Home Improvement--General/leveling a plywood floor


I have found that most poured leveling products are used on concrete.  Is there anything pourable for use on plywood flooring to level it? Thanks for you help!

You can use 100% solid epoxy to coat and level plywood flooring.  This is used at fish farms to make tanks with good success.  The problem with flooring is the joints between sheets of plywood.  If the sheets move up and down separately they can create cracks between the sheets.  Even with the best support floor joyces often flex.  When we work on plywood we fill the joints with our special grout so the liquid epoxy does not flow through before curing.  You may not ever get these hair line cracks but it is a chance that you will. For product quotes you can go to www.concrete-floor-coatings.com   Preparation can be as simple as screening or sanding the plywood, and sweeping or vacuuming off the dust before apply two or more coats of product.  The first one will soak in, but the second may hide the grain.  A third coat may be needed to achieve what you are looking for.

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Harvey Chichester


Expansion joints, Concrete floor coatings, bubbles, craters, floor repair, industrial flooring, garage floor seals, building maintenance, and floor paint,


Harvey Chichester is a well published principal of Durall Industrial Flooring, a company with more than 40 years experience in developing special flow-coatings for industrial and residential floors. Automotive and shopping centers, breweries, food processing plants, manufacturing plants, airplane hangars, car washes, kennels, warehouses, printing plants, residential basements, pool decks, and condominiums are among some of the facilities in which he has installed floors. http://www.concrete-floor-coatings.com During that time, his team of chemists has produced continual improvements to over 500 products, including the acclaimed Dura Seal and Dura Poxy lines of epoxy floor coatings. He has managed installations in all 50 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 7 countries.

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