If you've ever seen a floor installation gone wrong, where the material bubbles or buckles or peels, chances are that the floor wasn't properly prepared before installation.  This crucial step is the very first thing we do to ensure the longevity and beauty of your flooring.

The Term "Floor Prep" covers the everything we do before we start the installation to ensure a successful install. Sometimes, we don't even know everything that will entail because the existing flooring has to be removed first to find that out. No matter what's underneath your existing floors, all surfaces must be clean, sufficiently level, free of adhesive residue and within moisture tolerances for the new flooring material.

Here are some examples of measures that may be taken as part of "Floor Prep:"
➡Some materials, such as Engineered Hardwood have a limited moisture tolerance. Therefore, a moisture barrier may be required.
➡HVAC systems must be on and running for at least 48-72 hours prior to installation - especially for Luxury Vinyl and Wood installations.
➡For Tile installations, the floor must be perfectly level. So, self-leveling compound may be required. Or, your Installation Team may need to grind drastic high-spots.

No two flooring projects are the same. Understand that floor prep requirements could be very minimal or quite extensive depending on your subfloor. A qualified installation team will take care to ensure that any risk of failure is offset from the get-go by properly preparing your floors. 

For a better idea of what the Floor Prep for your project may entail, discuss this portion of the process with the project specialist you are working with.

If you have more questions about Floor Prep or would like to schedule a consultation in your home to discuss what kind of prep might be required for your floors,  please contact us -- we would love to help.