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skekses

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Acclimating Laminate
« on: December 07, 2015, 12:11:18 PM »
Hi guys,

I understand that before you put in new laminate flooring, that you should acclimate the materials to your house. Right now it is winter and I haven't yet moved into my house, so I've been running the thermostat at around 50 degrees. I don't know what the temperature will be in the summer, but my current house gets to the mid-80s. What temperature should I use to acclimate the flooring?

Thanks!

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Re: Acclimating Laminate
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 11:01:23 AM »
As a builder I usually acclimate materials including flooring to 60-70F for 72 hours.  This may mean you need to put in temporary heaters or room heaters for the rooms you'll install into.  For a floating floor it's not as important assuming you observe all the edge gap requirements laid out in the installation instructions.

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Re: Acclimating Laminate
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2015, 11:19:41 AM »
As a builder I usually acclimate materials including flooring to 60-70F for 72 hours.  This may mean you need to put in temporary heaters or room heaters for the rooms you'll install into.  For a floating floor it's not as important assuming you observe all the edge gap requirements laid out in the installation instructions.

+1, If you follow this you'll be good. Laminate is actually not going to be super temperamental. It's generally a thin layer of veneer over an engineered substance like MDF. Meaning it's going to be pretty stable regardless.

Now if you were using solid hardwood or something, you'd want to be extra careful.