Protecting your furniture and flooring
As a hygroscopic material, wood absorbs moisture from the air or releases it into the atmosphere. In tropical climates like parts of South America, wooden floors and furniture will often look new, even after decades. This is because warm air can store more moisture than cold air. Therefore with the right air humidity, your wooden floors and furniture can lead a long and healthy ‘life.’
The air will extract moisture from materials if the air humidity is low. Often this will damage the cellular structure and cause cracks, dents, detuning and tension. This is why it is important to minimise the difference between humidity levels in the wood and its environment to prevent damage. Balanced indoor air humidity is an effective remedy.