A great way to update the entire look of your home is to renovate your flooring. Hardwood flooring adds a classic sophisticated flair to any room and can freshen up the vibe of your entire house. Hardwood flooring renovation takes a lot of effort and planning but is always worth it in the end. Summer is a great time to begin your renovation project due to longer daytime hours and plenty of free time. Let's look at some things to consider when renovating your hardwood floors in the Summer.
Summer air means more humidity than the cooler seasons. Humidity can cause hardwood to expand as it retains more moisture, meaning installation could become uneven. By taking some easy precautions, like using a dehumidifier in the room you're installing your hardwood flooring, you can cut down on the fluctuations in your hardwood. If you have central air conditioning in your home, this can also cut down on the humidity in the air. The risk of humidity isn't great enough to deter installing hardwood flooring in the Summer, it's just something to be aware of.
Installing your hardwood flooring in the Summer means working in hot temperatures. This not only can be dangerous for you, but it can also cause size fluctuations in your hardwood floor pieces as they expand and contract with the rising temperatures. If you're working inside where you have access to air conditioning, this shouldn't be an issue. But if your home does not have AC, be sure to drink plenty of water as you work and use lots of fans in your workspace to keep the hardwood as temperature regulated as possible.
School's out which means your kids may be hanging around the house more than usual. For safety reasons, it's best to rope off the room you're working in with tape or put out signs, so your kids are reminded to steer clear of that area. Tools and exposed flooring can be dangerous so be sure to keep your kids- and pets- away until you're finished.
Summer is a great time to install new hardwood flooring in your home but be sure to take the necessary precautions, so your renovation is done safely and efficiently. You'll be enjoying your new floors with your family in no time. Ready to start your project? Come out to Flooring Superstores in Calgary today for all your hardwood flooring needs.