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Floor levelling / preperation
I will be moving into my new house in a couple of weeks which is an 1880’s cottage which still has the original cobbled tile floor (Original quarry tile floor) in the living room.
I am looking to have carpet put down in the living room however with the uneven floor, this is not practical. Please can you advise what the best action is? What will I need to have done?
3 Answers from MyBuilder Flooring Fitters
There are only 3 options here as the floor has no mechanical dpm you will need to remove the tiles and get it asphalted/ dig up the floor completely and replace with a new concrete base or use a low compression strength moisture tolerant screed then dpm with a suitable membrane and screed again the advice you were given above is completely wrong and liable to cause you more problems in the future. You CANNOT use a water based screed over this it's compression strength is way too high and will blow once the floor starts releasing moisture in to it.
Answered 20th Jul 2015
AS THE PREVOIUS ANSWER SAID SELF LEVELING COMPOUND WOULD ASSIST TO LEVEL OUT THE FLOOR,HOWEVER I WOULD BE CONCERNED WITH POSSIBLE DAMP FROM THESE COBBLE STONES THERE FOR I WOULD COAT THE FLOOR WITH BITUMEN COMPOUND TO SEAL THE FLOOR THEN LOSE LAY WATER PROOF TONGUE AND GROVE FLOORING [green ] APPLYING GLUE TO ALL EDGES OF THE BOARDS BUT DO NOT NAIL OR SCREW THROUGH TO THE FLOOR BELOW.THEN YOU CAN LAY YOUR CARPET TO A PERFECT FLOOR
HOPE THIS HELPS,DAVE WARD
Answered 20th Jul 2015
Wicks sell a floor leveling compound mix to instructions and job done. PLEASE CHECK that it is not a listed building as when the addidive stick it really sticks. If it is listed place lama mate underlay then screw down ply sheets quaternary inch should safice. Hope it helps K Traders
Answered 16th Jul 2015
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