Sunken Den

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Old 08-06-02, 08:10 PM
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Lightbulb Sunken Den

Just purchased a home and it has a sunken den 5 1/2 inches lower than the other floor. Would like to raise it to level of the other floors,concrete slab all floors . Den size is 18' by 20' should I fill in with light weight concrete or builb up with 2'by4' and plywood or is there another way to fix this sunken den. Want to finish floor with hardwood floor.
 
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Old 08-07-02, 10:07 AM
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I would go with framing up with PT 2 x 6 ripped to the proper width to end up with your plywood sub floor at the correct height for your intended finished floor to be flush with the other rooms.
 
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Old 08-07-02, 03:41 PM
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Why not leave it alone and run hardwood in both areas? You'd be surprised at the final appearance if done correctly. Thiggy has an idea but you'll always have a different feel and sound from one area to another.

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Old 08-08-02, 04:26 AM
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My suggestion was assuming that HRS was specifically wanting the den floor level with the rest of the house. If there is an accessability issue, such as wheelchair, etc. then this may be critical.
 
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Cost wise, the lumber used to raise the floor or concrete pump in?
Would there be a different sound if you use lumber or concrete when you finish with hardwood ? what you think!!!!
 

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Old 08-12-02, 04:17 AM
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Personally, I would go the lumber route as I could do it myself as I do not do masonry/concrete work. However if you were going to be hiring the work out anyway, just get a few estimates for both methods.
 
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I felt the same way I could do it myself if I went with lumber, sometimes two heads are better than one!
 
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Old 08-12-02, 05:17 AM
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Your observation about the floor sounding different on the wood framing is correct, but personally for me, that wouldn't be a matter of any import. Good luck!
 
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