Sub-Floor Preparation & The Process
Arguably the most important part to get right on any installation, preparation really is everything as a failure in the subfloor will create a failure in the finished floor. There are many different types of subfloor and each can have their own challenges. Whether it is moisture and movement with solid floors or squeaking, bouncing or uneven floorboards it is essential to get the preparation correct.
The most common forms of preparation work are the application of a self-levelling compound or the installation of plywood sheets. This creates a smooth and flat area for the installation of your new flooring.
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When preparing a wooden subfloor or raised access panels (when permanently bonding non-impervious materials), this would usually require the fixing of plywood of an appropriate thickness. This is then followed by the smoothing of joints with a feather finish compound to ensure the area is flat and sound before installing your chosen flooring product.
To ensure a high-quality finish the work must start with high quality preparation. In order to achieve this, we would hope to visit all sites prior to work commencing in order to do a proper survey and identify any possible problems that may arise.
There is a huge selection of preparation products available, all with different purposes and qualities and selecting the right one for the job at hand is vital to ensuring a perfect job.
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