Although it looks solid, luxury vinyl’s core has tiny holes. As a result, when the air gets in to circulate, the material expands or contracts.
This process guarantees a sound installation. The slightest movement can throw the floor off balance when it floats. Read on to learn more about luxury vinyl flooring and acclimation.
Why does it need to adjust to a new environment?
The luxury vinyl flooring is stored in various temperatures. So, when it goes to your house at a different temperature, it warps, gaps or buckles.
Do all forms of LVF need acclimating?
Yes, it needs this process, whether vinyl plank flooring or square, tile-sized pieces.
How do I acclimate?
Leave opened boxes, or lay the planks or LVT flooring pieces side by side. They stay in the room in which it's to be installed for 48 hours.
Many manufacturers recommend keeping the room temperature between 66 and 80 degrees. However, depending on your house's temperature, you may need to adjust it accordingly.
Humidity levels should be 35-75%. This can be measured with a hygrometer, available at hardware stores.
What is luxury vinyl flooring?
Luxury vinyl flooring is an affordable, waterproof, and highly stylish floor with wood, stone, and tile images. Micro beveling and embossing add depth and dimension, and textured looks.
It is low maintenance. Installation, too, is easy, especially when it's a floating floor.
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Visit our showroom today in Hurst, TX. We work on residential and commercial projects in Hurst, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Irving, North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Bedford, and Euless, TX. You'll be glad you came in and will also receive a free quote.