Water is "Public Enemy Number 1" regarding hardwood flooring. When there's moisture and humidity, planks expand, cup, crown, and warp.

Here are some (easy) tips on managing this challenge.

Wipe spills immediately

Maintenance is easy, but it's always best to stick with the dry methods as much as possible. Of course, there will be times you need to clean and polish but be sure the mop is damp, not dripping.  

When you polish, wipe off any excess before you finish. This is so that liquid doesn't trickle between the planks.

If you have an outdoor pet, wipe the paws thoroughly before they enter the home and step on hardwood floors; look between the toes where moisture, ice, snow, and wet leaves hide.

Get out the welcome mats!

People can track all kinds of moisture on their shoes. Make sure they wipe. 

I know someone who provides those little plastic booties you put over the shoes. Good idea!

Or, you can ask them to remove their shoes when they enter your home. 

Make sure the installation is done specifically to keep moisture at bay.

Remember that moisture can travel easily from the subfloor to the surface. The installers, therefore, should be very mindful of this when installing wood flooring in Covina, CA.

1.Moisture readings should be taken throughout the process, beginning with the subfloor.

2.Plywood boards should be placed when needed, for instance, over concrete subfloors, which tend to be damp.

3.Installation should be limited to areas not prone to excessive water, such as kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, or below-grade areas.   

Consider engineered hardwood flooring if your home is prone to leaks or floods. It’s more stable and is better able to handle water.

Hardwood flooring experts in the Covina, CA area

Why go anywhere else for hardwood flooring? Nemeth Family Interiors is known for product knowledge, superior services, and great prices. The family-owned company has been helping people find the right floors for almost 50 years.

Visit us at our showroom
in Covina, CA. You'll see brands like Cali Bamboo, Johnson Hardwood, TecWood, and more. We service Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, and Baldwin Park, CA.