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How to Prevent gaps of your Acacia flooring in Winter
2016-08-19 18:32:00

During the winter, even the most carefully installed Acacia flooring tend to dry out and shrink. You will notice gaps between floorings. The Acacia flooring behaves this way because of wood's relationship with moisture in the air. Air with a low moisture content, or low relative humidity, causes wood to lose moisture. When wood loses moisture, it shrinks. What can we do about it? To control winter-related shrinkage of Acacia flooring and the consequent gaps, we have something need to do. 

On one hand, moisture is added to indoor environments from normal household activities and use. When this moisture is not sufficient to meet the needs, a humidifier can be added. Humidifiers can either be stand-alone or attached to a central forced air furnace.

Another way is to change the building design or operation. This solution isn't up to flooring professionals. Builders and building owners can take this solution to reduce ventilation rates, and add humidifiers. Humidifiers do need routine maintenance as often as every month during the heating season. Also we need to do good routine maintenance of Acacia flooring.

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