I’d like to ask your advice on levelling a tiled floor with lippage and deep wide grout joints please.
I want to make the floor more level and then paint it.
Allowing for its quirks, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just more aesthetically pleasing and easier to clean with a smoother surface and no dust traps.
Is it reasonable to:
I appreciate any advice offered!
I think your best bet is to use self-levelling compound over that flooring. Anything else is going to be lots (and unnecessary) labour, a lot of dust/mess, and most likely more costly in the end, especially given it'll be a less appealing finish after grinding, etc.
Once it's levelled a cost-effective covering will be laminate/hybrid floorboards which will also bring some new life to the space.
Thanks for your responses to my post and other comment @ProjectPete !
I like the idea of just levelling it out and starting afresh! I’m a bit concerned about the general unevenness or slope of the floor from one side of the house to the other but can’t confirm by eyeballing or using a level.
Do you have any tips on how to get a better idea or is it time to call in a pro?
Editing to add: I think there will be multiple low and high points so perhaps the overall slope won’t matter if the SLC levels out around those higher points?
I'd agree with the solid advice @ProjectPete has provided. If you are concerned about the overall fall in the room it would be best to check it with a laser level. You would simply position the laser level at the highest point in the room and aim towards the lowest point. It should then be relatively easy to work out how thick the pour will need to be to cover all the tiles over the entire slope.
The floor leveller product will find true level over the entire area regardless of how many high and low points there are.
Please let us know if you need further information or had questions.
Apologies if you get a few of the same replies from me here.
Thanks @MitchellMc for your helpful advice. It’s always reassuring to have expert agreement! I’ll start with a laser level and, fingers crossed, will be levelling in no time!
Have a great weekend!