How to Level a Floor: Self-Levelling Screeds and Fixing Joists Explained

how to level a floor with a floor screed
(Image credit: Natasha Brinsmead)

Learning how to level a floor is worthwhile when you’re renovating a house, as sloping, bumpy floors are both common and tricky to deal with when it comes to laying new flooring.  

In this guide, we'll examine how two ways in which you can help to level floors — using a self-levelling floor screed and by fixing floor joists.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.