Moisture Matters Blog

How to Interpret Moisture Meter Readings on Different Scales

Moisture meters are indispensable tools for professionals in many different industries, including restoration, contracting, farming, lumber production. However, moisture meter scales can create some confusion. An understanding of the different moisture meter scales ... Read More

What to Avoid When Testing Moisture in Your Flooring System

Testing moisture in a flooring system can be crucial for preventing flooring failures. However, when testing the moisture content (%MC) of a flooring system, there are a few things that can go awry, throwing off moisture measurements and compromising the end result. Read More

Why Flooring Installers and Inspectors Use Moisture Meters for Wood

When installing wood flooring, moisture is a constant concern. This is because wood is a hygroscopic material—it will gain or lose moisture until it reaches equilibrium with the surrounding air’s humidity and temperature. Read More

What’s the Ideal Moisture Content of Wood Flooring?

Working with wood flooring materials isn’t an easy job. When high-quality wood is installed well, it can be one of the most beautiful and long-lasting flooring materials on the market. Read More

What You REALLY Should Know About Concrete Moisture Meters

Measuring moisture in concrete is a critical step in ensuring that building foundations are ready for work to continue. If concrete has too much moisture, it can cause problems for other building materials later on. This is why it's important to closely monitor the ... 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

3 Benefits of Using a Damp Meter for Flooring

Moisture meters, sometimes referred to as damp meters, are immensely useful tools for checking moisture in flooring materials. With a damp meter for flooring, you can accurately assess the moisture content of flooring wood, helping guide your flooring installation ... Read More

Different Kinds of Lumber Moisture Meters for Industrial & Mill Use

Mills and dry kilns deal with lumber every day, taking raw lumber and processing it into useable material for flooring, furniture, and dozens of other uses. For these industrial facilities, controlling moisture in lumber is a critical task, one that directly influences ... Read More

Best Flooring Moisture Meters for DIY Projects

Many Americans enjoy installing their own hardwood floors as a special DIY project. Not only can doing the installation of a floor save you a lot of money on installation, the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from looking at a well-done flooring job can be ... 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