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ATLANTA, GA, April 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The hardwood specialists at Atlanta Hardwood Flooring encourage homeowners to take action to prevent their Atlanta hardwood floors from cupping and taking on other summer damages.
With summer comes intense levels of humidity that can cause damage to hardwood floors in Atlanta. Cupping is one of the signs that the humidity in your Atlanta home is damaging your hardwood floors. Cupping occurs when wood naturally absorbs humidity in the air and swells, forcing its joints to raise up and give each piece of flooring a "u" shape.
Atlanta homeowners can avoid these summertime mishap of cupping with proper care. Humidity in rooms with Atlanta hardwood floors should be maintained at a constant 50% through the use of dehumidifiers in summer and humidifiers in drier winter air. The experts at Atlanta Hardwood Flooring warn against refinishing hardwood floors when cupping is present as wood will usually shrink back to a more normal fit once excess humidity is removed from the environment, and any efforts to correct the wood while it is cupped may lead to crowned hardwood floors when moisture dissipates.
Another summertime threat to Atlanta hardwood floors is that of sunshine. Sunshine can fade or darken wood in exposed areas, causing irreparable damage. Avoiding sun damage to hardwood floors in Atlanta is simple: block the sun's UV rays from entering your home either through use of blinds, curtains, or UV blocking window films.
"Summer is such a great time of year for us, but it's horrible for your hardwood flooring," says PJ Hart, founder of Atlanta Hardwood Flooring. "Homeowners should do their best to be diligent against the damages summer can wreak on hardwood floors to avoid permanently damaging their floors to the point where they need replacement."
For more information about Atlanta Hardwood Flooring, please visit http://www.atlantahardwoodflooring.com.
About Atlanta Hardwood Flooring:
Family owned and operated, Atlanta Hardwood Flooring is the ultimate source of excellence and quality for hardwood flooring in Atlanta. Founded in 1997 by industry veteran PJ Hart, Atlanta Hardwood Flooring installs and refinishes hardwood floors with unmatched expertise and attention to detail. Atlanta Hardwood Flooring offers a wide range of products and services to provide Atlanta homeowners with the best quality hardwood floors available.
For more information, visit http://atlantahardwoodflooring.com.
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