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sub-floor Preparation

Any flooring installation is only as good as the sub-floor upon which it is laid. What may initially appear to be minor imperfections in level or smoothness in a sub floor can often be drastically amplified when the floor finish is eventually laid.

Smooth, single colour (Uni) glue-down floorcoverings such as contract vinyl flooring or rubber flooring present surfaces that are particularly critical of the sub-floor upon which they are laid. With some of these products, even adhesive trowel marks can show through if care isn’t taken.

It is therefore important to use the appropriate sub-floor preparation system to suit both the substrate and the planned floorcovering.

Subfloor preparation products are becoming increasingly specialist due to the pressure for faster installation times, ultra smooth finishes and instant solutions to a multitude of problems.

The range of subfloor preparation products extends from the established general purpose underlayments through to high performance specialist underlayments. These have been formulated in response to specific flooring problems and requirements. These products are generally complemented by repair and finishing compounds, all designed to make floor preparation easier and quicker, ensuring a first class finish everytime.

Harmony Carpets also offer a service and product range for the measurement and control of subfloor moisture. Using a Protimeter MMS subfloor moisture measurement tool, we can get instant indications of potentially problematic moisture levels, and if found to be required, full testing can be carried out with a Digital Hygrometer.

Where moisture issues are discovered, we are able to provide remedial treatment for damp floors by using one or two part / one or two coat epoxy liquid Damp Proof Membranes. These can be quickly and easily laid with fast recoating/overcoating times by using chemical accelerators.

In situations where a liquid damp proof membrances would not be appropriate, or where sub-floor contamination is a problem, a sheet Isolator Membrane can act as both a ‘same-day’ fast-track DPM solution, or as a barrier between the contaminated subfloor and the new floorcovering.

domestic
We see every customer and every job as unique. We appreciate that customers today are not only seeking good value and durability, but also want to invest some sense of their own individuality in their home or business.With this in mind, we listen closely to our customers, give honest, unbiased advise and then provide high quality products and services at reasonable prices.We are happy to carry out free site surveys, and can normally bring a selection of samples if requested. We give free quotations, and once an order is confirmed, aim to install the customer's flooring within three weeks....
commercial
Often working to tight deadlines ourselves, we are highly conscious of the pressures that our contract clients often work under in administering vital and time-sensitive projects. Our conscientious and professional approach ensures that from planning to completion, our clients' projects receive the steady and focused attention that they require. With our broad knowledge and experience of the most up-to-date contract flooring methods and materials, we are able to give clear no-nonsense advice on the most appropriate and cost-effective flooring product and design to use for your installation. We are able to provide a full range of sub-floor preparation services, including damp-testing / treatment with liquid damp-proof membranes, diamond grinding, and the application of levelling or self-smoothing compounds for screed or concrete, or plywood for timber sub-floors.  A comprehensive range of fitting services are available. Whether its coved and heat-welded vinyl safety flooring in a commercial kitchen, bespoke Axminster broadloom carpet in a Hotel lounge, or Whiterock wall cladding in a Pharmaceutical laboratory, Harmony Carpets can provide cost effective, professional flooring solutions to virtually any brief. Our clients include: Glaxo SmithKline, Brighton and Hove City Council, Forfars Bakers, Infinity Foods, Stiles Harold Williams property management, The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton College, Parsons Son and Basley property management, Drakes Hotel, Big Box Storage.Areas that we particularly specialize in include: Pharmaceutical laboratories and Clean Rooms Hotels Retail Units Offices Night Clubs Pubs and Restaurants Schools and Colleges Nursing and Residential Homes Marine Flooring...
sub-floor Preparation
Any flooring installation is only as good as the sub-floor upon which it is laid. What may initially appear to be minor imperfections in level or smoothness in a sub floor can often be drastically amplified when the floor finish is eventually laid. Smooth, single colour (Uni) glue-down floorcoverings such as contract vinyl flooring or rubber flooring present surfaces that are particularly critical of the sub-floor upon which they are laid. With some of these products, even adhesive trowel marks can show through if care isn’t taken. It is therefore important to use the appropriate sub-floor preparation system to suit both the substrate and the planned floorcovering. ...