This depends on the type of floor you are installing. Many laminated or engineered floors can be installed over other surfaces. If we do determine that a sub-floor is required, this is not a place to scrimp.
Some things to consider:
– If you are installing a solid wood floor, we have to get down to a solid, flat and dry sub-floor that will accept the nails or fasteners used.
– We need to take into consideration the height of the current floor plus the height of the new floor and underlay.
– Laminate or “engineered” wood floors can often be successfully installed over existing surfaces. Our experts can advise you if this is your best option.