It is not recommended to place a floor above grade, such as the basement or attic. These areas are more vulnerable to moisture fluctuations. The company that makes your flooring might suggest an underlay. Take their suggestions for this case. Faulty gutters may also be partially responsible for the damage to your subfloor underneath your carpet. Should this be the case you’ll need to hunt for gutter contractors that are reputable in your area to have them repaired or replaced.
9. Finalizing the Project
After you’ve repaired the flooring beneath your carpet, it is time to start thinking about the final details. Concrete polishers are able to be hired for polishing your floors. Since polishing increases the density and seals the concrete surface, polished concrete may transform your concrete floor from being porous to one that is sufficiently dense to block water, oil and any other impurities that block it from getting onto the surface.
Polished concrete floors have reflective properties that enhance the indoor lighting. In addition, it reduces power bills, enhances security and showcases your house with the most attractive appearance. Despite being shiny, polished concrete doesn’t create a slippery surface. As a matter of fact, when compared to plain concrete, the advantages in grinding and flattening your floors ultimately will result in a greater friction coefficient.
Because polished concrete surface are sturdier and compact, they reduce the development of stains and keep maintenance costs to an absolute minimum. Also, they don’t require to be waxed or stripped to maintain their luster. Additionally, polished concrete has a better ROI.
10. Prevention and Prevention and
Unfinished subfloors under carpet can cause a lot of issues. Keep an eye on the state of the subfloor. If you see any damage, have it repaired immediately. Be sure that your subfloor has adequate ventilation so that it is not a breeding ground for mold and mildew. In order to stop mildew and mold growth, keep your subfloor clear of any debris.