Engineered wood flooring question

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Jonny89, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Jonny89

    Jonny89 New Member

    Hi guys,

    I've got my joiner coming round this week to do a load of stuff to my flat and part of that was going to be laying engineered oak wood flooring. The only problem is I forgot it needs to acclimatise for atleast 72 hours, and also my flat currently has no heating so it isn't the warmest. I was just wondering whether I could have it done anyway and that the expansion gap might be enough or whether I should just wait until I have heating to let it acclimatise for a few days then?

  2. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    My floor wasn't left to acclimatise for long enough and it started to delaminate after fitting, e.g. the thin oak loayer seperated from the ply underneath causing bubbles in the surface.

    Also remember that it needs to acclimatise to the normal temperature in the property, so if the flat is normally heated, but the heating is temporarily disconnected etc. then it won't be acclimatising to the normal temperature.
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  3. Jonny89

    Jonny89 New Member

    Ah definitely not worth risking it then, figured this would probably be the case :/

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