How Long Before You Can Walk on Laminate Floors?

April 27, 2021

By Mr. Rogers Hardwood, LLC

You can walk on your brand-new laminate flooring about a day after you have had it installed for the following reasons:


·         To make sure the floor has completely cured: Even after the laminate floor is dry, the glue also needs to be set according to its recommended time. It should take about half a day for the adhesive to cure, but you should wait a full day to make sure it is sturdy.


·         To make sure your floor is even: If the adhesive did not cure before you walk on your laminate floor, the panels could sink closer to the subfloor. As a result, your floor will dry unevenly and need a replacement. Waiting at least a day before walking on will save you time and money on repairs.

Depending on the product’s material and quality, the laminate floorboards often need to acclimate to the environment up to three days before installation. The flooring needs to get used to the environment’s humidity and temperature to prevent unwanted movement.

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