While wood-look and stone-look luxury vinyl are more straightforward to lay than the natural materials the flooring mimics, it still takes longer than one day to complete the entire installation process.
Luxury vinyl flooring, including these two trendy styles, must acclimate to its new surroundings before the floor is constructed. Stop by Christoff and Sons Floorcovering in Jackson, MI, to find various vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring.
The acclimation process
Luxury vinyl flooring must acclimate to your home's temperature and humidity level for at least 48 hours before the floor is installed.
The amount of time needed for this pre-installation process depends on your geographic location, current temperature, humidity level, and expected climate changes. Planks and tiles are removed from boxes for best results.
Failure to acclimate
If you do not acclimate luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile flooring, it will expand or contract as the temperature and humidity level rises and falls.
This is particularly harmful because most LVP and LVT flooring is designed to click and lock together for floating floor installation, which means that buckling could occur in the tight locking system.
It's essential to maintain an optimum environment after your new luxury vinyl flooring is installed to ensure the longevity of your floor.
The manufacturer will list the correct climate-control numbers in the product specifications. These numbers are typical:
● Floor temperature must be between 59 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
● Humidity levels must be between 35 and 75 percent.
Visit us for your luxury vinyl flooring
Family-owned Christoff and Sons Floorcovering boasts an experienced team of installers proficient with proper acclimation procedures. We install luxury vinyl flooring in an area in Michigan that includes Jackson, Chelsea, Albion, Adrian, and Hillsdale.
Begin your vinyl plank or tile floor upgrade today with a visit to the Christoff and Sons Floorcovering showroom in Jackson, MI.