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Old 09-05-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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2nd floor not Level for Laminate installation


Trying to get Laminate flooring installed on the 2nd floor of my townhouse and have this issue with wood Sub-floor not being level.
There is Garage below this Level and I am not able to determine what kind of sub-floor this is.

This is over a small area. seems to be some kind of Beam underneath causing 2 high points in the floor.

The previous contractor just kept installing the laminates and at one point the laminate near the Passage felt like walking over a bridge so had him remove it.

Now I m not sure what options I have to get this fixed.
Few things I could find online

1) use Fix-it-all solution- not sure if this would work on this floor
2) use Shingles to level the part but that can create unevenness where the shingles end.
3) Self leveling compound might not work on this floor.

Any suggestions is appreciated.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Is the ceiling below this area unfinished?
If so I would be looking at how to really fix it from under the floor not just using any type of leveler.

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Thanks for the reply, The ceiling below is basically the Garage and its completely finished. If i move the leveler about half a feet ahead then the floor shows as level. So its just 2 high spots.
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A couple options might be; take out the subfloor and shim the floor joists level, then re sheet with plywood and install the floor. The next option might be to rip shims on a table saw, add to the necessary areas and add another thinner sheet of plywood to the entire floor. You may also want to look into what is causing the settling. Many times the floor can be raised up by adjusting the poles supporting your subfloor. I assume you have these type of supports by the age your house appears to be.
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