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skbfl

12:44PM | 05/31/03
Member Since: 05/30/03
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Bvflooring
our older home has been remodeled many times. We have one floor area that is 15' by 36'. This floor has high and low areas, is 1 3/4" higher at one end than the other. It has a crack running through the center of 6 tiles near the geometric center of the room. We assume there is a concrete slab under the ceramic tile-but we have not pulled one up to look. I would like to put down an interlocking wood laminate type floor. I am told the interlocking wood laminate will float over the existing ceramic floor-but how do I make it the same level at each end?

groutdye

01:32PM | 06/01/03
Member Since: 01/20/01
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The most common way to level out a floor is by using a floated bed of cement and sand mix, called "Mud". Unfortunately these underlayments are generally floated out at
1 1/2- 3" inches thick, this wouldn't be an alternative since it will raise the floor to high, but their there are products called "SLU'S" or Self leveling underlayments
these products are designed to be floated out extremely thin and are widely used under wooden floated floors to achieve a level appearance. Contact Custom Building Products in Seal beach California @1-800-2728786 ask for their technical department.
Good luck,
Mike
Groutdye.com
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