Uneven floors often pose major problems for the craftsman. This is especially true if new floor coverings are to be laid on wood and the old wooden floors are anything but flat. Here, leveling compound can help to eliminate the problems.
Use the leveling compound to effectively smooth uneven floors
Uneven floors can have different causes. It may be due to work that was not carried out carefully if a wooden floor later becomes uneven or is anything but flat from the start. If you now want to lay new floor coverings, you must first level out the unevenness in order to obtain a correspondingly good result later. After all, it won't help anyone if bumps later cause minor tripping hazards or if the result later looks anything but tidy.
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Leveling compound evens out unevenness and smoothes floors
Uneven floor surfaces can be leveled out very well with self-leveling floor leveling compounds. This method is often used in attics and basements to achieve good results. Later, new coverings such as tiles can be laid on the evenly-balanced floors. With the right leveling compound, differences in level of up to 30 millimeters can be leveled out without any problems. When selecting the appropriate leveling compound, you should pay particular attention to the following things:
- The strength of the unevenness of the floor covering and the resulting layer thickness of the floor leveling compound play an important role.
- You may also have to apply special repair mortar or screed.
- Make sure that the leveling compound can be used well on wood.
What to look for when leveling the floor
With the help of the appropriate leveling compound or compound for leveling uneven floors, excellent results are relatively easy to achieve. However, you should always keep in mind that building materials expand and contract. As a result, the rooms and buildings are in constant motion, even if there are only minimal changes. Floors made of wood in particular sometimes warp a lot. This can very quickly lead to cracks in the leveling compound, which must be avoided. It is therefore very important to lay suitable insulation strips on the edges so that the floor can work. This saves you unnecessary work that can be done long after the floor coverings have been processed.
Wooden floors as the basis for new floor coverings
If a wooden floor is no longer attractive or has very strong bumps, it can still serve as the basis for a new flooring. With the right pretreatment, wooden flooring is also ideal for laying new panels, tiles, a carpet or any other type of flooring. If the right material is used, you will get great results. Above all, select the appropriate leveling compound. The relevant information can be found on the manufacturer's packaging.