Yes, they should be acclimated whether you install solid hardwood flooring or engineered wood floors.

Wood flooring has an allure like no other, and it's also a significant investment in your home that, when taken care of properly, can last 50-100 years. So if you have any questions, don't hesitate to come into our hardwood flooring company to explore, learn and get a free quote; we carry a wide assortment from names like Bella Citta, DuChateau, Chesapeake, and more.

Acclimation: aligning the moisture levels

This process is when opened boxes are left in the room three to five days before installation. It is done so that the moisture levels of the wood match that of the room. Remember that the wood often comes from other locations, so it needs to adjust to its new surroundings.

The room should be climate controlled because excessive air conditioning (or heat–but you don't need to worry about that in Florida!) will skew the results. Many homes now have climate control systems with advanced thermostats, but if yours doesn't, be sure to ask your flooring experts about the best way to proceed.

Why do I need to acclimate engineered wood?

This is a common question, especially since engineered wood is more stable and better able to handle water. However, it is often installed as a floating floor, meaning that the pieces first click, mat, and then hover over the subfloor without adhesives or nails. While that makes it easier to remove and reinstall, it also means that the slightest movement, keeping in mind that wood can expand and shrink to adjust to humidity, can cause an imbalance in the floor.

At Twin Brothers Floors, every job gets treated equally, no matter how big or small. Our goal is to bring your vision to life on time and within budget. For more information about hardwood flooring or our other products or services, such as residential and commercial installations and free quotes, visit our showroom in Lutz, FL. We're near Tampa, Town 'N' Country, Temple Terrace, Land O' Lakes, Odessa, Brandon, Zephyrhills, and New Port Richey.