Several generations ago buildings were constructed with a crawlspace sized gap between the ground and the floor. Moisture could be an issue here, and it tended to be dealt with by providing adequate ventilation. As materials were reasonably permeable this was a workable situation, though there were always some houses that suffered moisture issues over time.
Most modern houses tend to be built on a concrete slab placed directly on the ground, though there are a few other options. Because concrete will allow moisture to seep through over time measures must be taken to prevent floorboards from being subjected to the damp; moisture will cause many wooden floors to become unstable. A common preventative measure against water coming through the concrete is a Damp Proof membrane.
Weather and water conditions in Perth are moderate; houses are not subject to snow or temperature extremes. However, decent damp proof measures are essential for all timber flooring Perth housing.
Damp Proof Membranes are needed for:
- Timber Floors Perth
- Bamboo Flooring Perth
- Laminate Flooring Perth
- Laminate Timber Flooring Perth
- Hardwood Flooring Perth
- Floating timber floors Perth
Floor sanding Perth
If your house has suffered floor damage it may benefit by having the floor sanded. First the cause of the moisture damage must be removed. A good hardwood floor, and some other types of floor, can be sanded back to give a level surface. For a Floor sander Perth has Knock out Flooring to provide both machines and operators.