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My house is over 100 years old so my floors is uneven. Any suggestions on flooring for uneven surfaces?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 21, 2018

    Hi Laurinda,


    You will have to make your floors level first before you can begin. If your floor base is uneven, your new floor will be as well.

    Here's a step by step guide to help you


    https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/floors/how-to-level-a-floor

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Sep 21, 2018

    I agree with redcatcec. Just to add a little, a floating floor is probably best. Level as much as possible with aelf+leveling compound (or correcting structural issues) then install a floating floor

  • L L on Sep 21, 2018

    We have a 100 year old house too. The floors were crazy uneven. We used self leveling concrete in areas that were really in need of help. Then when we had a decent base, we used the waterproof click together vynl wood look flooring. (They say it can directly over broken tiles and uneven areas).

    It turned out gorgeous.

    Hope this helps

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Sep 22, 2018

    I also live in a house that is over 100 years old. I feel your pain with uneven floors!!! The original part of my house sits over a "basement" (more like an old cellar lol), and the kitchen was added later. The cement wall in the basement sits between my dining room (which is what was originally the "great room" with a wood stove), and the addition which is the kitchen. They dug out a crawl space under the kitchen, and over the years with settling, the cement wall is now just a titch higher than the rest of the floor. It would take a major overhaul at this point to level that all out, and I don't know if a leveling compound would be a great option......could create headaches down the line. Not 100% sure. An excellent option is the Allure vinyl planking floor, as it allows for those types of imperfections in a floor because it is somewhat flexible, unlike a laminate that has no give at all. If you put laminate down on anything except a level surface, it WILL eventually start to "walk" and you'll end up with gaps in your floor. Trust me on this, as this is what happened in my home. The previous folks put down beautiful laminate, that now has gaps. Not so beautiful LOL. I have used the Allure before, and there is nothing I don't love about it! If you use the type that locks, versus the one with an adhesive connection, it is 100% water proof, and extremely durable, and so so easy to install! I agree with Redcatcec, if you don't level your floors, no matter what type of flooring you use, the floor will still be uneven, but if leveling the floor is not an option due to financial or other reasons, there are options to use that are more forgiving of imperfections than others. Good luck in your adventure!!!! Floors are fun! :)

  • Sarah Barganier Sarah Barganier on Sep 22, 2018

    Uneven how? Are the boards warping (curling up on the edges), or does it has more wear in high traffic area? If they are wood, which they most probably are, check to see if it is thick enough to sand down to make it smooth; then refinish. Or you can just put a new floor over the old.

  • Laurinda Blake Davis Laurinda Blake Davis on Sep 22, 2018

    I am needing to just make this house a little more presentable for when we sell. The house is extremely uneven and ugly. We have two lots, hiway frontage and a shop bigger than the house. Our plans is to sell the shop and throw the house in for free. Since we’re in the city limits the shop would make a great business. The house was appraised at 40,000 without the shop included. We currently have old chipped peel and stick flooring down now. Been thinking about using old brown paper flooring and then sealing afterwards.