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    Default kitchen floor

    I am remodeling my kitchen and have taken down a wall to include a small addition that was built by the previous homeowner as a TV room. the problem I have is that the sub floors from their addition and the original kitchen is about 3/32 to 1/8" of an inch different (lower). I was trying to think of a good method to raise the level to make them even as we are planning to put down a prefinished wood floor.
    What I was thinking was to put enough layers of rosin paper on the 10x8 lower section to make it level and then put 1/4" luan over everything. Will this feel spongy?
    Anyone have any good suggestions since the difference is so small.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Even though the difference between the floors is only 1/8" you have the right idea.

    I would use simple vinyl squares (I know, lots of folks hate them) as a build up measure. Just make sure that the floor is nice and leveled before the new wood floors goes down.

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    Default Re: kitchen floor

    Thanks,
    I thought about that too , I was hopeing for something with less labor. Maybe I can have the wife do it?

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    Default Re: kitchen floor

    1/8" Luan paneling put down with screws..

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: kitchen floor

    Hello...

    dj1, your suggestion to remodel the kitchen floor is very good. I like to see that all of you have a good discussion in this topic...

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    Default Re: kitchen floor

    As long as nothing is still moving around, just float it out with level-patch like you use under vinyl flooring. Use the recommended underlayment and the rest is a snap (together). Arrange the flooring joints where they won't land on high spots (they will open) or low spots (the joint may break with a load on one side). With engineered flooring keep all the humps and dips as gradual as you can- in an old house having a dead-flat floor underneath isn't always an option.

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    Default Re: kitchen floor

    wooden or marble vinyl tiles would be great for kitchen flooring..

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    Default Re: kitchen floor

    Quote Originally Posted by comsec1 View Post
    Thanks,
    I thought about that too , I was hopeing for something with less labor. Maybe I can have the wife do it?
    I was thinking that your post was intended as a joke. :-)

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