Flooring options for uneven concrete


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Old 07-02-08, 02:27 PM
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Flooring options for uneven concrete

Our basement floor is flat but not level - the concrete is in good shape and is nice and dry. The problem is: it is very uneven. In some spots, there is an inch and a half difference in a span of 6' or so...

We're hoping to leave the concrete as is and install vinyl sheet flooring. Good idea? or should we focus on leveling the concrete?

Thanks for your input...
 
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Old 07-02-08, 05:34 PM
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DAP® Concrete Floor Leveler
A general-purpose, concrete-based floor leveling product for concrete and masonry surfaces. Ideal for patios, sidewalks, garages and for preparing surfaces for vinyl sheet good installation. For use with DAP®Concrete Floor Leveler Additive.
 
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Old 07-02-08, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gejandsons View Post
DAP® Concrete Floor Leveler
A general-purpose, concrete-based floor leveling product for concrete and masonry surfaces. Ideal for patios, sidewalks, garages and for preparing surfaces for vinyl sheet good installation. For use with DAP®Concrete Floor Leveler Additive.
seal your concrete then apply your floor leveler..allow several days to cure..then seal your leveled spots..allow to cure then install..you can mix it up apply with a trowl...i have sometimes used old drywall blades to help get it smooth
 
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Old 07-04-08, 10:09 AM
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So bottom line is: concrete must be level for this type of flooring? Besides carpet, can you suggest other types of flooring that can handle the uneveness of our concrete?
 
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Old 07-06-08, 08:00 AM
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Most floors require a FLAT surface. An inch and a half difference is not flat by any means. If it is a new pour you need to call your cement contractor back. Other than that or filling the low areas with an appropriate filler you could use a glue down type carpet. The floor will still wave back at you, but it will be covered.
 
 

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