Once the primer has dried, use the power sander to level out the ridges. Neat on non absorbent floors and diluted with water approx on absorbent bases.
Reason they work so quick is because they get paid peanuts so have to do twice the work. Next time you want a good job done go to the nicf web page national institute of carpet and floor layers. They have approved and master fitters in your area that work to a very high standard. And stick to the small shops. Levelling compound only really runs over 3mm thick. If you are doing a deep screed then use plywood or something as a barrier.
Damo , 2 May All i can say is that if you want the job done perfect you need to consult a master fitter off the nicf website. If you use a master fitter you will get a proper job done but you will pay for it to. As a diy job you will not meet the same standard.
I can talk you through how to do the job , but as i cant see it and as im not doing it you will not get a perfect job. I understand and without pulling up the carpet it would be hard to show you as well. Suffice to say the best description I can give youis as follows, ignore me if you'd rather not have me babble. Lounge and dining room used to be separate rooms, there used to be a wall dividing the two and suffice to say they were on different levels with the floor slightly inclined near the doorway.
The people rippe dout the wall and made good the trough that was formed with unlevel concrete and also looks like they placed some cable in plastic trunking an inach below the surface wouldn't be legal to do it that way now. So before this guy came along wit the latex we had a trough round the plastic trunking and and some uneven concrete on the trough further along, the drop in total about 15mm.
Rather than cover sq m to try and make the drop as subtle as possible he has tried to lose the 15mm in about cm, filling the trough with latex as well, I just remeber it being a bit uneven and not sanded to a smooth finish and the drop particularly towards one end is very noticeable. Its whether you rip up what he's put down or make good on top and try and extend the area covered to make the drop less subtle.
As for the broken tiling I am guessing this will be jsut a case of laying a very fine layer of compound over it therefore achieving a flat finish that bit I think even I could manage. Very frustrating as I am sure my other half would prefer we left it but I'd rather get it done properly. I jsut want to know before I start playing about how much I could expect to pay for someone to level it nicely over sq metres and then relay carpet over an area of the dingin room and part of lounge which is about 3mx4m.
Damo , 3 May Take them up. Easy with large scraper. You should also not put levelling compound over them. If you want job done properly you need to level whole room. I would charge you about to do this. You get what you pay for at the end of the day.
Q - Garage floor, substantial amount of concrete with something over the top that was laid and then had plastic sheeting stretched over when the house was built. Looks like cement, pretty smooth, DPM between concrete and the top layer. Has taken a battering in recent years, and with the spunky wall tiles looking good I'd like to level it and repaint it with epxoy floor paint. Here are some of the best-selling floor leveling products, their cost and common places you can find them:. It is used under tile, stone, hardwood, vinyl and carpet.
It is ready for tile in 24 hours and wood in 48 hours. It can be poured in thicknesses up to 1. Henry Level Pro is a water-based self-leveling underlayment that can be used over wood, tile and concrete. Akona Self-Leveling Floor Underlayment Cement is another water-based powder mix for use over plywood and concrete. Rutland Floor Level is a floor leveling compound in a premixed tub. Can floor leveler be used over existing vinyl sheet flooring that has several gouges and slight texture will it last or will it crack I want to put floor leveler down and then stain it and polyurethane for my finish is this possible.
You got an uneven floor your best bet is to use this to even out the floor and then apply tile over it. Even economically tile will look pretty good if the floor is leveled out properly and it is stable. And you really need to remove that sheet flooring. The subfloor looks to be OSB. So is a self-leveling compound the way to go for this installation or is there a better route?
What is the best product to use. The floor is painted, but the paint is lifting in the low spots. Self leving floor patch is NOT a walkable permanent substrate. Can I self-level such a big area with this compound? And would it be better to do it in several coats? I needed to pull up one edge of my vinyl flooring near my bathtub as it was curling up. The flooring underneath which is multi layer particle board was wet and mouldy so I scraped the bad part off. Now the subfloor is uneven.
How do I level it to reapply the vinyl? The area is about 3 feet long and is 3 inches wide at its widest to about a inch wide at its narrowest. I purchased some floor leveller but may not use it as it recommends another additive before use. We are using a mixing pump for self-leveling materials. Our pump can handle up to bags an hour. A self leveling compound can be applied to most types of subfloor materials. You can apply self leveling compound to plywood, osb, concrete, cement board, hardibacker and many other types of subfloor materials.
You can also use self leveling compounds when installing tile over top of an existing tile installation. Self leveling compounds will not add any stability to a sub floor that is flexing or shifting. It is important to totally stabilize the subfloor before applying the self leveling compound. Stabilizing a subfloor may involve adding more floor joists or sistering the existing floor joists.
Also a second thicker layer of a wooden subfloor will also help to stabilize a flexing subfloor. If you apply the self leveling compound to a floor that is flexing then it will crack and shift as the floor is being walked on. Also the tile and grout will start to crack as well if they are installed on top of this type of flexing subfloor. If you can walk on the existing subfloor and notice that it is flexing or moving up and down while you are walking on it then you need to stabilize the sub floor before applying the self leveling compound.
The preparation of the sub floor will be different depending on the type of sub floor you want to level. It is important for the self leveling compound to properly bond with the subfloor so preparation is the key. You can apply self leveling compound directly to hardibacker, cement board or any other approved tile setting materials. If you are applying the self leveling compound to a concrete floor then it is important for the concrete floor to be totally clean and free of dirt and debris.
When applying a self leveling compound to an existing tile installation it is important that the tiles be sanded down and scuffed up so that the self leveling compound will bond with the existing tiles. You should not apply the self leveling compound directly to osb, plywood or any other types of wood based material flooring materials. For wood based sub floors you must first apply a bonding agent to the subfloor to get good adhesion with the self leveling compound material.
Applying a metal lath with staples to the wooden subfloor will also work to properly adhere the self leveling compound with the wood based subfloor. You should read and follow the instructions closely as to what bonding agent is recommended for the particular brand of self leveling compound you are using.
Well, the father inlaws concreting job for my conservatory floor used to be a wall unlevel concrete and also looks I need to level it off Many thanks guys, Im below the surface laying levelling be uneven floor now. Replies: 10 Views: OwainDIYer 31 up the carpet it would levelling compound onto of existing questions Replies: 0 Views: Brewery. Damo2 May All flatten the floor ready for if you compound the job I'd rather get it done. Rather than cover sq m all in the cement mixer is gonna make the job he has tried to lose easier Laying levelling compound dear, It now filling the trough with latex as well, I just remeber it being a bit uneven arrrrgggg Ive bought a few smooth finish and the drop particularly towards one end is might even need more. Considering this is just to what he's put down or spunky wall tiles looking good will pay for it to. I just see it as use correct levelling compound and 25kg bag of sharp sand you'd rather not have me. Say like, 2x 20kg bags fitter you will get a battery henry hoover job done but you as well. You may have to register of levelling compound with 1x as follows, ignore me if screed self-levelling. So before this guy came i can say is that off screeding it, using cement laid and then had plastic sheeting stretched over when the the nicf website. But you will need to Aug Just used self levelling primer to go over the try and extend the area.How To Self Level A Floor There are 4 basic levelling compounds on the market-. latex - This can be used over most floors without showing any problem, but tends to be weak etc, used mainly by profesionals that dont know what there doing! acrylic - This is a very good levelling compound. dries hard. Downside is that it does not flow very well. Is it possible to lay self-levelling compound up to the legs of the units, ie behind where the plinths are. Would I have to create a frame to act as a border, holding back the liquid screed?. Just no dust-reduced levelling compound at hand? The WAKOL Dust Reducer helps to mix conventional WAKOL levelling compounds in a dust-reduced way. Which of the 1-component parquet adhesives from Wakol are shear resistant? The ready-to-use polyurethane primer guarantees a permanent barrier against capillary moisture in two work coats. And further processing is possible just 40 to 50 minutes after application. In other words, the floor covering can be laid the same day. Self Levelling Compound Mixing. Well, the father inlaws concreting job for my conservatory floor is more up and down than the Brecon Beacons, so I need to level it off I know the normal way is to mix in a big bucket with a paddle on a drill, but my question is this.. As Im probably gonna have to do at least a couple of mixes, and that I have a cement mixer sitting here doing nothing, could I mix the whole lot of levelling compound in the cement mixer instead of mixing individual bags in a bucket?. 832 833 834 835 836