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Old 03-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Flooring Leveling Project Help

Currently I am looking to level my floors in a small living room. There are radiators, plaster walls, and molding around the floor. I am looking for help on best practices and customs solutions for leveling the floors.

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I removed the old and damaged floors already but had so issues with the radiators. What is the best way to deal with them? Have them removed? Sounds expensive.

The molding along the floor is out of level just like the floors. I assume that this has to be corrected along with the floors. I want to save them but it seems taking them out is risky and it's plaster and lath behind it. Plus I damaged it will trying to take it off in one piece.

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Basically I would appreciate some help in what I should do or the proper process. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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Unless the floor is over an inch out why level?

Just smooth out the floor with leveling compound and put the new floor down

In remodeling you will rarely find level, especially with old houses like what you seem to have.
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What type of flooring will you be using ?
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Tell us how your floors are out of level. North / south, east / west...sagging or bulging in the middle, or are they wavy...maybe just some warped sub-floor boards.

How bad is the out of level condition?

Different solutions for different problems.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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Eek! Don't take the baseboards off! Take off the shoe moulding, lay the new floor, put the shoe moulding back on around the edge. The "problem" with most old houses is they were built to last and don't appreciate being dismantled. You'll likely damage the walls and baseboards trying to get them off.

Like previously stated, unless the floor is WAY out of wack, just let it be. If the joists are sagging, adding the weight of leveling isn't going to make the issue better.

You're going to have to move the radiators to put the new floor in, you'll probably have to run new pipes or add on an extension since they will be up higher on the new floor

Fixing the re-muddling one room at a time...

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