When you’re ready to make your log home dream a reality remember these four interior tips to help keep the inside as beautiful as the outside.
Humidity: heating systems can draw large amounts of moisture from the logs. A humidifier may be needed to maintain moisture content and help reduce log checking.
Proper Ventilation: kitchens need to be well ventilated because the oils that are released during cooking can discolor cabinetry, ceilings, and other nearby wood. The rest of your home should be ventilated, but you don’t want drafts bringing in the extra dust.
Preventing UV Damage: selecting Low-E glass for windows and doors and using a “UV boost” with the initial coat of stain on log floors and walls will help prevent discoloration of interior wood.
Protective Stain: a water based acrylic stain is best because it allows wood to breathe and provides a tough film that can be dusted and cleaned easily. Also remember to use it in areas susceptible to water damage such as the bathroom and laundry room. The water base stain also never yellows and helps with the discoloration of the chinking.