Coretec vinyl planks over tile


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Old 04-20-21, 12:48 PM
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Coretec vinyl planks over tile

We're having coretec vinyl planks (8mm thick) installed over existing tile floor. Tile floor is definitely not perfectly level all over (some low spots dip around 1/4" maybe). It's just a basement so we personally don't care about any unevenness, aside from, of course, possible issues/problems that may arise.

Do you think the entire floor should get a skim coat of leveler (or something), should we just level any really bad parts (and how much of a dip is considered bad) , or can we just get away with no leveling at all and (aside from possibly not looking the best), it shouldn't cause any issues?

please note that the 'dirt' on the tile is just from sheetrock/mudding and will be scraped off. It's also a deceptive picture and makes it look even more uneven than it really is.



 
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Old 04-20-21, 05:42 PM
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Yeah, take a long straightedge or 6 ft level and identify any dips that are 1/8" or more...

Draw on the floor with a magic marker to identify the dips and fill those dips with self levelling compound and a trowel. Be sure you don't pour in too much compound at once so that you don't end up feathering it out much farther than your magic marker line or you will create a hump.

You have to have it fairly flat or it will come unlocked as you walk on it. You don't want that happening in the middle of the floor since its impossible to go back and fix it without disassembling the entire floor.
 
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Old 04-21-21, 04:20 AM
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Ok great, that makes sense (that it might come unlocked if dips are too big.

 
 

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