Acclimation or acclimatization is a behavioral response of a material to adjust its size according to the new environmental conditions.
After manufacturing, most of the carpets are stored in a warehouse. And this depot is relatively colder than average! So, when a carpet gets into your home, it is proportionally smaller than its usual size.
Many installers convey that a few carpets do not shrink much even after acclimating in summer and perhaps don’t need it.
If you are acclimating your carpet to the indoor humidity and temperature without much ventilation, then you can also place your be-loved flooring for about 3 or 4 days. Because the longer it is, the better!
Use a power stretcher while installing so that you can tightly stretch the carpet toward the wall before fixing it. Do not go for this step without a stretching tool because then, you will end up getting a loose and unprofessionally laid finish.