Engineered hardwood flooring in a Denham Springs, LA home

Does engineered hardwood need to acclimate?

If you’ve researched hardwood flooring much at all, then you have probably heard about the necessity for acclimation before installing the materials. But do you have to acclimate engineered wood as well?

That’s the question we plan to answer today, so be sure to read along to find out.

Facts about engineered wood floors and acclimation

Does engineered flooring need to acclimate before it can be installed? In short, the answer is yes.

All wood products, including solid wood, engineered wood, bamboo, and even laminate, require acclimation before installing in any home. The point is to bring the flooring to the same moisture level as its surrounding environment.

Without proper acclimation, you could be left to deal with shrinkage, expansion, warping, or even damage to structural components in the future. It can be tempting to want to skip this process to save time and have your floors in place sooner, but it’s not worth it if you wind up having to replace the flooring as a result.

The best way to acclimate engineered wood floors is to place them in the area where they will be installed, in their open boxes, and stacked diagonally atop one another. It's essential to allow air circulation around the materials to reach the same moisture levels as what is found in the home.

Visit us for outstanding engineered hardwood

Wholesale Flooring & Granite is your go-to flooring source, especially if hardwood materials are your choice. We offer excellent products, outstanding services, and customer care that will serve you well from start to finish.

We are proud to serve Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Ascension Parish, Baker, and surrounding areas, all from our Baton Rouge, LA showroom location. If you need the best flooring and flooring information, be sure to visit us whenever you’re in the area for engineered hardwood you will love.