How To Acclimatise Your Floor

Unless you live in a warehouse, your home will be a very different environment to the one our flooring is used to. This difference in humidity and temperature can make the flooring expand and contract very slightly once it's brought indoors - but this small difference could mean your floor gets installed incorrectly.

Because of this, we recommend acclimatising your flooring before fitting. Luckily, whilst this is important, it's also incredibly simple! Simply leave the flooring in its box in the room that it'll be fitted in. Try to keep the room at the temperature it'll be when you use it.

Different floors will have their own requirements, so we recommend consulting the manufacturer's instructions, but here's a rough guide of how long it should take to acclimatise your flooring:

Floor Type


Solid Wood Flooring

14 days

Laminate Flooring

2+ days

LVT Flooring

2+ days

Natural Carpet

2+ days

Engineered Flooring

up to 2 days (not essential)

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