Levelling floor where wall was removed

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Old 08-08-11, 07:01 AM
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Question Levelling floor where wall was removed

My husband and I have been in our house 22 years. We know it was renovated long before we bought it. There was wall-to-wall carpet in the living room and hall. I decided to pull up the carpet in the living room and found beautiful hardwood floors. But when I got to the hallway the hardwood floors were badly damaged and you can see where walls has been removed. I decided to put down self-stick vinyl tiles in the hallway. However the areas where the walls had been removed are not level with the rest of the floor. It's not a big difference but the tiles would definitely bend and eventually break.
What can I do to level those areas in order to put down the tiles?
 
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Old 08-08-11, 08:56 AM
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Self Levelling Compound will take care of your low areas. It sets up fairly quickly and can be feathered to smooth out the overlapping edges. Depending on the tiles I am not sure how well they will stick to the SLC with the provided tile backing adhesive and in those areas you might need to assist with additional adhesive. While I have used SLC products for other finished floor surfaces I have never applied self sticking tile over it.
 
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Old 08-08-11, 09:05 AM
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I used SLC back at my last place for some damaged/low areas and used the adhesion promoter liquid...no problem. It's a thin white liquid (the adhesion stuff) and should be available right near where the self stick tile and sheet vinyl is sold. SLC will be right there also.

If its a really slight height difference...might want to use something like Henrys 549 Featheredge.
 
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