I was just getting ready to install my new laminate flooring when I pulled up
the old carpet and found a rather large valley in one of the corners of my basement.
The flooring right now is vinyl tile over concrete, but it looks like the
concrete slab has cracked and shifted a bit, and so I have about a 3/8" valley,
about 12 feet long and 3 feet wide.
Upon further inspection I found another similar valley 3 feet by 6 inches (3/8"
deep) in another location.
Should I pull up all the tile, then use a Self Levelling Compound on the
concrete? (Not my first choice)
Should I use an embossing leveller over the top of the old vinyl tile to level
it all out? (Probably pretty expensive, I'm guessing?)
Any other suggestions I may be missing?
The tile is in *very*
good shape because there was a carpet over the top--no
wear whatsoever, and the tile is very firmly affixed to the concrete, not loose