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When it comes to installing new flooring, many people focus on choosing the right type of flooring material and overlook the importance of subfloor preparation. However, proper subfloor preparation is essential for ensuring a successful and long-lasting flooring installation.

The subfloor is the surface on which the flooring will be installed, and it needs to be clean, level, and structurally sound. Failure to properly prepare the subfloor can lead to a variety of problems, including uneven flooring, cracking, and even failure of the entire flooring system.

One of the most important aspects of subfloor preparation is ensuring that it is clean and free from debris. Any dirt, dust, or other debris on the subfloor can interfere with the adhesive bond between the flooring and the subfloor, leading to failure of the flooring system.

Leveling the subfloor is also critical. If the subfloor is uneven, it can cause the flooring to be uneven as well, leading to a tripping hazard and an unsightly appearance. Uneven subfloors can also cause stress on the flooring, leading to cracking and other damage over time.

Structural soundness is another important factor in subfloor preparation. If the subfloor is damaged or weakened, it can cause the flooring to buckle or fail over time. It's essential to ensure that the subfloor is strong and stable enough to support the weight of the flooring material and any foot traffic that may be present.

In addition to these basic considerations, the type of flooring material being installed may also require specific subfloor preparation. For example, hardwood flooring may require a specific type of underlayment to be installed to prevent moisture buildup and protect the flooring from damage.

In conclusion, subfloor preparation is a critical step in any flooring installation project. Properly preparing the subfloor ensures a strong and stable foundation for the flooring material and helps prevent common problems such as uneven flooring, cracking, and failure of the entire flooring system. By taking the time to properly prepare the subfloor, you can help ensure a successful and long-lasting flooring installation that you can enjoy for years to come.



Each type of flooring has its own particular subfloor preparation. This is why it is important you choose expertise when your subfloor is made ready for installation. Modeco Interiors always ensures every aspect is done in accordance with the appropriated British Standards. We specialise in subfloor preparation, including screeding and ply boarding, to ensure that any new floor covering we fit is placed on top of a smooth, professional surface. Whether you are choosing carpet, vinyl, wood or LVT, you can rely on us to thoroughly prepare your suspended timber or concrete floor appropriately for the chosen floor covering, and in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications.




What lies beneath your chosen floor covering is just as important as the floor covering itself ensuring the floors longevity. Inadequate or improper preparation can cause premature failure of the flooring and unexpected additional expenses. Bumps and irregularities in the surface can cause your flooring to wear or perhaps even tear over time. As it is known the longevity of a flooring installation is dependent on the quality of its subfloor. A flat and properly prepared subfloor will guarantee you`ll receive value for your money over the floors lifetime.

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