Say hello to summertime, and the summer sun. Unfortunately, sunshine is abundant during the summer. What are some other hazards that can affect your flooring? Let’s find out!
Water is wood’s natural enemy. During the summertime, be sure to pay extra attention to any appliances that need water to function – like dishwashers or washing machines. Also, make sure that cooler bags and ice aren’t allowed to melt or seep onto your hardwood floors since that can leave water damage behind as well. Watch the water dishes that you give your pets, especially since they can be sloppy drinkers!
Shoes can leave scratches and dents on your hardwood flooring. But did you know that bare feet can be just as bad? That’s because mud, dirt, and sand can all be tracked inside on bare feet as your kids spend their days playing outside with their friends and the pets that are part of your family as well.
Liquid spills can happen at any time. As annoying as they are to lift from carpet, it can be harder to get them off of hardwood. These spills can happen in the kitchen or virtually anywhere in your home where you enjoy food, drinks, and condiments.
As we mentioned above, sunlight can harm your flooring, especially if it is made of hardwood. Two noticeable effects are fading and discoloration. To combat this, go to the windows closest to your floors and close the shades or blinds. There’s less heat coming in and it won’t overtax your home’s HVAC system, either.
Humidity is another side effect of warmer weather in the spring and summer. You should keep the humidity level down, even though you don’t want the inside of your home to get too dry either; not enough moisture is just as bad as too much. This means that the ideal setting is around 55% to prevent warping; use a de-humidifier if you need to to keep the humidity down.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.