Règles d'utilisation des planchers en bois
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Rules for using wooden floors

The Importance of Humidity and Temperature

When it comes to maintaining the natural beauty and longevity of wooden floors, whether during installation or in their daily upkeep, it's crucial to consider key factors like humidity and temperature. To ensure the durability of your floors, maintain an ideal humidity level between 40 and 60%. As for temperature, it should comfortably range from +14 to +25 degrees Celsius. These parameters are vital, especially in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, the South Shore, and the North Shore, where seasonal variations can be significant. Using an air conditioner during both warm and cold seasons can be an effective strategy to stabilize these conditions.

Varnishing and Wood Protection

Speaking of protection, today's advancements in varnishing products offer an effective barrier against moisture, thus preserving the inner layers of the wood. By adopting modern varnishing techniques, you ensure optimal protection for your parquet against wear and deformation.

Selection and Wood's Reaction to Climate

The choice of wood type is also a crucial aspect. Different species of wood respond differently to climate fluctuations. For example, beech and pear are sensitive to changes, while oak, alder, and merbau are more resistant. This knowledge is particularly relevant for Plancher Deluxe's clients across Greater Montreal.

Cleaning and Maintenance of Parquet

Cleaning wooden floors requires special attention. It's advisable to avoid excess water. In case of cracks or scratches, it's essential to address them immediately. Using a filler composed of wood glue and birch or oak chips, or a special repair varnish, can effectively repair small imperfections.

Precautions near Heating Systems

An often overlooked point is the interaction between the floor and heating systems. In areas with underfloor heating, uniform heat distribution is crucial, and the temperature should not exceed 27 degrees. Certain woods, like multi-layer oak, are not recommended in these conditions as they could deteriorate quickly.

By following these simple rules, your parquet can maintain its splendor and functionality for over 50 years, adding value to any property in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, as well as the South and North Shores.

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