Are sunken living rooms out of style?

Are sunken living rooms out of style?

They abruptly fell out of fashion, with some homeowners even remodeling to remove them, but with so many homes built during that period featuring a sunken space, you're still likely to see this fun and funky element on open house tours.

Should I fill in sunken living room?

1 | Fill in the sunken living room. That can be a hazard for aging baby boomers and small children. But you can raise the level of the floor to fill in the sunken room. After you empty the living room of furniture and remove any flooring covering the concrete slab, have a termite inspection.

Can you put laminate flooring on an unlevel floor?

Installing on uneven sub-floor What will happen? Your laminate floor will flex up and down, adjusting to your uneven sub-floor, and the end effect will be damaged locking system, micro-gaps between boards and poor floor performance.

How do you fix low spots in laminate flooring?

Foam Away Spongy Spots. Soft spots in a laminate floor can be caused by an uneven sub-floor or improper installation of flooring underlayment. For quick repairs of soft spots in your laminate floor use an air inflation needle or a syringe (used to blow up sports balls) on a can of spray foam.

Can you put vinyl plank flooring on uneven floor?

For only slightly uneven flooring, sturdy materials such as vinyl plank can also be used for full coverage. The benefit of sturdier types of flooring is that they will give the floor the illusion of being more even than it actually is. For very uneven flooring, laminate sheets or tiles may be a better bet.

How level does a floor have to be for vinyl planks?

It needs to be level (i.e., smooth/flat) to within 3/16" per 10 foot radius, and not have a moisture problem (the planks won't be damaged, but the moisture can collect under them and wick to walls and cause damage).

Do you need a subfloor for vinyl plank flooring?

If you're laying the LVP over an existing cushion-backed vinyl floor or a below-grade tile floor, then you won't need to use an underlayment. ... You also do not need an underlayment if your vinyl plank flooring has underlayment installed, however, you may need a vapor barrier.