Moisture Matters Blog


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

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Moisture Meter to Assist With Your Hay Needs

In the third part of our series, we dive deeper into how Delmhorst's specialized moisture meters can fulfill the requirements of the hay industry. Building on insights from the previous article about the fundamental benefits of implementing quality moisture meters, we ... 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

How to Prevent Wood from Warping

Warped wood is a common issue for lumber manufacturers, flooring installers, woodworkers—pretty much any professional who makes wood products. Wood warping can ruin both its aesthetic and practical value. For flooring wood, warping that takes place after the ... Read More

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

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