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comsec1
kitchen floor

I am remodeling my kitchen and have taken down a wall to include a small addition that was built by the previous homeowner as a TV room. the problem I have is that the sub floors from their addition and the original kitchen is about 3/32 to 1/8" of an inch different (lower). I was trying to think of a good method to raise the level to make them even as we are planning to put down a prefinished wood floor.
What I was thinking was to put enough layers of rosin paper on the 10x8 lower section to make it level and then put 1/4" luan over everything. Will this feel spongy?
Anyone have any good suggestions since the difference is so small.

Thanks in advance.

dj1
Re: kitchen floor

Even though the difference between the floors is only 1/8" you have the right idea.

I would use simple vinyl squares (I know, lots of folks hate them) as a build up measure. Just make sure that the floor is nice and leveled before the new wood floors goes down.

comsec1
Re: kitchen floor

Thanks,
I thought about that too , I was hopeing for something with less labor. Maybe I can have the wife do it?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: kitchen floor

1/8" Luan paneling put down with screws..

Jack

Re: kitchen floor

Hello...

dj1, your suggestion to remodel the kitchen floor is very good. I like to see that all of you have a good discussion in this topic...

Mastercarpentry
Re: kitchen floor

As long as nothing is still moving around, just float it out with level-patch like you use under vinyl flooring. Use the recommended underlayment and the rest is a snap (together). Arrange the flooring joints where they won't land on high spots (they will open) or low spots (the joint may break with a load on one side). With engineered flooring keep all the humps and dips as gradual as you can- in an old house having a dead-flat floor underneath isn't always an option.

kolbywhite28
Re: kitchen floor

wooden or marble vinyl tiles would be great for kitchen flooring..

Re: kitchen floor
comsec1 wrote:

Thanks,
I thought about that too , I was hopeing for something with less labor. Maybe I can have the wife do it?

I was thinking that your post was intended as a joke. :-)

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