Should i aclimatise my wood floor boards before installation?
All timber floors are moisture and humidity sensitive. It is important to check that the moisture content of the timber planks is in equilibrium with the environment in which they will be installed. If they are not there is a risk that the new floor will shrink or expand beyond the norm. To help protect against this most solid timber planks should be acclimatised for about 7 days ahead of installation. Most engineered planks need less time around 2-3 days. However, there is little point in acclimatising the timber if the heating in the house is not working or the rooms are being plastered. To avoid costly mistakes its best to consult a professional about how to deal with site conditions and acclimatisation of timber. If Tomson Floors installs the floor for you we will check all of these details.