Bathroom Floor Replacement

Old 06-27-01, 01:02 PM
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I need to replace the floor in my bathroom. There are "soft" spots, and serious dry rot in the current floor. What kind of wood should I use? Is there a section on this site that explains the best way to complete this?
Old 06-27-01, 06:07 PM
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The best way to replace rotted flooring (remove fixtures, cabinet bases, etc.. if necessary) is to set a circular saw at the exact depth of the rotted floor and subfloor, and cut it all out ...16" CENTERED on the floor joists.
Nail or screw a 2X between the joists at the cut between the joists.
Use pressure-treated plywood only. Usually a subfloor will be 3/4" and the flooring will be 5/8".
Replace the flooring with the exact same thickness. Put a vapor barrier layer of 30-lb roofing felt between the layers of p-t plywood.
I'm not a pro, but I've "been there, done that".
Good Luck!


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