02:03PM | 11/06/10
Member Since: 11/05/10
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I needto raise the level of my concrete slab to bring it up to the level of adjacent rooms carpet and Hardwood flooring. The amount I need to raise it is approx 3/4". I bought hardie cement backer board, but I read this is not a good idea. Although it was what was suggested by our local lowes, we use the hardie backer board and thin set motar to attach it to the concrete slab. I plan on putting ceramic tile over it.

I am at a loss. I have had problems using self leveling compounds in the past, and also though this would be too thick for SLC.

Any good ideas?


10:53PM | 03/03/11
Member Since: 03/03/11
2 lifetime posts
Having gone through this in most of my house, we used a pro. They used concrete and "floated the floor" across 500 square feet approx. by using concrete. It has held up without any cracks for over 9 years.


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