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 01-24-2008, 09:00 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Share |
Default

how to level existing hardwoods before carpet


hello! We have a small L-shaped upstairs bedroom that has existing 125 yr old pine tongue and groove flooring with many coats of paint on it. The floor sinks down pretty bad in the crook of the "L" away from any thresholds. We were wondering is there some simple way to level out this area, aside from ripping out the floor or building up on top of the floor,etc before laying carpet. Specifically, we were wondering is there some product you can pour onto the floor to level out the sunken in area? Thank you!

lucyperry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,083
Default

how to level existing hardwoods before carpet


How much is the drop?

redline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Default

how to level existing hardwoods before carpet


I'd say between 1-3 inches. Not sure right off hand.
lucyperry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
Default

how to level existing hardwoods before carpet


How big an area is it?Are you putting carpet over it, dose the old flooring matter?
charlesmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 211
Default

how to level existing hardwoods before carpet


Anything you pour over over those planks will surely break up under carpet and pad.

Cant tell for sure without a pic but I would use shims and plywood to level it for carpet
mike costello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 08:40 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Default

how to level existing hardwoods before carpet


no, the old flooring doesn't exactly matter to us right now; however, we maybe would like to preserve it as best as possible in case we want to refurbish them on down the road. If you can imagine the sunken area in the crook of the "L" shaped room, I would say the entire area would be about 9-16 square feet, sinking about 1". If you were to shim with plywood, how do you get a smooth edge that runs into the existing flooring?
Thanks!
lucyperry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2008, 05:40 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 211
Default

how to level existing hardwoods before carpet


With shim shingles

mike costello 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
Gaps at baseboards after carpet install cometbus Flooring 9 10-01-2007 07:48 PM
Laying carpet for small exercise room J187 Flooring 10 09-30-2007 08:28 PM
Carpet Glued On OLD linoleum-HELP gradlass Flooring 5 09-30-2007 08:26 PM
Carpet Nightmare The Nomad Remodeling 3 09-30-2007 08:25 PM
glued down carpet...can I cheat? Dusty Flooring 3 10-10-2006 05:18 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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