Chipboard flooring

Old 09-12-04, 01:40 AM
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Chipboard flooring

Hi. On investigating a leak, it turns out that a shower has obviously been leaking for years and all the flooring around it is rotten, including flooring that goes underneath some stud walling that goes into a bedroom and a corridor.

The flooring is chipboard tongue and groove, which might be fine in bedroom areas, but I am amazed to discover it used in bathrooms, where one leak and it is ruined. The house was built about 25 years ago, so maybe building regulations have changed since then!

The real problem is how to deal with the floor underneath the stud walling mentioned above. Should I consider taking it down and replacing the flooring properly and what type to flooring should I replace it with?

Old 09-25-04, 04:44 PM
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Cut out chipboard up to wall. Replace with exterior grade plywood.

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