Wood Acclimation, it is Important!

wood acclimation

Wood Acclimation, it is Important!

Where do you start?

So you have decided that you want to install hardwood flooring in your home. Where do you start? First off it is a great idea to have an installer come out and measure your home so you know how much flooring you will need to complete your project. Second, you will need to talk to your retailer to get samples and get a better understanding of what type of wood best suits your needs.

The purchase of your beautiful wood flooring has been made and the material is delivered to your home. Instantly you would like for the flooring to be installed. You might want to hold that thought! First off installing the flooring at the point of receipt may be a very costly mistake. Since wood is natural product it needs to have the ability to adapt to its surroundings. Since the wood has been in a warehouse
and or in transit chances are the moisture levels in the wood are not the same as the levels in your home. Therefore needing the Wood Acclimation process to begin first.

If you install the wood now you increase the chances of having a Wood Acclimationfaulty install. Problems that can result in premature installation are cupping, buckling, and gaping, just to name a few.

To figure out the proper Wood Acclimation time for your wood you will either need to call your retailer or the wood manufacturer. Wood Acclimation is the process in which an individual organism adjusts to a gradual change in its environment. A good installer knows the proper steps of taking moisture readings with a meter at the point of installation to eliminate any liability on his/her part of installing wood in an improper environment.

For the proper installation instructions for your new hardwood floor you can contact the retail salesperson, visit the manufacturer’s website or simply open a carton of the material. Most manufacturers place a copy of the installation guidelines right in the box.

wood-acclimationMake your house a home with Georgia Carpets large selection of hardwood flooring, we carry many different mills and brands. The choice is yours, stop by one of our three store locations to buy your Hardwood today! Or save money and shop online or give one of our helpful sales representatives a call. Have questions? Start a live chat on our website now. Stick around for more helpful tips and tricks on all kinds of flooring from one of the largest distributors in your area – Georgia Carpet Industries.

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