Cupping revisited

April 21, 2014

Cupping revisited


Wood flooring is beautiful. It’s natural, long-wearing, hypoallergenic, and adds value to your home. It can also be a bit persnickety where moisture is concerned. Wood floors require an environment where the relative humidity and moisture content are controlled within a certain range specified by the product’s manufacturer. It’s gratifying to see that more and more clients – both builder and retail – understand this and ask for information on how to properly care for their wood flooring. There’s a terrific article on ‘cupping’ (St. James, 2014) in the latest edition of Hardwood Floors that not only explains cupping, but also provides links to additional articles about wood flooring and moisture. The more you know…

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