Conditioning materials (acclimation)
Deliver all flooring materials, including adhesives and accessories, wrapped / sealed in original labeled and unopened packaging a minimum of 48 hours before installation into a climate controlled environment.
Materials must be conditioned to correct, 'service' (eventual living) conditions.
Sufficient, secure, dry, and heated storage shall be provided by the General Contractor or Owner.
Indoor environmental conditions must be managed around the clock before shipping any floor coverings or related materials to site due to swings in temperature between night time and day time.
Example: The graph shows historical weather data in the Vancouver, BC area during the first six days of June 2020. Temperatures at night dip below minimum industry standards for adhesives, self levellers and floor covering products.