Too dry air inside a house can cause hardwood floors to splinter or crack. Alternatively, too moist air in the house allows moisture to seep into hardwood flooring and cause it to expand.
Park City, Utah (PRWEB) November 28, 2014
As the winter months approach, Kalia Floors, a well known Utah flooring company, announces that they are offering free consultations for Park City residents to familiarize themselves with preventitive maintenance for hardwood floors during wet months. The announcement reaffirms the company as a leader in hardwood floor installation within the Beehive State.
Utah experiences different seasons all throughout the year. The different seasons have different effects on a home's humidity. And most homeowners know that the biggest enemy of hardwood floors, solid and engineered, is moisture. The ideal humidity level to keephardwood flooring in the best shape in a home is between 35 and 55 percent. This way, the air is not too dry to cause hardwood floors to dry up and it is not too moist to let the moisture seep into hardwood floors and cause expansion.
Founder of Kalia Floors, Scott Heath, comments. "Too dry air inside a house can cause hardwood floors to splinter or crack. Alternatively, too moist air in the house allows moisture to seep into hardwood flooring and cause it to expand. The expansion causes hardwood flooring to 'cup.'"
With winter at the doorstep of Utah residents, particularly those in higher elevations like Park City, many homeowners are already starting to use heaters. The use of a heater keeps the house warm but it also causes the air to become dry which may result in drying out hardwood floors. Mr. Heath elaborates. "An initial sign that hardwood flooring is already starting to dry up is the presence of gaps between the flooring that hasn't been present before." He continues. "If gaps are already showing it is important to immediately consult a specialist on hardwood floors. If no intervention is made then damage can worsen and repairs can become more costly."
There are ways to maintain the ideal humidity level of the inside of the homes. It is best to get a professional opinion from an expert in hardwood flooring or a home's original hardwood floor supplier. A small consultation can save homeowners big costs by protecting flooring during varying seasons.
To schedule a free hardwood flooring consultation in Park City or Salt Lake City, or to learn more about maintaining flooring properly visit kaliafloors.com or call 801-263-9600.