Everything we build is built to last but not all things last forever. There comes a time when our flooring, bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles and countertops need to be replaced. It can be for artistic design or for functional purposes; the process is still dusty and messy.
There are several companies that offer flooring removal in Calgary. When choosing a contractor for flooring removal, one must consider the extensive knowledge of the contractor in tile and natural stone products, as well as other floor coverings and “kitchen and bath” tiling. The contractor must also be proficient in all areas of construction including concrete works, plumbing, carpentry, electrical wiring, dry-walling and painting. Utmost care must be taken when doing flooring removal to protect the safety of the appliances, the residents living in the house and the worker doing the flooring removal.
When choosing services for hardwood removal in Calgary, make sure that their power tools are hooked up to industrial strength vacuums to avoid dust all over the place. If vacuums are not used, wood dust and splinters would be all over the place and could possibly damage other appliances. Care and safety must be of utmost importance when using circular saw during cutting of the wood tiles not to damage the substrate or sub-floor underneath. Most contractors that offer hardwood removal services also offer linoleum removal in Calgary.
Other services that are similar to flooring removal are bathroom renovation and kitchen renovation. The process of bathroom renovation in Calgary is almost the same as flooring removal. When choosing contractors for the said type of work, one must also consider the same precautionary measures as that of flooring removal work. Unlike hardwood, bathroom tiles are different material from wood. They are much sharper and less particle size than the wood. Industrial vacuums could also be employed in this removal work.
Kitchen renovations in Calgary may also include removal of tiles, removal of granite tops and solid surface tops. Removing of granite top and solid surface top will require power tools like circular saws and router. Utmost care must be taken when using the circular saws and router. The depth of the blades and router bits must be no longer than the thickness of the counter top or kitchen top. The dust particles generated from this removal work is also the same as that of the tile removal in bathrooms. Industrial vacuum must also be used here.
When doing flooring removal works, there is a good chance that the substrate will need to be leveled from humps and dips. Use quality self-leveling compound that will smooth out the imperfections. Prior to applying self-leveling compound, make sure that the substrate or subfloor is dust free and primer is applied to ensure proper bond with the self leveling compound. In case of concrete, grind the surface off to ensure proper bond.
Choosing a contractor to do the flooring removal can be complicated. One must consider the contractor that strives for perfection in their work and have built an extremely respectable reputation based on strong integrity.