In Minnesota we enjoy the luxury of all the seasons including winter which can cause floor gaps otherwise known as "Hardwood Floor Cracks". Thankfully several good solutions to this problem exist.
Choosing the wood flooring:
Many "Engineered Flooring" manufacturers will void the warranties if the RH range goes beyond the 35 to 55 range so choosing quality hardwood flooring becomes the best solution in states like Minnesota where the relative humidity can have extreme variance regardless of household climate control systems.
Controlling moisture levels:
Regardless of the flooring you choose keeping your home around the same moisture levels all year around can help prevent gaps and squeaks in many susceptible hardwoods.
2½" hardwood floor planks will shrink half as much as 5" hardwood floor planks, thus the gaps between each plank will be less in the narrower planks.
The right hardwoods:
Some hardwoods have a better resistance to humidity changes and will shrink less than others so finding the right look and balancing it with the proper hardwood for your home can be a daunting task. The team at Dave's Floor Sanding can help guide you through the process of finding the right flooring for your home.
Give us a call at: 763 784-3000