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Old 07-12-2008, 06:59 AM   #1
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Necessary to Level basement b/4 laminate?


We have been considering laminate flooring in our walk out basement. We use the basement entrance as our entrance so it gets a ton of traffic. We went to a local flooring store for info and estimates. They sent someone out to measure and he said the cement slab would need to be leveled before they installed the laminate. My questions are 1) is this true? 2) if so, is something like level quik the type of product we can use to do this? 3) if so, is it really self-leveling or does it require us to do that? We are now considering doing this project ourselves and want to know if it something we can handle. Any suggestions, advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Hi Lauren,

1. Of course it's true! The floor has to be flat.

2. A Portland based patching or self leveling is used.

3. They are not as easy to work with as one might think. SLC does not just level itself. We have guided many DIY'ers who had lots of problems. I recall several that did the work 3 times before it was 'good enough'. These products are kinda pricey too.

No way to know if you can handle this.

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