02:10PM | 10/14/02
Member Since: 10/13/02
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I'm in the middle of increasing the size of a room in my basement. The previous owners used vinyle tile for the flooring. Now that im underway I've decided to pull up the tile and replace it with something to our liking. However, I noticed that the existing tile/floor is not level. What's my best option to smooth things out. I would like to use vinyle tile to finish it off. Thank you.

David, Moderator

08:19PM | 11/21/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
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There are 2 different ways to handle this, depends on how much time and money you wish to invest.
1)Use a self leveling floor leveler. Doing this would fill in the low spots and leave a thin layer on the remaining floor
2) Use a regular floor leveler to level out low areas. Since you are laying tile, it is important that you purchase a floor leveler that can be feathered out to nothing.
Whichever method you decide to use, it is important that the floor be clean and free of dust.
Ask for recommendations in the flooring department at your local home improvement store.

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