Vinyl plank flooring in a Langley North, BC bedroom

Does vinyl plank flooring need to be acclimated?

If you consider vinyl plank flooring for your home as an attractive alternative to natural hardwood, you might wonder if these planks need to be acclimated to the way the real thing does. The answer, in short, is yes, but let's read on to find out more.

Vinyl plank flooring is an excellent addition to your home

One of the attributes of luxury vinyl plank, also known as LVP, is that it looks entirely solid with its high-density core composition. Still, it's filled with tiny spaces that could be penetrated by air and humidity. That means that these planks could swell and shrink in much the same way as a solid wood in certain conditions.

The amount of expansion or shrinkage may seem small, but it could cause problems, especially when utilizing the snug fit of a click and lock floating installation. Drying and curing, cold weather, and sun exposure can also create situations best served by acclimation before the installation process.

To properly acclimate your floors, be sure to have the HVAC system set as it will typically be and consider the humidity level, which should be no less than 35% and no more than 75% where the flooring will be installed. Then acclimate these materials for at least 72 hours under constant circumstances.

Find the best vinyl plank flooring today

Diverse Flooring offers exceptional vinyl flooring in Maple Ridge, BC, from our extensive inventory of materials and services. Our associates will come alongside you and help you find the best options to match your specific requirements, no matter how large or small your project.

From our Maple Ridge, BC showroom, we serve residents from Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Walnut Grove, and Langley North, and we?d love the opportunity to meet your flooring needs as well. Visit us any time you?re ready to work towards the best LVP for your every need.