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Old 09-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Uneven Concrete Meets Subfloor


I'm getting ready to put down some hardwood and most of the subfloor is 3/4 ply, but there is a little bit of concrete (6" X 40") that protrudes into the room in front of the fireplace. The concrete is uneven and in some places is about 1/2" higher than the subfloor. Would grinding the concrete down be the best method to get it even with the subfloor?

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Re: Uneven Concrete Meets Subfloor


You could grind it but it will make a lot of dust , need to use a shop vac . Or you could chip it off with a chipping gun , a lot less dust . Couldnt you put a piece of granite or marble in front of the fire place ?

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That's not a bad idea. Thanks for the advice.
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Yes , grind the high and fill the low, rent a 7" diamond grinder with dust shroud and vacuum, possibly from Home Depot or sunbelt rentals
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I agree that a diamond grinder with vac would work well. Not sure where you can rent it though. Good luck!
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Not wort renting anything for that size area .
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Chip it down lower than the subfloor and use a self leveling product to get back to the height you need. Very minimal dust and less work than grinding

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