Therefore, the key message is that installers must understand the dynamics of water and wood, and make educated judgments as to when and what amount of acclimation is required, if any. To do this correctly requires an understanding of what the moisture content of wood flooring is when delivered, and what its expected moisture content will be when being used in its intended environment.
Why acclimation matters
The solution is to have your new wood flooring installed by experienced professionals that know how to determine the moisture content and make the necessary adjustments before the installation begins. Remember that since our homes exist in environments with widely varying temperature ranges and humidity, professional installation makes the best sense.