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Old 10-13-2009, 03:36 AM   #1
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Leveling and flattening a wooden floor


as indicated in the title, I am attempting to level and flatten a wooden floor in my house, which dates from the time of Napoleon. in order to fit an engineered wood floor
the existing flooring is sound but very uneven and out of level, the difference in the highest point to the lowest is in the region of 50mm.
I have come accross the two products below and wondered if anyone has any experience with them and any comments/recommendations?

1, http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resou...i-Use-page.htm
2, http://www.ardex.com

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Durock is good stuff.
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Forgive those of us still using archaic measuring systems, that is just under 2". Over what distance?? 2" over 40' in a 200 year old house is not bad, but over a few feet can be horrible. Before you look at leveling the floor, I would have a look at what the floor is fastened to, the house framing.
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Forgive those of us still using archaic measuring systems, that is just under 2". Over what distance?? 2" over 40' in a 200 year old house is not bad, but over a few feet can be horrible. Before you look at leveling the floor, I would have a look at what the floor is fastened to, the house framing.
Yeh sorry 2"
the room is 5m X 4.5m = 26ft X 18.5ft
and the lowest point is just about centered in one quadrant. to be honest the out of flat situation is about 1" but is increased by the out of level by about the same amount.
If I get durock, is it easy to apply and do I need to treat the floorboards with anything?
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If the low area is on an outside wall, I would look for sturctural damage of footers or supporting wood. If on an interior wall, look for sinking support columns. Leveling the floor is a bandaid for a more urgent problem, IMHO. A house that old is bound to have some structural issues.
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