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Jun 11, 2013, 03:11 PM
question on redoing floor on concrete

I have a 60 year old home that had a slight issue with a toilet leak. It put 50 gallons of water into my mater bedroom carpet. We removed the carpet as there was no way it would dry here in Florida, and discovered that superbly wonderful 1960's marble like linoleum squares. The linolium has of course seen better days & is cracked & loose in sports. My instinct is telling me to remove this old floor before putting down the concrete leveler, but I have people telling me just to put the leveler over the existing floor.

What is the best way to do this so when I put my news floor down it will last?

If any can give me some advice I'd greatly appreciate it.....thanks
Jun 11, 2013, 03:40 PM
I have issues with the general idea of raising the floor level without raising the toilet as well. and since some of the lino is deteriorating, I'd take it all up after pulling the toilet, find spacer rings and longer bolts that account for the installed height of the new floor if you go with tile or wood, install them, and then lay the new floor.

don't know why you would be considering floor leveller.

sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Jun 12, 2013, 09:17 AM
The floor is the one in The master bedroom. The floor in the bathroom is fine as all the water went into the bedroom. And the reason we need to level it is when we pulled up the carpet all the water pooled into the low spots. So when I put in the new floor, in order to stop any crack in or freaking I need to level it

And thanks for the reply
Jun 14, 2013, 05:25 AM
pull the old floor. or the leveling compound will come up later..strip.scrap, clean,*****?v=vn7bkncf1_E