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Question DetailsAsked on 8/21/2016

Need to replace carpeting and subfloor in 1000 sq ft of home

May need to replace sub flooring and carpet in as much as 1000 sq ft of home. First need to evaluate how many rooms need subfloor replaced. All need new carpet.

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Without knowing WHY the subfloor needs replacement - could be rot, insect damage, warping and delaminsation from water damage, fire damage, ? - hard to say what type of contractor you need.

If just needs some levelling you may be able to use a self-levelling compound or a 1/4" overlay to solve your problem, which your normal Flooring contractor can usually handle. If the subflooring needs replacement due to damage then you need a Remodeling - General Contractor to handle the replacement/repair, then either a Flooring subcontractor working under him (safer because no risk of argument to you by flooring contractor that subfloor condition is inadequate), or have GC do the repair then DIY or a separate Flooring contractor to do the carpeting.

If subflooring is being replaced due to damage, especially if just the sheet product and not the joists, pay attention to whether it needs to be replaced under the walls as well - it is common for contractors to leave deteriorated or damaged material under the wall plates, which then continues to degrade and causes problems down the road.

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