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Floor Estimating & Planning in Wolverhampton

1st Choice Solutions Ltd in Wolverhampton offer expert advice and free floor estimating to all customers.

To ensure we provide the most accurate advice for your project, we offer a flooring survey with one of our experienced surveyors.  This is offered with no charge to homes or businesses across the West Midlands.

Our surveyor will bring  a variety of flooring samples and brochures when attending your project along with a portfolio of our previous installations.

During the survey, we can provide guidance and advice on the best sub-floor preparation and the best-suited floor coverings for the environment.

We will also carry out moisture tests on the existing sub-floor.

Why is moisture testing so critical to the success of a flooring installation?

Prior to installing a resilient or textile floorcovering, it is essential to ensure that the subfloor incorporates an effective damp proof membrane, in accordance with British Standards BS 8203 and BS 5325, respectively.

Moisture testing is performed by measuring the Relative Humidity (RH) level within a subfloor. Where the relative humidity (RH) is above 75%, the installation should not proceed as the excess moisture in the floor can result in blistering of the floorcovering or complete failure of the flooring installation. This may result in expensive and lengthy remedial work, including the possibility of an expensive rip out, to allow the subfloor to dry naturally or apply an appropriate waterproof surface treatment.

By testing the subfloor for moisture at the outset, this can be avoided and moisture can be effectively dealt with prior to the installation of floor coverings.