PROPER INSTALLATION FOR CONCRETE SUBFLOOR
American Floor & Home prides ourselves with not just great products, but also an installation process to keep your floors withstanding the Hawaii weather, your daily movements and time. Here's a look at our concrete subfloor installation process.
Moisture testing is conducted on all concrete subfloor. ASTM F1869 Certified moisture test pictured above.
Homes built before 1985 will need to be tested for asbestos. If asbestos is present, then a certified abatement company will need to remove the affected area.
Covering old flooring could lead to long-term problems in the future. We remove and dispose of old flooring down to the subfloor.
Leveling cement needs a porous substrate to adhere properly. We flatten high spots, patch low spots, and prepare your concrete for the next step.
If necessary, we use an epoxy moisture mitigation system to prevent long-time moisture damage.
Rolling on a primer will allow our patchwork and leveling cement to properly adhere to your substrate. Skipping this step could cause the cement to crumble over time.
Leveling of the new subfloor to create a solid foundation.
Used for multiple reasons such as acoustical requirements or a light moisture barrier.
Planks installed by manufacture recommendations.
WALL BASE AND TRANSITION
These are used to cover the spacing which allows flooring to expand and contract properly.
Below pictures show floors failing because of improper installation.