The Advantages of Installing Hardwood Floors in the Summer
Choosing to install new hardwood floors during the summer is much easier than you might think. There are many advantages to installing hardwood floors even though you might feel paranoid that you have to be around to supervise everything. Consider some of these benefits when convenience is one of the factors that is on your list of non-negotiable changes you would like to make to your home.
Summer is one of the times when most families go on vacation. Whether it’s a road trip to a family vacation or you’re going on a brand new adventure, when you’re not at home, it gives your contractors a window to get their work done. In other words, your vacation time is one of the best times for installing hardwood floors. By getting out of the house while all of the work is going, you can avoid all of the noise and the odors that accompany the new floors going in. When you come home, you can treat yourself to another gorgeous view – a new floor designed just for you!
Dealing with Humidity
Humidity is one of those parts of life that can make summer feel unbearable. The moisture will contribute to swelling and buckling, two problems that you usually want to avoid. Allowing your floors to acclimate to your home’s environment is the secret to preventing moisture or humidity damage. The boards will swell during the summer and then gap during the winter, but these won’t be significantly problematic.
Gaps in your floors can be a massive headache. Custom floors can be installed for you, no matter if you live in Baltimore, Washington DC, or their surrounding suburbs. Instead of settling for wide or broader planks of wood, you can select narrower planks. Doing this will help decrease the size of the gaps that you will see or worry about tripping over as you walk through your house. Plus, the holes can be an eyesore, and if you have guests coming to stay with you that you’ve been anticipating for the last few months, then it’s something you will want to take care of before they arrive – even if it isn’t until summer is over.
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? Trust John K Eareckson & Co.
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co., Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come; from a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information, visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also look for us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.