Climate Affects Hardwood Flooring – Reno/Tahoe

by Sorin Giurca on April 23, 2018

climate affects hardwood flooringHow Climate Affects Hardwood Flooring in our Reno/Tahoe Area

Installing hardwood flooring in Reno/Tahoe’s high desert climate requires specific considerations. It’s crucial to have an expert, who understands how climate affects hardwood flooring in our area, install your hardwood flooring, in order to avoid common issues caused by fluctuations in humidity levels common in our climate, as well as problems that result from improper installation, or issues at the subfloor level.

If installed properly by experienced professionals and maintained with a few simple steps, your hardwood flooring will last as long as your whole house. So don’t think I’m trying to talk you out of having hardwood flooring in your home. I’m just pointing out a few issues you’ll want to avoid.

Most Common Issues Result from Improper Installation

Frequently, my team and I see cupping, warping, and most often gapping, often as a result of either the extra dry air, humidity fluctuation, subfloor moisture, or from the hardwood flooring not being installed correctly. Gapping or shrinking can be easily avoided by installing a more stable species of wood, such as oak. Oak and similar hardwoods are highly resistant to that kind of issue, and are amazingly easy to maintain.

Warping and Cupping are invariably the result of moisture imbalance. Too moist and then too dry and then too moist, etc. When these issues affect your floors, it is often the result of inexperience with the ways climate affects hardwood flooring in our area, and sometimes corner cutting during the installation process. Installing hardwood flooring is as much an Art as it is a Science.

If your hardwood flooring is showing any of these issues, please feel free to Call Us at 775-830-4243 right away.

When Installation is Done Right

Professionally installed hardwood flooring will always be a long term source of beauty, pride and added value in your home. Custom crafted hardwood flooring is not only functional, it’s also a far more healthy alternative to carpeting. Done right, hardwood flooring can also be a work of art. Hardwood flooring with either Quarter-Sawn wood, narrower slats or engineered products fare better in a climate like Reno/Tahoe’s, as well.

Artisan Hardwood Floors Has the Experience and the Skill

The goal of every hardwood flooring install or refinish we perform here at Artisan Hardwood Floors is complete customer delight. We know how to compensate for the damp, dry, moist, arid, hot, frigid, wildly fluctuating environment that is Reno/Tahoe. We live here, and we take pride in creating beautiful, lasting custom hardwood flooring for your home – which you will enjoy for years to come.

I encourage you to contact me today, so you can learn how affordable and beautiful your hardwood flooring can be.

Sorin Giurca

Master Craftsman, Artisan

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