Friday, March 19, 2010
The most unavoidable examples is smack dab in the middle of our bathroom renovation. Consulting a contractor, the solution included shifting the whole house, or filling in the gap. After years of head scratching, we opted for laying a self leveling underlay. The effect, 14 bags later, are pictured. Mary & I are hardwired to avoid the use of any sort of patch. Formally trained as an artist, I have a reverence for materials and the believe strongly that all problems must be addressed at their core. But who wants to lift a house?
The image above shows the chalk line indicating where the underlay would come up to before the floor was level. Below, an image shows the underlay covered most of the floor before reaching it's pentacle.
Over the self leveling underlay cement board provides a base for a new ceramic floor.