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totoro

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Levelling small areas of concrete?
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:48:28 AM »
We are putting in some laminate and the edges of the room (where the frame for concrete slab meets walls) and the area around a support post in the kitchen are somewhat depressed/uneven.  The directions for laying say the floor has to be level.

Is there a good product/method anyone can recommend for levelling these smallish areas before laying down the laminate (over vapour barrier - laminate has padding built-in (http://www.goldenselect.ca/en/laminate/autumn-oak/).

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Re: Levelling small areas of concrete?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 02:38:26 PM »
You need a leveling compound. This will be a cement based product that is either trowelable, or self leveling when you pour it. Don't use anything like drywall compound as it will fail eventually. You might find a decent online tutorial for prepping concrete subfloors. Really pretty easy as long as you keep in mind that you are really pouring concrete on a tiny scale. You can sand, grind and fix your work if you need to, but it's a lot easier to get it smooth in the first place. Good luck.


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Re: Levelling small areas of concrete?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 08:42:13 AM »
Thanks so much.  It was hard to sort through all the online info.  I was concerned about self-levelling because it seems like it is for a bigger surface.  I did watch an online tutorial for that and it was a bit intimidating.  I'll watch the other ones Nords.

I knew this bunch would have the answers - it is like an extremely efficient google at your fingertips!