self levelling floor


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beaker

Hello

I am considering ripping up tiles and laminate in kitchen prior to
fitting a new one but I would like to level the floor and lay new
lino/tiles (not sure which yet!)

How easy is leveling a floor using leveling compound and can anyone
given me any advice re: what is the best compound/screed to to get and
where from.

Thanks for your help

Beaker
 
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HLAH

Guy King said:
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It's great if you're doing a decent thickness. Under about 3mm and it's
a bastard 'cos the stuff doesn't self-level.

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Self levelling compound is a bit of a misnomer it should really be called
self smoothing compound. You need to get it roughly level with a float first
before you leave it to smooth. As Guy says you need a good layer to get it
to go easily, but note many compounds only do 3mm. Bal Multibase is supposed
to do up to 10mm without additives but it's bloody expensive and I found it
not as easy to use as Wickes Latex Levelling Compound, that does up to 5mm
but at less than half the price.

H
 
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Dave

beaker said:
Hello

I am considering ripping up tiles and laminate in kitchen prior to
fitting a new one but I would like to level the floor and lay new
lino/tiles (not sure which yet!)

How easy is leveling a floor using leveling compound and can anyone
given me any advice re: what is the best compound/screed to to get and
where from.

Thanks for your help

Beaker
Seal the concrete base with PVA before applying the SL compound,
otherwise the working time is VERY short.

Dave
 

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