We're about to buy an old house that has a rather strange flooring problem.
Originally, this was a colonial with a side-load two car garage. The current
owners extended the house by adding a new garage butting up to the original
garage entrance. They then turned the old garage into a rec room, adding about
500 sq ft to the house.
The original garage was lower than the house, and the new garage is at the same
level as the house. So, to go from the new garage, you step down into the rec
room, walk across the floor, then step up into the house. I almost killed
myself the first time that I stepped into the rec room, not realizing is was
lower, and putting my foot down on a piece of carpeting that started to skid
What sort of thing can you do to fix this problem? Some alternatives I've
considered are to put a ramp at either side of the room, raise the floor by
having 2 x 6s put in, with a new plywood floor to raise it to the correct
level, or possibly putting in concrete to raise the floor.
The rec room floor is about 22 by 23 feet, and the depth is between four and
six inches (I forgot to measure it).
Any thoughts on these ideas, or any other alternatives?
Tony Karp, TLC Systems Corp
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