Though summer is a fun and sunny season, the blazing heat and humidity are not fun to deal with. Depending where you live in the US, the humidity is even worse. High humidity negatively affects certain things. Wood flooring, for example, can be damaged by too low or too high humidity.
Independence Day is quite the celebration and if you are the one hosting the barbecue, you need to make sure your home is perfect for welcoming guests. In case of rain or unbearable heat you also want to be prepared for guests trampling around inside.
Wood flooring responds to humidity variations by expanding and contracting, sometimes the effects will be very noticeable. Now that warm and humid summer weather is rolling in, your wood floor will begin to expand. If you aren't sure what you're looking at or how to fix it, keep reading to easily identify the type of expansion and how to keep it under control.
Summer is traditionally a time people escape to the beach or maybe just a little stay-cation. Worries are on whether you packed your underwear and if you'll be able to hit every beach-side restaurant before the trip is over. It's not a time you want to spend thinking about how the many elements that make summer what it is can ruin your beautiful hardwood floors.
The cold, wet weather of winter can be bad news for your hardwood floors. Fortunately, you have options that will allow you to protect these surfaces. Even when the winter conditions turn frightful, your hardwood floor can be beautiful.