We can help to determine the specific sub-floor requirements for the type of flooring you're considering.

The type of sub-floor preparation required can vary depending on the specific installation circumstances and the condition of the existing sub-floor. However, in general, most flooring types will require some degree of sub-floor preparation to ensure proper installation and performance. Here at Flooring 421, we offer a range of subfloor preparation services for your property.

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 Here is a breakdown of some of the flooring types and their sub-floor requirements:


 Laminate, solid wood, engineered wood, LVT, SPC, and parquet:

These types of flooring typically require a smooth, level sub-floor that is clean, dry, and free of any debris, bumps, or other irregularities that could affect the installation or longevity of the flooring. Depending on the type of sub-floor (e.g., concrete, plywood, etc.), additional preparation such as levelling compounds, moisture barriers, or underlayment may be necessary.



While carpets don't require a completely smooth sub-floor, they do need a clean, dry, and even surface for proper installation. In some cases, a foam or rubber padding may be installed over the sub-floor to provide cushioning and insulation.


 Linoleum and ceramic/porcelain tiles

These types of flooring can be more forgiving when it comes to sub-floor preparation, but it's still important to ensure that the sub-floor is stable, even, and free of any loose or cracked areas that could affect the installation or longevity of the flooring.