Moisture Matters Blog

The Importance of Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) in Woodworking

Equilibrium Moisture Content (or EMC for short) is a term that is closely linked to the woodworking industry. Simply put, equilibrium moisture content is the point where hygroscopic materials such as wood stop absorbing or dispersing moisture because they have reached ... Read More

Using Flooring Moisture Meters to Protect Hardwood Floors

When you’re installing hardwood floors as part of a DIY home renovation project, odds are you want to make sure that the hardwood you’re using is protected. After all, hardwood is a beautiful flooring material, and the highest-quality wood floors can be very expensive. Read More

4 Tips for Measuring Humidity in Hardwood Floors

Recently, we made a post about how to measure moisture in wood for DIY enthusiasts. Today, let’s dig a little deeper into the practice with a few tips that DIY enthusiasts can use for measuring humidity in hardwood floors. Read More

Measuring Moisture: Answers to 3 Top Thermo-Hygrometer FAQs

Here on the Delmhorst blog, we frequently talk about the benefits of moisture meters, those devices that can take a moisture content reading in different building materials. Read More

Choosing the Right Moisture Meter for Your Needs

Moisture can be a major concern for a variety of industries, such as: Read More

What is Moisture Gradient, and How Can You Measure it?

For many moisture measuring applications, simply knowing the highest moisture content of a given material is enough to help guide your decisions. An example of this would be when testing drywall in restoration work. Here, if the moisture content is high, then the ... Read More

How to Measure Moisture in Paper/Wood Pulp

Have you ever wondered how much paper we recycle as Americans? The answer is half. Read More

How to Check Lumber Acclimation with Moisture Meters

If you’re in the process of a hardwood floor installation or a simple wood trim and casework, then you’re likely already aware of the importance of letting the wood product get adjusted to the environment before you begin anything. You see, wood is a complex, ... Read More

What is Equilibrium Moisture Content, and Why is it Important?

In many different industries that involve the use of wood or other hygroscopic materials, you might hear the term “EMC” mentioned from time to time. While industry veterans are intimately familiar with this term, to those who are new to the woodworking, flooring, or ... Read More

Ensure Proper Moisture Readings with Species Corrections

Like many other natural materials, wood has several species that are used in construction or restoration projects. In the process of revitalizing a structure or building a new one from the ground up, it’s important to take into account the species of the wood. ... Read More