What product to use for leveling subfloor without using self-leveler
Hello – wondering if someone can help here. I’m a little confused regarding what product to skim level (not sure if that’s the correct term) my bathroom floor. i want the floor to be level (not only flat) b/c i’ll be using a schluter shower pan and that requires a level floor. i’ll then be installing mosaic tile on the shower floor and probably nothing bigger than 12×12 on the rest of the bathroom floor.
I’ve put in the subfloor using advantech. Unfortunately, there are two many areas so that if I would use a self-leveler, it would not be contained and would go to the level below. The floor is not too far out of level but has some dips in it that are up to, at most, 1/4″.
I’ve researched this and it appears that planipatch is often used for patching small areas. what concerns me with using this product is the following:
1. the amount of time to use the planipatch before it becomes hardened.
2. the runniness of this, which i’m assuming would make this more difficult to screed.
3. what consistency it should be mixed to. that’s difficult to find from their instructions.
I noticed another article where it uses Kerabond mortar with Keralastic latex additive. This would give more time and seems, to me, to be a little firmer to allow better screeding. Here is the article:
Could I used these products instead of the planipatch? If so, I did find the kerabond mortar difficult to find so is there something specific I should look for when going through Lowes or Homedepot?