Water and Wood Moisture and Humidity

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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

Water and Wood Moisture and Humidity

Water and Wood Flooring do not mix, relative humidity levels and the moisture content of sub floors wall and the humidity in the air have huge effects on wood even your furniture made out of wood if effect and doors can jam because of high humidity levels. The videos below explains in detail the effects and even though it is American it is also relevant to our country as well. We hope this helps to explain what to consider when fitting a wooden floor.

All our flooring is made to a very high specification as can be seen by clicking here and the moisture content of our wood flooring is 7% with our engineered boards being balanced so that the moisture of the plywood base is exactly the same as the solid top layer of wood, unlike a lot of our competitors who sell cheap engineered boards that do not match our stringent quality controls and procedures.

When installing a wood floor never have wet trades work afterwards and never cover a floor whilst this is happening because you could be trapping moisture in the wood which means it will "sweat" and expand and then when it is all removed and the relative humidity goes back to normal the wood will shrink leaving gaps and even twists and cups in the wood.