Uneven Floors

It is very important when laying floor tiles expecially when you do not have a fully levelled floor, this is where complication can arise for example your tiles and grout will start to crack, all because you didn't take time out to level your floor, something which doesn't cost much to do could cost you down the line when things start to go wrong. To get a perfect as possible finish on your floor tiling, the floor will need to be as perfectly even as possible.

Check the floor
To check how uneven your floor is, take a 2 metre straight edge, spirit level or ruler and lay it in the centre of the floor, turn the straight edge 360 degrees slowly, taking care to see if there are any gaps between the straight edge and floor, if they are larger than 3mm, the floor will require levelling, so that It is suitable to be tiled.

Marking & Sealing
Mark the more prominent dips, so you can make sure that these areas are levelled correctly in this process. It is recommended to seal the the floor with an acrylic bonding priming agent or a PVA solution first.

The Levelling compound should be mixed to the instructions on the bag, pour the mixture onto the floor, level it with a float as best you can, making sure to take care of the deeper areas. It is self levelling compound, so it does most of the work itself. The floor is better to be done in quarters.

 Once the floor is covered, leave to dry, and then check afterwards with a spirit level.