I cut the sheets down into pieces about 2 inches by 4 inches. Mark the deepest slumps in the old subflooring so you’ll know which areas are in the most need of leveling. Apply Leveling Compound in Certain Spots . I think the challenge is made worse with DITRA, which only gets a 1/8″ trowel, meaning there’s very little ability to level. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. There are 13 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. I finished the project about a year ago and it looks great. Stripping tile can be a messy, laborious, time-consuming job. Call 778 - 846 - 8688 . This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Then, mix leveling compound according to the instructions on the package in a large bucket. This will expose the subfloor underneath, which is where most leveling problems lie. Floors that are not level are annoying and can cause major challenges if you are trying to replace your floor. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/40\/Level-a-Floor-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Level-a-Floor-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/40\/Level-a-Floor-Step-1.jpg\/aid9459573-v4-728px-Level-a-Floor-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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