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How Many Layers Does My Floor Have?

Understanding how your floor is layered is helpful when hiring a dustless floor removal company, and is interesting if you are unsure how many layers your floor actually has. Learning what is below the floor covering, can assist you in avoiding major problems. It can help you understand the importance of proper installation and more so the importance in choosing a company to remove the existing flooring material. No matter the material being removed, Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal of Melbourne, Florida, does it all:

Types of Flooring We Remove:

  • Carpet
  • Tile
  • Porcelain
  • Saltillo
  • Slate
  • Marble
  • Travertine
  • Stone
  • VCT (Vinyl Tile)
  • Wood
  • Laminate

Floor Anatomy 101

1. Floor CoveringFloor covering is the visible, finished top layer of the flooring systems surface. The layer may be constructed of a wide variety of any of the materials mentioned above or more. This layer gets all the traffic from walking on, placing furniture on it, large appliances etc. This layer covers all other structural layers of the flooring below. The floor covering is secured to the underlayment or subfloor by adhesive or thinset depending on the material. This is the layer of floor that Breathe Easy Floor Removal will remove effortlessly. Removing 99% of dust before it is airborne.

2. Underlayment - Underlayment is a thin layer of material that is installed between other materials. It can be made of various components including but not limited to; crumb rubber, recycled plastic, foam and sponge rubber. The thickness of this layer of material is usually between ¼ and ½ of an inch.

3. Sub-floor - Sub-floor is the layer that comes between the floor underlayment and the joists. It is an essential component to ensure the stability of the flooring structure and serves as a foundation of not only the underlayment but also the floor covering. It is used to level the surface and make if easier to install the top layer of floor covering.

4. Joists - Joists are also known as band sill and serves as the structural form of a beam that runs horizontally between the foundation of a building or walls or two beams. Joists provide the structural support needed for the framing system in its entirety. They are typically not considered as part of the ‘flooring system’ layers, but nonetheless, contribute the integrity of not only the floor but the home as well.

Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to receive an estimate. Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal of Melbourne, Florida cares about the health of our customers, employees and community at large. We work hard to adhere to CDC guidelines and are taking extra precautionary measures to help “slow the spread” of the COVID-19 virus. If a member of our team shows any symptoms of illness or have been in contact with anyone who was ill, they will not be working until they are back to feeling 100% symptom free and healthy. We understand this is a difficult time for all, stay safe and healthy Brevard!


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"We needed to replace the tile in our master bathroom, and it's really hard to find people willing to take on such a small job. Breathe Easy was recommended to remove the existing tile and they did a wonderful job. Arrived on time, were friendly..."

 February 11th, 2022
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"If there is any wait for this company there's a reason for it. They do a great job and go above and beyond. Highly recommend. Thanks again for the help on my full remodel project."

 December 27th, 2021
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"Breathe Easy removed 1000 SF of tile from my home. They arrive on-time for all appointments including the quote, walk-through and each demo day. Every employee worked hard and was polite and friendly. They completed the job in one full day and a..."

 September 12th, 2021
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"The work provided was the removal of ceramic tiles in my house. The individuals completed the work in a timely fashion and leaving the house in a organized state and as clean as possible. I am planning to hire them for additional work. I think..."

 August 17th, 2021
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"Jesse and his crew were wonderful. He was accommodating to the inconvenience I had and very professional. His communication was excellent and everyone was efficient and fast. They busted their butts removing the difficult tile and thinset and left..."

 June 17th, 2021
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"I highly recommend Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal! Dustin and Tee showed up on time and were extremely professional. They were quick getting the job done, and they did an incredible job. It truly is dustless."

 April 9th, 2021
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"Jesse and his crew were wonderful. This is a TRUE dustless service. He has special equipment for this. I had no dust after they removed all of my tile, and the thin set was sanded down all the way to the bare concrete floor. And they were done in..."

 March 25th, 2021
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 March 19th, 2021
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"Awesome job! Jesse and his crew showed up on time, and removed 300sf of tile in about 4 hours. Best of all, their equipment captured all of the dust. I highly recommend them and would not hesitate to use them again."

 March 13th, 2021
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"I highly recommend Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal for any tile removal and demo, needed in your home. Especially if you’re living in the home during demo. These guys are professional and efficient. Wouldn’t do it any other way!!"

 March 4th, 2021
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"Great Team, and Great Work:)"

 February 24th, 2021
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"Jessie and his entire crew are true professionals that got our flooring demo and install of our whole house done on time and with excellent results. There is probably nothing more disruptive to a homeowner than living though a flooring demo but..."

 February 22nd, 2021
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"Jesse and his professional and productive crew delivered what they promised in removing 1000 sq ft of tile in one day! If you haven’t explored dustless tile removal and have ever experienced “the old way” it truly is dustless and the rooms..."

 February 17th, 2021
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"I used Breathe Easy Dustless flooring removal and was quite impressed with the quality and professionalism of this company. They removed 480 square feet of tile from my home and completed the work efficiently and with no dust. They showed up on..."

 January 19th, 2021
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"I can't say enough positive comments about this company. Jesse and his crew were amazing. I've seen neighbors try to remove their own ceramic tile and the frustration and mess it caused. Breath Easy removed 1100 square feet of tile and wood..."

 December 1st, 2020
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"Jesse from Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring removal came to my home promptly at 8:30 as scheduled to remove the old flooring in my office. His crew was courteous, professional and very experienced as to what they do! My husband has COPD and cannot..."

 November 24th, 2020
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"Jesse and the team were phenomenal. Very quick and responsive. They came in and removed all of my tile and didn't leave a speck of dust. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to get there flooring removed. Thanks guys!"

 November 8th, 2020
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"Today we had Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal come into our home to remove tile in preparation for installation of new vinyl flooring. The crew who did our job were very courteous and extremely professional. Since both my husband and I have..."

 October 28th, 2020
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"They removed tile flooring in our home. Great work and very professional. I would recommend them to anyone getting any flooring done. The crew was very fast getting the job completed and Jesse was very quick on getting us an estimate."

 October 27th, 2020
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"We used Breathe Easy Dustless Flooring Removal to remove tile from our kitchen, family room and hallway. When we signed up for the dustless, I said yah right, dustless my ***. It was incredible. There were vacuums hooked to all equipment when tile..."

 October 27th, 2020
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"I received a quick response for an estimate. The price was fair. Jesse and his team were very professional and extremely hard working. I have seen tile removal that is not dustless, and it is a mess I don't want to deal with again. This company..."

 October 22nd, 2020