Is room temperature specific?
The instructions that came with my vinyl plank flooring suggests letting the tiles "acclimatize to room temperature, 70 degrees." The only problem is that the room I'm laying them in never reaches 70 degrees. It's most often in the 60 to 65 degree range. I'm inclined to just let the tiles acclimatize in this 60-65 degree room.
Is "70 degrees" a requirement or a suggestion? My concern is that this is the thickest, stiffest vinyl I've ever used and it's a click-lock product. It seems pliable enough to work with at 60 degrees, but I'm concerned that there might be problems if I don't follow the instructions exactly.
I think you need to contact the manufacturer. I suspect that if the tiles don't reach 70F that the adhesive - if there is any involved - will not properly adhere. But if they are laid without adhesive, and if they go together ok, I'd say they should be ok.
Thanks, Bob. I called the manufacturer and you're right, since there is no adhesive on this particular product, the room temperature is flexible.
Does it hit 70 or more in the summer? You say it never goes above 65, is it a basement that it stays that cool?
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