You hear a lot about the necessity of acclimating hardwood flooring, but does laminate flooring also need to be acclimated? According to most manufacturer’s warranties, it does, and we’ll tell you why.
Laminate flooring installation facts
While laminate isn't a hardwood flooring, it still contains materials altered by various climate changes and the surrounding environment. Acclimation is an essential step in the pre-installation process to avoid buckling or warping.
When this flooring is moved from a warm environment into a cool space or a cool area to a warm one, changes can happen, including gaps, separation, and buckling. It only takes a slight shift to create these changes and ruin a brand new flooring installation.
However, with a simple acclimation period of anywhere from two to three days, you can avoid any problems like these. Instead, you’ll have beautiful flooring with perfect seams and a flawless surface that you can enjoy for up to 20 years or more, with proper care and maintenance.
After acclimation, you’ll find these floors are installed quickly and easily, and you can usually walk on them as soon as the installation is complete. Be sure to ask about adding an underlayment for more comfort and warmth, and stop by to see them in person anytime.
Get your laminate flooring in our Maple Ridge store
If you’re looking for high-quality laminate flooring in Maple Ridge, Diverse Flooring is your one-stop flooring shop. We offer superior materials and services that give you the flooring experience you’ve always wanted.
From our Maple Ridge, BC showroom, we serve residents from Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Walnut Grove, and Langley North, and we’d love to work with you on your flooring as well. Allow us to create an outstanding laminate flooring experience for you when you visit us at your convenience.