Leveling sub-floor when installing laminate
I will do my best to explain my situation.
My house was built in the (50’s). and in the 80’s someone had attached a garage and bumped the house out about 4′. I now want to install laminate in the bedroom. My problem is that the old exterior wall of the original house, now falls on a wall that devides a walk-in closet and the master bedoorm. I have about a 1/2 drop from that foundation wall and 4′ back into the bedroom. It appears that the house has slowly settled and when I lay my level down, it sets flush with the floor, it’s just very un-level in a short deistance. There is no pocket or anything, it seems that it has settled evenly away from the original foundation wall.
I have read some other reviews where people say, it’s not “level” that matters, its that the floor is running flat.
So I guess my question here is…..if the room is not level from one end to the other……I should be ok right??
Am I correct in thinking that as long as there aren’t pockets for the flooring to flex into, then the flooring should install flat against the subfloor and be supported, therefor it will not crack.
Just an FYI, I am still considering using the self leving compound for the sake of not feeling the rise in the floor as I walk over to the closet, but the way I see it, I would have to use the leveling compound in the entire room and then taper it off when I get within 4′ of the old exterior wall. (I don’t think I can plane or sand the raised section by a 1/2″)
Has anyone had experience with a similiar situation, any other ideas??