Luxury Vinyl in Houston, TX from Carpet Giant

Should I acclimate luxury vinyl?

Yes. Even though luxury vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof, keep in mind that it's layered and porous inside. Nevertheless, this vinyl is a beautiful, affordable way to upgrade your home, so you'll want to do everything possible to maintain that beauty.

Why does floor porosity matter?

Pores are tiny holes, and each household has its temperature and humidity, even from cooking or baking, which creates condensation. This is why our windows often get fogged up. 

Acclimation gives the luxury vinyl flooring a chance to adjust to the room's temperature. This is an essential step for a valuable flooring installation. 

If moisture levels are not aligned, the planks will expand or contract, causing gaps, buckles, or separations. It can also void your warranty, so be sure to read it very carefully, a good practice for any flooring.

Acclimation tips

  • Leave opened boxes at least 48 hours in the room to be installed before actual installation.
  • Consider floor temperature and humidity levels
  • There's also a unique process for curing if you plan to install over a concrete slab.
Our flooring experts will explain everything in detail, so be sure to come into our showroom when exploring luxury vinyl in Houston.

If you haven't looked at vinyl flooring lately

It is highly designed with vibrant, true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile with micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured looks. Luxury vinyl flooring can also be cut into planks or tile-sized squares and comes with countless benefits, including affordability, waterproof capabilities, durability, and low maintenance with an uncomplicated installation.

The Houston area flooring experts

Since 1976, the family-owned, award-winning Carpet Giant has been considered the premier flooring source in the area. So, come into our Houston, TX, showroom whether you want to learn more about luxury vinyl flooring or some other floor covering. We also service Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and Clear Lake and offer free vinyl flooring quotes.