Subfloor Preparation

What is Subfloor Prep?

Before we install any floor we inspect the subfloor to see if further preparation is required, especially when installing LVT’s. At Selecta Carpets we make sure that your surface is leveled off and free of any previous adhesive residues, whilst also conducting a moisture level test on all concrete floors. The end result is flooring that not only looks great and is durable, but designed to last.

Smoothing Out Your Floor

To make sure the flooring has good adhesion, it’s important to smooth out all of those little “lumps and bumps.” This could be bits of old cement, loose bits of wood, or even old adhesive from your last floor. As part of Seleta’s subfloor preperation service, our experts will make sure all of this is taken care of before we lay your new floor.

Moisture Level Check

When laying any sort of flooring on top of concrete it’s important to check the moisture level. Karndean for example, recommend that if the moisture reads above 75% that you install a Damp Proof Membrane (also known as DPM), if you don’t have the time to let it dry out on its own.

In order to make sure any LVT flooring takes, it’s important that the moisture is below 75%, otherwise you’ll have areas where it hasn’t grabbed, which will affect the durability.

If you’re in need of a subfloor prep service, give Selecta Carpets a call today for quality flooring that’s installed by experts!

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