5 ways to take care of your flooring in the heat

As we begin looking forward to a much-needed summer, the conditions may not be so favourable for our raised floors. The temperature and humid air can often have a negative impact on your flooring, drastically reducing its lifespan. Despite the various issues you may encounter this summer, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your raised flooring in the hot conditions.

Common problems raised flooring may experience

  • Warping cracking
    High amounts of moisture in the air can cause your flooring to warp, leaving permanent damage in the form of cracks if footfall is continuous.
  • Fading
    Long summer days with many hours of sunlight and UV rays can lead to the fading and colour deterioration of both your internal and external raised flooring.
  • Expansion
    The heat and humidity of warm summer air contrasted with the cooler evenings can mean materials such as vinyl and laminate may frequently expand and contract, which could lead to your floor lifting and warping.

Protecting your flooring

All floors supplied by Fieldman’s Access Floors are designed with durability and longevity in mind, but there are still numerous steps you can take to maximise the lifespan of your flooring.

Frequent Cleaning

Whether you have internal or external raised flooring, regular cleaning is key to preventing the build-up of dust, dirt and grime, as well as benefitting the overall appearance of your floor.

Keep out the sun

Drawing your blinds or curtains or fitting a light reflecting film to your windows can avoid excessive sunlight entering your property, maintaining the colours on your flooring and preventing fading.

Air conditioning

If you have an air conditioning system in your property, utilise this to maintain a constant temperature. This helps to avoid the expanding and contracting of materials such as wood, vinyl and laminate in the UK’s ever-changing weather conditions.

Sealing gaps

Check your flooring regularly for any sporadic holes or gaps. These may allow dust and dirt to get through, causing potential issues to the voids beneath your raised flooring, so sealing them up as soon as possible can prevent this from becoming too much of an issue.

General Maintenance

Should you come across any issues with your raised access flooring, you should consider repairing them as quickly as possible to prevent the requirement for a full floor replacement. If the issues you come across appear too complex to rectify yourself, get in contact with a professional for advice and assistance.

For a quote on repairs, installation and maintenance, or if you have any further enquiries you wish to discuss with our experts, or do not hesitate to get in contact with us at Fieldmans Access Floors. Give us a call on 020 8462 7100 or email where we will be happy to offer our professional assistance.