How to Prevent Cupping and Worse in Summer Months

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During the summer, even the most carefully installed wood floors tend to expand and sometimes cup or even buckle.

These events occur because of wood's relationship with moisture in the air. Air with a high moisture content (MC) or high relative humidity (RH) causes wood to gain moisture. When wood gains moisture, it expands. The result can be distortion, cupping and buckling. What can we do about it?

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