If you spend time looking for new luxury vinyl flooring, you'll hear about acclimation. And even if you know it's necessary, you might still wonder what it is.
Understanding this term can play a role in your choosing the perfect floors. So, it's worth taking the time to learn more about it.
What is acclimation?
Acclimation is a one to three-day process that works to equalize humidity levels. For example, there is humidity in vinyl plank flooring and its installed environment.
Bringing those two levels to the same level can take time, but it's worth the wait. After installation, it ensures your floors will not buckle, warp, or peel.
Why should I acclimate luxury vinyl flooring?
Like hardwood flooring, luxury vinyl can expand and contract in humid areas. Temperature changes can also affect the materials, and acclimation can fix it.
But if you choose glue-down luxury vinyl flooring, acclimation is essential. It ensures this expansion and contraction won't happen as the glue cures.
How long will it take to acclimate my luxury vinyl?
In most cases, 48 hours is ample time for luxury vinyl acclimation. But we will tell you exactly how long you can expect for your flooring.
Several factors affect the acclimation process, including your materials and in-home humidity levels. But the weather can also affect the acclimation process, which we plan for in your services.
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