Moisture Matters Blog

What’s the Ideal Moisture Content for 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 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 familiar with this term, to those who are new to the woodworking, flooring, or restoration ... Read More

How to Choose the Best Flooring Moisture Meter Manufacturer

Flooring companies need to have access to a steady stream of reliable moisture meters for their floor installation jobs—not to mention spare parts and accessories for said moisture meters. These moisture testing devices need to be rugged, reliable, and accurate. Part ... Read More

5 Best Wood Moisture Meters for Flooring Contractors

Flooring contractors have to constantly deal with moisture so they can maximize the quality of their flooring installations. If there’s too much or too little moisture in the wood compared to the installation site, there could be issues. If there’s an active leak in ... Read More

10 Tips On How to Accurately Measure Moisture in Concrete Buildings

Concrete is a fairly ubiquitous material for construction projects. In homes and most offices, concrete is used for foundations and subfloors—many buildings even use concrete for major load-bearing walls. With concrete being such a common building material, ... Read More

10 Signs of Moisture Problems in Flooring

Flooring installers and restoration experts alike frequently have to deal with moisture problems in flooring. They have to keep an eye out for the warning signs of moisture problems in flooring. What are the warning signs of flooring moisture problems? And, how can you ... Read More

How Does a Pin-Type Moisture Meter Work?

No matter how effectively you work to lay a wood floor, all of your efforts could be for nothing if you don’t consider the floor’s moisture content (%MC). For wood products, slight changes in moisture content can significantly affect the machining, gluing, finishing, ... Read More

3 Benefits of Providing Your Flooring Customers with Moisture Meters

As the proprietor/manager of a flooring supply store, you know that your business’ success rides on your customers — their success, their happiness with your products/services, and your ability to upsell them more products and/or services. Whether you specialize in ... Read More

What Are Safe Moisture Levels in Concrete?

A common question for the Delmhorst team is: “What is a safe moisture level for concrete?” Many people who are new to working with concrete (or have picked up a “concrete moisture meter”) and have heard about the negative effects that excess moisture in concrete can ... Read More

What Are Safe Moisture Levels for Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood flooring can be elegant, durable, and practical for many interior applications. Businesses use hardwood floors in their offices to create an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere while homeowners use it to create smooth, easy-to-clean surfaces that (when ... Read More