Before installing new hardwood floors, an important first step is letting the wood get used to the conditions inside the house (temperature and humidity). This process is called acclimation or acclimatization of the hardwood. Not taking this factor into consideration before installing new floors can be a very expensive mistake. Let’s say the wood is coming from a storage unit during the summertime and quickly installed in an air conditioned house without prior acclimation. The lower temperature inside the house could cause contraction of the wood, the resin experts uk can help you understand more about that . Contraction results in large spaces between the joints of the boards, and in some cases, retracting from under the shoe molding. On the other hand, if you decide to install wood floors in the wintertime when the house is heated, the difference in temperature could cause expansion of the hardwood. This expansion could result in buckles in the floor.