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DEALING WITH GAPS AND CRACKS IN HARDWOOD FLOORS THIS WINTER

London Area Winter Hardwood Floor Care

Granted, London Area winters don't compare to Siberian or Alaskan winters, however, the fluctuations in temperature along with other seasonal shifts here can breed your hardwood floors. Even if it doesn't snow near you, then your flooring can develop cracks and gaps, which could then precipitate leaksmold, mould, mildew, and other undesirable structural harm.

What can you do about this issue?

First, strive to acquire a good moisture balance for your floors. At the winter, generally speaking, humidity goes down. This reduction of moisture causes wood to shrink, which consequently causes the gaps to form in wood floors.

Choose wood that's obviously resistant to shrinkage and growth. If you are remodeling, renovating, or building from scratch, choose narrower wood that's secure in diverse environmental conditions.

Dial up house humidity. But don't include a great deal of moisture and flip your rooms with hardwood flooring into subtr…