Why is it important to acclimate your underlay

Before you start installing,
always acclimate the underlay!

A new underlay?

  • Allow 48-72 hours for acclimatization in the room where it will be placed!
  • Indoor temperature similar to the final indoor temperature
  • Humidity between 50% and 70%
  • Laying floor packages horizontally
  • Do not acclimate near heaters or stoves

Why should an underlay

It doesn’t matter what type of underlay you choose. Any underlay must acclimate first. By acclimating the new underlay, we mean letting the floorboards get used to the indoor climate of the room where the floor will be laid. This ensures that the floor will not work afterwards, such as expansion or contraction.

How long should you use a underlay
let them acclimate?

Our recommendation is to allow underlays to acclimate between 48 and 72 hours. At a temperature between 15 and 20°C. It is important to ensure that the underlay is stored in the room where it will be installed so that the underlay adapts to the right conditions. Therefore, provide an indoor temperature that most closely resembles the final indoor temperature. Do you always have the thermostat set around 20°C? Then, when acclimating, make sure the thermostat is set to about the same temperature. The humidity of the room should be kept so between 50% and 70%. You can measure this with a special moisture meter.

Furthermore, it is important to leave the underlay horizontally. Never put floor suits upright! Also keep in mind that suits should not be too close to a heater or stove. With direct heat close to the underlay boards, the floor cannot optimally acclimatize to the indoor climate.