Wavy Kitchen Floor

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Old 04-05-18, 01:40 PM
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Wavy Kitchen Floor

I'm installing engineered laminate flooring (7mm click) in my kitchen. The floor is very unlevel. I have had a contractor come in and level it from underneath as best as it can be done. I would like to build up the sub floor in the needed areas with plywood. Does anyone know how to deal with the lip that will be left between the plywood and the existing floor. I have done this in a similar area just outside the kitchen and as I walk over that area i can feel the lip. Any help would be appreciated. The existing floor is linoleum. Thanks!
 
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Old 04-05-18, 05:26 PM
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Remove the linoleum and the 1/4" underlayment that it is on.

When you say unlevel, do you mean that the floor dips between the joists resulting in the wavy pattern? If so, then a layer of 3/4" plywood on top of your underlayment will be able to bridge the gap between the joists.

"Engineered laminate" is a product that does not exist. It is either engineered flooring which looks like plywood from a cross cut with a layer of real wood on the top and is a click lock together variety, or it is a click lock laminate which is HDF with a picture of wood on it. Which do you have?

Plan on installing perpendicular to your joists to further negate the wave in your floor.
 
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Old 04-05-18, 05:46 PM
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#1, Why is the floor not level and flat?
When was the house built?
In the 70's it was common to see 1/2 plywood, with 3/4" something over it!
Makes no since.
Need far more info.
What sized floor joist, what's the spans?
 
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Old 04-05-18, 05:57 PM
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Thanks you for the replies. This is the stuff that I am trying to put down. https://m.lowes.com/pd/Shaw-14-Piece...Plank/50043184
It is labeled as luxury vinyl planking. I do not know the span but I know it was too much. The contractor that leveled the floor as much as he could installed a few new beams and raised the floor significantly in the low areas. The house was built in the early 80s but has been very poorly maintained. My plan was to nail down plywood in the areas where it was needed but there will still be a lip in between the end of the plywood and the high part of the floor and that is what i can feel when I walk over it on the other section that I have already done.
 
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Old 04-05-18, 07:12 PM
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Wow, go from engineered laminate to vinyl planks. Know that the floor needs to be super flat before attempting to install vinyl planks. No lips, no transitions, nothing but flat.
 
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