Would you recommend sealing the floors prior to installing laminate flooring?
Tom: No. You need someone experienced. Putting down floors is not just a bunch of people don’t know what they’re doing. Strong backs and weak minds so to speak. You need someone with experience.
Charlie: I’m here.
Tom: Well you do need some strong backs. Leave it there. What they’ll do is they’ll scrape everything they can off. Then they’re going to use a floor leveling compound and smooth it all, trowel it all out. Now when you get your bid on this or your price on it they’re going to say depending on how many bags of leveling compound they’ll need they’ll charge you per bag. That will include labor and the cost of the material and labor I should say. Once that’s done nicely then they can put the new floor door whether it’s tile, carpet, vinyl, you choose, but that’s what’s going to happen. You do not have to get it all up.
Charlie: But make sure you get a qualified installer?
Tom: Yeah there’s an art to getting this thing done nice. The prep; it’s all prep. Once you put tile down then the tile is tile.
Charlie: Talk to previous customers of theirs to make sure they did a good job?
Tom: Yeah or better yet call Texas Floors and know that they’ll do it right.
Charlie: That’s it, all right.