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How to Properly Prepare for a Floor Installation


If you are involved with a project that involves floor installation, it is extremely beneficial to conduct the proper testing and evaluations prior installing your floor. From the type of industrial floor coatings you require to the type of substrate you are working with, it is important to conduct all necessary research prior to installation. 

The substrate inspection commonly includes testing that will verify if the ground is suitable for and can sustain the product installation. Although many times this testing is not done prior to the start of the project due to budget constraints, it is more beneficial and cost effective to have it done before installation rather than after a floor failure. This evaluation can help prevent floor failures and it is drastically more expensive to conduct such an inspection after a failure.

This inspection will test the substrate in order to ensure its suitability for product installation. The inspection involves testing alkalinity and pH levels, mineralogy tests to determine if there are any contaminants that could affect the installation, as well as moisture testing. Although this inspection may seem like an avoidable expense, it is much better to have the inspection done prior to the floor installation. This testing can help prevent floors failures such as cracking, blistering or surface degradation. If a floor failure occurs, then a forensic team will be sent in to determine the cause. This is ultimately more expensive than the initial inspection and you are left with a damaged floor.

If you want to ensure your floor installation goes smoothly and lasts for years to come, then we recommend you invest in a substrate evaluation. Not only could it help you save money, but it can also prevent major floor failures. We have provided our customers with more information regarding this testing process and how it is conducted on our website but if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to helping our customers with each and every flooring project.