Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Correction for tiling an unlevel floor


I am planning on installing mosaic marble (floor) and 3x6 subway tile (wall) in a 36 sq ft half bath. At one point this was a back porch and is pitched. I am out of level by 1&1/4 inches across the 64 in room east to west. The subfloor is solid and flat, I was about to fix my hardiboard when I realized how out the floor was. The height is 82 in so I don't have a lot of elevation to work with. I see my options as 1. Make up the difference in the first layer of subway tile, which leaves one side of the room with a first layer of only 1&3/4 on one side and cutting the north wall first layer on an angle to transition from E to W or 2. rip up the subfloor and somehow level it with shims or something.
I welcome input on how noticeable option 1 is, how to implement option 2 or other miracle fixes
Thanks

JPT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 05:15 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,154
Default

Correction for tiling an unlevel floor


Pull off the subfloor and sister in some level floor joists---

Or use deck mud and self leveling compound---http://www.diychatroom.com/f80/mud-what-77763/

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Default

Correction for tiling an unlevel floor


Thanks, you got me away from the tlle remedy.
I couldnt open the link you sent.
I can't take up the floor for a few reasons. It seems like my best bet is the leveling compound. If I use this can/does one fasten hardiebacker on top or tile on the leveling cement? Are you aware of any depth limitations on leveling compounds, what is the thickest and thinest I could go? Lastly is it ok to use this stuff in a stepwise approach starting at the low end and doing several applications to work up to the high end?
Thanks
John
JPT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 06:00 AM   #4
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,154
Default

Correction for tiling an unlevel floor


My computer is FUBAR---sorry---go to the tiling section--that is a 'sticky' at the top--Bud Cline wrote it,well worth reading.

Tile is set right onto the Self leveling compound,no need for a backer--

Add sand to the deep areas ---stretches the product and makes it stronger----

If you use deck mud--pack the deck mud on top of a wet layer of modified thinset---that will aid in bonding the deck mud to the subfloor---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creating a flat floor on an angled concrete floor? Magno Building & Construction 1 04-14-2011 05:42 AM
Tile over existing floor tile radient with electric heat brownieruf Off Topic 7 05-22-2010 06:49 PM
Levelling wood floor gomi_otaku Building & Construction 13 11-27-2008 07:45 AM
Old old linoleum, can it take paint? molamola Painting 23 11-11-2008 06:32 PM
Carpet in the basement Packer Backer Flooring 16 11-03-2008 11:19 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.