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Does hardwood flooring need to be acclimated?

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Does hardwood flooring need to be acclimated?

All types of wood flooring must be acclimated before being installed to ensure the best performance afterward. In today's post, we're going to tell you more about why this is so important and what to expect when it’s time to acclimate your hardwood products, so read along with today’s post.

Wood flooring, acclimation, and you

No matter what type of hardwood flooring you choose, acclimation is an essential service that needs to happen before the materials are installed in your home. It creates an equalization of humidity between your new floors and the room into which they will be installed, alleviating the worry of warping, cracking, or splitting.

The acclimation period can last from one to three days, and sometimes more, depending on the humidity level at the time of installation. Your installation technicians will take measurements to know precisely when the materials have been acclimated, so there's no guesswork involved at all.

Once acclimation and installation are complete, we’ll go even further by sharing advice and techniques for keeping your floors looking great for years to come. If you have specific questions regarding the care of your new floor coverings, be sure to visit us and speak with an associate whenever you’re ready.

Are you looking for a great hardwood flooring company?

Elkton Carpet & Tile is here for all your flooring needs if you need a reputable hardwood flooring company. We work hard to ensure that all your needs are met in products, services, and customer care, so you never have to worry about a bad experience.

Our Elkton, MD showroom provides flooring and services to residents in North East, Chesapeake City, Rising Sun, Newark, Middletown, Bear, New Castle, Wilmington, and White Hall. When you’re ready for a flooring experience that yields the best engineered or solid hardwood flooring, be sure to visit us.