engineered floor uneven


H

hicks

I just installed an engineered wood floor over a concrete screed
subfloor. I notice that there is an area where the floor moves slightly
when walked upon. I'm guessing that this is caused by a variation in
the level of the subfloor. Would you agree with this? I know there is
an allowable variation of 2-3mm in the subfloor, but I have no way of
knowing the extent of this with the wood floor down. I'm just worried
that over time this may cause cracking. With hindsight I know we should
have checked the floor level more carefully, but didn't, so I'd like to
know the best course of action from here. Would you say it's advisable
to uninstall the floor (fortunately woodlock planks) and apply
levelling compound?
Any advice appreciated.

Thanks.
Andrew.
 
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D

Donwill

I just installed an engineered wood floor over a concrete screed
subfloor. I notice that there is an area where the floor moves slightly
when walked upon. I'm guessing that this is caused by a variation in
the level of the subfloor. Would you agree with this? I know there is
an allowable variation of 2-3mm in the subfloor, but I have no way of
knowing the extent of this with the wood floor down. I'm just worried
that over time this may cause cracking. With hindsight I know we should
have checked the floor level more carefully, but didn't, so I'd like to
know the best course of action from here. Would you say it's advisable
to uninstall the floor (fortunately woodlock planks) and apply
levelling compound?
Any advice appreciated.

Thanks.
Andrew.
Would the wood floor have warped by water absorption from the concrete sub
floor or was the movement apparent immediately after laying, a friend of
mine laid a planked wood floor on concrete and that warped quite badly, I
dont know how long he left the conc sub floor before installing the wood
Just a thought
Regards
Don
 
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H

hicks

Donwill said:
Would the wood floor have warped by water absorption from the concrete sub
floor or was the movement apparent immediately after laying, a friend of
mine laid a planked wood floor on concrete and that warped quite badly, I
dont know how long he left the conc sub floor before installing the wood
Just a thought
Regards
Don
The subfloor has been down for about 9 weeks, and the moisture level
has been checked with a meter. It was dry enough. The movement became
apparent soon after laying. It's not a great amount, but is visible
when walked over.
 

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