best floor leveling method?

Old 06-21-03, 07:34 AM
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best floor leveling method?

I plan to float laminate in my kitchen (22 x 9), but the floor is uneven -- 1/4" over 6' running most of the length of the floor. To achieve 1/8" level, would it be better to use a self-leveling compound or go under the house with a 12- ton jack and shims? Should I try either of these methods myself?
Old 06-21-03, 10:10 AM
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i take it this make kind of a trough? if so then go for the self leveling method make sure what you're going over is free of any wax or dirt ans dust mix a little runny and pour and skreed till you get the desired result
Old 06-23-03, 10:49 AM
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best floor leveling method?

It is more like a hump down the middle, with various levels of unevenness on either side of the hump.
Old 06-23-03, 07:33 PM
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A self leveling compound isn't screed or troweled!!!

A patching compound is screed or troweled on.

If you can knock the hump down some it will make for less compound.

Always mix self leveling and patching compounds at the ratio stated on the bag or container. NEVER OVER WET!!! Making it runnier then the specs state to mix it, is the start of a hidden disaster.

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