A common problem that home owners suffer from hardwood floor is cupping and buckling. For those unfamiliar with this issue, it’s a warping or malformation process that happens to wood flooring after it’s been exposed to humidity or moisture over long periods of time. The wood will draw in and retain the moisture. When the wood dries, it will cause your flooring to warp due to the water particles distorting the wood at the molecular level. This unfortunate process can happen to any age of wood flooring, new or old.