old house with uneven floor

Old 12-28-05, 10:03 AM
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old house with uneven floor

We have recently purchased a house built in 1890. The floors were dipping and uneven and we had the floors supported but it did not remove all the dips near the base boards. How do we level the floor to put down wood or laminate flooring. There has to be some type of filler?
Old 12-28-05, 03:42 PM
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Another layer of subflooring shimmed to be flat.
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I just leveled my floor in my living room and I followed the advice that I found here.

The absolute easiest way of levelling it is to use roofing felt in the low areas. Search for roofing felt on this message board and you will see how to do it. I tried to use "Fix It All" filler to level the floor but it's a pain in the neck. Roofing felt was way faster, easier and accurate.

Once the floor was level I installed 1/2 inch particle board over the whole subfloor. I've now put down down 2/3 of the laminate flooring and it's working great so far, no more dips and high points.

Hope this helps.

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