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Floor Preparation

Here at Ian Wills Carpets & Flooring, we carry out floor preparation prior to fitting floors, to offer a comprehensive service. Our preparation services enable us to produce perfectly level surfaces to install new floors, so that they look luxurious for longer. From removing your existing flooring and smoothing the surface through to checking moisture levels and adding screeding and plywood, including epoxy resin dampproof membranes, we offer complete subfloor solutions. We are also experienced in repairing damaged surfaces and can replace joists and floorboards where required. Get in touch with our helpful experts today for efficient subfloor preparation.

Subfloor Preparation

We can carry out subfloor preparation prior to installing our carpets, engineered wood flooring, laminate flooring, LVT, vinyl flooring, natural flooring and Forbo marmoleum. Preparing subfloors involves the following steps:

Removing and Smoothing

We begin the construction of subfloors by removing existing flooring and ensuring that there are no traces of adhesive residues, lumps and bumps to ensure a smooth screed application.

Damp Testing

We can ensure your subfloors are in a good enough state to have new floors installed. Floors that have excess moisture can cause complications and delays to your floor fitting, as well as mould and mildew. Some flooring can deal with higher levels of moisture than others. Following an assessment of the floor moisture levels, we can advise you on having a damp proof membrane fitted, as well as appropriate floor choices.


We can choose the correct smoothing compound for your particular project. Our experts will apply a thin cementitious top layer to ensure your subfloor effectively supports your flooring. We take into consideration all aspects, from the fitting specifications, humidity and ventilation through to the setting times, to ensure impeccable and lasting results.

Contact Ian Wills Carpets & Flooring

Contact Ian Wills Carpets & Flooring for a comprehensive floor fitting service, from floor preparation through to fitting carpet or hard floors. Whether you are based in Exeter or elsewhere in the South West, we can assist you. We look forward to hearing from you soon and answering any questions you may have.

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