Flooring over Concrete: BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU HEAR AND READ

  Flooring Over Concrete and Moisture Related Problems Concrete moisture related flooring installation failures cost the flooring industry hundreds of millions of dollars yearly.  This is an issue we get calls on daily; it’s an epidemic.  This problem is driving every...

Installing Peel and Stick Tiles over Garage Floor

  The owner of the company demonstrates the installation of black and white checkerboard pattern peel and stick vinyl tile on a cement garage floor. Although he’s been selling this tile for over 10 years as a wholesale distributor, this is the first time...

A Carpet that can Install in your Basement over a concrete floor

  When laid directly on your concrete basement floor, traditional carpeting alone is not appropriate for a basement finishing project. Water leaking into the basement from the walls and or coming from plumbing leaks as well as water vapor seeping through concrete...

Basement Floor Covering – Commercial Carpet Tiles Are the Answer

By Eric M Dyer Basement floor covering is one of the last things you think about when finishing a basement. People tend to focus more on the structural designs first (for good reasons!) and then when the project is wrapping up, the items such as basement floor...

Installing and Using Carpet over your concrete basement floor

  All carpets are manufactured with synthetic fibers; nylon, polyester or polypropylene, and are  immune from mold and mildew. To support mold growth, certain specific conditions must exist: humidity consistently above 60%, temperatures between 50 and 90°F, continued...

Installing Laminate Flooring over Concrete

This article speaks specifically to Armstrong and Bruce Laminate flooring and may pertain to other brands of laminate flooring. Armstrong Laminate Flooring can be installed over most subfloors and existing floors on all grade levels. All substrates must: meet...

Installing Tile over a Concrete Floor

Installing tile of a concrete floor is possible provided the necessary preparation steps are followed Paint, cutback adhesives, gypsum based fillers or levelers, sealers, or chemically treated cement substrates are unsuitable surfaces to install ceramic tile over and...

Installing Carpeting over Concrete

You can install carpeting over concrete provided the necessary site conditions exist, the cement floor is prepared correctly and moisture and alkalinity testing is properly performed Site Conditions The environment in which the carpet is to be installed must be...

Installing Hardwood Plank flooring over Concrete

Wood is affected by climate change.  The wood fibers expand and contract with fluctuations in relative humidity. This movement and the resulting moisture problems can be controlled with proper installation techniques and the use of high quality wood flooring products....

Adhesive Installation Over Concrete floors

Adhesive Installation Over Concrete Subfloors Carpet with porous backings can usually be installed successfully over concrete floors, but the risk of moisture-related problems increases. Site Conditions The environment in which the carpet is to be installed must be...