Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 6/24/2014

Entry points coming into sunken living room are different heights and we want to raise the floor. Help!

Our main floor sunken living room has two points of entry: the foyer and the formal dining room. The platform from which the dining room comes is raised 6 5/8" and the foyer side is 8 1/8". We are pulling up the carpeting to install cork flooring throughout. However, our dilemma is with the transition from the foyer side. Please advise. Thank you.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


This is definitely a case where a couple of photos might help - use the Answer This Question button right below your question if you can do that.

Clearly, a true "sunken" living room - sounds like a DIY job or failure to compact under the slab.

Riser height for a step-up like that generally has to be between 4 and 7 (8 ins ome areas) inches - generally targeting 7 inches. So, one step at dining room side, and after flooring is in probably within 8 inches at other side - or use two steps if limited to 7" in your area or don't want a high step - I would go with two steps if you can afford to lose the floor space. I do fail to see, other than that, what is different between the two sides that it is worrying you, because the situation will be no different than what you had before, within 1/2 inch or so.

If I missed something, answer back with more detail of what I missed, with photos if desired.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy