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The BuildDirect Subfloor Guide

Making sure your subfloor is in good order is a crucial step for any flooring project. Our subfloor guide will help you properly prepare a subfloor for any flooring.

Subfloor Guide: Prep for Any Flooring

How to Prepare a Wood Subfloor

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Wood subfloors are a better surface for installation of wood flooring, and the only acceptable choice for a thick solid wood.  Here’s what you need to know to prepare a wood subfloor to make sure it is problem-free and has a long and beautiful life… Read More

How to Prepare Different Subfloors for Tile Installation

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If ceramic or porcelain tiles are installed on an uneven surface, you run the risk of allowing the tiles to crack or loosen. Here are some instructions on how to prepare your subfloors for a tile installation… Read More

How to Prepare a Subfloor for Glue Down Cork Flooring

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When it comes to glue down cork flooring, it is necessary to have a subfloor that is free of dirt, debris, grease, and anything else that could prevent a good bond… Read More

How to Prep a Subfloor for Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Before you can begin your installation you’ll need to prepare the subfloor for luxury vinyl flooring. This process varies depending on whether you have a concrete or wood subfloor in place. You can also install luxury vinyl flooring over some existing floor materials… Read More

Subfloor Guide: Flooring Installation

How to Install Bamboo Flooring on Top of a Wood Subfloor

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Follow our bamboo subfloor guide to learn how to install bamboo on a wood subfloor, and you’ll have brand new floors in no time! Read More

Installing Bamboo Floors on Top of a Concrete Subfloor

Installing bamboo on a concrete subfloor is a bit different from installing on a wood subfloor. Read out guide to learn everything you need to know… Read More

The Importance of Subfloors for Solid Hardwood Flooring

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Before installing this type of quality flooring, one of the most important things to consider is what will lie underneath it. Actually, this is not just a mere consideration – it is crucial part of a hardwood floor installation… Read More

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