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advice needed plz, preparing kitchen floor for LVT

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by VickyBH, 12 Aug 2019.

  1. VickyBH


    26 Sep 2018
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    United Kingdom
    Hi all,

    I am doing up my kitchen, and I would like to use Glue Down LVT in our new kitchen. I've never done any flooring before.

    The old kitchen units were in U shape but I am changing it to L shape units so one side of floor is now visible and not under kitchen unit.

    Kitchen is aprox 2.5m x 2.8m. The old flooring was vinyl sheet up to plinth, bare concrete under kitchen units, and vinyl tile under appliance (in which I have removed with hot air gun, but still has slight brown/yellow mark on the floor). Self levelling compound was also used but only in the centre area up to plinth, presumably it was for vinyl sheet. SLC has couple of thin ripple mark maybe 1mm - 2mm on surface. I can feel it with my hand but can't feel it when the old vinyl sheet was there. SLC is approx 3-4mm thick.

    I have several questions:

    1. Can I get away with levelling only the side of kitchen where there was no SLC, (i.e., spread new SLC up to the line of old SLC) or should I level whole kitchen floor?

    2. What type of SLC can I use for over old glued residue and bare concrete at the same time? I've heard Latex SLC can be used on any surface but it's weaker. Is this true?

    3. I am in a concrete purposed build flat and I'm at top floor. Do I need to have any damp proof membrane? (flat was build in the 60s, I see no sign of DPM)

    4. If levelling whole kitchen floor, is it ok to lay 4-5mm on the side where there is no SLC, and 1-2mm in the centre where SLC exists. (I'm worried 1mm-2mm may be too thin?)

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