During the winter months, we tend to spend more time indoors. Especially in Kansas City where it snows and we face cold, gray days. As we have more days inside our homes, we start to notice aspects of our house that we want to update. One of those projects that you may want to undertake during the winter is installing new wood floors. At SVB Wood Floors, we do plenty of installations during the winter months. There’s no reason to wait till spring.
Moisture Levels Affect Wood Floor Installation
Don’t let just anyone install your wood floor. Moisture and humidity can be one of the biggest challenges that wood floor installers face. When there is moisture in the air, wood planks will swell. As the air in your house gets warmer, it becomes dry. This leads to dry air in the home and changes in the wood boards. The dry air will make the planks shrink and could leave visible gaps between floorboards. During the winter months, we tend to have our heaters running to keep us warm. That’s why our installers check the humidity levels in your home and regulate them. They will be sure to have the correct moisture level inside your home to prevent the boards from shrinking.
Advantages to Installing in the Winter
Since moisture can cause problems for your wood floors, winter and the dry conditions in your home are ideal for wood floor installation. The air in your home will be dry during the winter months, so there is no need to worry about any moisture being trapped under your new wood floors. Plus, winter months are typically slower for us which means that we are able to get your job done quicker than if you waited for warmer weather.