Is it possible to install interlocking vinyl flooring on a home with not exactly level floors? The home is 100+ years old and would require a major upgrade to make the floors completely level.
I'm looking to make an economical upgrade to the bathroom floor which currently has hideous sheet vinyl floors.
Can I use interlocking vinyl floors on a surface that is not exactly level?

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Floors don't have to be level for click-lock flooring, it just needs to be flat. Manufacturers will give you the maximum floor change per foot. I suggest that if you have small dips that are outside the manufacturers ranges you fill those with a self-leveling compound.

  • Exactly the answer I was looking for. Thanks for the help!
    – JMW
    Commented Mar 3, 2015 at 15:26
  • @DMoore self-leveling compound will not help him, in fact it can cause more damage than good if applied on this type of floor...with the rest I agree. If you want to fix dips you better use something like putty Commented Mar 3, 2015 at 18:39
  • @pythonstarter what kind of putty do you use on wood sub-flooring to fill in low spots? Commented Oct 15, 2022 at 2:13

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