Luxury vinyl flooring in a Calgary, AB home office

Does vinyl flooring need to be acclimated?

When you?re ready to choose a new floor covering for your Calgary home, you?re likely to have many questions about the performance, functionality, and lifespan of your chosen material, such as vinyl flooring. The good news is, with just a bit of research, those answers are easily found.

Important information about vinyl flooring

Acclimation is a well-known flooring term for hardwood flooring and is required to ensure the best performance long term. But is this needed for vinyl plank flooring as well?

It?s important to know that vinyl floors, especially in plank form, can expand and contract in much the same way as wood flooring. For that reason, it?s essential to allow these floors to acclimate, for at least 48 hours, especially in spaces that could experience a great deal of humidity, dampness, or temperature changes.

The acclimation process also protects against deformities, shrinkage, and gaps forming between planks, which means your floors will perform far better over time. When all these factors are taken into consideration, you?ll be delighted with the outcome.

With an excellent installation, you can expect these floors to last an average of 20 years, depending on your particular options and choices. They offer outstanding durability, a beautiful visual to match any d?cor, and a 100% waterproof option if you choose to take advantage of it.

You?ll also enjoy a quick installation that leaves you able to walk on your floors immediately. If you?d like to find out more about these floors or the installation process that goes with them, feel free to visit us today.

Visit us for vinyl flooring you can stand on

Westvalley Carpet & Flooring
is a Calgary flooring store that focuses on meeting each flooring need of all our customers. We are dedicated to craftsmanship, service, and affordable, quality products that provide the best flooring experience.

If you?re a resident of the Greater Calgary or Alberta area, we invite you to visit our showrooms in North Calgary, South Calgary, and Westvalley Central (Calgary, AB). We?ll make sure you get the vinyl flooring you want and need.