1 inch underlayment? Too heavy, need help!

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rafalc

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I was just suggesting that as an option. Some landlords put cheap commercial carpet in kitchens in their rentals. Carpet will not show the slope as much as vinyl.

Gotcha... thanks for the suggestion. I thought you meant put carpet underneath plywood to fill in some void.

Thanks

I think Ive made up my mind and I will just leave it as is. It is going to take away from the nice countertops, backsplash and new appliances....but oh well... I think the time and cost will outweigh the benefits.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
 

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The area that needs to be raised is around 12' by 12'

Gotcha... thanks for the suggestion. I thought you meant put carpet underneath plywood to fill in some void.

Thanks

I think Ive made up my mind and I will just leave it as is. It is going to take away from the nice countertops, backsplash and new appliances....but oh well... I think the time and cost will outweigh the benefits.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

The weight of the plywood would be of absolutely no concern. I think floors are designed to handle 30 to 50 pounds per square foot, so 30 X 144 would be over 4,000 lbs.
The home is old, but still, the plywood or self leveler weight would not be an issue at all.

http://www.spacefile.com/ad/loading.html

Glad you mulled over the situation and made a decision. It can always be delt with at a later time.For kicks and giggles, here's some additional floor loading data. Floors can hold a tremendous amount of weight.

http://www.african-cichlid.com/Structure.htm
 
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woodguy

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In my opinion, a halfway fix is never a good idea. It just causes trouble for the next owner. I definitely do not think your suggested fix is in any way "too heavy", but if you can spend the money for one inch plywood, it wouldn't cost anymore to tear up the existing subfloor, shim the joists, and put down new 3/4 plywood. Some day you will sell the place and you will be selling the repair. I have been doing this over 30 years, and believe me, shortcuts are never a good idea. Also, filler will not bond to vinyl tile well enough to last. Good luck.
 

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