July 23, 2018
Flooring contractors routinely remove the underlayment along with floor covering before installing new flooring.
By doing this time is saved and the possibility to install new underlayment that is ideally suited to the new flooring is renewed.
This method of floor removal causes the release of flooring particles into the air. Be sure the flooring you are removing does not contain asbestos.
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