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Moisture Problems

Helpful Hints to Prevent Moisture Problems

Wood is beautiful. Everybody likes its durability, texture, looks, color and unique design. It is continuously replenished by our ever-growing forests. Wood has been used for centuries as structural components, furniture, floors, trim, moldings, musical instruments, toys and a thousand other things. The challenge of utilizing wood starts with choosing the right wood. The best […]

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The Challenge of Hardwood Floors

When a once beautiful hardwood floor all of a sudden shows defects, changes in wood moisture are most likely the reason. Even small changes of moisture in hardwood floors can have a large impact, when hundreds of boards are laid side by side. Common Causes for Moisture Problems – Floor planks were not dry at […]

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Shrinking, Warping and Perfect Boards

How much or how little a piece of wood shrinks, depends on the wood species, orientation of growth rings and changes in moisture content.   Differences between Wood Species: Some species such as Oak, Beech and Hickory shrink more than Teak, Mesquite and Cedar. To find the shrinkage factors for different wood species, check the […]

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Moisture Problems and Helpful Hints

Nobody would worry about moisture problems in wood, sheetrock and other building materials, if it would not be for: — Shrinking, warping and cupping of wood-based products — Deterioration from mold and related health hazards Choose your topic of interest from the list below: What Causes Wood Moisture Problems? Shrinking, Warping, Cupping and the Perfect […]

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