Did you recently buy a home that has marble floors? Are you unsure of how to maintain them? Marble floors can add a touch of elegance to any home design. When maintained properly, the floors can shine and have a nearly mirror-like quality. Unfortunately, marble floors can also be very unforgiving. Dirt and spilled liquids can settle into the marble, causing permanent damage. Even the lightest impact can cause scratches and dents.
All hardwood products absorb moisture from the air, and when this happens, the wood swells. The higher the moisture content in the wood, the more swollen the wood will become. When the moisture content in the wood drops, the wood shrinks. This shrinking and swelling is natural and happens in all homes with hardwood floors. During the winter, small gaps may appear between floorboards as they shrink. In the summer, the gaps will disappear as the boards absorb humidity from the air.