laminate floor bow


Old 06-04-08, 07:21 PM
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laminate floor bow

I've read all the threads about bowing, creaking etc. from uneven subfloors (mine is typical particle board over joists) but am questioning if there isn't something out there that can't be injected into a hole drilled and fill with some type of epoxy that will fill the gap (maybe a square foot or two area) and harden underneath. Else how do you remove T/G laminate over the affected area (not near a wall) to repair? Worst 'give' is maybe 1/4"
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Old 06-04-08, 10:06 PM
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It is removed the opposite way it was put down. the area is corrected for flattness, and the flooring is reinstalled.

Injecting a floating floor, will cause a huge problem later as the season pass.
Old 06-11-08, 08:21 PM
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Laminate floor bow

After the uneven area of the wood subfloor is exposed, what is used to even it out before I re-assemble the flooring?
Old 06-11-08, 08:34 PM
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I would get rid of the particle board and install a good grade plywood. If it's still uneven due to the joists, then pour SLC (Self Leveling Compound) then reinstall the floor.

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