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Old 12-10-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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Bathroom floor not flat!!!


So I've completed the bathtub tile surround (Wife was really happy) but I have stalled on tiling the bathroom floor (wife is not very happy). The floor has a considerable crown down the center.

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The floor is level to the left but it just dives off.

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This carries right to the doorway.

My question is what product would you recommend to level the floor for installing 12X12 ceramic tiles.

I am removing the linoleum and will clean adhesive the best I can. Also the hallway beyond the doorway will eventually be carpet.

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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Bathroom floor not flat!!!


Self Levelling Compound is the way to fix that problem.

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I can't tell if that's concrete or wood. Wood can be flattened out pretty easily.
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If I was to use self leveling compound, Bud, would I build a little form along the doorway threshold edge to keep the liquid inside the doorway and level? Is that proper? The subfloor is 1/2" above the regular 3/4" T&G sheathing.

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Here's a better angle.

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You will need a backer board or a membrane--to ensure the best bonding of the tile---

With a concrete backer----set the 1/4" backer into a bed of fresh thin set and nail or screw it down---then add the self leveler---

If you are adding a membrane instead--like the Schluter or Noble membranes--the leveler is applied to the subfloor before the membrane is installed.
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Just be aware that self-levelling compound is pretty expensive.
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Just be aware that self-levelling compound is pretty expensive.
Cost is relative to the alternatives available. In this case I would say the SLC cost would be most cost effective.

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If I was to use self leveling compound, Bud, would I build a little form along the doorway threshold edge to keep the liquid inside the doorway and level?
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #9
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I'd be taking a look under the house to find out why it dropped that much in that short a distance. If there something wrong it needs to be fix or that tile floors just going to fail.

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