HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO SEAL YOUR SUB FLOORS FOR TIMBER OR HYBRID INSTALLATION

You could ask yourself the same question in almost everything we do, how important is it to prepare your project, be it floors, painting a house, cars, gardens everything in in life that needs a successful outcome has to be do be correctly, Installation of Timber Floors or Installation Of Hybrid Vinyl floors is no different, you need to prepare your sub floors for a good trouble free outcome.

Preparation of subfloors can include the following:

  1. TIMBER-LEVELS: THESE ARE CRITICAL IN GETTING A GOOD OUTCOME, FOR ENGINEERED TIMBER FLOORS HARMONY TIMBER FLOORS & THE AUSTRALIAN TIMBER FLOORING ASSOCIATION REQUIRE THAT YOUR FLOORS BE NO MORE THAN 3MM OVER A 3 METER RADIUS
  2. HYBRID SPC VINYLS -LEVELS: THESE FLOORS ARE MUCH MORE CRITICAL IN GETTING A GOOD OUTCOME, BECAUSE OF THE SMALL CLICK TONGUE, FOR HYBRID SPC VINYLS HARMONY TIMBER FLOORS REQUIRE THAT YOUR FLOORS BE NO MORE THAN 2MM OVER A 3 METER RADIUS. HARMONY TIMBER FLOORS ALSO REQUIRE THAT WITH HYBRID A 600 MICRON BUILDERS PLASTIC BE PLACED ON TOP OF THE SUB FLOOR BEFORE INSTALLING THE FLOORS, THE REASON IS

3.      BUILDERS BLACK PLASTIC:

  1. THE PLASTIC ALLOWS THE FLOOR TO MOVE MORE FREELY DURING EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION, THIS HELPS AS THE FLOOR WILL EXPAND /CONTRACT AS A WHOLE UNIT .
    1. THE BUILDERS PLASTIC CREATE A 100% WATERPROOF BARRIER, THIS WILL STOP THE BUILD-UP OF MOULD

4.      LEVELS:

  1. TIMBER: LEVELS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN GETTING A GOOD OUTCOME,

HAVING GOOD SUBFLOOR PREPARATION SUCH AS HAVING THE FLOOR AS LEVEL AS POSSIBLE, WILL ELIMINATE ANY POSSIBILITY OF SQUEAKING, BOUNCING , MOVEMENT, MOST IMPORTANTLY WILL ENSURE THAT NO MOISTURE FROM THE SLAB WILL EFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FLOORS AND CREATE A WATERPROOF BARRIER.

  • HYBRID VINYL FLOORS: LEVELS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN TIMBER AS THE HYBRID VINYL IS VERY THIN AND MORE FLEXIBLE, THE JOINTS ARE VERY SMALL AND IF THE FLOORS ARE NOT SITTING FLUSH ,YOU WILL GET UNDERFOOT MOVEMENT AND IN TIME THE JOINTS WILL BREAK DUE TO THIS MOVEMENT.

SUMMARY: IDEALLY THE MORE LEVEL YOUR FLOOR IS THE BETTER YOUR FLOOR WILL PERFORM AND FEEL WHEN YOU ARE WALKING ON IT.

GOOD PREPARATION WILL SAVE YOU MONEY LONG TERM AS YOU WILL HAVE NO ISSUES WITH THE INSTALLATION AND YOUR FLOORS WILL FEEL AND LOOK BETTER.

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