I recently pulled up an old vinyl floor, and had the floor skim coated
to level it before putting down something new, but the guy who did the
skim coat didn't inspire confidence.
I expected it would take one pass with self-levelling cement to get a
level floor, but he was here all day, and went over the floor three or
four times with the trowel and more self-levelling cement to take care
of low spots. Now when I lay a 1x6 pine board on the floor, I can see
where the floor has shallow low spots. The floor was like that before I
had it levelled (although there were also pitted areas which have now
been filled in).
So my question is, how level is level? If I take a 5 foot board and see
a 24 inch diameter low spot with a maximum depth of about 1/8 inch, is
that normal, or is that a shoddy job that needs to be fixed?
Thanks in advance.