When the flooring is delivered, it will be divided into small lots and stored in the rooms where it will be installed. It can take up to a week or more for solid wood flooring to acclimate and reach a balance with its surroundings, 2 to 3 days for engineered flooring. No acclimation is necessary for most laminate or vinyl flooring.
Wood flooring should never be unloaded or stored unprotected in rain, snow or other wet conditions. When receiving a shipment of hardwood flooring, pull out several sample boards and use a hand-held moisture meter to measure their moisture content. The figure should be between 6-9%. If it doesn’t, let wood products adjust to the site before installation.