New Home Building Process
- Trim your pet’s nails and protect your floor from furniture, including office chairs.
- Your new home is full of moisture that will take 1.5 to 2 years to leave. You must continue removing this unwanted moisture to prevent problems with your floor.
- HRV systems are air exchangers only and do not directly control humidity.
- Do not operate your HRV in the humid summer months.
- Air conditioners will only remove moisture when they are operating.
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers control humidity. You should consider adding them to your HVAC system. Hardwood flooring and humans prefer the same temperature and humidity conditions.
- Do not finish your basement ceiling until the floor joists and subfloor are within 2% of the hardwood flooring.
- Follow our recommended cleaning advice.
- Expect more shrinking and/or squeaks over the furnace, heat ducts and vents.
- Relative humidity must be kept 35-60%, for engineered hardwood flooring, and 30-50% for solid hardwood.
- Exposure to light can change the color of the flooring. We recommend not using area rugs until the full change has occurred.
- Keeping your humidity in the green zone will minimize movement in your floor.