Leveling an old plank floor for cork installation


Old 09-17-15, 10:48 AM
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Leveling an old plank floor for cork installation

Hello All,

I'm wondering about the best way to level a wood subfloor. I have wood planking for the most part with plywood patches here and there (see the picture). As you can see, there are areas where the patches aren't quite to the height of the planks.

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I've been told that self-leveling compound and another sheet of plywood is the way to go for prepping the surface for cork planks. Here are my questions:

Do I have to sand down the high points around the plywood patches?

Should I use the self-leveling compound first and add a layer of 1/4" plywood over that, or do it the other way around?

Or, can I just get away with an added layer of plywood?
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Old 09-17-15, 11:25 AM
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Send us a link to the cork planks so that we can review the surface prep requirements. Is it a floating floor or a nail down?

Self Leveling Compounds are not to be used as a stand alone on a wood surface. It requires the use of wire lath which would make your install too thick. Are the plywood patches 3/4" or 5/8"?

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