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Hardwood & Humidity

What is the Best Humidity Level for Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood flooring boasts eternal beauty and appeal, but choosing a hardwood product that’s compatible with your home and lifestyle requires a fair bit of research and planning. As the season's change, with our hazy summers morphing into frigid winters, moisture is ever present, making it critical to choose carefully. At Tile Town Carpet One Floor & Home in Dewitt, Auburn, and Liverpool, NY we strive to help every customer make sense of their options while making the smartest decisions involving their residential space. Offering up a comprehensive inventory of both solid and engineered hardwoods, our goal is the same as yours: a successful installation, every time.




Relative Humidity and Your Floors

Your home’s relative humidity level – literally the level of water vapor in the air- can and will shift along with the seasons. Relative humidity can cause your floor planks to shrink, in the case of too-low humidity, or swell, in the case of too-high humidity. Clearly, neither of these scenarios will bode well for your floor over time.


Experts advise to maintain a steady level of 43 percent relative humidity for the healthiest hardwoods. Using such tools as humidistats or hydrometers, along with insulated curtains and shades, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers are strongly recommended if you have hardwood floors at home.


To learn more about hardwood flooring and how you can keep them healthy, we encourage you to call us today at (315) 925-5888 to chat with one of our onsite hardwood flooring specialists.


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