If you’re looking at getting new flooring installed, you will need to prepare your subfloor. The subfloor is the bottom level underneath your flooring. It is essential that your subfloor is prepared properly to ensure your new flooring will lay down perfectly. Here at Tech Flooring, we recommend that you have your floor prepared professionally.
Professional installation is always a time saver
Having your subfloor prepared professionally means it can be prepped quickly and to a very high standard. If the floor is not prepared properly, it can cause long term problems for your flooring. Preparing your floor properly means you can get the most out of your floor and have it looking great for years to come!
The steps of preparation
But just what are the steps to preparing a subfloor? Here are, in basic terms, the steps for preparing a subfloor.
Removing the old floor
This may sound easy but removing your old floor can be quite a painstaking task if not done properly. Not only does the actual floor need to be removed but also the sealants and adhesives holding it down. Sometimes, paint can be hard to remove from the subfloor. So, it’s a good idea to get a professional in to avoid any chipping.
Levelling the floor
Often, the subfloor is not properly level. As a result, there can be problems and irregularities when installing the new floor. To avoid this, the subfloor must be levelled. High points are sanded down using various different tools- for example a screed. Next, low points are filled in with floor filler and neatly smoothed out. Cracks and holes are also filled in, providing better stability.
Checking the moisture content
Too much water in your subfloor can lead to warping, peeling and buckling in your new floor. Always check the moisture content. Once this has been checked, you’re almost good to go for the installation of your new floor!
Cleaning the floor
The floor is then thoroughly cleaned. Any dirt or dust is removed, leaving a beautiful clean surface to install your new floor onto.
Looking to install a new floor in your property? Browse our collection today and get in touch to find the perfect flooring for you. We offer laminate, vinyl, carpet and luxury vinyl tiling so there’s something for everyone. It is so important that your floor is prepared to the highest standard. If you’re looking to have brand new flooring installed, contact us today for friendly advice and a free quote.