Moisture Matters Blog

5 Factors for High-Quality Hardwood Flooring Installations

Hardwood flooring adds a beautiful and elegant touch to almost any building—whether it’s a home or a business. However, to achieve the most aesthetically-pleasing results, contractors need to take into account several different factors—including some things that may ... Read More

How to Manually Make Species Corrections for Wood

When you use a wood moisture meter, it is calibrated to provide accurate measurements of moisture content in one specific type of wood. For Delmhorst’s wood moisture meters, the calibration used is for Douglas Fir wood. If used for another species of wood—such as ... 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

How to Measure the Moisture Content of Wood for DIY Projects

If you’re an intrepid do-it-yourself enthusiast getting ready to complete a major project that involves wood, it’s important to know how to measure the moisture content of that wood for your DIY project. Read More

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

Using Moisture Meters to Determine Mold Risk

When it comes to determining mold risk, moisture meters are one of the most useful and important tools a mold remediation expert can have. Why? Because, as noted by the EPA, "there is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the ... Read More

Hardwood Floor Moisture Warning Signs to Look Out For

Hardwood flooring systems are incredibly sensitive to moisture. As a hygroscopic material, wood will typically absorb or let off moisture until it reaches an equilibrium with its environment. Additionally, excess moisture can promote the growth of mold and bacteria, ... Read More

What Does Moisture Content in Wood Mean?

Moisture meters are specialized devices that are designed to use either electrical resistance (pin-type) or electromagnetic radio frequencies (pinless type) to measure the amount of moisture in some kind of material—such as wood. Read More

How EMC Varies in Wood Flooring Across the Country

Wood flooring is an incredibly beautiful flooring material. When installed properly, they can add elegance and class to a structure. However, flooring installers need to carefully monitor the moisture content (%MC) of the wood flooring systems that they work with to ... Read More

The Difference Between Moisture Meters for Wood and Concrete Flooring

Moisture is a constant concern for contractors installing any kind of flooring system. However, because of the basic differences between wood and concrete, there are some differences between the moisture meters for wood and concrete flooring. Read More