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concrete levelling for hardwood floor installation

Posted by jacinh (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 28, 11 at 18:55


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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RE: concrete levelling for hardwood floor installation

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.

RE: concrete levelling for hardwood floor installation

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...

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