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boxy_brown 12-06-2010 12:25 PM

resilient flooring and uneven floors
 
I'm reflooring my kitchen and just picked up some of the trafficmaster ceramica resilient tiles. One of the walls of the kitchen slopes downward a bit. I'm guessing about .5 - .75 of an inch over the 4-5 feet towards the wall. Although the floor seems to slope off in that spot, there is a doorway to an adjoining room at this same spot and If I tried to level it out, it would throw my room transition off (currently the adjoining room sits at that same level).

So my hope is that since the resilient tile is much more pliable than ceramic, that this slight slope will not cause problems. Does anyone else have experience with this type of scenario? Thoughts? Tips?

thanks in advance.

sgbotsford 03-06-2012 02:07 AM

A friend in Vancouver says that it's pretty good about adapting to slight changes in slope. If it's too much you may have to be clever laying it -- e.g. shave the corners to keep a straight line. If you are laying it without grout, this gets to be a bit more critical.

One trick: If you get one that doesn't quite want to lay down, iron it. The heat will soften the tile enough to bend -- it also makes the glue soften, if you ever need to remove a tile.


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