HOW TO OVERCOME THE ISSUE OF UNEVEN FLOOR SURFACES (PART 2)
11 March 2012
In the previous blog post, we explained how the installation of hardwood flooring on a surface which is uneven can really cause issues further down the line. It is always recommended you go to the specialists to carry out the essential preparation work so that the floor will not require immediate maintenance or have to be re-fitted again soon.
By taking the time to make sure that the floor has been properly levelled before any work on it is begun, we can help to create the ideal surface for your new wooden flooring to be installed on.
Having an even surface is always preferable if you want to install new flooring in your home, so this is the first thing that the experts will address when it comes to approaching this work.
The engineer will usually identify where the problem surface areas are by using such things as a sturdy wood board or flat metal rule/straight edge to find these uneven places. They will check the entire floor and go about marking high spots to be ground down and lower areas in the surface of the subfloor which will need to be laytexed up.
In order to make the surface even, these low spots will be filled in using packing or laytex levelling compound and any high spots will be ground with a carborundum ring wheel or planed/sanded off to reduce the high spot. This can ensure that everything is ready for the installation to go ahead.