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How do you acclimate engineered wood flooring?
Last Updated: 1st February, 2020
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Also asked, do you need to acclimate engineered wood flooring?
A few guidelines: Rule #1: Follow the instructions from both the wood flooring and heating system manufacturers. Some engineered flooring manufacturers recommend acclimation, while others do not. With some products, you may have problems engaging the tongue and groove if it is acclimated to a higher moisture content.
Similarly, what is the best way to install engineered hardwood flooring? 3/4″ thick, engineered planks should be nailed or stapled using a 3/4″ solid wood flooring nailer or stapler of any brand. You must use the recommended size staple or cleat for 3/4″ solid wood installations; you must also use the recommended nailing schedule, which is 1″ to 3″ from the ends, and 8″ to 10″ in the field.
Herein, how long does engineered wood floor need to acclimate?
Does engineered hardwood expand?
Because of this process, engineered hardwood flooring isn't affected by humidity as much as hardwood. It doesn't shrink or expand, which makes it resistant to warping and cupping. And for that same reason it's considered very strong and stable.