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Old 01-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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I am flooring a basement that is sloped to a center drain. the slope is about 1 1/2 inches. the diameter of the circle that the slope starts is about 15 ft. Can i use roofing felt to build up the low spots and make it level? Or is self leveler the way to go? (Keeping the drain open btw)

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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You will wrinkle it up walking on it.

I suggest you put something on top of it to protect it from damage.

Seriously---what are you doing? Fill us in and you will get a serious answer.

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Might want to add what kind of flooring your trying to use.
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Sorry,
Looking at Laminate Flooring, click locking kind. Live in Central PA. I guess what I am really asking is, is self leveling concrete/compound the only way to level a basement floor? I know its expensive so I was just asking around.
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For floating floor I have heard of good results using shingles and roofers felt---

I never tried it---I'm more of a ceramic tile guy--so SLC is my go to product---but it is pricey ,

Let's see if someone with real world experience chimes in----
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#1 I'd never suggest using an laminite below grade.
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+1 to what Joe said, never use laminate flooring below grade, use engineered flooring instead.

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