It is essential to properly prepare the subfloor to ensure a successful installation. Every situation is unique and will have its own prep requirements. We asked flooring contractors to discuss the strategies and products they use for careful and correct preparation.
Our roundtable included Josh Dorman, sales territory manager of Corporate Floors in Rochester, N.Y., and owner of the installation firm Dorman Flooring; Fritz Hoehn, owner of Atkinson Carpet Installation in Haverhill, Mass.; Tim Newman, president of Accu Flow Floors in Barrington, Ill.; Ron Fenhaus, vp sales, at Action Floor Systems in Mercer, Wis.; Joshua Reed, operations manager concrete prep and coatings division for The Rouse Company in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.; and Bob Seman, president of Seman Floor Leveling System in Washington, Pa.