Why Floor Preparation is Essential

Why Floor Preparation is Essential

You have many options when it comes to flooring in Townsville and when you’re ready to make a choice, The Carpet Place is here to help. We offer a variety of carpet, carpet tiles, sheet vinyl, vinyl planks, vinyl tiles and hybrid options for your home and business.

Our quality products look great and are durable enough to withstand daily foot traffic. If you’re planning on installing new flooring anywhere in your home, correct floor preparation is important. Here’s why.

Uneven Surfaces

Your floor needs to be smooth and level to install new vinyl flooring. This means removing any old or damaged floor coverings and preparing your floor correctly. If you skip this step, you run the risk of having uneven floors when the new ones are installed.

You may also wind up with bumps or lumps in various places that you’ll be able to see or feel when you walk across the floor. This can be unsightly but can also lead to damage on the new vinyl that will then need to be repaired.

Cracks and Holes

Any home improvement project deserves a job well done and your floors are no exception. Failing to get the subfloor ready for the installation of the new materials could lead to damage in both the short term and the long term. Cracks and holes need to be filled in concrete floors and hardboard should be installed on the existing timber floors, before installing your new vinyl flooring.

The pressure applied to vinyl installed on a poor subfloor can lead to holes and cracks. It can happen quickly or it may take a while, but it will be costly and time consuming to fix so it’s better to do it right the first time. 


The floor also needs to clean and dry before the installation of your new floor coverings to ensure that you don’t have a mould problem down the track or cause damage to the new flooring

Don’t wind up making these mistakes with flooring in Townsville. Leave it to a professional, Call us or fill out our online enquiry form for all your flooring needs!

For more information on flooring, read our previous blog post on The Different Types of Vinyl Flooring!

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