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What is your subfloor?

Posted by tomh on February 11th, 2003 09:54 PM
In reply to 1923 must have been a good year by frc on February 11th, 2003 07:36 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Depends by Billhart on 05/13/2007

I think it is preferable to remove as much mastic as possible. You can use a floor leveling compound to fill low spots, but it would be best to use a sharp floor scraper and solvent (water or oil base) to remove the major ridges. The preparation of your floor will pay-off as you move towards completion because you won't have problems with adhesion or bumps comming through. Are you going to float the floor on a foam underlayment? If you can feel the bumps in the mastic through a sample sheet of underlayment, you need to keep working. Once the bumps cannot transmit through to the final floor you are done.

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