One of your most important jobs in this whole process is ensuring proper handling and storage of your flooring material, or making sure that someone else is responsible for it.
On delivery day the driver will provide "stickers" - small pieces of wood approximately 3/8" thick and 1" wide - to be inserted between each row of planks as they are stacked. Instructions for their use will be provided and the driver will be glad to assist you in determining the best way to ensure that air flow will be provided and proper support given.
Once on stickers you should allow the wood to sit for 10 days to 2 weeks to acclimate to the surrounding environment, which is why it is important that your house be as close to living condition as possible.
Please ask if you have any questions or concerns about the acclimation of your flooring.
- Wood Movement by Workshop Companion
- Wood Movement by Woodwork Details
- Wood Movement by Woodworkers Source
- Relative Humidity and Equilibrium Moisture Content