Performance Flooring Installation
Performance Flooring Installation can be challenging, at fitGear Solutions we make that simple. Multiple flooring types, not a problem, our teams are highly skilled and certified for the installation of all sports surfaces and common area flooring products. Rubber flooring, synthetic turf, sheet vinyl, LVT tile, Ceramic, Wood, and polished concrete are just some of the floor coverings that our install teams are skilled at. Game lines and sports lines, no problem.
Only the right mix of reliable, professional partners can guarantee the success of your facility completion date. American Platforms & Flooring strives to be where you need us, when you need us. We specialize in multi-location accounts, and have the project-management expertise to handle national accounts with one, ten or hundreds of locations. We’re proud to cover all of the United States for installation.
We leverage our experience and expertise to educate our clients on all of their project’s phases – from purchasing to installation and aftercare. American Platforms & Flooring is a dependable partner with extensive knowledge of logistics and purchasing. We’re ready and able to bring the same level of perfection and professionalism to one location or several of your commercial flooring projects.
Finding the right products. Making the right decisions. Our real-world experience promotes success from concept to completion.
Making every schedule work is our greatest source of pride. We go the extra mile to complete your project perfectly.
From material quantities to price quotes, our advanced estimating covers all aspects of flooring, minimizing costs and waste.
We’re experts in project management, with a perfect track record in completing commercial flooring projects on time and on budget.
We gladly control and coordinate all shipments and deliveries – to get the right product to the right place at the right time.
We promise to uphold the highest standards on both material and workmanship, including a one-year limited warranty on every installation.
Performance Rolled Vinyl Flooring
Performance Rolled Vinyl Flooring is a smart choice for indoor basketball, volleyball and any other indoor smooth surface need. Our Performance Rolled Vinyl Floor is produced by Ecore Athletic with a patent process, which enables Ecore to fuse a 5mm backing on a wear layer of 2mm. This fused backing gives our product a performance base that cannot be matched.
LUXURY VINYL TILE
You will enjoy a long lasting and unmatched performance with our LVT - Luxury Vinyl Tile installation. We use some of the industry's best products to meet your needs. Our master installers will prepare the substrate so that you get the best outcome and long lasting wear from your flooring choice.
Pre-installation information is very important. Knowing as much about the current floor or substrate condition is vital to building a proposal or quote. This will allow our team to accurately quote the project and avoid additional costs and charges at the end of your flooring installation. Pre-installation information includes, but is not limited to:
- Substrate material - bare concrete, carpet squares, wood floor, etc.
- Substrate condition - perfect without missing pieces, cracked or crumbling concrete, old and split wood, etc.
- Wall base type - standard vinyl wall base, special oversize wall base, wood wall base, ceramic, etc.
- Gaps in the substrate and wall.
- Special transitions needed.
- Special thresholds in doorways.
- Expansion joints - will need covers recommended by the architect or General Contractor on the project.
- Moisture issues - fresh concrete, known high moisture content.
- Rough substrate surface - could require additional adhesive or floor prep.
Below are images to represent some of the challenges that should be shared with our quote and proposal team to assure that your quote is as accurate as possible.
Commercial flooring installations are different. It takes experience to manage the multiple challenges that one faces with commercial flooring installations. Experience that will keep your project on track.
There are more scheduling challenges with commercial flooring installations, other trades, material delivery date that change and project parameters change as well. This requires more coordination with other contractors and subcontractors. Additional decision-makers or stakeholders raise challenges as well. You want a company that has been there, done that, and we have.
Commercial Flooring Installation Quote
The steps to getting an accurate commercial flooring installation quote are fairly basic. Providing as much detail and information in the beginning will assure that you will be getting a quote that is accurate and on time. One of the worst things you can do is drip-feed information for quoting purposes. This will cause additional work, more steps and delay your quote from being completed.
It is important that when you request a flooring installation quote, that you provide the same or equal information to all of the companies participating in the quote process so that you have accurate and fair comparisons.
Floor Preparation or Prep
Having as much of the substrate prepared for your flooring installation prior to the flooring installation team arriving, will save you both time and money in the end. All commercial flooring companies expect to perform floor prep prior to installing a commercial floor. The difference is what is considered normal or standard floor prep and what is not. Most commercial flooring installation companies will factor in one ten-pound bag of fill or feather per 1,000 square feet. Any additional material and labor needed to achieve the proper floor trueness will be added to your final invoice. For us at American Platforms & Flooring, that is our process as well.
Commercial Flooring Installation companies will produce a drawing or drawings that are called take-offs. These drawings will show the floor plan in a 2D drawing, with the number of rolls, tiles, or sheets of the floor covering that is designated for that particular space. For example, if you have selected a recycled rolled rubber for installation, it will typically come in a 4-foot wide roll. The drawing will show a series of rolls on the plan to cover the space, with each showing 4 feet wide. If you have a 28-foot wide room, it would show 7 rolls of rubber at the required length. When this is done properly, a commercial flooring installation company can factor the proper roll lengths and quantity to avoid any more waste and trim than is absolutely necessary. This process will prevent your commercial flooring installation company from simply taking the square footage and adding the standard 15%.