Removing the subfloor in a whole home, or even in a single room, can be difficult. This is especially true if you have no experience with construction or home improvement. This is a job for the experts at Cornerstone Floors. Homeowners can get their subfloor removed at lower rates than ever by choosing our local business. Your home is in capable hands, with specialists that have years of experience removing hardwood, tile, carpet, and more. All technicians have recent state licenses and insurance to give you the best results possible. You also get the benefit of our top-rated customer service. We cater to your needs and make sure that you are always satisfied with the work done in your home.
A subfloor is the layer that sits underneath the flooring in your home. Its purpose is to provide a dry, level surface for installers to attach your chosen flooring to. Damaged or uneven subfloors can cause a number of problems. It can warp your new flooring.
It can create a moist space for mold and mildew to develop if you have carpet. It can cause tiles to crack or hardwood to bow as you walk over the surface. The best way to make sure that your flooring lasts a long time is to have a clean, strong subfloor.
There are a number of reasons that make subfloor removal necessary. Plywood subflooring tends to be the most commonly removed and replaced. This is often due to rot caused by moisture that sneaks beneath the surface layer of flooring. It can also happen due to faulty installation. If you notice that your floors’ planks or tiles have begun shifting, lifting, or warping, you should check your subfloor. Rotting is most likely in areas that come into contact with water frequently, namely kitchens and bathrooms. Rot can also take place in old homes that were built many years ago. These homes often have all of the original subfloors that may not be suitable for new flooring. Always have a flooring inspector check the state of your subfloor before installing new floors to prevent damages and problems later.
To test if your subflooring is rotting, gently prod your floor with the tip of a screwdriver. If it gives immediately, your subfloor needs removal.
Like most major home improvement projects, subfloor removal is a job best left to professionals. Experts can look at the type of material your subfloor is made of and determine what the best method of removal is. Removal is a dangerous business—you may injure yourself using the high-powered tools the job needs, or expose yourself to poisonous chemicals. Experts will also know the state-approved method of disposal. When in doubt of any project, especially difficult ones, you should always go with professional service.