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Self leveler needed for engineered hardwood on basement slab?

6 years ago

X-Post in flooring:

Quick question:

We are in the flooring phase of our new build. The hardwoods are almost done on the upper floors. This afternoon, they started installing the glue-down boards on the basement slab. The installers did not use self-leveling compound. When I asked about it, the installers and by foreman agreed that the slab was in good shape and they thought SLC was not necessary. They are willing to stop work and get me a price for SLC before continuing. Should Self Leveling compound on a basement slab be standard practice or only if the floor looks out-of-level? They already think I'm nuts and don't want to throw away money, but I want to be sure this is done right. Any comments from the pros on this board? Thanks!

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