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How to Correctly Store your New Wood Floor

A British Hardwoods wood floor differs greatly from the ubiquitous, mass produced wood floors available from many discount flooring warehouses.british-hardwoods-wood-flooring

We make all our floors to order, here at our factory in West Yorkshire. We only use sustainably sourced hardwoods and our boards are accurately machined in single, wide planks and long lengths.

Importantly, our solid and engineered wood flooring is factory acclimatised, further acclimatisation is not usually necessary prior to installation. However, if you do not intend to fit your new wood floor straight away, the following advice will help maintain the integrity of the boards and ensure that they remain at the same high quality.

After delivery, ensure that the wood flooring is stored in a dry, warm room where the relative humidity is similar to that of where it will be laid. Do not store in an outside building (i.e. shed or garage), or next to a direct source of heat (such as a radiator, Aga or wood-burning stove).

If storing the flooring on-site for any of length time, remove all packaging, lay flat and if possible separate layers with sticks to allow air to circulate evenly around the boards.

Do not store or install flooring until all subfloors, plastering, cement work, decorating and all other wet work is completely dry.

If in doubt, we are more than happy to look after your floor for you until you are completely ready for it. Our factory is constantly heated and humidity controlled, ensuring that the boards are kept at an ambient temperature - similar to that of a normally central heated home.

Important note: The above advice applies only to our own solid and engineered wood floors.

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Follow the link to download our free Hardwood Floor Fitting and Maintenance Guide.


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