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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:44 pm 
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hello , I have ripped up floor tiles in kitchen , I will be laying lino , so can I use selflevel compound and is it easy to lay down


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 Post subject: Re: self level compound
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:42 pm 
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You can use self levelling compound. You'll require one that can be applied over bitumen residue (Typically latex based - and do follow all installation guidelines).

Personally, as a matter of course, I'd be grinding that floor to clean it up.

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Wes wrote:

Personally, as a matter of course, I'd be grinding that floor to clean it up.


Wes, is that to just remove high points or to create a key for new self levelling to bond to
or both.

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It's typically to remove contaminants and loose particles etc.

It can be used to remove high spots, but really depends on the size of the spots and area. It's a question of cost, time, and reasonable effort. In other words, is the time and effort of grinding high spots going to work out cheaper and as effective compared to using the high spots as your datum and bringing the rest of the floor up to that height. The considerations being the additional cost of compound to build up the lower areas as well as whether raising the rest of the floor to meet the high spots is going to effect any other areas of the project i.e. levels going into other rooms etc.

Hope that answers your question Duck_Tape :thumbright:

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Cheers Wes
Sorry for the late response, this one slipped through the cracks so to speak, just been so busy I missed it till just now checking on all posts. Great help to me :thumbleft: , seems 'OP' went quite though. ::b ::b seems to happen a lot, shame as you pro guys spend a lot of time on these posts.
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