DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Flooring > How to level/flaten the attic floor?

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-17-2012, 01:48 PM  
Obnoxious Knowitalll
notmrjohn's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 251
Liked 25 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 12


"filling the cracks" what cracks would that be? There are various floor patch products.
I am not a big fan of SLC over planks. They expand and shrink cracking SLC. Even with felt or other barrier thin sections may still crack. You need to cover entire floor with 5/8 or 3/4 tongue and groove plywood. Level that ply as much as you can with the graduated strips on 16" centers..
You know what caused sag, what is the cause and have you corrected the problem? Is the floor springy or bouncy at all?

The under pad should be whatever the maker of flooring you choose recommends, over what ever your final sub-floor surface turns out to won't be cork.

Measure twice, cut once.
Look at the nail, not the hammer. Watch the fence, not the blade.
If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.
notmrjohn is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
How level/even should a floor be for hardwood install? m2244 Flooring 1 01-31-2013 09:44 PM
A Plan or Not to Level the Floor? dw8 Framing and Foundation 2 10-27-2011 07:48 PM
Low water pressure in only 1 of 2 bathrooms on same level (2nd floor) jkawah Plumbing Forum 2 04-16-2007 07:05 AM
How to level a floor kathywaters Flooring 7 03-28-2007 10:33 AM
level floor artdeco Flooring 2 09-30-2005 08:40 AM

Newest Threads