Acclimate engineered hardwood for best results
If wood is your flooring of choice, you can opt for engineered wood flooring as well as unfinished or prefinished solid wood. Engineered planks, like solid wood, must acclimate to your home before your flooring project begins. L&L Flooring Company in Nashville, Tennessee, boasts an experienced team of installers who are experts at laying all types of wood flooring.
Engineered hardwood flooring acclimation
Our installers will bring engineered hardwood planks to your home at least 48 hours before installation day. This is because the planks need time to adjust to your home's humidity levels and temperature. Buckling, cupping, and warping can occur if this process is not done, so installers use a moisture meter to see how much acclimation is necessary.
Throughout the lifespan of your new engineered hardwood flooring, it's best to maintain a temperature in your home that is between 60 and 80 degrees. In addition, the humidity level should stay between 30 and 50 percent, and the closer to 50 percent, the better. Without adequate humidity control, planks will expand and shrink, so it's best to purchase a moisture meter so proper measurement can be made.
The anatomy of engineered wood flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring includes a surface layer of hardwood, and if it's thick enough, it can be refinished one time. The base layer is often made of plywood that can tolerate moisture, which means it can be installed in more locations than solid wood. In addition, since planks are designed for floating floor installation, they need no attachment to the subfloor.
Visit us for your engineered hardwood today!
Locally-owned L&L Flooring Company is the place to go for all of your engineered wood flooring needs. We install hardwood floors in homes and businesses, and we offer other services, like free estimates, design consultation, and a mobile showroom. We invite Tennesseans who live in Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Spring Hill, TN, to visit our showroom in Nashville, TN.