When building with large tile, often times you’ll have to self level…Many companies will “build up” the tile with thin set…Some refuse to self level and you’ll end up living with huge lips. Many times people don’t want to pay for the added expense of self leveler. I advise you to do what needs to be done to get the substrate ready for large format tile. Tile doesn’t bend! What will happen over time if you don’t start with a flat floor to set tile on?
When you’re getting a bid for a master bathroom, what’s underneath your existing flooring is always an unknown expense. What do we have to do to get the floor ready for tile? We always warn our customers of the self leveling potential. Don’t let the name fool you though, self leveling is no joke!
Here’s our technique for self leveling a floor: