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Crucial Step of Acclimating Stoneform®

Ensuring your confidence and success in installing Stoneform® is our top priority. This blog post is dedicated to the crucial step of acclimating your flooring before installation, a key factor in unlocking the full potential of your flooring. Let us guide you every step of the way so you can achieve the best results in showcasing Stoneform® in your space.

The Significance of Acclimation: Acclimating Stoneform® flooring is a pivotal step in guaranteeing the success of the flooring. Neglecting this process may lead to complications, potentially causing the flooring to fail over time. Let's explore why acclimation is indispensable.

  1. Temperature Considerations: Installation environments should maintain temperatures between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit. This range is not only critical during installation but must be indefinite in the installation area to ensure the flooring's stability and performance.
  2. Duration of Acclimation: A minimum acclimation period of 48 hours in the installation area is essential. This allows the flooring to adapt to the ambient conditions, preventing issues like warping or buckling. Rushing this process can compromise the long-term integrity of the flooring.
  3. Proper Acclimation Technique: The optimal way to acclimate Stoneform® flooring is by cross stacking the boxes in the installation area. Cross stacking involves placing flooring boxes in a crisscross pattern to facilitate air circulation. This method ensures each plank undergoes a uniform acclimation process.

Acclimating your flooring is a non-negotiable step for a successful experience with Stoneform®. Adhering to the recommended temperature range, allowing 48 hours of acclimation time, and using proper techniques like cross stacking are crucial for the long-term stability of your flooring.

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