I'm supposed to help a friend install laminate flooring in his living
room this weekend. Today, he removed the carpet. Right in front of the
entry is a raised (lump, he called it) area; 2 x 5 feet and 1/4 in
Any equipment recommendations for grinding this down? Other
Just a guess BUT I suspect that under the carpet and padding was a layer of
3/4" particle board. The water that was tracked in from the entry caused
it to swell.
IF that is the case, you might consider replacing a section of the
"sub-floor" which has a tendency to get wet with some plywood.
Of course, you CAN grind it down. Best tool would be a wood plane (power
or manual). Trouble is that the section of concern is now a "low density"
particle board and isn't the same strength of the rest of the floor.
If you level the floor, going up 1/4 inch what does that do the other
details for the floor?
I personally would look into a roto hammer with a chisel bit. It will take
some time but once lowered you can use your leveling compound. They also
make a bit that is square and looks a lot like a meat tenderizer. Going to
town with one of those, should not take more than a couple of hours. Bigger
the rotohammer the better, Hilti TE 52, or 72. Sorry do not know the other
models. Stay away from anything that will not handle at least a 3 inch bit.
Plastic everything! Your going to have pieces in the front yard. Eye
protection is a must for this.
Have fun and let us know how it turned out
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