Having Problems With Your Sub-Floor?

Having Problems With Your Sub-Floor?

The subfloor experiences damage just like any other part of the house. But since it is hidden, some of these damages can go unnoticed until they have escalated beyond repair or during a renovation. But that should not be the case.

What is a subfloor?

A subfloor is a structural sheath that spans the floor joists. It is mainly underneath the flooring material, whether laminate, carpet tiles, or wood flooring.

Subfloors are mostly made from softwood boards like pine, plywood, or OSB (oriented strand board). OSB is the most preferred for modern subfloors because it is easy to install and less expensive than plywood or natural wood.

Subfloor repair

Subfloor undergoes damages that may be rectified by subfloor repair or replacement. Some of the most common repairs done to subfloors include:

  • Water damage repairs
  • Squeaky wood floors fixing
  • Deteriorating wood repair
  • Floor joist repair
  • And subfloor wood tear-out replacements

How to do a subfloor repair

Repairing or replacing a subfloor can be burdensome and overwhelming when you do it on your own, and that is why it is advisable to leave it to professionals. Here is what an expert will do before rectifying the damage in your subfloors:

  1. Assess the damage
    An inspection of the subfloor will reveal the problem and its source or cause.

  2. Determine the type of damage
    The expert will assess whether it’s a water damage issue or if the joist is missing or broken. The bottom line is it is essential to know the damage you’re dealing with before you begin the repair or replacement.

After these two steps, the expert will do his job accordingly.

So, always consult a professional in your local area.

An excellent place to start for residents of West Palm Beach and the surrounding counties is at Prestige Carpet and Tile Clearance for any issue concerning your subfloors and other flooring services.