Hard Wood Floors


27 Jul 2010

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Hard Wood Floors - Most hardwood floors are pre-finished at the factory with a baked-on wax coating or urethane coating. Wood floor tone, grain, and color variations are normal and reflect the natural characteristics of real hardwood.

Some squeaking or separating of hardwood floors is normal and is caused by seasonal weather and humidity changes. It is normal to expect surface nailing to occur around the perimeter are of pre-finished hardwood floors. Cupping or crowning is also normal and occurs from gaining or losing moisture on one side faster than the other.  Neither the builder nor the manufacturer can prevent this from happening.

The only way to control this occurrence is to try to keep your home at an even temperature and moisture level.