Temperature, Humidity and Ventilation:
It is important to have an HVAC system that is properly functioning to provide a temperature range of 55-80 degrees and 35-50% relative humidity. Ventilation equipment should be available for year-round use. Humidity and Ventilation are critical considerations to keep your wood floor and vinyl graphics intact. 35-50% relative humidity is normally required for long trouble-free life. If humidity rises to over 50%, promptly begin circulating air by opening interior doors and windows and by activating the ventilating system. However, do not draw warm, moist air in from outdoors, as excessive humidity will cause wood to expand which could cause damage to the vinyl. Summer months are especially critical. Inspect your wood floors and graphics regularly. If necessary, turn on the heating system. If less than 35% humidity level persists, use humidification to prevent excessive dryness and possible wood shrinkage.
Maple flooring, being a solid wood product, is hygroscopic material. It will expand and contract as it absorbs and releases moisture. It will change dimensionally until it reaches equilibrium with the surrounding environment. This is an uncontrollable, yet natural characteristic of solid wood flooring. Excessive expansion and shrinkage issues that may result due to environmental conditions are not the responsibility of GameTime, the floor manufacturer, or the installer, and are not covered under warranty.