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01:51PM | 08/17/06
Member Since: 08/16/06
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I have a spot in my kitchen floor where the prior owner cut through the flooring to have a wood stove installed. The cutout is approx. 1/4 inch deep, but it is not the same depth all over, give or take here and there. I would like to fill this hole in so I can put down new flooring (not sure on tile ot vinyl). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated on what i need to use to fill this in. I am clueless to do it yourself type work (this will be my first project) :)
6505 flooring help needed


03:22PM | 08/17/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
I would use a modified flooring patch filler to fill it in, then reapply, scrape, and sand until smooth.

I recommend Ardex sdf Feather Finish:

If installing resilient products (linoleum, sheet vinyl, vinyl tile), I would then install an approved plywood underlayment under the new resilient floor, such as:




If installing ceramic tile, then I would recommend a cementious backer board such as:




or a uncoupling load distribution membrane such as Schluter Ditra:


There are two ways to do any job. The right way and the wrong way. Do it right everytime.




07:28AM | 08/24/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Wow!!! 3 layers of linoleum (sp?)!!!!

I wouldn't fill if in with anything permanant. I expect that someone will want to rip all of that down to the subfloor and start over someday. I am not a professional, but I would maybe fill that in if I know the bottom layer would come up if needed.

Please don't add a 4th layer unless for some reason there is asbestos adhesives involved in all this.

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