Moisture Testing for Flooring
Before you begin the installation process with your new hardwood floors, there are a few steps you need to take in order to ensure they will last in your home as long as they are expected to. At Johnson Carpet One Floor & Home in Grandville, MD. we have the expert advice when it comes to choosing new flooring as well as the installation. We do in-home moisture testing ourselves, and our team is required to do a few different things.
What is the Best Humidity Level for Hardwood?
Our salesperson will indicate the specific percentages our salesperson indicates the specific percentages of humidity and temperature levels that is associated with your product, and informs you of how to maintain hardwood. At the measure we take the first moisture reading of your home with a moisture meter. At the closing of the sale we will give you a moisture meter and review the care of hardwood associated with humidity and temperature. This allows you to have the tools and knowledge to ensure your floor performs excellently. At the point of install we take another moisture reading before installing the product - if the levels do not correspond with the levels for the product, we will reschedule the install. Once the install takes place, we will then follow up after the install for the final reading
Why Flooring Professional must Test for Moisture
Hardwood can be a finicky floor to install. Wood is a natural material and still acts like a tree would, meaning it reacts to changes in weather, especially drastic changes. We stress the importance of choosing appropriate rooms for hardwood to be installed in, such as bedrooms and living rooms, but even there your hardwood floors can be exposed to stress. The most common stress a hardwood floor is exposed to is moisture. It can cause your floors to swell, buckle, and crack over time and when drastic changes in weather happen. We can test your home for moisture content as well as the hardwood you are choosing to install to ensure a good pairing.