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Old 12-17-2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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I have an issue with an uneven concrete floor. I would love to level it however I have two issues with that. One is the cost and Two is the space ( the ceiling is very low.)
Here is the kicker. A friend gently, pulled up all of their laminate floor, and underlay , and gave it to me. So the cost of the floor is not an issue. I am thinking I will put it down on top of the concrete level or not.
What kind of issues will I be facing?

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:58 PM   #2
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It would be nice if you could be a bit more specific. I find it hard to believe that leveling could raise the floor enough to be a problem with a low ceiling but I could be wrong.
What kind of problems does the floor have?
Is it not flat?
is it just not level?
hump in the floor?
dips?
how much?
any doorways to the outside or any other flooring coming off this room?
if so, what kind of transitions are they?
Pics would be great help, but more info would be good too.

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Old 12-18-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Well my ceiling is very low...as a matter of fact. I was doubting even putting down the laminate, there are only a few locations that I can stand up completely. The floor has been patched in some locations (humps, around capped drains) and does have some pit 2" dia. in different areas. It is not level by any stretch of the imagination. The level idea I can live with as this will be more of a family play room, mini office. There will be two transitions one to a set of stairs and one to a small bedroom both are carpet.
I was just wondering more over what I can expect the floor to do?
I would love to post pics but I dont have a camera.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Usually you can be high/low as much as 1/4 in a 10 foot wingspan. If you are filling in pits, that is no big deal, but if you have to pour self leveling, then your entire floor will be as high as the highest spot and that may affect alot.
Unlevel is no big deal. If the entire floor slopes, then the floor will still lay down. It's the pits and mountains that can hurt.
fill in the pits and grind the mountains down to molehills? Maybe?
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Thanks I will give it a try... it will be sloped. And like you said I can deal with the pits. The mole hills...well...lets see what happens..
Thanks again...and Seasons Greetings!
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