Artfloorescence-The Moisture Testing Guy

This article was written and shared by my friend and flooring expert Carl Bredl “The Moisture Testing Guy”. Carl Bredl the moisture testing guy – testing & inspections themoisturetestingguy.com 2w · Edited ‘Artfloorescence’ – There Is Beauty In Destruction These … Continue reading Artfloorescence-The Moisture Testing Guy

FLOOR REMOVAL, GRINDING CONCRETE. WHAT TO EXPECT.

Grinding Concrete is dusty business every time it is done. We use vacuum equipment when possible and cover doors openings and furniture, however you can expect the home to have some dust on all surfaces when completed. It is best to plan on a house cleaning after work is completed as part of the cost of the project. Tile and hardwood removal often disturb the subfloor in the same way and creates a large amount of dust. With that said, at times our clients tell us “it was much less dusty than expected”. So if you are having this work … Continue reading FLOOR REMOVAL, GRINDING CONCRETE. WHAT TO EXPECT.

HOW TO FIX A SQUEAKY FLOOR!

We often run into squeaky floors when installing a new one. At times we get a call about a new squeak after a new floor is just installed. Let’s go over a couple of issues we see on flooring projects. Before an install: Loose 2”x6” subfloor is common and can be screwed down rather than nailed. Screws do hold tighter and longer. Also if we can use glue or construction adhesive as well that will really make the correction last. Sometimes you need to add more support under the area to hold an area firm. This can be done by … Continue reading HOW TO FIX A SQUEAKY FLOOR!

Which flooring should be installed first, or does it matter?

Tile can be messy and the traffic to complete the job is heavy as well. It is recommended to have all your tile and grout work done before carpet, vinyl flooring or hardwood installation. This is typically after any cabinet and painting work is completed. After tile is done we want to install sheet vinyl and laminate flooring if you have any. Hardwood flooring should be held to after all other trades finish there work. Any work that might need ladders like installing light fixtures and crown molding should be completed. We want to protect hardwood and install it at … Continue reading Which flooring should be installed first, or does it matter?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.

    Removing ceramic tile in your home needs to be done at times to make room for new flooring such as new tiles, hardwood flooring, laminate, carpet and/or vinyl floors.       Removing tile in the home is one of the most dusty things  to be done in the house. No matter how well you mask off areas, the dust seems to get through and rolls slowly into all areas and levels of the home. With that said it is still worth  the effort of masking off doorways to slow it down, covering furniture, drapes (or removing them), … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.

CAN I INSTALL OVER MY OLD FLOORING?

     Often I am asked if we need to remove the old flooring before installation of the new floor we are going to install. We want to look at the job site to be sure before we make that … Continue reading CAN I INSTALL OVER MY OLD FLOORING?