Thursday, August 16, 2018

Expansion and Contraction.

No, this is not a lesson on the economy, but rather the interior work done on your home.  As we transition from summer to winter you may be thinking about expanding one of the rooms in your home or office and contracting another.  When expanding your flooring for example, you have to be aware of expansion gaps.

What, exactly is an expansion gap?  They are spaces that remain in a room around fixed objects such as thresholds, hearths, baseboards, and other stationary items built or secured into the framing structure of your home.  Although wood flooring is not a living, breathing, entity it still reacts to changes in moisture and temperature.

Being aware of all the nuances of expanding a room is key and critical in your “Better Homes and Gardens” vision of what you will see when the work is done.  If you live in the Dallas area you should call Home Pro Services for an estimate.  They are the Metroplex’s home and commercial remodeling professionals.  That number is (214) 886-2236.

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