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August 12, 2017 18:06

Laying laminate on uneven floor - User Video

Each laminate manufacturer recommends its installation on a hard, level surface.This is due to the small thickness of the panels, which may break at places where they have a recess.In addition, laminate, laid on the floor is uneven, shifting strongly creaks, the compound (a castle, and adhesives) are rapidly destroyed, there is a probability of occurrence of cracks on the panels.

Laying laminate flooring on uneven photo

Laying laminate on uneven floor Photo

Types of irregularities and how to find them

Types of irregularities: cracks and crevices (do not affect the laminate, so they can not patch);irregularities in the form of a sag, a significant difference in height between the boards, floor slabs or concrete screed.

Methods for identifying sub-floor irregularities:

  • - Defects easily identify gidrourovnya.To this flask with applied level of risk should be attached to the wall surface, combine the water level of risk and hold a note, which will be zero.Using other bulb gidrourovnya need to repeat the operation all over the plac
    e, every 2-3 meters making marks on the walls.To put the check marks in the floor of drill holes and screws are screwed so that the water level in the first flask was on a par with screwed to the floor with screws.
Detection of irregularities subfloor using gidrourovnya

Identify irregularities subfloor using gidrourovnya

  • - If the accuracy of the result is not satisfied, you can use a laser level and a tape measure.
  • - In the absence of laser level, defects are easily recognizable building level longer than two meters, putting it to the floor, and noting the gap between the floor and the right level.
Determine defects by using a spirit level

Determine defects by using a spirit level

Now, when irregularities are identified, you need to eliminate them, taking into account the material of your sub-floor.

leveling uneven substrates using

This method is applicable in a case where slight unevenness in the floor or base - linoleum (not recommended to leave laminate under the old, too soft or loose linoleum).

substrate is placed perpendicular to the direction of the future of laminated panels.The optimum thickness of 2-4 mm.Besides being able to compensate for the unevenness of the substrate is further noise and waterproofing, as well as possess the necessary cushioning properties.

Types of substrates under the laminate:

- Izolon or polyethylene foam;

- Polystyrene (PS directly consists of an aluminum foil layer and which should be at stacking from above);

- Unconventional substrate (polymer weight porous materials based on expanded polystyrene, wood tiles);

- Cork technical support (sold in rolls, requires the application of water-resistant materials - bituminous mastics, rubber, polyethylene).

Implement a substrate usually in rolls with a thickness of up to a meter and a half.

Video - substrate under a laminate

leveling uneven floor different mixtures

To eliminate bumps and prepare the subfloor for laying laminate flooring, you can use either self-leveling floors, or mixture of cement with sand (a ratio of 1: 4).The components are mixed in dry form, adding water slowly.Between trained screwed to the floor with screws pull the thread to form a "track" on the floor.A shovel and trowel the mixture spread out along the paths, and then, using the rule (metal profile) and the level of the whole mixture was leveled on the floor.

Leveling the floor by a concrete screed photo

Leveling the floor with the help of concrete screed photo

for two days until the concrete screed dries, the surface is necessary to moisten with water.Then, in 14-15 days we lay the floor with plastic wrap and wait complete drying screed.

much less time to dry bystrozatverdevayuschaya self-leveling mixture (self-leveling floor).The solution is prepared according to package instructions, pour a layer of 1 to 7 mm primed and damp-proof floor surface, and then repeatedly rolled with spiked roller of the upper layer to solidify.complete drying time is about three hours to three days.

Alignment wooden floor


If you decide to lay laminate wood flooring, you can align the old paint Scraping machine.It cuts off the upper part of the wooden boards, aligning the maximum surface.Before the work is necessary to deepen all the nails and screws in the floor boards to knives Scraping machines also come into disrepair.

Where the old rotten boards, it is recommended to completely replace the wooden floor and joists.You need to purchase logs or pieces of wood and sheets of plywood.

  1. - Completely dismantle the old floor.
  2. - Puts hydro and noise insulating substrate.
  3. - Set lag increments of 40-50 cm by controlling the horizontal level.
  4. - tapping screws every 50 cm screwed into the plywood on the joists.
Repair floor using plywood floor repair using plywood

Repair floor using plywood

Eliminating irregularities with white glue and sawdust

This method is applicable only to eliminate nonessential floor defects.

  • - Using a level, set the guides on the old floor.
  • - Pour in PVA glue and sawdust mix.The mixture should not be too thin.
  • - Fill with a mixture of all the space between the rails.
  • - After shrinking the first layer, repeat the procedure two or three times.
  • - When the base is dry, thin plank on top of the plywood sheets, fixing them with screws with countersunk head.

Laying laminate flooring on uneven instruction

Now that the floor has been prepared and has no irregularities in excess of 2 mm per square meter of flooring polyethylene film (zaklest on the wall of 4-5 cm), securing it with tape on topher butt plank substrate whose edges fasten with tape.For the convenience of polyethylene and can be glued to the floor substrate double-sided tape.Laminate itself does not require such action.

Video - laying laminate flooring on uneven

worth to remember that the laminated panels need to lie down in the room before installation in a few days.Each wall be sure to leave a gap.Laminate flooring is laid perpendicular to the window, cutting the required length of electric jigsaw or a saw with fine teeth.

Tools for work:

  1. - hammer;
  2. - hacksaw with a fine;
  3. - Knife building;
  4. - metal bracket (to customize the laminate and protect the edges of the hammer blows);
  5. - boss of plastic, metal or trimming laminated boards;
  6. - dowels;
  7. - Sealant for laminate and, if necessary, glue.

Installation of floor laminate flooring

first row, it is desirable to start from the far corner of the room, on the left side.Around the walls set the wedges to the clearance value was constant.The first laminated board laid a thorn in the side of the wall.The second panel of the first row are keeping an angle of forty-five degrees, inserted into the groove of the first panel (click the lock or lock) and put on the floor.We continue to work as long as the board does not reach the opposite wall.At the end of the row, using the bracket presses the board to each other, and then insert the wedge.

second row collect similar to the first, and then insert the assembled second row in the first row locks.Hammer customize the board to eliminate the slightest gap between them.

Driving laying laminate photos

scheme laying laminate photos

To increase the strength of the connection, you can use adhesive for laminate flooring by applying a thin layer on the Click connection.After assembly, each row pauses in 15-20 minutes, every 4 rows of pause increase of up to two hours.Acted out any excess glue immediately remove with a clean cloth.This method of mounting the moisture resistance increases.However, if the need for disassembly will make it will be difficult.

small error in the form of gaps between the boards are sealed by rubbing them with a spatula sealant for laminate.After drying, remove the excess skin.


At least collect a plinth.Fasten skirtings need to either adhesive or using screws or dowels, nails.

Mounting plinth

Fixing plinth