Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

In the prior article within this tile installation home renovation project series, we discussed how a support beam caused part of the front hall floor to be a little unlevel and the impact it had on the newly laid floor tile.

Today I thought I would show you where the additional flooring concrete mixture was added to level the floor.

First, here is a picture of the area by the living room and basement stairway.

 Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

That is quite a large amount of mixture added. What I tried to get in the picture below is the additional water which he added to the top of the already wet concrete mixture. When I asked why, he indicated that this type of concrete mixture, like most or all tile floor concrete mixtures I think, has an adhesive / glue component. The added water on top was needed to allow him to sufficiently smooth the surface.

 Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

Yet, this technique seems to have worked. Take a look at the picture below showing a very smooth surface along the living room edge of the front hallway floor as he adds more concrete mixture to the area of the floor by the basement stairs.

 Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

With the tiles laid the prior day now ‘walkable’, that is to say we can now walk on them.

 Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

Therefore, we do not need to use the area by the basement stairs to get into and out of the house; we can simply use the front door.

Next, he added the concrete compound onto the floor of the main hall closet as shown in the picture below.

 Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

After this, he then applied more of the concrete mixture to the laundry room floor so it would be level.

 Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

To my disappointment, the floor leveled off the further away from the entrance to the front hall. I say disappointment because I want to reduce as much as possible the distance between the floor by the door to the garage at the other end of the laundry room and the surface of the laundry room itself.

 Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

Yet you can see in the above two pictures that he didn’t need any additional concrete mixture at the end of the laundry room.

Next time, more of the 24 inch by 24 inch tile is laid as this home renovation project continues.

Select to view the laying of the tiles commencing in the laundry room.

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