OK for laminate on flat, but unlevel surface?

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Old 02-22-08, 09:59 AM
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OK for laminate on flat, but unlevel surface?

I want to lay 8MM laminate with prime underlayment on cement slab. The room is 10 x 20. It is brushed finished, relatively flat, but not level. The 10 foot section has a difference of 1 1/2 inch draining to the outside. This used to be a screen-in porch. Is the floor being that un-level a problem. If so, can I used additional layers of underlayment to smooth transistion or must I go with a self leveling compound? Thanks!
 
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Old 03-03-08, 08:25 AM
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Help please - laminate flooring

Surely someone has had a similar situation that I am describing. I sure would appreciate your input.
 
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Old 03-04-08, 01:37 AM
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If you really mean it's flat but not level then sure go for it. Laminate flooring may be installed on a flat-but-not-level children's slide too!

BTW the self-leveling compound is a bit of snake oil and does not adequately "self level". There's no magic. A wide steel screed to spread it and scrape it as it cures is really essential.
 
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