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The springtime is a lovely and enjoyable period for everyone. After a cold and bitter Midwest winter, the sun starts to come out, the days start to get longer and warmer, people start getting outside more and doing fun activities, and It’s also the perfect time of the year to refinish your hardwood floors! While it is clear that one of those things is definitely not as fun and exciting sounding as the others, refinishing your hardwood floors is still a necessary responsibility of any dedicated homeowner, and the opportunity that springtime presents for getting the most out of your hardwood refinishing job is simply too good to pass up. 

Staying on top of your hardwood floors conditioning is all about diligence and timing, and luckily at JRK Flooring, we are proud to say that we have a bit of both. Not only are we Kansas City’s premier hardwood floor refinishing service, but we also offer a wide variety of hardwood floor services like installation, repair, refinishing, replacement and consultation. When you use JRK Flooring for your springtime hardwood refinishing project, you know that you are getting the best service and products possible (and you’re also doing it at the perfect time too). Keep reading to learn more about why spring is the perfect time to refinish your floors, and how JRK Flooring in Kansas City can help.

There are a number of reasons that springtime is the perfect time to refinish your hardwood floors, and many of those could be just how busy your schedule is during this time. But there are a few crucial reasons why this specific time of the year and the certain weather climate lends itself so well to providing optimal conditions for refinishing your hardwood floors, and that’s what we will talk about below. 

Avoid Summer Humidity

When it comes to your hardwood floors, the flexible and porous nature of the wood is both a blessing and a curse. You get the beautiful aesthetic as well as the ability to shape, but you also have to deal with the visible damage that can occur to your hardwood floor over time from a variety of sources. The humidity of the air plays a vital role in the condition and shaping of your hardwood floor, and in Kansas City, it is pretty humid, especially in the hot summer months. And just like other organic materials, your hardwood floor is porous and can absorb the moisture in the air, which means that a refinishing process in the heat and humidity of a Kansas City summer could potentially lead to hardwood floor distortion. By completing a hardwood refinishing job in the cooler springtime months, you can avoid this potential problem.

Repair After Winter Moisture Loss

Just like the humidity of hot summer months can make hardwood refinishing services harder, so too can the dry winter months make hardwood refinishing more difficult and less effective. Not only does the wintertime offer a much drier climate, but the expected use of heating appliances inside your home also makes your flooring even more dry. And as your floor dries out, the moisture that was absorbed in the original wood of the hardwood flooring can start to dissipate, which can cause the floorboard to swell and pull itself apart. This process is known as the cupping effect, and it can cause nearly irreversible damage to your hardwood flooring. By getting your hardwood refinishing services done in the spring, you can avoid this issue and the damage that comes with it, while also getting the most out of your hardwood refinishing service, and your money.

Ideal Adhesive Temperatures 

Another way that the specific temperature and humidity of springtime in Kansas City can provide ideal conditions for hardwood refinishing services is the ideal temperatures it provides for the adhesives used in hardwood refinishing. For certain types of adhesives that are vital to proper hardwood floor refinishing, the interior of your home needs to be between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit for a consistent period. In addition to the other problems that come with attempting hardwood floor refinishing during the summer or winter months, the A/C or heating system combined with  either very hot or very cold temperatures means that maintaining a constant interior temperature that doesn’t fluctuate will be nearly impossible. Springtime brings about much more consistent temperatures that are in line with the ideal temperatures for your hardwood floor refinishing adhesives.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing in Kansas City – JRK Flooring

For any home that utilizes the grandeur and aesthetic of a hardwood floor, there is a bit of responsibility and maintenance involved as well. Whether it’s choosing the right style and material, staying on top of your hardwood floors maintenance needs, or even replacing your hardwood floor when the time comes, there are a lot of things to consider and a lot of responsibility for the homeowner. 

But when you have a trusted hardwood floor refinishing specialist like JRK Flooring in Kansas City, you can worry less and be more prepared to handle whatever comes your floors way. And when you utilize the optimal conditions and temperatures of the springtime, you can maximize the efficacy and efficiency of your money and your hardwood floor. Visit JRK Flooring at our Kansas City location, or contact us today to get a consultation on any hardwood floor services you may need, from refinishing to replacement to repairs.