Living in the White Mountains means experiencing heat and temperature variations in the winter that can impact the installation and condition of your hardwood floors. It is important to understand the best type and species of hardwood for your specific heating system, and the best way to care and maintain it.
Installing hardwood into a home requires someone with knowledge and experience in dealing with different species of wood, different types of installation, and different customer needs. It is important to speak with an expert before making such an investment.
Hardwood flooring decisions should be done with care. Hardwood can be very sensitive to temperature and moisture variations caused by radiant heating systems, dirt basements and crawl spaces, home locations near bodies of water, turning heat down or off in a second home when not occupied, etc. The National Wood Flooring Associate (NWFA) is a leading authority on hardwood flooring. We have attached some articles here for your reference.
Problems & Causes & Water and Wood