We install floors of all kinds with all the appropriate installation methods. We will be able to advise you on the right method of installation when one of our installation specialists sees the area the floor needs to be installed on. We offer flooring installation services to the GTA with crews that get it right the first time. We work for both residential and commercial clients and have over 15 years of flooring experience.
If your are installing in a basement or in a condo, most likely you will be installing your flooring on top of a concrete subfloor. It is very critical that the proper preparation must be done in order for your floors to look good and last long. The high spots need to be grinded down and the low spots have to be filled with a patching compound. Sometimes you need to cover the whole area with a self leveling compound.
OSB & Plywood Subfloors
Preparation of OSB and Plywood subfloors generally depend on what was installed on it before. the surface needs to be smooth at the joints and cleaned of all debris before installation of the new floors. This means that sanding may be necessary in new homes and screwing down maybe necessary in old homes where the floor squeaks.
Wood Plank Subfloors
This is the kind of subfloor most old homes have. they were great at the time but today most of them are bent and warped causing them to squeak quiet a lot. Some homeowners remove them and replace them with new plywood while others choose to screw them down to get rid of the squeaks continue to use them. Conditions and budget availability are determining factors.
On floors with a wooden subfloor, nail-down is the most common method of installing hardwood and engineered wood flooring. It keeps the planks fastened to the subfloor and a professional installation can mean decades without any issues. This is an advanced method of installation that generally requires professional experience and professional tools to properly implement.
Glue-down flooring installation is used for most flooring types in different circumstances. Commercial carpet, sheet vinyl, dry-back vinyl, VCT tile, and sometimes engineered wood, are installed using a glue-down method. Most of the time, it is used over concrete surfaces but it can be used on wood subfloors as well. This is a medium difficulty installation method, and generally requires a professional, depending on the flooring type.
Floating floor installation is when your flooring is not fastened to the subfloor but simply sits on it. All laminate flooring as well as LVP, SPC, WPC flooring, or any flooring that has a click mechanism for locking planks and tiles to each other falls under this category. These floors are more DIY friendly depending on its material. Laminate flooring requires a table saw but vinyl based flooring only require basic tools to install.
Tile & Mortar
All ceramic and porcelain tiles are installed this way. This is a difficult installation method that requires professional help. Done right, your tiles can serve you for decades. Done wrong, they will split and crack with little pressure. difficulty will change based on tile size and installation pattern – larger tiles being much harder.
From bathtub wall tiles to kitchen backsplashes, most ceramic and porcelain tiles can be used for both floors and wall. For areas that can get in contact with water, a tile solution is often used. Whether its the laundry room, bathroom or kitchen, our experts will help you find the right style and install it in the best way suitable for that product.