LEVELING A CONCRETE FLOOR BEFORE LAYING TILES

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.

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Level low spots with leveling compound. Pour the recommended amount of water in the bucket then pour the compound and mixture.
  4. Pour the compound in the lowlands and enjoy your above table level to match it.
  5. 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.

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