Where to Install Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood flooring adds tremendous value and beauty to a home. However, in order to get the most out of solid hardwood flooring, it's important to know where to install the flooring.

Top-quality solid hardwood flooring is sensitive to moisture. This means you have to be conscientious about things like humidity when deciding where to install solid hardwood flooring.

Because solid hardwood flooring is sensitive to moisture, it's recommended it not be installed below ground level. It should also not be installed directly over a slab of concrete. These areas tend to have a higher concentration of moisture.

When you decide you want to install solid hardwood flooring, get an idea of the humidity levels in that room. Solid hardwood flooring simply lasts and performs better in humidity-controlled rooms. This is a reason why it is not a good idea to install solid hardwood flooring in a bathroom or basement. The best wood and the best solid wood flooring will still react to nature.

You can take steps to reduce the chances of moisture issues with the hardwood flooring. Try acclimating the new wood to the home for about four to seven days.

If you have questions about any type of solid hardwood flooring, contact Hurst Hardwoods today. Hurst Hardwoods sells major brands of hardwood flooring at the most competitive online prices.


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