Unlevel floor

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Old 10-12-02, 11:31 PM
jarett
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Unlevel floor

Hi, i have just bought a house with hardwood floors through out the main floor, except the kitchen and bathroom. my question is how would i prep the floor for carpet with an unllevel floor, basically the back of the house is higher then the front of the house and effect each room on the way, sort of like a gradually ramp, the back of the houw is lik an inche higher then the front, and being hard would floor you can really notice the slope, if you put a ball on the floor it would eventually roll to the front of the house, what is a good way to level a subfloor over the hardwould for carpet, please and thanks
 
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Old 10-23-02, 09:08 AM
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Put a level on the floor. If the floor is stright, and just sloped, there should be no problem as is. If however the floor slopes down, then up, you will have a gap underneath the carpet ",..," Try laying the carpet on top of my improvised quotation marks! That gully would cause stretching problems, possible problems with the backing structure of the carpet because of constant stretching as you walk on it. You can buy a floor leveling compound by the bag at home centers, and level your floor this way. You may need major structural repairs if the floor is to far out of level. Tom
 
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Old 10-23-02, 12:35 PM
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Hey Folks:

Let's get away from the use of a level for checking subfloor irregularities. A string line or a long straight edge is more useful. It's overall flatness that we want to achieve. Another thing: Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I am not aware of any levelling compound that can be used successfully on any hardwood floor.

With the expansion and contraction of the floor itself during seasonal changes I can't see it staying intact and assume it would crack and break apart.


Ken Fisher

hardwoodinstaller.com
 
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