Good flooring is only as good as what's beneath it.

Scripps Howard News Service

"Of all the surfaces in a home, the floor gets the most abuse as it stands up to the wear and tear of daily traffic. The original foundation in most homes accommodates these needs; it is what is put on top of the slab that determines the visible and tactile satisfaction we need.

Fortunately, there is no lack of good choices of substantial floor coverings. But selection is not the only question; good flooring is only as good as its installation. What goes above the slab but under the finished product is as important as the carpet, tile or stone that we end up with."

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