Preparation for Installing Wood and Laminate Flooring
17th November 2020

Preparation for Installing Wood and Laminate Flooring

Tilemaster Adhesives’ Professional Flooring Products range consists of a variety of products designed to make it easy for flooring contractors to prepare subfloors before installing wooden and laminate floor coverings. 

Where subfloor moisture levels are too high, Tilemaster FAST One Coat DPM can be applied – as its name implies, this epoxy damp proof membrane only needs one coat and cures in 4 - 5 hours, providing protection from damp cementitious screeds with moisture levels of up to 98% relative humidity.

Water-based single component compounds are best for smoothing and levelling this type of flooring and Tilemaster Adhesives has a wide range to choose from.

Tilemaster FineFlow 3000 is a water-based, single component smoothing compound that can be applied from feather-edge to 20mm in a single application.  The waiting time after application for installing flooring is 24 hours.  It can also be left uncovered and used as a wearing surface.

Another single component smoothing compound which is excellent for use with wooden and laminate flooring is Tilemaster LevelFlex.  This fibre-reinforced self-levelling and smoothing compound can be poured from 2mm - 50mm in one application.  It is able to receive floor finishes after 24 hours. 

More information and technical advice on Tilemaster Adhesives’ comprehensive range of flooring products, including leveling and smoothing compounds, DPM, primers, adhesives, and sealants, is available on the website or by contacting the dedicated flooring sales team.  All products are manufactured and stocked in Leyland, Lancashire.