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Discussion in 'Subfloor Preparation' started by rygel Dominar, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. rygel Dominar

    rygel Dominar Member

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    I was wondering what I would do about a uneven plywood overboard would I be able to use self leveling compound ontop of the ply wood overboard.

    Would the adhesive stick I assume yes if it says it it will stick to concrete but...

    Could I just lay the vinyl straight onto the compound or would I need another layer of ply I assume I could just go floorboards, ply, compound then vinyl?

    its for vinyl sheet? some advise says you can nail screw into some type some say it will burst some say fine just use plugs?

    Wouldn't glueing it down then screwing it also cause it to brake and then telegraph through?

    Any advise would be appreciated again couldn't I just put the compound straight on the ply then lay the vinyl Id assume it would stick?
     
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  3. rygel Dominar

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    Not currently in my opinion from what I've read and been told but... It's hypothetical can I lay vinyl straight onto self leveling compound I assume I can to level out a little slope?
     
  4. rygel Dominar

    rygel Dominar Member

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    I assume/read that I can lay it ply wood to level out an uneven floor and I assume the adhesive would take as it works on concrete?

    I would just like to ask someone more experienced that me before I commit myself to words
     
  5. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Can you repeat that please :D
     
  6. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Prime then Fibre based levelling compound over the top. Providing your ply is decent, no good if its the cheap delaminating crap
     
  7. rygel Dominar

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    My apologies... In short can I lay vinyl sheet ontop of self levelling compound.

    I think I've just found my answer but have been wrong on a few things about this topic so would juts like to double chexk with guys more experienced than me.

    Compatible Flooring
    Choose a compatible flooring type to lay over your ceramic tiles. Because the self-leveling compound creates the equivalent of a concrete subfloor, your new floor type must be one that uses an adhesive or mortar for placement. Laminate, vinyl or another layer of ceramic tiles are all compatible flooring types, as are glued-on hardware floors.
     
  8. rygel Dominar

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    Cherrs I couldn't see an issue as its basically concrete.... And yeah thats what I have read prime, fiber based.. And good grade ply.

    Cherrs, Awesome help.
     
  9. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can
     
  10. rygel Dominar

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    Cherrs guys, So I could fix a minor slope with self-leveling compound? Again its there in the wording "self leveling" lol by just applying to the overboarding... Would I need to remove all the kitchen cabinets I'd assume for a high quality finish yes but would it also work without moving them...?
     
  11. rygel Dominar

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    I assume I could also do it this way.



    2) Plywood

    A second option is installing a plywood above the original subfloor to create a new smooth surface. If there are any large variations in the level of the floor, you can find plywood of different thickness and install them accordingly, so the different areas meet at the same level



    https://floorvenue.com.au/understanding-your-options-with-un-level-subfloors/
     

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