I'm laying the laminate floor in my new house. I know that it is
supposed to acclimate to the house climate 48 hours before
installation, but the AC system has not been installed yet so I have no
control over the temperature. Obviously, the temperature and humidity
won't be the same as when the AC is runnng. Right now, it is averaging
in the 50's here in Florida, and might get up to 70 over the weekend,
when I plan to lay the floor. Am I going to run into problems by
installing the floor before the climate can be controlled? My window of
time to get this stuff laid is short, and unfortunately the AC
contractor will be one of the last subs on the job site. Any expert
advice would be greatly appreciated.
Acclimated does not mean a/c or heat. It means that it is the same temp as
the area to be installed. Where is the flooring being stored now? Match
that your probably good to go.
I saw a stage being installed in Los Vegas in the sun. Cause the walls were
not finished, ya open to the out side world. The lumber had sat in the sun
for a week and away they went.
Personally I would absolutely NOT install the finish floor before the
tradesmen were done. Accidents happen every day. Ladders gouge, and stuff
drops. Worse the gravel on ones shoes tears hell out of wood flooring.
Your house your rules.
I would say yes! You will have problems, I know from experience.
I watched a builder install un-acclimated flooring, soon as winter came
and the heat came on..? there was places in the floor where you could
literally lay a pencil in the crack. CLOSETS TOO :O
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