14th March 2023
Ready For A Flooring Upgrade? Essential Prep For Commercial Karndean Flooring

Karndean flooring is a great way to bring new life to older spaces. If you want to create a whole new atmosphere or simply refresh the space, this is the best option. So, what do you need to do in preparation before you buy Karndean flooring? Read on to find out more about the flooring Karndean offers and how to make the most of it.

Check For Hazardous Materials

The first thing you need to do if you are planning on replacing an existing floor is to check for any hazardous materials. Older buildings are at risk of containing asbestos, led, mercury or silica dust so it is important to check if any of these may be in your property before you start renovating. This is your duty as the buildings operation manager so if you have any worries, it is definitely worth checking.

Remove Existing Flooring

Next, you need to get rid of any of the old flooring in the room. There are a few ways you can do this, including by hand using static equipment like shovels, by hand with power equipment, with powered walk behind floor strippers, or with powered ride on floor strippers.

Beware Of Hidden Imperfections

Once you have removed the flooring, there may be hidden issues that much be addressed. It is always a good idea to leave some time in case there is anything beneath the flooring that needs extra work. Leaving some extra funding is also a good idea for these situations.

Keep Your Eyes Open For Potential Moisture Issues

To ensure that the flooring you lay lasts, it is important to check for any moisture in the slabs. This may not be noticed for weeks unless you check and it can ruin the floor if it goes unnoticed while you are laying the floor.

Check The Level And Flatness Of Your Floor

Finally, you need to make sure you are aware of what you are being asked to do. There is a difference between making the floor flat and making it level. You need to make sure you are doing the right thing, otherwise you may have to start over completely. Communication is also key to getting this right and avoiding problems.

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