How to best level a kitchen floor?
December 21, 2012 10:18 AM Subscribe
I've gutted my kitchen, and the concrete floor is uneven. Can I get away with only leveling the floor where I'll install the floating flooring, or should I really pour leveler where the cabinets will rest, too?
posted by jacob to home & garden (10 answers total)
I'm renovating my kitchen, and so far I've cleaned it out completely, and I've already poured one layer of self-leveling compound, which took care of the big problems with the concrete's level.
Because I was a little too eager with the trowel, there are some areas of the leveled floor that will need more work -- and those patches are right in front of the sink cabinets and right where the refrigerator will sit.
I'm ready to clean and prime the floor (again) and pour some more leveling compound, but I'm a bit concerned that the area under the cabinets is a bit off-level, too, and I don't particularly want to pour expensive self-leveling compound where the cabinets will sit, since I could instead shim the cabinets to the level of the floor before I screw them to the wall.
Basically, I realize that I need a stable, level base for the flooring to sit on. Is it a bad idea not to continue that level underneath the cabinets?