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Gap between 2 floors

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Plunk13, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:54 AM.

  1. Plunk13

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 16, 2006

    Posts: 768

    I've just removed an interior wall to open up the kitchen/dining area. There was a drop where the wall was, but that was filled in by the builders.
    Now there is still a gap between the two floors. The tiles on the one side won't be removed - they are at around 15mm height. On the other side the laminate is around 8mm in height.
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    Any suggestions on the best way to fill the gap at a slope? Simple sharp sand/cement mix?
    I will probably put down some laminate tiles on the kitchen side, so no additional screed on top.
     
  2. 200sols

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

    Posts: 789

    Location: Hampshire

    Tile up to the laminate and cover the join with a threshold strip.
     
  3. Plunk13

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 16, 2006

    Posts: 768

    Unfortunately I can't do that because the 2 sections of concrete are not level. It's not obvious looking at the pic.
    On the other hand, would it work if I used tiles that were around 5mm in depth (those red tiles are 12mm approx), then just built up a gradient of mortar from one side to another- the uneven surface wouldn't matter too much?
     
  4. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,612

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Sand and cement won't work. It'll just break up it won't be deep enough.

    You can get some ready to lay latex and trowel to whatever level you like.
     
  5. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

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    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Or use tile adhesive and trowel an nice ramp
     
  6. Plunk13

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 16, 2006

    Posts: 768

    Oh, that looks promising. I'll have a google. Thanks for the pointer!
     
  7. The Craig

    Soldato

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    Location: Warwickshire

  8. Abyss

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,161

    Location: Nottingham

    If you're putting a floor finish over it latex should do the job.