I currently have builders repairing a house i've bought. The kitchen area is 40m2 and has an unlevel concerte floor with some damp in one corner. I wish to lay solid wood flooring on it but am unsure of what i need to do in terms of leveling and underlay. i have been told to use some kind of latex first but would like some advice and opinions on which :D products to use to allow me to lay the flooring.
You will need a Levelling compound (a latex version is fine) to solve the levelling of the floor and a Two component Epoxy Damp Proof Membrane to solve the damp.
There are 100 variations of these from different manufacturers. Stick with the big manufacturers like F Ball, Laybond, Ardex or Bona and you won't go far wrong.
Check the manufacturers specification guides because some recommend DPM first and levelling second, some are the other way around.
Some modern adhesives like Bona R850 will stick your wood direct to the DPM if you put the DPM ontop of the levelling compound.
Hope this helps
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