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Technical

Acclimation

Your hardwood flooring must undergo an acclimatization period (must be stored in the room where it will be laid) for at least 72 hours prior to installation.

Humidity

Building interiors are affected by two distinct humidity season heating and non-heat.

Recognizing that wood floor dimensions will be slightly affected by varying levels of humidity in your building; take care to control humidity levels within the 40-55% range. During the heating seasons, a humidifier is recommended to prevent excess shrinkage in wood floors due to low humidity levels. During the non-heating season, humidity levels can be maintained by using an air conditioner, dehumidifier, or by turning on your heating system periodically during the summer months.

Avoid excessive exposure to water from tracking during periods of inclement weather.

General Site Inspection

Hardwood Flooring should be one of the last products installed at a construction site. All work involving water or moisture (plumbing, masonry work, drywall taping, etc.) should be complete before wood flooring is delivered to the job site.

Protect your flooring from high humidity at all times. Never unload your flooring in heavy rain or snow.

Your job site should have a consistent room temperature of 60-70°F (16-22°C) and humidity of 40-55% for a minimum of five days prior to the installation of your hardwood flooring product. This environment should be maintained continuously thereafter.