Harder woods like maple less stable

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: My maple wood floor has developed a hump in the middle. It does it every year but a humid summer has made it a real hazard this year.  Is this due to initially poor fitting, not leaving enough room for expansion? How can I fix the floor?

A: It seems that the harder the wood, the more unstable it is and susceptible to changes in environmental humidity. Maple is no exception. There should have been at least a half inch gap along the walls when it was installed.

I would recommend getting a dehumidifier or air conditioning unit for your house. Climate control is the best correction.

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