Protecting Your Wood Floors
As we approach the dry winter months, we’d like to remind all our friends, clients, and partners of the importance of monitoring the interior environmental conditions in your home, office, and retail spaces—specifically the temperature and relative humidity levels.
Natural expansion and contraction of wood can be caused by insufficient or excessive relative humidity. So, to reduce the chance of damage to your wood floors, the National Wood Flooring Association recommends a climatic temperature of 60 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit and 35 - 50% relative humidity.
Easy Tip For Protecting Your Wood Floors This Winter
This winter, we encourage you to closely monitor the conditions of your space and strive to create a comfortable environment for both you and your wood floor. So, here are four easy ways to protect and maintain your floors…
Purchase an indoor thermometer / humidity monitor (online or from a local hardware store),
Install monitor and keep an eye on the indoor conditions during winter months,
Maintain an interior temperature of between 60 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit,
Maintain an interior humidity of 35 - 50%,
Enjoy your wood floors for decades to come!
Questions? Learn More
*For more information, please visit www.nwfa.org or contact The Hudson Company directly.
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*Plan on scheduling a visit to our NEW SHOWROOM in Ridgefield, CT, opening on 11/14/2018. More info on that to come!