Flooring Installation: Subfloor | Slab Prep

Slabs / Subfloors must be level when installing any floor.
Achieved 1 of 2 ways:
  1. Floating
    There is additional cost for this prep, which cannot be assessed in your proposal as it is impossible to determine the state of your subfloor until your existing floor has been removed. (a good guideline = 1 bag/100 sq. ft.). Floors Etc. uses only what is necessary and adds this charge, if needed, to your Job Completion invoice. This exclusion will be noted on your proposal.
        • Floor prep at $55 / bag of float as required – unless otherwise indicated (to be added to Job Completion Invoice).
  1. Building up the subfloor with plywood and/or felt paper.

Floors Etc. determines the moisture content of all jobs’ subflooring (and, of course, the wood flooring) by using a hand-held moisture meter.

NWFA acceptable moisture content falls between 6.1 and 9.4%

Because we live in Houston, with a much higher relative humidity level than average, we cannot stress enough the importance of using your home’s HVAC system to ensure proper (lower) indoor relative humidity levels.

Flooring will perform best when the interior environment is controlled to stay within a relative humidity range of 35%-65% and a temperature range of 60° to 80° Fahrenheit.