Category Archives: wood floor gaps

Summer Humidity and Wood Flooring – Home Sweet Home Chicago Radio Show

With summer temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s and humidity inside some homes 60% or higher, you’re likely to see some changes in your wood flooring. I recently chatted with David Hochberg on his radio show, Home Sweet Home Chicago, about the impact that high humidity can have on wood flooring. As we discussed in […]

Engineered Wood Flooring and Dry Cupping in the Winter

Is Your Wood Floor Cupping During the Winter? During the winter Mr. Floor traditionally receives a high number of calls from Chicagoland customers who are seeing gaps between the planks of their hardwood floors. As we’ve written in previous publications, during the winter hot air loses its ability to hold moisture and unless humidity is […]

Balls of Polyurethane Finish Popping Up on Your Floor

For many, summer means concerts at Millennium Park, margaritas on the deck and bubbles in the pool.  When we think of summer at Mr. Floor, we think about the dozens of calls we receive from homeowners who are watching bubbles of finish pop up between the cracks of their new wood floors. Beads of Finish […]

Chicago Winters and Your Wood Floor

From Naperville to the North Shore, this Chicago winter is going to be a doozy! While we all wait for Spring, your floor may have suffered the consequences of the coldest winter in recent memory. First, you already know that salt, dust and debris are the enemy of your beautiful hardwood floor. Wipe up salt […]