When your flooring is looking a little worn out and tired, it is probably time to replace it, however, a good quality finish is only possible through the right level of preparation and this is something that Ajax Flooring has over 50 years of experience in.
When replacing your flooring, it is important to bear in mind that the key to a good finish is in the preparation and very often the bit you do not see, which is your subfloor. Simply put, a poor quality, uneven or damaged subfloor will lead to a poor-quality finish.
There are a number of stages that go into replacing a large area of flooring and these include:
Choosing The Right Type Of Flooring
You will want to take care to ensure that you have the right type of flooring for your application. This will vary depending on where the floor is situated, the amount of use it will get, and the decorative finish that you are looking for.
For example, if your flooring is in a kitchen or bar area, you will want a safety non-slip flooring solution and if your flooring is in an entry area that has a heavy footfall you may want to consider barrier matting.
We have a broad range of flooring solutions to meet the requirements of every situation and as well as ensuring that you have the right type of solution, we will ensure that the area is measured correctly so you also have enough when it comes to the fitting.
As we mentioned above, the key to a great quality finish is always in the preparation and we take care to make sure that your subfloor is prepared correctly. This may include things such as repairing squeaky floorboards, damp patches, cracks or pits and involve either minor repairs or major replacements (such as replacing of floorboards or re-screeding).
In addition to this, the old flooring will need to be removed and disposed of. If you are replacing a large area of flooring there can be a lot of waste, so it is crucial that this is disposed of in the appropriate manner by a certified waste disposal company.
The worst thing to do is replace your floor and find that it is uneven or perhaps even squeaks as you will be stuck with that finish unless you choose to fix it at the source (which would involve taking up your brand new flooring).
Time For The New Flooring!
Only once the preparation work has been finished can you think about laying the new flooring. This is the bit of the project that is often the most satisfying as it is where you will start to see the result!
Depending on the type of flooring that you are laying, you may want to make sure that you do not tread on it for a given amount of time in order to, for example, let the glue or varnish dry.
Once your new flooring has been laid, you will then want to maintain it to ensure it continues looking at its best as well as serving the purpose for which it was laid.
Do You Need Help Choosing Your Next Floor?
Whether for commercial or domestic use, Ajax Flooring is here to help you find the best flooring option for your specific requirements. If you’d like to discuss your ideas and discover the options available, get in touch with our team of flooring experts for your free consultation and quote.