Level soil with dry screed

A level floor is the prerequisite for the application of a floor covering - such as parquet, laminate or PVC. Sometimes, however, the floor of a room is anything but useful at the beginning of the renovation work, especially if it is a wooden beamed ceiling covered with wooden panels or planks.

1st step: prepare underground

Before leveling the ground, first check the ground for its general condition. Make structural repairs and, if necessary, ensure that no moisture can penetrate from below. Use edge insulation strips made of PE foam or mineral wool to exclude sound bridges.

Step 2: Lay underground cover

Lay a layer of cardboard honeycomb grid as a base to limit the fill down. The individual elements of the subfloor cover should always overlap each other, but avoid cross joints in any case! Lay the individual elements as you wall a wall in a slipping bandage. In a carton honeycomb lattice compared to other covers - such as bitumen paper - the great advantage that the heaped screed can be deducted without the application of slats directly over the honeycomb.

3rd step: leveling differences in ground level

Check with the spirit level whether the floor may have a slightly different height level - this can be compensated by the screed filling. In the case of a floor with a difference in height, you will need to fill in at the lower level corresponding to the level of the cardboard honeycomb grid: Use two slats cut to the appropriate height to level the floor and remove the entire filling with the peel gauge.

Step 4: Lay screed panels

Now lay the screed panels over the filling, for example, use gypsum fibreboards with a footfall sound insulation layer on the underside. Again, you should not let cross joints arise. Work from the door into the room and do not enter the uncovered filling! Use a special adhesive for gypsum fiberboards to glue the elements together.

It may be necessary to compact the filling material before applying the floor covering. Observe the instructions for use for the material you are using.

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