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Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Floor Leveler Compound on Polyurethane Finished Wood


I'm getting ready to install a floating laminate floor over an existing oak floor topped with polyurethane. Have a few dips/sags to level out. Folks at HD advised using the Henry 549 compound.

Other than well cleaning the areas to be leveled -- should I also lightly sand the finish to de-gloss a bit? Would think that helps the leveling compound stick better?

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Read the label--most SLCs require a primer--I am not familiar with that brand--but I'll bet there is a companion primer--

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Why would you not refinsh the floors instead of going over it with laminite that will lower the value of the home and have a floor that looks like plastic?
Look in the houses for sale ads. There's lots that say real hard wood floors, none that say laminite floors.
Not trying to give you a hard time just looking out for your interest in the long run.
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Read the label--most SLCs require a primer--I am not familiar with that brand--but I'll bet there is a companion primer--
Per the manufacturer web site - this type from Henry's is a direct apply application (ie., a number of surface types and no primer). However I know that sometimes there are helpful tricks that installers use for certain situations....

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Read the label--most SLCs require a primer--I am not familiar with that brand--but I'll bet there is a companion primer--
Sadly this home was built in the early 80's and the flooring installed was done so, so with not great quality lumber. Not the best looking even with a re-finish (have seen some done by neighbors via contractors). Overlay we feel is the best economic way to go for this room - kind of wish that wasn't the case.....
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