Wood floors are a unique flooring product, they
are different from almost all other flooring options. Wood
WILL expand and contract with the seasons.
For this reason it is important to correctly
prepare the sub floor (concrete, particle board,
plywood etc) to a point where it is ready to for your wood
Concrete sub floors first we must
perform a moisture test on the concrete, if everything is
fine the next step is a concrete grind and then
a moisture barrier (in most cases 2 barriers)
is applied. Any low/high points will need to be repaired.
Wood sub floors any high points
or hollows need to be sanded or leveled
These steps are critical to ensure that you
have a floor that is not only flat but free of any moisture
problems that may occur further down the track. Excess moisture
will have a huge impact on your floor that may result in total
up lift and re-installation.
All skirting, and in the case of kitchens toe
kicks and end panels, must be left off. In a new home or a
renovation this will not be a problem, you just need to let
your builder/kitchen installers know.
In an existing home where skirting etc are already
fixed we can remove and re-fit for you, it all depends on
the situation. We will find a solution!
Important - floor installation
is a unique trade, when we are in the process of installing
your new floor that it is very important that NO other tradesman
should be working in the same areas.
Unless they have wings and do not need to walk on the floor!