The Basics of Subfloor Moisture Testing

By |October 6th, 2016|

One of the most important processes in flooring projects is the testing of subfloors for moisture, in particular concrete slabs. A concrete slab is always born of moisture. In order to “pour” a slab, a dry cement must be mixed with water in order to move it and allow it to settle in a level […]

Which Subfloors Are Approved for GoHaus Flooring?

By |March 25th, 2016|

Depending on the flooring material and the installation method, certain subfloors are better suited for the job. With GoHaus flooring, here’s is a break down of the preferred subfloors based on flooring material we carry.

Vinyl Click-Lock Flooring 

Click-lock vinyl (also known as interlocking vinyl) is one of the most versatile, in regards to compatibility with subfloors. Click […]

How to Prepare a Concrete Subfloor

By |November 12th, 2015|

When it comes to preparing a concrete subfloor for flooring installations, there are 3 things to consider: Is it clean? Is it flat? Is it dry?

Cleaning requires pulling up existing flooring materials on the concrete subfloor and removing any and all traces of previously used adhesives, residues, or other build-up from dirt, wax, or oils. Floor sanders or […]

How to Prepare a Wood Subfloor

By |November 5th, 2015|

Preparing a wood subfloor can increase the longevity of your floor especially when it comes to laminate and hardwood floors.

Step 1. Pull up the existing floor and remove the baseboards (a pry bar usually does the trick).

Step 2. Leave a ¼” gap around the perimeter of the room to allow for expansion from heat and […]

What is Subflooring?

By |April 16th, 2015|

Subflooring is the rough floor that serves as the base for the decorative “finished” floor, and is often confused with flooring “underlayment”. Subflooring and underlayment are actually very different and serve different purposes for flooring. Typically the underlayment will rest between the subfloor and the finished floor and can be removed when worn. The subfloor […]