When it comes to moisture, you might think that hardwood flooring is out of the question. But some materials work well in this situation with excellent results.
Engineered hardwood offers a different construction than solid wood. And that makes it better able to stand up under damp conditions and more.
Frequently asked questions about moisture and wood flooring
Is engineered wood flooring affected by water?
Any wood flooring takes on moisture in humid, damp areas. This can cause expansion and swelling, causing planks to take on pressure.
Isn't engineered flooring resistant to moisture?
Engineered wood flooring does offer some resistance to moisture and dampness. But because it's a natural wood product, it's still affected by changes in humidity and water.
What's the best way to avoid swollen planks?
The acclimation process reduces the chances of expansion. It creates an equalized amount of humidity between materials and the installation environment.
Can you remove excess moisture from engineered hardwood flooring?
A dehumidifier is the best way to remove excess moisture from flooring and air. Leave the humidifier running for 24 hours or more in an average-sized room for the best results.
What is a reasonable humidity range for wood floor installation?
Relative humidity should be between 30% and 50% for the best performance. Temperatures should stay between 60 and 80 degrees to ensure the best results for any wood floor.
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At Wholesale Flooring & Granite, we want to give you the successful results you want and need. That's why our team goes above and beyond to serve your requirements.
Visit our Baton Rouge, LA showroom today to check out our inventory of engineered hardwood flooring. We serve Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Ascension Parish, Baker, LA, and surrounding areas, and we'd like to work with you too.