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 01-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
New Home Owner
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ontario...obviously
Posts: 12
Share |
Default

heated floor and self leveling cement


Hey all...I am currently turning an old bedroom into a bathroom in my 120 year old farm house. The just put down a heated floor system and then covered in self-leveling cement. The issue I am having is in one particular area, the cement did not stick to the subfloor, which meant that it lifted and subsquently cracked as soon as weight was applied. This cracking goes just until the last run of the heating element...so, the last length of heating wire is exposed. Do I need to purchase more self-leveling cement or should I just use extra thin-set and be super careful with the trowel? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

Steve

Ontario Buckeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 04:48 AM   #2
Doer of Many Things
 
poppameth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Staunton, VA
Posts: 1,161
Default

heated floor and self leveling cement


I wouldn't try SLC for a small area like that. It really doesn't work well unless you are pouring a good sized area all at once. Have you removed the loose area? The patch will only be as solid as what's under it.

__________________
Darkling Designs
poppameth 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





Top of Page | View New Posts

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