Use luan to fill some of the gap when leveling?


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Old 04-07-22, 01:21 PM
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Use luan to fill some of the gap when leveling?

I have close to a 1/2 I need to fill to level my kitchen floor. Can I lay luan down where the gap is bigger than 1/4 and then pour self leveling compound?
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Old 04-07-22, 03:40 PM
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Actually the thicker self leveler is the more likely it wont end up a crumbly mess. 1/2" is not too thick assuming the area is not huge!
 
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Old 04-07-22, 05:21 PM
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Really?! Wow I would have guessed the the thicker the worse. It says to pour 1/8 at a time. I guess I have to do 4 pours?
 
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Old 04-08-22, 02:42 AM
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I haven't seen a material that says to pour only 1/8" thick layers at a time!
 
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Old 04-08-22, 03:16 AM
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Luan is poor quality underlayment and imo should not ever be used anywhere it might get wet... it can swell and the layers can easily seperate. So pouring wet self levelling on it would not be a great idea. And yeah, any SL that goes down 1/8" at a time kind of defeats the purpose of using it. If that's even true, there are other brands you could use instead.
 
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Old 04-08-22, 08:44 AM
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Thanks guys!
just reread instructions. It says to pour 1/8 to 1 in a single pour. Its Mapei.
 
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Old 04-08-22, 08:47 AM
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There you go.
 
 

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