I need to level my bathroom floor which already has the subfloor and
durock on. It's a good inch off. I've used the self-leveling stuff
from HD before, but never on the second floor, where if it leaks
through the floor, it's bad news. How would you recommend pouring the
liquid so that it levels the floor without finding its way beyond
through the floor surrounding the toilet waste drain, etc? I was
thinking of putting up the drywall and caulking the small gap between
wall and floor, then surrounding the toilet waste with some pieces of
wood and caulking that too. Once everything is caulked, I'll pour the
floor, let it setup, then kick the caulked temporary wood out of the
way. Any other suggestions? How do the pros do this?
Masking tape, duct tape and whatever is available for "stuffing".
We usually use fiberglass insulation to stuff into holes to give
some backing to the tape. If you are only going to a maximum depth
of 1" at the deep end, that should be sufficient. If you are going
with more depth, you may need a bit more than tape.
Tape?? But won't the leveling material stick to the tape, not the
floor, thereby making it possible to crack or peel up? I mean, why go
through all that trouble of making absolutely certain it sticks to the
floor (clean, de-grease, primer, etc) only to use tape in the corners?
thanks for your suggestions!
You are not trying to get it to "stick" to the walls. You are
pouring it to set in place and level the floor. Unless you are
worried about earthquakes, you don't have to worry about it getting
away from you and sliding out of the room. I have done about 30-35
floors with the tape and haven't had one slip away yet. If you just
want to make the job harder on yourself, then by all means, go for
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