So, it’s spring time. The weather is finally warming up, the sun is out and you’re busy making sure the outside of your home is trimmed and sculpted perfectly for those relaxing bbq’s with family and friends.
But what about the inside of your home? Spring is one of the best times of year to replace the flooring in your home, and here are the top 3 reasons to plan your flooring installation for these months – keep reading.
1. Having Doors Open Won’t be Uncomfortable
When you’re having flooring installed, the doors will be open a lot. Old flooring will be carried out; new flooring will be carried in. If you have home flooring pros install the material, they may be going out frequently to get tools or supplies from the truck. If this takes place in winter, your home will cool off; in summer, your home may heat up and your AV will work overtime.
2. You’ll Want Ventilation & Fresh Air
You may want to have the windows open for ventilation to get rid of any fumes, dust and/or odors. Adhesive removers, stains and sealers can all emit certain fumes and odors that you’ll want to alleviate as soon as possible.
3. Humidity and Temperature are More Moderate
All types of flooring, especially wood flooring, need to acclimate to the indoor environment before they can be properly installed. This means that they need to take on the humidity level and temperature found indoors. If they don’t, problems can arise.
For example, in the summer, the outdoor humidity may be 75% – 90% to higher in some climates. Wood flooring stored in a garage or warehouse that is not humidity-controlled will absorb more moisture and swell.
If you install the wood flooring without complete acclimation, it will dry out after installation. The air conditioner acts as a dehumidifier. In winter, homes can get very dry. When the wood flooring dries out, it will shrink. This may lead to cracking or pulling aprt
Spring and fall allow the fastest, most complete acclimation with the least risk of problems because homes are not likely to have either very high or very low humidity. So, if you want new flooring installed before the holidays or in time for summer graduation parties, plan ahead to ensure best results.