For a while now, we’ve been talking about subfloors – but what are they, and why are they important to your flooring project? Let’s find out!

First, a definition: a subfloor is nothing more than a floor’s foundation. Typically, subfloors are made of plywood, but they can also be made of concrete, wood planks, particle board, and a material called OSB (Oriented Stran Board).

But why do you need a subfloor? The two most important reasons: if you don’t install a subfloor into your foundation, you run the risk of the floor buckling. In addition, a subfloor helps with insulation, prevents cracks in the main floor, and absorbs moisture.

The type of subfloor you get depends, of course, on the material you use on the main floor. For example, if you’d like to install marble flooring, don’t use anything but a concrete slab for a subfloor. If, on the other hand, you have a laminate floor that you’d like to use, your subfloor can be made of a plywood or wood plank.

It’s important to note, however, that you shouldn’t install a subfloor yourself, unless you’re a professional contractor and have access to a full crew. If you’re not one of the few who have a crew – or access thereto – you definitely need to call a professional to install your floor. We are, of course, the top flooring professionals in the Texas area, and we certainly can meet all of your needs should you need a new floor, or subfloor, installed. You definitely shouldn’t install a subfloor without the assistance of a professional. If you’re ready to have a subfloor installed in your home, contact us today and let’s see what we can do for you. Our free, no obligation consultation will prove that there’s no job too big, or too small!