Tips on Preparing Floors For New Covering
Homeowners and business owners alike can benefit substantially from properly preparing floors for a new covering. Whether it is putting a subfloor on top of an old floor or installing new tile, getting it right when it comes to proper preparation can make all the difference. Keep in mind that a typical subfloor and underlayment that will be used under tile should be about 1 inch to 1 1/8 inch thick. Anything less or anything more may have a negative impact on the installation of tile.
Preserve The Integrity of a Tiled Floor
Also note that the material that is used under tile floors should be at least exterior grade type plywood or better quality. In addition, when installing tile in a bathroom or other room where moisture is common will require special attention. Tile backer type board products are usually the best for this type of installation. This will help to preserve the integrity of a tiled floor that is repeatedly exposed to moisture and water. This type of backing is preferred because it is stronger, more rigid and more resilient in terms of dealing with water and moisture.
Installing a Flexible Type of Flooring Product
When it comes to preparing a floor for a new covering that involves carpeting the demands are somewhat less stringent. As with installing vinyl flooring, carpeting can be applied to a subfloor that is comprised primarily of plywood or particleboard. In essence, when installing a flexible type of flooring product, there is less concern for the type of subfloor material being used.
Many Flooring Options Available
Also note that squeaks that are the result of a loose subfloor can easily be remedied. All that is required is to drive deck screws into key locations of the subfloor. Screws installed in this way should be driven directly into joists so that everything is secure and properly anchored. Contact Timberline Discount Flooring Center today to learn more about the many flooring options available in Houston. Saving money and enjoying beautiful flooring has never been easier and more convenient.