The Holy Trinity of Heavenly Subfloor Installation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There is divine inspiration in the saying, “a job worth doing is worth doing well.” This is especially true when it comes to construction. A well-constructed building or home will have a longer life and require less maintenance over time, and that’s a blessing to any home owner. Subfloors are notoriously undervalued when it comes to quality installation, which can lead to hellish issues and repairs in the future. Here we give you three keys to achieving subfloor nirvana.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

3 Keys to a Perfect Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 9, 2017 10:34:17 AM

What makes a subfloor perfect? You never have to see it again. A properly built subfloor allows you to set it and forget it; No cupping of boards, no tell-tale squeaks, no sinking or slanting. How can you be sure your subfloors will be heralded throughout the land for their perfection? Focus on these 3 keys.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

How to Deal with Squeaky Subfloors Once and for All

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Every time you walk down the hall, you’ll hear it. On the worst days, when you’re really in tune to it, you’ll stand right on top of it bouncing up and down wondering just what to do.  At night, when the house is asleep, you find ways to walk around it. But every day, you hear the tell-tale squeak of your subfloor; reminding you that there is a problem and you need to fix it. But how?

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Topics: Subloc Pro, floors, subfloors, fasteners

The Biggest Problem with Subfloors and How You Can Fix It

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Let’s admit it. There’s nothing sexy about subfloors. No one looks at a house and says, “That house is great, and did you see those beautiful subfloors?” If they’re installed properly, no one will give them any thought. But if they aren’t, those invisible boards become a major topic of concern. Every time you step on an improperly installed one, that telltale squeak will make you cringe. Shoddy installation is the source of most problems.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors

The 5 Biggest Problems with Subfloors and How You Can Avoid Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sunken in or uneven floors can be a nuisance for homeowners, and in some cases, it can be downright dangerous. What many homeowners don’t realize is that many problems associated with hardwood floors can be traced back to the subfloor below it. Preparing the subfloor correctly is critical to a seamless installation, and poorly installed subfloors can cause problems for homeowners down the road. Here are some common problems associated with subfloors and solutions to help you restore them:

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

Why You’re Failing at Squeak Free Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The baby is finally asleep, it only took 49 minutes of you patting his back in the crib. Time for your escape! So you gracefully begin your slow, tiptoe exit. You are three steps from the door when it happens. The cries come almost simultaneously to the squeak from the floor. Resume back pats…

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Topics: Subloc Pro, building

Ask Me Anything: 5 Answers to Your Questions About Subfloors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Behind the world’s greatest inventions there’s always a great inventor. Behind the fastest race car, is the best performing engine. Behind the best tasting beer, is a really great recipe to make it. And here’s one you may or may not agree with: behind every great man, is an even greater woman. Ok, that one has likely stirred more than a few pots over the years, but the point is, behind just about everything great, there’s usually something else that made it so great. That’s true for every floor installation. Behind every great install, is a really great subfloor. The customer never sees it, but it’s the real reason the floor looks and sounds (or doesn’t sound) the way it does.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners

3 Steps to Ensure a Squeak-less Floor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 23, 2015 11:47:06 AM

Squeaks, creaks and groans heard from any floors are caused by movement of the components. The trick to avoiding these noises is the use of proper fasteners and techniques to prevent movement from happening. While it may be impossible to prevent squeaky floors forever, a well built floor constructed on a well built subfloor will stay quiet through years of family life.

Here are 3 steps to ensure a squeak-less floor for your next remodeling jobs:

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Topics: Subloc Pro

How to Install the Flooring Underlayment for Hardwood Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 12, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Whether your customer is building a new home or renovating an old one, it’s a fair guess that they may want hardwood floors. That’s no surprise because hardwood floors are known for their durability, beauty and cost effectiveness. Not to mention the re-sale value of a home with hardwood vs. one without. Buyers LOVE hardwood. It’s easy to clean, maintain, and if you have good quality hardwood, you can refinish it several times without having to replace it. This is especially attractive to those consumers concerned with sustainability. With all the benefits that hardwood has to offer, the questions begs, why wouldn’t you choose hardwood?

As any contractor knows, the underlayment and sub-floor rank as high as the actual hardwood in order of importance in a hardwood installation project. A properly prepared sub-floor with correctly installed underlayment will make all the difference in the end result. Accurately installed sub-floors and underlayment will provide the extra layer of cushion for the hardwood and prevent the floors from developing those annoying squeaks and groans you have heard them make in older homes.

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Topics: Subloc Pro

How to Prepare A Wood Sub-Floor: 6 Critical Steps

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 5, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Those beautiful hardwood floors you see in homes with their rich color and texture can be the main attraction in any room, and if installed properly, a durable lasting “member” of the family for many years.

Under those beautiful floors however, lies the real treasure, the sub-floor. As the key to quality hardwood floors, the sub-floor can mean the difference between a happy customer and an infuriated one. Poor sub-floor installation can result in squeaky floors that make more noise than the family dog when walked on.

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Topics: Subloc Pro


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