To align the floor under the laminate: options and ways to implement them

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction And Repair
25 May 2016

choosing modern floor coverings, it is necessary to strictly observe the technology of their installation.One of the technological demands made of laminate device is to prepare a firm, level base.This raises the question as to align the floor under the laminate with a minimum of effort and financial resources.It is worth noting that if they wanted big savings will not be achieved due to the fact that the building materials required for floor leveling, can not be attributed to cheap goods.But they can achieve in a short time a perfectly flat floor surface on which the laid laminate will look great.


Leveling Self-leveling mixes ↑

If verification of the degree of horizontal position of the floor, carried out by means of water level, it appears that the surface has a

slight deviation (0.6-2 cm), then the tie of self-leveling compounds.This technology is also called in other liquid floors.

algorithm Self-leveling floor ↑

1. concrete base is cleaned of the old coating, clean the dirt and dust using an industrial vacuum cleaner.In the absence of this equipment in the course are brooms and rags.

2. soil surface and covered with waterproofing material.

3. Using an electric drill equipped with a special nozzle, conduct batch samovyravnyayuscheysya dry mixture.This does not depart from the recommendations available in the instruction.

4. Diluted mixture is poured a small strip and spread with a spatula or spiked roller.

screed hardens much earlier than cement, thanks to its filling will be reduced repairs deadlines

5. Then the next portion of the mixture is mixed and poured another band floor.

Important!Once the entire mixture can not be diluted, as limited by the time of its application, that is 10-15 minutes.

6. The room can not be allowed to have a draft, to ensure even drying of the inlet floor.Stack laminate can be in three days, so much needed to complete solidification of the mixture.It measures the moisture level - if it is below 5%, the coating is laid directly on the screed.If greater, the moisture proof film and using a substrate made of cork or synthetic material.This provides better sound insulation.

Important!If the difference is less than the floor height of 5 mm, and the laminate is laid "floating" technique, the floors are not aligned.Just lay a vapor barrier film and a special soft substrate, which "absorb" all the little bumps defects.

Leveling floor screed monolithic ↑

Monolithic screed suit in the room where the measurement of the level revealed significant gender differences.

1. Before starting work, carry out the dismantling of old and flooring, cleaning of debris and dust.

2. Next, using a pencil draw the level on the walls around the perimeter line of the future location of the floor surface.

3. Install beacons, which become the guide used when installing drywall.Beacons placed at a distance of 60-90 cm from each other, combining them with a level marked on the walls of the line.Krepjat beacons to the base surface by sand-cement mortar, in which they are pressed to the desired depth.Either secure the long screws, making pre-punch holes in the concrete base and scoring them dowels.

Monolithic screed
monolithic screed - consuming "dirty" process, but is still popular because of the relative cheapness

4. Further, between the guide beacons pour the prepared solution (sand - 1 part cement - 3 parts water - 0,55 parts).You can stock up on ready dry mixes M200, which diluted with water in accordance with the instructions printed on the packaging.

5. Using a special tool, called the builders rule, spend leveling solution.This usually move along the guide rails.

6. After a day people can walk on the hardened screed.Therefore, at this stage, the removal of Lighthouse slats.Two-meter rule cut bumps and cracks close up of a freshly prepared solution of lighthouses.

7. biding for two hours, which is enough to ensure that the solution in the cracks started to set, and will be overwritten by the entire surface of the monolithic screed wooden spreader.

8. Next, screed is covered with polyethylene film, which will prevent the surface from cracking.You can moisten the film, instead of once a day screed water.The maximum of such durable floor will only after 28 days.

Once you can start laying the laminate, do not forget about the vapor barrier and the substrate.

cement particle boards - quick way ↑

to accelerate the process of laying laminate can be used for floor leveling cement particle boards sold in ready to use form.When the device floor of DSP adhere to the following algorithm:

Leveling the floor cement particle boards
Leveling floor cement particle boards made if the owners are not concerned about the fact of reducing the height of the room

1. Carry out the preparatory work, similar to the method described above, and mark a line around the perimeter of the floorpremises.

2. Perform the base of the building boards, all of them aligned with a water level of the drawn line.If you want to enclose a piece of plywood board.

3. Perform hardware boards aligned to the bottom floor, and then they are placed CFB board and carry out their fastening with screws.

4. The slits between the boards promazyvayut Rotband.

5. flooring substrate and laid laminate.

Alignment wood floors with plywood ↑

Dismantling of old wooden floors often difficult and fraught with high material costs.Different size boards, are common in older homes, sometimes defies sanding.

therefore advantageous to align this with the help of floor laying sheets of plywood or particle board, over which even the insulation is laid and by solving another problem of wooden houses of the old buildings.

How to align for laminate flooring
Leveling the floor with the help of plywood lets put an extra layer of insulation

truth when it is necessary to provide a secure base, which will not allow to sag laid plywood sheets.For this purpose, set the joists.Act as a beacon of screws, which are carried out after the installation of the installation lag.The distance between joists should be about 25-30 cm. On top of a log stack leveling material and attach it.This technology alignment of the sexes takes the space of only 2-3 cm in height, but allows for laminate flooring.

To align the floor under the laminate: Video ↑

We hope that the article has given you a general idea of ​​how to align the floor under the laminate in any suitable flooring for this room.Depending on the type of foundation you can choose the most appropriate way of leveling the floor and try to fulfill his own hands.In the absence of free time can turn to professionals, confidently and competently inviting them to perform all the work.With such a competent customer will not pass trash.