Why Spring/Summer is the Best Time to Install Hardwood Floors
The weather has warmed and it’s a time of renewal for everyone and everything. It’s also a great time to think about upgrades you may want to make to your home’s interior. One of the smartest upgrades you can make is the addition (or replacement) of luxury hardwood floors. They are durable, easy to maintain and can increase the value of your home. And if you are thinking of making this upgrade, spring or summer is the best time to do it. Here are some reasons why the warmer weather can provide the best conditions for installing your hardwood floor.
Warmer Temperatures Help Your Floors Acclimate
Before wood flooring can be installed, it needs to acclimate to the temperature and humidity levels of the room it will be installed in. Given this, acclimation is difficult when it is extremely cold. During winter months, the dry air can cause flooring to shrink as it dries out with the atmosphere. If your floors absorbed any moisture during installation, the dry air can cause flooring to pull apart or crack. If flooring is installed when temperatures are seasonal, there is less risk of your floors absorbing moisture and the dry air will hardly have any effect on the wooden planks.
Good Ventilation Can Be Helpful
When installing wood flooring, there will be odors, dusts and fumes that could accumulate inside your house, making it necessary to keep the doors and windows open. Doors will also be open a lot because workers will be walking in and out. If it is too cold out, the house will become cold making it unpleasant for those inside. It can also cause the heat to come up continually adding to heating bills and wasting natural resources.
Doing So Fits Most Schedules
In the winter, many of us are stressed out dealing with the holidays and we also may have friends and family popping in and out. For these reasons, it is probably not the best time of the year to schedule a home renovation. In summer however, the kids are out of school making our schedules a bit more open and during spring, there’s always spring break. If you are able to work out a situation where flooring can be installed during spring or summer vacation, it can be wonderfully convenient. Imagine taking a trip so you are out of the way when workers are trying to work on your home and coming back to great new floors!
All in all, hardwood floors are a great investment for any home and with the warmer months here, now is the perfect time to take the plunge. Good luck with your new look this spring/summer and for all your luxury wood flooring needs, we are here to help!