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Old 05-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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What Would Your Method Be? (SLC Linoleum)


My buddy's new to him house. Built in the 40's. Id like to leave the linoluem in place, as time and budget won't allow for an asbestos test/removal.
An engineer has said the house settled a long time ago and has not moved since, but the kitchen floor is noticeably out of level. I have not used Self Leveling compounds in a long time, and am wondering how I should proceed.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Check the Laticrete primer and 86 Latilevel. You can go over the vinyl as long as its not cushion backed. Set the tile with 254 Platinum

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I would go 5 mm underlayment first, prime and then SLC. Pouring SLC directly to lino is kind of risky.
But I remember seen a Henry patch that goes over anything.
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Slab or crawl?
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Slab or crawl?
Oopps. I assumed it is wooden subfloor, that is why I said underlayment and meant to be screwed or stapled.
Good catch Paul!
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House has a full basement.
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A recipe that has always worked for me is to prime with appropriate primer for non-porous substrates and then install diamond lathe with either staples or ring-shanks. Overlap the lathe at least an inch or so at all joints and leave 1/2 short on the perimeter.
I have always had excellent results with Ardex K15. I know the are cheaper SLCs on the market but personally I've had mixed results - some were ok, others a waste of time and money. I've never had an issue with K15 ever, provided it's mixed right with cold, clean water.

edit: Above advice obviously provided the substrate is up to snuff. SLC will not fix rotten subfloor or structural issues. I wouldn't install it over particle board anywhere in the sandwich either. Most SLC manufacturers call for solid wood or minimum 3/4" plywood as the subfloor.
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That's some sweet advice, the wire lath is a mechanical bond, something you can look at physically and see it attached to the substrate. Primers are chemical in which you take for granted are going to work.
Schluter ditra, sheet, liquid over top?
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Yup, the wire lath is a mechanical bond, something you can look at physically and see it attached to the substrate. Primers are chemical in which you take for granted are going to work.
When bonding one thing to another, there is always a mechanical and chemical bond.
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Imo, the best thing to do would be to mud that floor. What's that vinyl over? Hopefully not some thin particle board/luan type underlayment. That would make any method a no go. What's the subfloor/deflection?
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What's the subfloor/deflection?
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I'm going to dig in a corner and see what's in there. I don't do many of these where the floor is so out of whack.

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