concrete levelling for hardwood floor installation

jacinhApril 28, 2011

Hi,

I removed old carpet from an old house and found uneven concrete subfloor underneath. I would like to grind/patch up the concrete so the surface is flat for engineered hardwood floors (to be glued down). Any recommendations?

I tried calling a few hardwood floor installers and they all claimed they don't fix up uneven floors. I tried calling a few concrete people but they all seem to be outoor/landscaping type of guys. What category does concrete floors leveling/reai fall under?

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Use a self-leveling floor compound with Portland cement in it.

A speciality flooring retailer should have the names of local trades who will do it. Box store employees are often laughably clueless.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 12:54PM
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jacinh

thank you for your repl, worthy! From my research online, I do see people using self-leveling cement to patch floors. I called a few hardwood floor installers but no one seemed to want to do the "ground" work...

any other recommendations? I'd rather hire someone than attempt to do this myself...

    Bookmark   May 1, 2011 at 4:44PM
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