Inspection Items Prior To Installing Flooring
Every homeowner enjoys fresh and beautifully attractive flooring in a newly constructed home as well as in an older home. That said it is vital to ensure that a thorough inspection is performed prior to having any type of flooring material installed such as hardwood, tile, cork, bamboo, etc. This is especially true when working with older homes that may have a series of unexpected problems. Structural problems that could arise prior to or during the floor installation process must always be considered.
Work With Your Flooring Professional Or Contractor
For example, the subfloor can have a number of problems that must be taken into account prior to beginning a flooring project. The subfloor can be cracked or can have signs of settling. A sagging subfloor, cracked subfloor or even a subfloor that has experienced termite damage must be addressed prior to installing flooring material. Work with your flooring professional or contractor to ensure that these issues are addressed long before the first piece of flooring is placed into position. In some instances an entire home may have settled causing the subfloor to crack or twist.
Moisture And Water Must Be Addressed
In addition, there may be a number of broken or insecure subfloor boards that should be repaired or replaced. Along with physical damage it is also important to check and inspect for any moisture in the floor. Humidity, moisture and water must be addressed prior to beginning the installation of flooring. In many cases, a moisture meter can be used to test subfloors for any sign of excessive moisture, humidity or water. Take the time to consider these simple precautions to ensure that your flooring project turns out exactly as planned. Contact Timberline Flooring Center to learn more about Houston flooring products and services.