05:03AM | 10/02/03
Member Since: 10/01/03
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In a newly purchased house we've just pulled up the carpets in the attic/loft in preparation to lay food flooring. The floor needs some levelling and, in addition, there is a 6 x ? beam running across the floor which protrudes at least 1/8" above the rest of the floor. So how should I go about levelling this floor?

A) Pull up the existing particle board and install shims on the crossbeams and then re-lay new particle board. The shims would be appropriately cut to level the floor as well as to bring it up to the level of the protruding beam.

B) Use a levelling compound to level out the existing floor as best as possible then lay 1/8" fiber board or plywood to bring the floor up to the level of the protruding beam.

C) Other?

As this is a project I would (ideally) like to do myself, option B seems like the most appealing.

Thanks in advance


07:18PM | 10/02/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
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before we answer questions,i need to ask one. (1) what kind of wood would you like to install,nail,glue.or float. please post your reply...thanks


07:36PM | 10/02/03
Member Since: 10/01/03
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Of course... I'm hoping to put in either a laminate or engineered floating floor. Would the thickness of the flooring also be a consideration?

Thanks... Jens


09:15PM | 10/02/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
o.k.,there both a floating what i would do is,use a portland cement based floor leveler,and lay over that...good luck


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