Most people without knowledge of flooring installation in Lafayette, LA would assume that installing new floors over old floors is a simple matter. Simply install over the existing and move on. The reality, however, is much more complicated and hiring professionals like those at Architectural Acoustics in Lafayette, LA will take all of the guess work out of installing your new floor to ensure your floors last a lifetime. Installing most floors requires a smooth subfloor or concrete slab so the new floors do not pop up or crack. If your slab has imperfections such as cracks or divots, a skim coat might be necessary for a smooth installation of luxury vinyl planks or vinyl sheet flooring.
With a building off the ground, subfloors may need replacing to make for a smooth, level surface for the new floors. Flooring installation is more than putting in new floors. Preparing the surfaces for the new floors, removing the old floors, taking up baseboards and more make for a complicated process that most do-it-yourselfers do not have the time to undertake.
Different floors have different methods of installation and some or more complex than others. Carpet is relatively simple to install over existing floors like vinyl sheet flooring and other smooth surface flooring. Ceramic tile and porcelain tile need to be installed over a smooth, clean subfloor for ultimate adherence and durability. Wood floors and plank floors also need to be installed over a smooth and clean subfloor especially if they need to be glued down.