Subfloor Preparation and Installation
The Preparation of your subfloor is very important for the overall finish and longevity of your flooring system. If the subfloor is not level prior to laying your floor it could result in your floor boards warping or a spongy, uneven feel underfoot.
We spend the time it takes to make sure we lay your new floor onto a level, moisture sealed and completely prepared surface.
Our professional and experienced installers can install all flooring products on all types of subfloor and will take away any rubbish and leave your space clean and tidy.
All our workmanship complies with the Australian standard and with the least amount of commotion to your home or workspace.
Sand and Polish
Restoring and old floor is very exciting, we often find that the wood underneath is still in good condition, it just needs some attention and care. The process of restoring these floors involves several stages; Preparation, Sanding and Coating. Because we do this everyday, we are accustomed to the amount of preparation involved in order to make sure the least amount of disruption and mess is made.
We sand on a variety of floor types:
- Solid timber floors
- Floating floors
- Old existing floors
We also sand in order to prepare for new floors to be laid and often find that the floors beneath are in good condition.
Because we are extremely experienced and use specialised equipment to complete our work, we are able to execute your work to a high standard with a minimum of fuss and dirt.
Preparation: For your safety and the longevity of the floor we punch all nails which extend beyond the floors surface, we remove the remnants of the previous floor, e.g. staples and tacks, there is also the possibility that there may be some old adhesive which needs to be removed prior to sanding. Sanding can begin when the floor has been fully prepared by our expert tradesman.
Sanding: We use a very course paper to sand the first layer of the floor, this removes most of the gritty surface layer of old material and dirt, making the floor flatter. This also improves any slight height differences in the boards. It is here that we fill in any holes or replace boards if it is necessary.
Coating There are so many coating varieties that if you are having trouble deciding we are able to advise you on coating types and shades if you do not already have a choice in mind.
Staining and Limewash
Staining is designed to be absorbed into the timer, rather than sit on top of the wood like varnish does. Stains are designed to add colour to the grain of the wood but still leave the texture of the boards visible as a result nearly all indoor stains need a further coat to produce shine and provide protection to the boards.