Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 99, № 1 (Conditions of the Space)
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The conditions of the space where flooring is to be installed are increasingly ignored based on the number of claims, complaints and flooring failures we’re seeing around the country. Of major importance is the fact that the space in which the flooring material is to be installed be conditioned as if it was occupied by those who will populate it. The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) must be operational for two reasons. First, to properly conduct any moisture testing being done, whether calcium chloride or relative humidity and second, to acclimate the flooring material regardless of what it is from carpet to wood to vinyl and everything that goes on the floor.