How do you level your bathroom before tiling?

  • July 15 2009 - US
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This question is from 2009. Post something and don't talk to zombies.
  • August 27 2010
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Fastest way would be to use the self leveler. It is really effective, especially on your standard size bathroom. good luck
  • August 27 2010
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i like to know more about this
  • April 05 2010
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Depending on the severity of the level difference you may want to look into why the floor is not level. Older homes leveling problems may be attriubted to settlement, weak or deteroating foundations, joist rot, and numerous other factors. Depending on the situation and the extent of bath remodel you may even want to tear up the sub floor and sister the existing floor joists to achieve level. While you are in there you may find the cause of the leveling problem. I agree with all the other answers posted also and if you could give more details I'm sure i and others could give better remedies for just such a situation, i.e. floor in which the bath is located, existing floor material, placement in your home.
  • March 25 2010
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Check out ardex.com. They have several slu's, (self leveling underlayments), with a high compression ratio that can handle your issue. Not for a DIY person. Have a flooring contractor that's familiar with the products do the work. Stay away from gypsum based products and stick with portland cement products. Do not go to a big box store for this; go to your floor covering / tile store for this type of help.
  • July 20 2009
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If the heights and depths are not too extreme, there are products you can pour.  Do an internet search on 'floor leveling compound'.  If the uneven surface amounts to mountains and valleys, use shims or rippings as Raymond suggested (you will find this option discussed in the same internet search).
  • July 18 2009
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To find low spots use a chalk line or really long level. Or just roll a quarter or tennis ball, lol.
  • July 18 2009
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Find out what side of your bathroom is high or low.
Rip some wood material (2x4) to adjust it accordingly,
Use these rippings (which are now level) to float your mortar bed for the tile floor.
  • July 17 2009
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