I think it’s safe to officially say that winter is over, which means it’s time for all those wonderful summer activities.
However, as summer temperatures begin to soar, so does the humidity, which means your hardwood floors will need to be protected. With a few easy steps, you can prevent any damage to your hardwood floors, and we’d like to explain how.
Keep it Dry
Moisture is hardwood’s kryptonite. Even if you’re using air conditioning and have the house closed, the summer humidity will still find its way into your home. A great way of controlling the amount of moisture in your home is a dehumidifier.
You can also limit the amount of moisture from summer heat by making sure your insulation within your home is up to date and you aren’t letting any moisture in around your windows.
Another great little trick is to strategically place fans throughout the home to prevent moisture from settling on your hardwood floors. And of course, using air conditioning is a great way to avoid having the windows open during those hot, humid summer months.
Your hardwood floors like to get comfortable in a consistent environment. The change from winter to summer is drastic, but if you can limit the change in environment in your home, you’ll be better off with your hardwood floors.
The average humidity that is ideal for hardwood floors is typically between 35% and 55%. So by using the little tricks we mentioned above, you should easily be able to create a consistent environment within your home to keep your hardwood floors safe and beautiful.