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Old 10-17-04, 06:20 PM
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Unhappy subflooring?

Before you reply with a chuckle or a hardy laugh, just remember you may need my help some day...
Here goes... I've ripped up the laminate flooring, the tile underneath that, the laminate under that, the pressboard below that and now I'm down to the 1x8's on the very bottom. Which part is actually the subflooring? How does is all go together? Subflooring, weather paper thingy, pressboard (what can I use instead of pressboard? this stuff is useless!), then top coat stuff (laminate or whatever). I know I need help but I can only afford to do it myself... any kind hearts out there willing to give me sturdy advice? Thank you...
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Old 10-17-04, 07:30 PM
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hirst22,

You won't hear any laughing from me. The 1x8's are your subfloor since you ahve an older home. Now that you have done this, I would recommend 3/4 plywood over this, glued and screwed. Then install your finish floor accordingly.

Since you didn't say what you intend to put there, I can's say more than this.

Give me more info

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 10-18-04, 02:51 PM
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I bought some flooring that looked like linoleum... would that be laminate? The store salesman said it was for the bathroom. It's shiny and pretty smooth if that helps!!
Wouldn't plywood warp just as badly as pressboard though?
Thank you for your help.
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Old 10-18-04, 03:28 PM
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hirst22,

Are you talking about 4x8 sheets or are we talking finished laminate flooring that is in "planking" format bundles?

I wouldn't put laminate flooring down in a bathroom - bad news all the way around.

Please explain what you are doing.
 
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Old 10-19-04, 03:42 PM
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OK I went to the store and told the guy I needed bathroom flooring. He showed me a bunch of different "rolls" of flooring. I picked out a style I liked and he said they would deliver it. I needed to make sure the sub-floor was 3/4 in. and the pressboard was 3/4 in as well. He said I didn't need anything else. So, now I've ripped up the old pressboard cause it was all rotten. The boards underneath that seem fine though. Needs a good bleaching but otherwise OK. So, now I'm trying to figure out the best replacement boards for the pressboard. I was told cement boards because I have kids... and then to use ceramic tile over that (but it's so pricey). It's not the work that the hassle... it's the cost that I'm trying to trim down. Sounds like using laminate is just going to cost me more in the end though.
 
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Old 10-21-04, 03:14 PM
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I have finally gotten down to the subfloor. I'm sanding it down to make it all nice and smooth. Next step is to put down Fiberock using drywall screws at the marked intervals. Apply compound to joints and covering screws. Sand lightly for smooth affect. After that, install flooring (vinyl). Make sure to use a plastic type wall edging (wood will rot in bathroom).
So, how's that sound? Bases all covered?
 
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Old 10-21-04, 03:27 PM
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hirst22,

Sounds good!

Good Luck!
 
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Old 10-25-04, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hirst22
Make sure to use a plastic type wall edging (wood will rot in bathroom).

So did you still use the "weather paper thingy" that you mentioned in the first post?


The plastic you are talking about is the molding that goes along the bottom of the wall, right?


I sympathize with you, we are in the middle of project hell with our bathroom and can only afford to do it ourselves as well! We are going slow though!
 
 

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