Hardwood Flooring and Expansion Gaps

When installing hardwood flooring, it is important to take into leave room for expansion gaps. Hardwood floors, like any other wood reacts to moisture. In humid conditions the wood absorbs moisture and expands. Conversely in dry weather the moisture is released and the wood tends to contract. If gaps are not left and the flooring butts up against the walls, when the flooring expands there is every possibility it will buckle. Expansion gaps are gaps left around the perimeter of the flooring and the b

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