Quick Fix for a Sloping Floor?

Quick Fix for a Sloping Floor?

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Regina Yunghans
Mar 15, 2012

Q: We've recently moved into our new apartment (we're renters) and I've discovered that there is a slope to the floor in the room I'm using as an office. I know this because when I put my new chair mat down and snuggled up to my lovely Belgian farm table of a desk for the first time today, I slid promptly to the left as if I were on a skate ramp.

I adjusted the mat, thinking maybe the low-pile carpet was lying differently from one side to the left, but no...the good times kept on rolling. It was amusing the first couple of times, but this is not going to work for me.

My initial thought was to ditch the mat, buy a piece of plywood, have it cut to my specifications, stain it, doll it up, etc. and then place a small thin rug under the left side to level everything out. BUT....I could be way off and because we're renting it's extremely unlikely that they're going to fix this problem. Any ideas for a temporary fix? Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Sent by Jennifer

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