How to Level a Concrete Floor: For Vinyl Plank

Vinyl plank flooring is durable and was our top choice since we knew this room would see a great deal of foot traffic.

– Plastic drop cloth – Blue tape – Backer rod foam – Bucket

Materials Needed:

Step 1. Clean The Floors And Protect The Walls

Clear all objects from the concrete subfloor and then vacuum it so it’s free of any loose debris.

Step 2. Prep Under Your Drywall To Prevent Wet Mix Leakage

The foam backer rod will prevent the wet concrete mix from leaking under the drywall. Take the foam rod material and press it under the drywall.

Step 3. Prep The Concrete Floors To Accept The Self Leveling Concrete Mix

The night before you grind your floors, fill a 5 gallon bucket with hot water and pour it onto concrete and don’t be afraid to saturate the floor.

Step 4. Grind The Floors To Prep For Adding The Floor Leveling Compound Over The Existing Concrete

Husqvarna generously provided us with a fantastic machine to grind our floors. It was about the size of a riding lawn mower!

The easiest way to remove the dust is to use a floor squeegee. Use the squeegee to push the concrete into piles and vacuum the piles.

Step 5. Clean The Floors

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