A flat concrete is an excellent surface for tile. It can be hard to tell at a glance whether a concrete floor is level; however, if you try to place tiles on a floor without level, you’ll see the problem areas immediately. Fortunately, with the help of a compound for leveling concrete, you can have your level ready to place the tile floor in a few hours. Read on to learn how.
- Use a level, such as a long flat table, to verify level of the floor. Alternatively, you can use a rope if you have someone to help you hold the other end. Push the table on the floor while looking for low or high points. Check all area.
- Match all points that are very high with hammer and chisel. Manual polishing wills little high for points. Use a polisher with vacuum cleaner included if possible, since a large amount of dust is generated.
- Level low spots with leveling compound. Pour the recommended amount of water in the bucket then pour the compound and mixture.
- Pour the compound in the lowlands and enjoy your above table level to match it.
- Wash your tools immediately. When the compound has dried, recheck to see if the floor was leveled and if you left some uneven point.
Tips & Warnings:
- If you need to rise a large low and you’re worried that the compound reaches somewhere where it is not needed, cut a furring strip and adhere pass over the area creating a form containing compound.
- Does not use cement to level the floor; it will not dry fast enough.