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New Home Building Process

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Summary

  1. Trim your pet’s nails and protect your floor from furniture, including office chairs.
  2. 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.
  3. HRV systems are air exchangers only and do not directly control humidity.
  4. Do not operate your HRV in the humid summer months.
  5. Air conditioners will only remove moisture when they are operating.
  6. 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.
  7. Do not finish your basement ceiling until the floor joists and subfloor are within 2% of the hardwood flooring.
  8. Follow our recommended cleaning advice.
  9. Expect more shrinking and/or squeaks over the furnace, heat ducts and vents.
  10. Relative humidity must be kept 35-60%, for engineered hardwood flooring, and 30-50% for solid hardwood.
  11. Exposure to light can change the color of the flooring. We recommend not using area rugs until the full change has occurred.
  12. Keeping your humidity in the green zone will minimize movement in your floor.