts to swell, and planks push against one another, which can cause buckling. You can protect solid or engineered wood floors by running a dehumidifier if humidity problems are ongoing to ensure issues don't happen.

Temperature control is another way to guard against problems with humidity, as the system also tends to control humidity levels. This method may not work alone, but when combined with other precautions, it can be a valuable addition to wood floors in the home.

Proper ventilation also helps to control humidity, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Using ventilation fans in these areas can decrease moisture and prevent excessive fluctuations in humidity levels in your hardwood flooring.

The best wood flooring for your project

At Gowdy Flooring, we offer years of experience from our flooring store, that's been locally owned since 1997, to ensure your peace of mind. In addition, our associates are here to help you plan your remodel with advice, assessments, and estimates that help make your remodel a smooth service.

You'll get to browse an extensive inventory of materials at our showroom in Amarillo, TX, as we search for the perfect match for your requirements. So, if you live in Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Borger, or Hereford, TX, stop by today to start your wood flooring project of any size.