Take tiles up before leveling floor?

25 Oct 2012
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United Kingdom
I have knocked a wall down to turn the kitchen and dining room into a kitchen/diner.

The kitchen had a tiled floor and the dining room a concrete floor (see pictures). I want to put down oak flooring across the whole room and so need the entire floor to be level. At present the tiles are quite uneven and are obviously raised about 10mm above the concrete, creating a small step.



I was wondering what the best solution is, should I:

1. Leave the kitchen tiles as they are, and use self leveling compound across the whole two floors.

2. Take all the kitchen tiles up to give me a more consistent floor hight, then use self leveling compound to fill in the gaps where necessary.

3. Plywood the entire floor (maybe use 6 mm plywood over the tiles and thicker plywood over the concrete to bring it level).

What are your thoughts?

Many thanks!
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