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Help and advice needed - leveling uneven floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by vampyr, 11 May 2015.

  1. vampyr

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    Good evening all,

    I purchased my first property last summer and have slowly been making improvements along the way. I put down some floating laminate flooring about six months ago and have now come to realise that the floor in which it sits is not level in some places - mainly the corners.

    I plan to carefully take up the floor, piece by piece, and then do all I can to get the floor more level.

    A friend has suggested self leveling compound as the perfect approach to this issue. I'd like some input on whether this is indeed the best way forward or whether I have other options.

    I do want to avoid having to get someone in to do the work and so I'd appreciate some advice on this.

    Thanks,

    Darren
     
  2. Umy786

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    what material is under the laminate

    If's its concrete then self levelling compound will probably your easiest and quickest way around this, plus a bag of self leveling isn't alot these days

    If you've got floorboards / wooden joists then you may be on your knees for a while!
     
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  4. vampyr

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    It's concrete topped with a bitumen adhesive which did have vinyl floor tiles. These were removed by a licensed contractor during an asbestos removal procedure.

    I used some underlay (just the very thin stuff) and the laminate floor went in on top.
     
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    You will need a screed that is suitable to be used in conjunction with the bitumen, or at least a primer suitable to be used with the screed.
     
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