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Why does my hardwood floor show cracks in the winter?

One of the biggest threats to your wood floors during the cold winter months is low humidity. What happens when the humidity drops too low? Your wood floors respond to changes in humidity by shrinking and showing gaps between planks.  In order for the wood flooring to perform as designed, the temperature and humidity conditions inside your home must be kept continuously within a certain range. This range varies slightly depending on the manufacturer and type of wood flooring.

Where can I install hardwood flooring?

Hardwood flooring is an extremely durable flooring product. It can be installed in virtually any room of your home that is above ground. There are several locations that are not recommended for hardwood flooring. Because hardwood flooring is a natural flooring product it is not recommended that it be installed in wet locations such as bathrooms, washrooms, saunas, enclosed porches or verandas, or anywhere that may require wet-mopping. Extended exposure to moisture of this type may cause your hardwood flooring to warp, swell or crack.

The floor beneath my rug is lighter than the exposed floor, what can I do?

It is normal for hardwood floors that are exposed to sunlight to darken over a period of time. To eliminate the obvious tone differences, it is best to rotate rugs and furniture so that the flooring gets an equal amount of sun exposure. Any differences in light exposure will eventually fade away.

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Temple Johnson Wood Floor Company is proud to provide the most professional and positive experience anywhere when selecting your wood floor.  Whether it is installation, refinishing, repairs or maintenance, we will guide you every step of the way. We treat all our customers like family, just as we did when we opened in 1927.  Located at 405 W. Wilshire Blvd in Oklahoma City.

 

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