How to Protect Your New Hardwood Floor with Kestrel


Hardwood creates an inimitable contemporary feel of class in your home, which is why so many homeowners today are turning to hardwood during renovations and redesigns.  However, hardwood does require a little bit of maintenance as far as maintaining a safe Relative Humidity and Temperature, and not doing so can result in issues such as:

  • Seasons, shrinking, gapping, cracking and surface checking if the Relative Humidity is too low during winter/dry seasons.
  • Expansion and buckling due to high relative humidity during the summer/wet seasons.

Many flooring professionals choose to use Kestrel 3000 Weather Meters to monitor new installations, which accurately delivers relative humidity measurements in real time.  These commercial-grade weather meters are all available for personal use on, and are portable, rugged, and convenient enough to use in any home.

Kestrel 3000 Weather Meters are able to measure conditional readings that are important to hardwood maintenance at a much greater accuracy level than most typical retail solutions.  It measures relative humidity with .1% resolution, and has a wide specification range at 5% to 95% (non-condensing).  Likewise, temperature readings can range anywhere from -20 degrees (F) to 158 degrees (F).  Each Kestrel 3000 meter also features a patented Quick-Response Relative Humidity Sensor for instantaneous accurate readings.

If you spent a lot of time and money in installing hardwood, protect your investment simply with a professional-grade Kestrel meter.

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