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accordfreak 09-21-2012 05:06 PM

concrete lip. how to level with the rest of the floor?
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Hi, I am converting my garage to a master and am trying to level the floor for the bedroom. There's a concrete lip when I removed the wall seperating the garage from the family room. the family room is lower.

Do I use concrete leveler and pour it through out the whole room
vapor barrier then lay down plywood?

any suggestions?


oh'mike 09-21-2012 05:34 PM

Take an over all shot----Also---

How much pitch is there in the garage?

Can you add a thicker floor without compromising the ceiling height in the family room?

What will the finished floor be?

accordfreak 09-26-2012 02:52 AM

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thanks for the reply.

the family room now master bedroom is full of materials so here's the best shot I can take with the high pad of concrete

the garage is no more and is now a master bath in progress.(the step up in the picture below.) The floor was built up but the master bedroom was not.

I can add a thicker floor but what would be best? the ceiling height is about 10 feet sloped down to 8.

master bedroom will be carpet.

oh'mike 09-26-2012 04:27 AM

Ply wood will fail,even with a vapor barrier---it will lift and bubble with time---

Self leveling compound will work---mix with sand if allowed by the maker---it's expensive stuff----

Using deck mud works,also---if the floor needs more than 3/4"----trowel down modified thinset and pack the deck mud on top of the wet thinset.

Go to the 'tile' section and look for "Mud what is it?" by Bud Cline----excellent explanation---(top of the tile section)

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