3. Check the humidity in your home
The right humidity in a room (between 40 and 60%) is crucial to protect your floor. Warm air easily becomes too humid, potentially making the wood planks expand. The colder the air, the less water it contains, which can make wood shrink. During winter, heating systems further dehydrate the air indoors.
A hygrometer can give you the specifics about the humidity in your home. Make sure to attach it to an indoor wall, not too close to a window. If the air is too dry or humid, humidifiers, air scrubbers and dehumidifiers can do the trick.
4. Ask for a bit of green help
There’s also a natural way of solving room humidity problems: houseplants. They release oxygen, moisten the air and purify it: that’s not only good for your hardwood floor, but for your health as well. A double win!
Want to keep your parquet in shape for many years? Visit one of our dealers for more maintenance tips and view all of our products.
*Additional tip: looking for a new look? Sand your hardwood floor and apply a new coat of lacquer or oil.