In short, floor preparation involves levelling (or smoothing) your existing floor with the use of grinders, concrete levelling or a combination of the two. Our floor grinders are equipped with vacuum systems to minimise dust benefitting your home and our team. The method used will depend on how your new carpet, vinyl, hybrid or timber flooring will be laid i.e. whether your new flooring is going on top of your slab, old tiles and so on. If there is any evidence of moisture within the concrete slab this will also need to be tackled by sealing the slab prior to your new flooring going down.
One Source Flooring will generally only install over floors that we have prepared ourselves. By doing so, you will benefit from our 5 year installation guarantee.
Every job is different. Whether we are simply grinding down some humps or flooring the entire room (or job), this can only be determined once the existing flooring has been removed. Our team can give you an indication and estimate of what may be needed, but we don’t know the entire sum until we reach that point. We always aim to be as transparent as we can be.
It’s important that any damaged areas are repaired and that the area is clean and moisture free before your new floor is laid. If you opt for the One Source Flooring team to remove any existing flooring and any issues arise during installation, our team will discuss your options.
If you’re wanting to save costs and help with preparation, you can assist our team by:
- Removing furniture from rooms and clothing from wardrobes. Our installers can move your furniture for a fee, however, we suggest personal belongings should be removed prior to installation. Any hanging lights should also be removed or fixed higher, so as not to be damaged.
If you decide to take up our furniture removal service, we ask that you empty any cabinetry, drawers, bookshelves etc prior to the installers arriving. Large items like fish tanks, billiards tables etc will need to be removed by a removalist.
- Removing your existing flooring – including any underlay. We suggest vacuuming your floors and opening any doors and windows to improve airflow.
- Remove any doors that may interfere with your installation.
- Unplug and relocate any appliances such as your fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, ovens and alike. Where required, please use a qualified tradesperson as our installers are unable to do this for you.
What's Required Post-Installation?
When returning your furniture to your room you need to take additional care to ensure that there isn’t any dust or debris underneath (to avoid scratching your flooring). Please also use protective ‘surface guards’ when sliding any heavy furniture or appliances.
All One Source Flooring customers also receive a post-installation guide that will ensure that you’re given the best advice on how to maintain your manufacturer’s warranty.
To give you complete peace of mind with your installation, we recommend that your floor preparation is completed by a professional. Our expert, hand-picked team have years of experience and work hard to ensure that your floor prep is top-notch – it’s why hundreds of Gold Coast families and businesses have chosen to work with One Source Flooring. We even offer a 5-year installation guarantee!