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Old 04-16-2013, 10:43 PM  
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If there is a chance of the floor moving, it wouldn't be my first choice, have a look at posting above by Samfloor and Jaz

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I would use this self leveller, the magic of gravity will do a much better job than the human eye.

There is a acrylic primer to use before hand.

After that you can put your flooring right over it, so it says on the package. It is cement and some polymers.

Floors are deceptively difficult to level, shimming it would be difficult not to mention creaky. Cardboard will depress/degrade and therefore useless, if you want to do that you can use roofing felt.

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I just pulled up the linoleum in our new old house in the second floor bath the other night. It was laid over tongue n groove flooring and some sort of tar paper first then layers of newspaper for padding I guess, that kind of dated the flooring job.

I spent way too much of the rest of the night reading the 1936 newspapers. They were amazingly preserved in the floor. Not too many electronics ads back then but bikes were pretty inexpensive.
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People used whatever was handy to help hide the gaps in the plank subfloor. It was common to use tarpaper as the underlayment under vinyl/rubber tiles and sheet vinyl or linoleum up to the '60's. Plywood was not used much in the subfloor system and 1/4" underlayment didn't become popular until the '60's.

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Ok guys I think I got it. Thanks for the advice.

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