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    Default How do i level original timber floor,to lay floating floor over top

    G'day all,
    Could anyone tell me how i go about filling in the low spots on pine t&g floorboards. I have kempass multi strip floating boards that are 14.5mm thick, i layed them in the lounge room and they are starting to open up along some of the joins where the dips are really bad.Before i lay them in the rest of the house I would like to try and fill the dips or hollows with something.
    Any info or comments will be greatly appreciated.

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    Can you get under the house and work on the joists ? If not, a self leveling compound would be the go. Google "Ardex" or "self level compound"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringtail View Post
    Can you get under the house and work on the joists ? If not, a self leveling compound would be the go. Google "Ardex" or "self level compound"

    you will need to use one that is suitable to go over timber, you need to add latex to it not water so it can move with house

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    Yeah there's enough room under the house, but i might try the ardex first.
    Thanks ringtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaza View Post
    you will need to use one that is suitable to go over timber, you need to add latex to it not water so it can move with house
    Hey gazza, Is there a certain brand that's best to use.

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    Arditex is the one you want, very expensive though, about 70 bucks a kit (powder and latex), I'd try crawling around under your floor and try taking the sting out of it first, then finish off with the arditex if still required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Floor Guy View Post
    Arditex is the one you want, very expensive though, about 70 bucks a kit (powder and latex), I'd try crawling around under your floor and try taking the sting out of it first, then finish off with the arditex if still required.
    I might give that ago first, thanks for the advice fella's.

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    you want find this stuff at bunings, floor king in alburn has stock or syteko at chastwood

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    Ive just finished levelling my floor prior to the sanders coming in. The majority of it was ok for a 60 year old house but I had to cut my floor joists and flooring in the hall way and lift it 13 - 18 mm to take out a huge sag and then cripple one joist to take out a huge hump. 2 days work but worth it.

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